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2014-11-01 00:20:28

WASHINGTON, Nov. 1, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following is the daily "Profile America" feature from the U.S. Census Bureau: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20110428/DC91889LOGO FIRST MEDICAL SCHOOL FOR WOMEN Profile America --Saturday, November 1st. On this date in 1848, the first medical school for women opened in Boston. At the time, it had a faculty of two and 12 students. By 1874, the school had graduated almost 100 doctors. That year, the Boston Female Medical...

2014-10-31 00:20:30

WASHINGTON, Oct. 31, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following is the daily "Profile America" feature from the U.S. Census Bureau: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20110428/DC91889LOGO HALLOWEEN Profile America -- Friday, October 31(st). There's an excellent chance that today is an occasion deeply revered by young children and the nation's candy makers. According to ancient Celtic tradition, Halloween -- the evening before All Saints Day -- is a time of haunting by ghosts....

2014-10-30 12:25:44

WASHINGTON, Oct. 30, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following tip sheet was released today by the U.S. Census Bureau: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20110428/DC91889LOGO This table package traces a sample of U.S. residents and examines how many of them were poor during at least some portion of the four-year period as well as how long their poverty spells lasted. It also looks at how many entered into poverty, how many exited and how many stayed poor during the entire...

2014-10-30 00:20:32

WASHINGTON, Oct. 30, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following is the daily "Profile America" feature from the U.S. Census Bureau: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20110428/DC91889LOGO INTERNET BIRTHDAY Profile America -- Thursday, October 30th. A technological breakthrough that has led to remarkable changes in American and global society occurred 45 years ago today ... or yesterday, depending on your point of reference. While Americans in the Eastern and Central time zones...

2014-10-29 00:22:17

WASHINGTON, Oct. 29, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following is the daily "Profile America" feature from the U.S. Census Bureau: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20110428/DC91889LOGO THE WRITE STUFF Profile America -- Wednesday, October 29th. The scene on this date in 1945 at Gimbel's department store in New York City was shopping chaos. Big ads the day before had trumpeted the first sale in the U.S. of a new writing instrument that guaranteed it would write for two years...

2014-10-28 12:27:09

WASHINGTON, Oct. 28, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. Census Bureau today released additional national-level data from the 2012 Economic Census Industry Series reports for the accommodation and food services sector of the economy. This release includes new statistics on the nation's 63,896 accommodation businesses (NAICS 721), which reported sales of $195.4 billion and employed nearly 2.0 million people in 2012. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20110428/DC91889LOGO Other...

2014-10-28 00:30:08

WASHINGTON, Oct. 28, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following is the daily "Profile America" feature from the U.S. Census Bureau: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20110428/DC91889LOGO STATUE OF LIBERTY Profile America -- Tuesday, October 28th. One of the nation's enduring symbols, the Statue of Liberty, was dedicated on Bedloe's Island in New York Harbor on this date in 1886. A gift from France, the statue's full name is "Liberty Enlightening the World," and is the work of...

2014-10-27 00:20:11

WASHINGTON, Oct. 27, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following is the daily "Profile America" feature from the U.S. Census Bureau: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20110428/DC91889LOGO NEW YORK CITY SUBWAY Profile America -- Monday, October 27(th.) One of the great engineering achievements of New York City began operation on this date 110 years ago. The city's famous subway system was inaugurated amid speeches, bands, a ribbon cutting, and throngs of riders. The original line...

2014-10-26 00:20:40

WASHINGTON, Oct. 26, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following is the daily "Profile America" feature from the U.S. Census Bureau: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20110428/DC91889LOGO WASHING MACHINES Profile America -- Sunday, October 26(th). Doing laundry was a wearying, time-consuming chore for many centuries. The industrial revolution and American inventiveness attacked the ancient chore on this date in 1858, when Hamilton Smith patented a rotary washing machine. But it was...

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,...


Word of the Day
maffling
  • To stammer.
  • Present participle of maffle, to stammer.
  • A simpleton.
The word 'maffle' may come from a Dutch word meaning 'to move the jaws' or a French word meaning 'having large cheeks'.