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2014-09-15 00:20:14

WASHINGTON, Sept. 15, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following is the daily "Profile America" feature from the U.S. Census Bureau: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20110428/DC91889LOGO HISPANIC HERITAGE MONTH Profile America -- Monday, September 15th. Today marks the start of National Hispanic Heritage Month -- a time to recognize the contributions and cultures of the nation's fastest-growing population group. The idea started as a special week in 1968 and was expanded to a...

2014-09-14 00:20:17

WASHINGTON, Sept. 14, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following is the daily "Profile America" feature from the U.S. Census Bureau: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20110428/DC91889LOGO 1873 FINANCIAL PANIC Profile America -- Sunday, September 14th.( )The stubborn economic difficulties the nation is experiencing began six years ago today, and may seem unique. But they have their antecedents in history. Most of us are familiar with the Great Depression of the 1930s, But 141...

2014-09-13 00:20:06

WASHINGTON, Sept. 13, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following is the daily "Profile America" feature from the U.S. Census Bureau: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20110428/DC91889LOGO FIRST AUTO FATALITY Profile America -- Saturday, September 13th. When Henry Bliss stepped off a streetcar at Central Park West and 74th Street in New York, on this date in 1899, automobiles were a novelty. Thus, he didn't look carefully, and was run over by an almost silent electric taxi. The...

2014-09-12 00:20:25

WASHINGTON, Sept. 12, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following is the daily "Profile America" feature from the U.S. Census Bureau: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20110428/DC91889LOGO LOST DAYS Profile America -- Friday, September 12th. This was a day that didn't exist in Colonial America in 1752, as the familiar calendar underwent what is called the "Gregorian correction," switching from the ancient Julian calendar to adjust for errors accumulated over centuries. After...

2014-09-11 00:20:57

WASHINGTON, Sept. 11, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following is the daily "Profile America" feature from the U.S. Census Bureau: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20110428/DC91889LOGO DECAF COFFEE Profile America -- Thursday, September 11th. Through the centuries of coffee's popularity, if someone ordered the beverage, there was no question about what kind. Today, many Americans prefer their coffee decaffeinated. That option dates to early in the last century, when Ludwig...

2014-09-10 12:28:29

WASHINGTON, Sept. 10, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is being released by the U.S. Census Bureau: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20110428/DC91889LOGO What: The Census Bureau will hold a webinar on Sept. 11 in advance of the planned Sept. 18 release of 2013 American Community Survey 1-year statistics. The webinar will show participants how to access the data and compare geographies and statistics over time. Embargo subscribers will have...

2014-09-10 12:28:06

WASHINGTON, Sept. 10, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following release is being issued by the U.S. Census Bureau: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20110428/DC91889LOGO What: The U.S. Census Bureau will hold an online webinar to announce the findings from two reports: Income and Poverty in the United States: 2013 and Health Insurance Coverage in the United States: 2013. This is the annual release of national-level income, poverty and health insurance statistics from the...

2014-09-10 00:21:02

WASHINGTON, Sept. 10, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following is the daily "Profile America" feature from the U.S. Census Bureau: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20110428/DC91889LOGO NATIONAL RICE MONTH Profile America -- Wednesday, September 10th. To highlight its importance, both as a crop and as part of the changing U.S. diet, this is National Rice Month. Globally, rice is the world's most important cereal grain. Reflecting both our increasing cultural diversity and...

2014-09-09 00:23:21

WASHINGTON, Sept. 9, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following is the daily "Profile America" feature from the U.S. Census Bureau: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20110428/DC91889LOGO SERIOUS DEBUGGING Profile America -- Tuesday, September 9th. The first instance of debugging a computer was recorded on this date in 1947. The early Mark II computer being developed at Harvard University was balky, and a programming team-- which included Navy Lieutenant Grace Hopper, a pioneer...

2014-09-08 16:23:24

WASHINGTON, Sept. 8, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In September 1968, Congress authorized President Lyndon B. Johnson to proclaim National Hispanic Heritage Week, observed during the week that included Sept. 15 and Sept. 16. Congress expanded the observance in 1989 to a monthlong celebration (Sept. 15 - Oct. 15) of the culture and traditions of those who trace their roots to Spain, Mexico and the Spanish-speaking nations of Central America, South America and the Caribbean....


Word of the Day
out-herod
  • In the phrase to out-herod Herod, to be more violent than Herod (as represented in the old mystery plays); hence, to exceed in any excess of evil.
Herod refers to 'Herod the Great,' a Roman client king and 'a madman who murdered his own family and a great many rabbis.' According to the OED, the term is 'chiefly with allusion to Shakespeare's use' in Hamlet.
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