U.S. Census Bureau Daily Feature for August 19

August 18, 2010

WASHINGTON, Aug. 19 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — Following is the daily “Profile America” feature from the U.S. Census Bureau:

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Profile America — Thursday, August 19th. The man whose imagination gave television audiences a host of beloved characters such as Captain James T. Kirk, Spock, Captain Jean-Luc Piccard, and Lieutenant Commander Data was born on this date in 1921. Gene Roddenberry flew B-17s in World War II and was an airline pilot for many years. He quit to write for television. After some thin years, he became a legend in the entertainment world with “Star Trek” and its successor, “Star Trek: The Next Generation,” as well as movies based on the series. “Star Trek” first appeared three years before America landed the first men on the moon. Last year, NASA budgeted almost $723 million on space flight. You can find these and more facts about America from the U.S. Census Bureau, online at www.census.gov.

Sources: Chase’s Calendar of Events 2010, p. 421

Statistical Abstract of the United States 2010, t. 799

Profile America is produced by the Public Information Office of the U.S. Census Bureau. These daily features are available as produced segments, ready to air, on a monthly CD or on the Internet at http://www.census.gov (look for “Multimedia Gallery” by the “Newsroom” button).

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