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2014-06-10 00:21:39

WASHINGTON, June 10, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following is the daily "Profile America" feature from the U.S. Census Bureau: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20110428/DC91889LOGO MOVIE NIGHTS Profile America -- Tuesday, June 10th. A major pop culture phenomenon began this week in 1933. With the automobile increasingly reshaping Americans' habits, Richard Hollingshead opened the nation's first drive-in movie theater in Camden, New Jersey. Soon, drive-in movies became a...

2014-06-09 16:24:30

Esteemed oncologist Dennis Citrin walks women through the "must know" facts of breast cancer, from diagnosis through treatment and beyond CHICAGO, June 9, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Women today are very aware of breast cancer. They know the risks, perform self-exams, support non-profits to advance research, and typically know someone who has battled the disease. Still, hearing the words "you have cancer" throws nearly every woman into a crisis. When it happens to you, the...

2014-06-09 16:23:32

A Media, PA Board Certified physician specializing in Family Medicine, Dr. John Munshower, is a Castle Connolly Top Doctor for 2014. MEDIA, Pa., June 9, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Castle Connolly Medical Ltd., America's trusted source for identifying Top Doctors, has selected Media's Family Medicine specialist Dr. John Munshower for inclusion in its highly selective list of Regional Top Doctors this year. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140609/115999 Castle Connolly...

2014-06-09 12:27:53

Dr. Ian Newmark, a Board Certified Syosset, NY physician specializing in Pulmonary Disease, has been selected by Castle Connolly Medical Ltd. for inclusion in its authoritative guide to the top primary care and specialty care doctors in the tri-state metropolitan New York area. SYOSSET, N.Y., June 9, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Castle Connolly Medical Ltd., America's trusted source for identifying Top Doctors, has published the 17th edition of Top Doctors: New York Metro Area and...

2014-06-09 12:27:39

NEW YORK, June 9, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Friends of Hermione-Lafayette in America today announced the date of October 14, 2014 for the Inaugural Gala to support Hermione, the historically reconstructed 18th Century French Frigate of Liberty, and her grand U.S. return voyage in the summer of 2015. The Gala will take place at The Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum in New York City. The theme of the Gala is Lafayette's family motto "Why Not?" The Gala celebrates democracy, heritage and...

2014-06-09 12:21:56

SAN FRANCISCO, June 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Virgin America today reported its preliminary operational results for May 2014 and the first five months of the year. The airline's traffic (measured in revenue passenger miles) decreased 0.6 percent on capacity (measured in available seat miles) that was 2.5 percent lower than in the same month in 2013. Load factor was 84.5 percent, up 1.6 points from May 2013. The number of onboard passengers decreased 1.7 percent over the same month last...

2014-06-09 00:21:05

WASHINGTON, June 9, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following is the daily "Profile America" feature from the U.S. Census Bureau: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20110428/DC91889LOGO ROSES TO THE OCCASION Profile America -- Monday, June 9th. This is National Rose Month, celebrating America's favorite flower, grown in all 50 states. One of the world's biggest floral celebrations is going on now and will pack in its greatest activity through Jine -- the Portland, Oregon Rose...

2014-06-08 00:20:56

WASHINGTON, June 8, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following is the daily "Profile America" feature from the U.S. Census Bureau: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20110428/DC91889LOGO CHURNING LOVE Profile America -- Sunday, June 8th. One of the joys of summer and sins of consumption goes back to this date in 1786 when commercially made ice cream was first advertised in New York City. Until then, ice cream was a privately prepared treat, but the New York Post Boy announcement...

2014-06-07 00:21:04

WASHINGTON, June 7, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following is the daily "Profile America" feature from the U.S. Census Bureau: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20110428/DC91889LOGO GOING TO THE TAPE Profile America -- Saturday, June 7th. A home entertainment revolution began on this date in 1975 when the videocassette recorder was introduced. It was Sony's Betamax format recorder, which in a very few years was superseded by the rival VHS format. At its peak, some 9-out-of-10...

2014-06-06 08:20:26

DETROIT, June 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Ford Fireworks will light up the sky, Monday, June 23, at 10:06 p.m., with views of the Detroit River in downtown Detroit. Created and produced by The Parade Company, this annual event now in its 56(th) year, attracts hundreds of thousands of spectators for one of the most anticipated summer nights in Detroit. "We are extremely grateful for Ford Motor Company's continued support of The Parade Company and look forward to working together on...


Latest America Reference Libraries

York Chocolate
2013-06-11 13:15:07

The York chocolate cat, also known as the York, is a breed of domestic cat that originated in America in 1983 and is used as a show cat. It was developed by Janet Chiefari, who bred kittens that were descendants of Siamese cats. The York can be medium or large with a slightly long nose, a round head, and large round eyes that are gold or green in color. Its feet are sometimes tufted and it has a fluffy tail. Its body is covered in semi-long, soft fur that can vary in color. Preferred colors...

Yosemite National Park
2013-04-17 14:20:47

Yosemite National Park is located in eastern California in the United States in the central area of Sierra Nevada, extending to the western slopes of the range. The park holds 761,268 acres of protected land. The area became very popular after Thomas Ayres, the artist who was responsible for much of the publicity of the area, and an entrepreneur named James Mason Hutchings visited in 1855. Early tourists that visited Yosemite before it was a national park could enjoy passing over the Wawona...

Grand Canyon National Park
2013-03-19 15:03:05

Grand Canyon National Park is located in the American state of Arizona and is the country’s fifteenth established park. The main feature of the park is the Grand Canyon, which is a gorge of the Colorado River, and is often thought of as one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World. The park contains 1,217,262 acres of land. It was established as an official national park in 1919, but the area was already well known as a landmark for thirty years. In 1903, President Theodore Roosevelt...

Ronald Evans Jr.
2012-10-25 11:30:42

Ronald Ellwin Evans, Jr. was an astronaut that worked with NASA on the Apollo missions and served as a Captain in the United States Navy. Evans is one of the twenty-four astronauts to fly to the moon. . Evans was born on November 10, 1933 in St. Francis, Kansas. He graduated from Highland Park High School in Topeka, Kansas. Boy Scouts of America played a huge role in Evans youth as he attained the highest level of Life Scout. Evans then went on to study at the University of Kansas...

Plain Chachalaca, Ortalis vetula
2012-03-22 23:28:04

The Plain Chachalaca (Ortalis vetula) is a large species of bird in the Cracidae family. It is found in tropical and subtropical environments from mezquital thickets in the Rio Grande Valley in southeastern Texas to northernmost Costa Rica. In Central America, this species occurs in the Pacific lowlands from Chiapas, Mexico to northern Nicaragua. It occurs solely as a separate population in Costa Rica. Its habitat is dry and moist forests, especially where interspersed with scrub and savanna....

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