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2014-02-26 00:20:17

WASHINGTON, Feb. 26, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following is the daily "Profile America" feature from the U.S. Census Bureau: (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110428/DC91889LOGO) CAR INSURANCE Profile America -- Wednesday, February 26th.( )Car insurance is both required and a major item in the budget of many households. The idea of insuring cars against accidents began this month in 1898 when the Traveler's Insurance Company issued a policy to Dr. Truman Martin of...

2014-02-12 00:20:38

WASHINGTON, Feb. 12, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following is the daily "Profile America" feature from the U.S. Census Bureau: (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110428/DC91889LOGO) NAACP Profile America -- Wednesday, February 12th. One of the nation's major civil rights organizations is 105 years old today -- the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People. Founded to combat lynching and segregation, the NAACP continues to work toward greater...

2014-02-11 00:21:36

WASHINGTON, Feb. 11, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following is the daily "Profile America" feature from the U.S. Census Bureau: (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110428/DC91889LOGO) AMERICA'S FIRST HOSPITAL Profile America -- Tuesday, February 11th.( )Among his very many achievements, Benjamin Franklin played a leading role in the founding of America's first hospital, decades before the Declaration of Independence. Together with Dr. Thomas Bond, he obtained a charter...

2014-02-09 00:20:26

WASHINGTON, Feb. 9, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following is the daily "Profile America" feature from the U.S. Census Bureau: (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110428/DC91889LOGO) MEET THE BEATLES Profile America --Sunday, February 9th.( )An event long regarded as a cultural milestone occurred on this day 50 years ago -- as the Beatles, a British rock group, appeared on the Ed Sullivan television show. Preceded by a surge of publicity and curiosity, the band played...

2014-02-06 12:26:44

WASHINGTON, Feb. 6, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Expressing one's love to another is a celebrated custom on Valentine's Day. Sweethearts and family members present gifts to one another, such as cards, candy, flowers and other symbols of affection. Opinions differ as to who was the original Valentine, but the most popular theory is that he was a clergyman who was executed for secretly marrying couples in ancient Rome. In A.D. 496, Pope Gelasius I declared Feb. 14 as Valentine Day....

2014-01-24 00:20:34

WASHINGTON, Jan. 24, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following is the daily "Profile America" feature from the U.S. Census Bureau: (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110428/DC91889LOGO) CALIFORNIA GOLD RUSH Profile America -- Friday, January 24th. An accidental discovery at a construction site on this date in 1848 changed the course of U.S. history. James Marshall was building a sawmill for his boss, John Sutter, near Coloma, California, when he found gold. The pair tried...

2014-01-14 12:24:55

WASHINGTON, Jan. 14, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Expressing one's love to another is a celebrated custom on Valentine's Day. Sweethearts and family members present gifts to one another, such as cards, candy, flowers and other symbols of affection. Opinions differ as to who was the original Valentine, but the most popular theory is that he was a clergyman who was executed for secretly marrying couples in ancient Rome. In A.D. 496, Pope Gelasius I declared Feb. 14 as Valentine Day....

2014-01-03 00:20:10

WASHINGTON, Jan. 3, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following is the daily "Profile America" feature from the U.S. Census Bureau: (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110428/DC91889LOGO) ENGINEERING Profile America -- Friday, January 3rd. In order to tackle the 19th century's version of "shovel ready jobs," the nation's first engineering college opened on this date in 1825 in Troy, New York, now known as Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. At the time, engineering primarily...


Word of the Day
grass-comber
  • A landsman who is making his first voyage at sea; a novice who enters naval service from rural life.
According to the OED, a grass-comber is also 'a sailor's term for one who has been a farm-labourer.'