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2014-10-25 00:20:52

WASHINGTON, Oct. 25, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following is the daily "Profile America" feature from the U.S. Census Bureau: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20110428/DC91889LOGO MAKING WAVES Profile America -- Saturday, October 25th. A melted candy bar led to the invention of one of today's most-used kitchen appliances. Percy Spencer of the Raytheon company was working on a military radar device in the mid-1940s when he noticed that his snack had gotten soft. Intrigued,...

2014-10-24 16:24:23

WASHINGTON, Oct. 24, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Halloween, which dates back to Celtic rituals thousands of years ago, has long been associated with images of witches, ghosts and vampires. Today, Halloween has evolved into a celebration characterized by child-friendly activities, such as costumes, trick-or-treating and carving pumpkins into jack-o'-lanterns. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20141024/154305-INFO Trick or Treat! 41.2 million The estimated number of potential...

2014-10-24 00:20:49

WASHINGTON, Oct. 24, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following is the daily "Profile America" feature from the U.S. Census Bureau: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20110428/DC91889LOGO CIGARETTES Profile America -- Friday, October 24(th). One of the nation's most successful brand names went on sale for the first time this month in 1913 -- Camel cigarettes, the first pre-blended, packaged cigarettes. While machine-rolled cigarettes had been around since 1881, Camel was the first...

2014-10-23 12:26:24

WASHINGTON, Oct. 23, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. Census Bureau today released the second of its annual series of data sets from the American Community Survey, this one combining the three years of data collected between 2011 and 2013. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20110428/DC91889LOGO The statistics paint a detailed portrait of the nation, all states, and the District of Columbia, all congressional districts and all other geographic areas with populations of 20,000 or...

2014-10-23 00:21:12

WASHINGTON, Oct. 23, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following is the daily "Profile America" feature from the U.S. Census Bureau: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20110428/DC91889LOGO CRIME PREVENTION MONTH Profile America -- Thursday, October 23(rd). Everyone is a potential crime victim, and October is when government agencies, civic groups, schools, businesses, and youth organizations join in trying to reduce the threat. This is National Crime Prevention Month, with special...

2014-10-22 12:26:20

WASHINGTON, Oct. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Of the 65 million grandparents in the United States in 2012, 7 million, or 10 percent, lived with at least one grandchild, according to Coresident Grandparents and Their Grandchildren: 2012 , a new report released today by the U.S. Census Bureau. The percentage of children who lived with a grandparent in 2012 was also 10 percent, rising from 7 percent in 1992. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20141022/153707-INFO About 4.2 million...

2014-10-22 00:21:23

WASHINGTON, Oct. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following is the daily "Profile America" feature from the U.S. Census Bureau: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20110428/DC91889LOGO THE FIRST OF BILLIONSProfile America -- Wednesday, October 22(nd. )( )"10 - 22 - 38 Astoria." That cryptic sequence indicating date and place was the very first photocopied image, created on this date in 1938 in Astoria, New York. A man named Chester Carlson developed a method of making dry copies...

2014-10-21 16:26:07

WASHINGTON, Oct. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following tip sheet was released today by the U.S. Census Bureau: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20141021/153455-INFO Census Bureau graphic shows statistics pertaining to Kansas City and San Francisco, the cities competing in the 2014 World Series. No news release associated with this graphic. Tip Sheet only. Graphic | JPG | PDF | CB14-TPS.79Public Information Office301-763-3030email: pio@census.gov...

2014-10-21 00:20:41

WASHINGTON, Oct. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following is the daily "Profile America" feature from the U.S. Census Bureau: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20110428/DC91889LOGO SHEDDING LIGHT Profile America -- Tuesday, October 21st. An invention was demonstrated on this date in 1879 that lit the way for a dramatic change in the rhythm of Americans' daily lives. At his Menlo Park, New Jersey laboratory, Thomas Edison set up the first incandescent light bulb, which...

2014-10-20 00:20:46

WASHINGTON, Oct. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following is the daily "Profile America" feature from the U.S. Census Bureau: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20110428/DC91889LOGO INN VOGUE Profile America -- Monday, October 20(th. )Hotels and motels have long competed for customers on the comfort and amenities of their rooms. Long before cable, Wi-Fi, coffeemakers and hair dryers entered the picture, more basic things were offered as lures. This month in 1829, the 170-room...


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