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2013-02-12 12:24:33

WASHINGTON, Feb. 12, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Expressing one's love to another is a celebrated custom on Valentine's Day; whereby 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....

2013-02-12 12:23:36

WASHINGTON, Feb. 12, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following tip sheet was released today by the U.S. Census Bureau: (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110428/DC91889LOGO ) 2011 Annual Capital Expenditures -- These statistics, based on the 2007 North American Industry Classification System, estimate business spending in 2011 for new and used structures and equipment at the sector level, as well as three-digit and selected four-digit industries. The estimates provide...

2013-02-11 00:20:13

WASHINGTON, Feb. 11, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following is the daily "Profile America" feature from the U.S. Census Bureau: (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110428/DC91889LOGO) MONDAY, FEBRUARY 11: AMERICA'S FIRST HOSPITAL Profile America -- Monday, February 11th.( )Among his many achievements, Benjamin Franklin played a leading role in the founding of America's first hospital. Together with Dr. Thomas Bond, he obtained a charter for a hospital to serve the poor, sick,...

2013-02-10 00:20:06

WASHINGTON, Feb. 10, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following is the daily "Profile America" feature from the U.S. Census Bureau: (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110428/DC91889LOGO) SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 10: DETROIT GOES TO WAR Profile America -- Sunday, February 10th. For over a century, Americans have been smitten with motor vehicles, and new models have long been a point of interest. Our appetite for cars was put on a crash diet this date in 1942 when the manufacturing of...

2013-02-07 00:20:26

WASHINGTON, Feb. 7, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following is the daily "Profile America" feature from the U.S. Census Bureau: (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110428/DC91889LOGO) THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 7: GAS LIGHTING Profile America -- Thursday, February 7th. It's better to light a candle than to curse the darkness. Nearly 200 years ago, it was even better to light a gas lamp. On this date in 1817, America's first gas streetlamp was lit in Baltimore, Maryland. The coal gas...

2013-02-05 00:21:31

WASHINGTON, Feb. 5, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following is the daily "Profile America" feature from the U.S. Census Bureau: (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110428/DC91889LOGO) TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 5: SNACK FOOD MONTH Profile America -- Tuesday, February 5th.( )February is American Heart Month, dedicated to the serious matter of monitoring and taking care of our beating hearts. This is important, because while heart disease has claimed fewer lives in recent years, it is...

2013-01-29 12:24:09

WASHINGTON, Jan. 29, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. Census Bureau today released its 2011 Service Annual Survey, which shows 10 of the nation's 11 service sectors had an increase in revenues for employer firms between 2010 and 2011. The finance and insurance sector continued to be the only sector to show a year-to-year decline in revenue, which edged down by $35.0 billion to $3.3 trillion for 2011. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110428/DC91889LOGO) The Service Annual...

2013-01-26 00:20:23

WASHINGTON, Jan. 26, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following is the daily "Profile America" feature from the U.S. Census Bureau: (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110428/DC91889LOGO) SATURDAY, JANUARY 26: LOTUS 1-2-3 Profile America -- Saturday, January 26th. On this date 30 years ago, the infant personal computer was empowered to become something much greater than a glorified word processor, with the release of the spreadsheet program Lotus 1-2-3. The popular program drew...

2013-01-24 00:20:44

WASHINGTON, Jan. 24, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following is the daily "Profile America" feature from the U.S. Census Bureau: (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110428/DC91889LOGO) THURSDAY, JANUARY 24: NATIONAL NURSE ANESTHETIST WEEK Profile America -- Thursday, January 24th. Surgery has been practiced since the Stone Age, but the fearsome pain suffered by the patients of such procedures held back the practice for ages. This began to be resolved in the 19th century with the...

2013-01-18 00:20:20

WASHINGTON, Jan. 18, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following is the daily "Profile America" feature from the U.S. Census Bureau: (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110428/DC91889LOGO) FRIDAY, JANUARY 18: X-RAY MACHINE Profile America -- Friday, January 18th. The X-ray machine, the first medical imaging device, was invented in Europe in the late 19th century. Americans got their first glimpse of this medical marvel on this date in 1896 in an exhibit in New York City. It quickly...