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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...

2014-10-19 00:20:31

WASHINGTON, Oct. 19, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following is the daily "Profile America" feature from the U.S. Census Bureau: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20110428/DC91889LOGO WIND POWER Profile America -- Sunday, October 19(th.) Throughout the decades since the oil embargo of 1973, increasing research and development has gone into renewable sources of energy. Some of the results are seen atop windswept hills across America -- large electricity generating windmills....

2014-10-17 00:20:58

WASHINGTON, Oct. 17, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following is the daily "Profile America" feature from the U.S. Census Bureau: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20110428/DC91889LOGO SUMMING UP Profile America -- Friday, October 17(th. )One of the foundations of modern business and science -- the accessibility of accurate calculations -- was reinforced this month in 1887 when a patent was granted to Dorr Eugene Felt for the first adding machine known to be absolutely accurate...

2014-10-16 12:26:28

WASHINGTON, Oct. 16, 2014 The nation's poverty rate was 15.5 percent in 2013, down from 16.0 percent in 2012, according to the supplemental poverty measure released today by the U.S. Census Bureau. The 2013 rate was higher than the official measure of 14.5 percent, but similarly declined from the corresponding rate in 2012. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20141016/152571-INFO Meanwhile, 48.7 million were below the poverty line in 2013 according to the supplemental poverty measure, not...

2014-10-16 00:21:07

WASHINGTON, Oct. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following is the daily "Profile America" feature from the U.S. Census Bureau: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20110428/DC91889LOGO FIRST DEPARTMENT STORE Profile America -- Thursday, October 16(th.) Today marks an anniversary that should please America's power shoppers. On this date in 1868, the first full-line department store in the U.S. was organized in Salt Lake City. Called "Zion's Cooperative Mercantile Institution," it...

2014-10-15 12:27:44

WASHINGTON, Oct. 15, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- National Hispanic Heritage Month celebrates and recognizes the contributions Hispanic Americans have made to American society and culture. In September 1968, Congress authorized President Lyndon B. Johnson to proclaim National Hispanic Heritage Week, and then expanded the observance in 1989 to a month long celebration (Sept. 15 - Oct. 15). In commemoration of Hispanic Heritage month, a news graphic provides a look at the growth of...

2014-10-15 00:21:17

WASHINGTON, Oct. 15, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following is the daily "Profile America" feature from the U.S. Census Bureau: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20110428/DC91889LOGO NATIONAL SEAFOOD MONTH Profile America -- Wednesday, October 15(th). October is National Seafood Month, celebrating a nutrient-rich food that is a good source of protein, vitamins and minerals. Because it really does turn out to be brain food, government and health organizations recommend eating...


Word of the Day
abrosia
  • Wasting away as a result of abstinence from food.
The word 'abrosia' comes from a Greek roots meaning 'not' and 'eating'.