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2014-08-04 00:20:56

WASHINGTON, Aug. 4, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following is the daily "Profile America" feature from the U.S. Census Bureau: FULL FAITH AND CREDIT http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20110428/DC91889LOGO Profile America -- Monday, August 4th. On this date in 1790, the young federal government issued its first bonds, promising to pay between 3 and 6 percent interest. The borrowed money was used for liquidating state debts related to the Revolutionary War and assumed by the new...

2014-08-03 00:20:46

WASHINGTON, Aug. 3, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following is the daily "Profile America" feature from the U.S. Census Bureau: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20110428/DC91889LOGO IMMIGRATION RESTRICTION Profile America -- Sunday, August 3rd. "Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free." Poet Emma Lazarus composed those words in 1883 to help raise funds for a pedestal for the Statue of Liberty. But on this date just a year earlier, Congress...

2014-08-02 00:20:57

WASHINGTON, Aug. 2, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following is the daily "Profile America" feature from the U.S. Census Bureau: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20110428/DC91889LOGO WWW ANNIVERSARY Profile America -- Saturday, August 2nd. One of the engines of business and personal life in the 21st century is just 23 years old this month -- the World Wide Web. The concept was developed and released by two scientists at the Cern Laboratory in Geneva, Switzerland. At 23, the Web...

2014-08-01 00:20:56

WASHINGTON, Aug. 1, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following is the daily "Profile America" feature from the U.S. Census Bureau: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20110428/DC91889LOGO A STORIED CEREAL Profile America -- Friday, August 1(st). If you shop the cereal aisle in your supermarket, you'll see dozens of brands on display, from the sugary and candy-like to high-fiber organic products. One of them has been available for well over 100 years. It was on this date in 1893 that...

2014-07-31 12:27:10

WASHINGTON, July 31, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. Census Bureau announced today the schedule for the 2013 income, poverty and health insurance statistics from the Annual Social and Economic Supplement to the Current Population Survey, as well as the 2013 American Community Survey releases: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20110428/DC91889LOGO Monday, Aug. 18, 2014 The Census Bureau and the National Center for Health Statistics will conduct a technical briefing to provide...

2014-07-31 00:21:04

WASHINGTON, July 31, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following is the daily "Profile America" feature from the U.S. Census Bureau: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20110428/DC91889LOGO FIRST PATENT Profile America -- Thursday, July 31st. The first patent in the young United States was issued on this date in 1790 to Samuel Hopkins of Vermont for a new method of making potash -- useful in producing soap, fertilizer and glass. The Constitution recognized, for the first time in...

2014-07-30 12:27:23

WASHINGTON, July 30, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following tip sheet was released today by the U.S. Census Bureau: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20110428/DC91889LOGO State and Local Government Finances Historical Tables - A new online data tool shows statistics for the finances of state and local governments, such as revenue, expenditures and debt, aggregated to the state level for fiscal years 2004 to 2011. These statistics are also available via the DataFerrett...

2014-07-30 00:21:01

WASHINGTON, July 30, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following is the daily "Profile America" feature from the U.S. Census Bureau: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20110428/DC91889LOGO MEDICARE ANNIVERSARY Profile America -- Wednesday, July 30th. The national government's broad involvement in individual health insurance goes back to this date in 1965 when President Lyndon Johnson signed the Social Security Amendments, which established Medicare and Medicaid. The legislation was...

2014-07-29 00:20:18

WASHINGTON, July 29, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following is the daily "Profile America" feature from the U.S. Census Bureau: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20110428/DC91889LOGO ASPHALT ROADS Profile America -- Tuesday, July 29th. Long before there were automobiles in the U.S., good roads were badly needed to get farm produce to market and to allow people to go visiting and shopping without battling mud. An American professor who had emigrated from Belgium -- Edward de...

2014-07-28 00:20:16

WASHINGTON, July 28, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following is the daily "Profile America" feature from the U.S. Census Bureau: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20110428/DC91889LOGO FIRST CAR AD Profile America -- Monday, July 28th. The nation's love affair with automobiles is generations old, and our devotion can be traced down through the decades by looking at advertising, as cars progressed from romantic if noisy new playthings to a daily necessity. The first known...


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  • Good cheer; viands.
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The word 'bellycheer' may come from 'belle cheer', "good cheer".
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