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2014-01-05 00:20:18

WASHINGTON, Jan. 5, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following is the daily "Profile America" feature from the U.S. Census Bureau: (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110428/DC91889LOGO) MINIMUM WAGE Profile America -- Sunday, January 5th. The business world was confronted with a new idea on this date in 1914, when Henry Ford announced that he would pay his workers a minimum wage of $5 a day, which is about 117 in current dollars. The idea eventually gained general...

2014-01-03 00:20:10

WASHINGTON, Jan. 3, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following is the daily "Profile America" feature from the U.S. Census Bureau: (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110428/DC91889LOGO) ENGINEERING Profile America -- Friday, January 3rd. In order to tackle the 19th century's version of "shovel ready jobs," the nation's first engineering college opened on this date in 1825 in Troy, New York, now known as Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. At the time, engineering primarily...

2014-01-01 00:20:09

WASHINGTON, Jan. 1, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following is the daily "Profile America" feature from the U.S. Census Bureau: (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110428/DC91889LOGO) ELLIS ISLAND OPENS Profile America -- Wednesday, January 1st. The place where many of our ancestors first stepped ashore when they came to America seeking a new life opened on this date in 1892--Ellis Island in New York Harbor. The very first immigrant processed at the new facility was a...

2013-12-31 00:20:31

WASHINGTON, Dec. 31, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following is the daily "Profile America" feature from the U.S. Census Bureau: (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110428/DC91889LOGO) NEW YEAR'S EVE Profile America -- Tuesday, December 31st. On this New Year's Eve, some 317 million Americans of all ages are ready to greet the year 2014. A hundred years ago, the U.S. population was just over 97 million. Fifty years ago, it was just over 186 million. The 2010 Census counted...

2013-12-30 12:20:50

WASHINGTON, Dec. 30, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following tip sheet was released today by the U.S. Census Bureau: (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110428/DC91889LOGO) Internet table will show July 1, 2013, population estimates for the nation, states and Puerto Rico, as well as corresponding annual estimates since the 2010 Census. (Estimates of components of change and monthly national population will be made available in a separate release in January.) Internet...

2013-12-29 00:20:08

WASHINGTON, Dec. 29, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following is the daily "Profile America" feature from the U.S. Census Bureau: (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110428/DC91889LOGO) NOTABLE BIRTH DAY Profile America -- Sunday, December 29th. Today is the 32nd birthday of Elizabeth Comeau, formerly Elizabeth Jordan Carr. Her birth in 1981 was notable because her delivery by cesarean section marked the success of the country's first in-vitro fertilization, so both her...

2013-12-27 00:21:38

WASHINGTON, Dec. 27, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following is the daily "Profile America" feature from the U.S. Census Bureau: (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110428/DC91889LOGO) GIFT OF LIFE Profile America -- Friday, December 27th. The first successful organ transplant in the U.S. was performed this month in 1954 in Boston by Harvard's Dr. Joseph Murray, who passed away just last year. He transplanted a kidney from one identical twin to another, who lived just over...

2013-12-26 00:21:27

WASHINGTON, Dec. 26, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following is the daily "Profile America" feature from the U.S. Census Bureau: (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110428/DC91889LOGO) CHARITABLE GIVING Profile America -- Thursday, December 26th. At this time of year, many of us are absorbed in the consumer culture, with the purchase of gifts for others and exchanging some of those received this season. But with the continuing unsettled economy, it's also a time to give to...

2013-12-25 00:20:18

WASHINGTON, Dec. 25, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following is the daily "Profile America" feature from the U.S. Census Bureau: (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110428/DC91889LOGO) CHRISTMAS Profile America -- Wednesday, December 25th. Today is Christmas Day -- a joyous religious observance for many, but for almost everyone, one of the happiest days of the year. Outside or indoors, whether in balmy or snowbound climates, children are busy trying out their shiny new...

2013-12-24 00:21:54

WASHINGTON, Dec. 24, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following is the daily "Profile America" feature from the U.S. Census Bureau: (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110428/DC91889LOGO) CHRISTMAS EVE Profile America -- Tuesday, December 24th. This is Christmas Eve, a time of gathering families close together and to wind down from the hectic weeks of shopping and mailing. But it also a night of wrapping presents, especially toys -- some of which have to be put together. Some...