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2014-02-24 16:23:02

WASHINGTON, Feb. 24, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Originally a religious holiday to honor St. Patrick, who introduced Christianity to Ireland in the fifth century, St. Patrick's Day has evolved into a celebration for all things Irish. The world's first St. Patrick's Day parade occurred on March 17, 1762, in New York City, featuring Irish soldiers serving in the English military. This parade became an annual event, with President Truman attending in 1948. Congress proclaimed March...

2014-02-10 12:26:17

OMAHA, Neb., Feb. 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- A new Marist Poll sponsored by Home Instead Senior Care revealed more than half (56 percent) of Americans 68 and older, the Greatest Generation, say it would be more difficult to start dating than to stay single (44 percent). Americans of all ages were asked if, at age 65, it would be more difficult to start dating than to remain single. Sixty-six (66) percent of Americans thought it would be more difficult to start dating. Regardless of age, when...

2014-02-06 12:24:58

WASHINGTON, Feb. 6, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- About 16.8 million people moved into a different county within a year in the U.S., between 2007 and 2011, with the most common county-to-county moves being from Los Angeles to San Bernardino, Calif. (41,764 people) and Los Angeles to Orange, Calif. (an estimated 40,764), according to U. S. Census Bureau data released today. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140206/DC60435-INFO) (Logo:...

2014-02-05 04:20:55

Vast majority at least somewhat concerned about food health and/or safety recalls NEW YORK, Feb. 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Food recall announcements have become something of a news cycle staple in the past few years. From spinach and peanut butter to chicken and pet foods, there seems to be little left in the U.S. food supply that should not be viewed with at least a modicum of suspicion. As such, it's likely not surprising that strong majorities of U.S. adults say food recalls have them at...

2014-02-01 00:20:40

WASHINGTON, Feb. 1, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following is the daily "Profile America" feature from the U.S. Census Bureau: (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110428/DC91889LOGO) BLACK HISTORY MONTH Profile America -- Saturday, February 1st.( )February is Black History Month, a time to honor the many contributions to our nation's history made by people of African descent. Started as a special week in 1926 by historian Carter G. Woodson, the observance is now a full...

2014-01-16 16:23:23

WASHINGTON, Jan. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- To commemorate and celebrate the contributions to our nation made by people of African descent, American historian Carter G. Woodson established Black History Week. The first celebration occurred on Feb. 12, 1926. For many years, the second week of February was set aside for this celebration to coincide with the birthdays of abolitionist/editor Frederick Douglass and Abraham Lincoln. In 1976, as part of the nation's bicentennial,...

2014-01-15 12:23:38

WASHINGTON, Jan. 15, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Originally a religious holiday to honor St. Patrick, who introduced Christianity to Ireland in the fifth century, St. Patrick's Day has evolved into a celebration for all things Irish. The world's first St. Patrick's Day parade occurred on March 17, 1762, in New York City, featuring Irish soldiers serving in the English military. This parade became an annual event, with President Truman attending in 1948. Congress proclaimed March...

Population Growth Was Slow In The US During 2013
2014-01-01 05:37:00

Ranjini Raghunath for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online The U.S. population grew by a mere 0.72 percent in the last year, the lowest since the Great Depression in 1937, according to new figures released by the Census Bureau on Monday. On New Year’s Day 2014, the population of the U.S. will top off at roughly 3.2 million - an increase of 2.2 million from New Year's Day in 2013. Although the U.S. growth rate is lower than the global growth rate of 1.1 percent, it is still higher than...

2013-12-30 12:20:04

Texas leads the nation as most attractive state for 9th straight year, followed by Florida and Arizona CHICAGO, Dec. 30, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The Lone Star State has again locked up the title of the top Magnet State, according to the annual Allied Van Lines Magnet States Report. For the ninth year in a row, Texas maintained its dominant status as Most Inbound State on Allied's report, which uses internal data to track U.S. migration patterns Texas' net relocation gain of 1,914 families in...


Word of the Day
tesla
  • The unit of magnetic flux density in the International System of Units, equal to the magnitude of the magnetic field vector necessary to produce a force of one newton on a charge of one coulomb moving perpendicular to the direction of the magnetic field vector with a velocity of one meter per second. It is equivalent to one weber per square meter.
This word is named for Nikola Tesla, the inventor, engineer, and futurist.