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2014-05-08 12:21:40

WASHINGTON, May 8, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Many U.S. cities are seeing an increase in bicycle commuters, according to a U.S. Census Bureau report released today. Nationwide, the number of people who traveled to work by bike increased roughly 60 percent over the last decade, from about 488,000 in 2000 to about 786,000 during the 2008-2012 period. This is the largest percentage increase of all commuting modes tracked by the 2000 Census and the 2008-2012 American Community Survey....

2014-05-08 00:21:30

WASHINGTON, May 8, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following is the daily "Profile America" feature from the U.S. Census Bureau: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20110428/DC91889LOGO CAREGIVING Profile America -- Thursday, May 8th. This is National Nurses Week. Yesterday's National Nurses Day began a week honoring the outstanding efforts of nurses in helping to keep Americans healthy. The observance ends next Monday, the birthday of Florence Nightingale, who established the...

2014-05-07 00:21:53

WASHINGTON, May 7, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following is the daily "Profile America" feature from the U.S. Census Bureau: DOCTORS IN THE HOUSE Profile America -- Wednesday, May 7th. What is perhaps the nation's foremost professional organization, the American Medical Association, was founded on this date in 1847 in Philadelphia. Two hundred fifty delegates from 28 states attended the founding meeting, which adopted the first code of medical ethics, and established the first...

2014-05-06 16:29:44

WASHINGTON, May 6, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The nation's 65-and-older population is projected to reach 83.7 million in the year 2050, almost double in size from the 2012 level of 43.1 million, according to two reports released today from the U.S. Census Bureau. A large part of this growth is due to the aging of baby boomers (individuals born in the United States between mid-1946 and mid-1964), who began turning 65 in 2011 and are now driving growth at the older ages of the...

2014-05-06 12:32:25

WASHINGTON, May 6, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The 377 business establishments in American Samoa generated $1.2 billion in sales in 2012, employed 7,070 people and paid $114 million in annual payroll, according to the U.S. Census Bureau's 2012 Economic Census of Island Areas: Geographic Area Series for American Samoa. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140506/84948 Every five years, the economic census provides the most authoritative and comprehensive source of...

2014-05-06 12:30:03

WASHINGTON, May 6, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In 1978, a joint congressional resolution established Asian/Pacific American Heritage Week. The first 10 days of May were chosen to coincide with two important milestones in Asian/Pacific American history: the arrival in the United States of the first Japanese immigrants (May 7, 1843) and contributions of Chinese workers to the building of the transcontinental railroad, completed May 10, 1869. In 1992, Congress expanded the observance...

2014-05-06 00:21:21

WASHINGTON, May 6, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following is the daily "Profile America" feature from the U.S. Census Bureau: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20110428/DC91889LOGO TAUGHT-OLOGY Profile America -- Tuesday, May 6th.( )Before the school year draws to a close and summer vacation takes over, it's time to say thanks to America's teachers. Today is National Teacher Day, part of PTA-Teacher Appreciation Week. The goal is to honor the dedication and valuable...

2014-05-05 00:21:10

WASHINGTON, May 5, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following is the daily "Profile America" feature from the U.S. Census Bureau: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20110428/DC91889LOGO CINCO DE MAYO Profile America -- Monday, May 5th.( )In Spanish, today's date is Cinco de Mayo, and celebrations will be held in many cities across the U.S., as well as Mexico. These events mark the anniversary of the Battle of Puebla in 1862, when outnumbered Mexican troops defeated the invading...

2014-05-03 00:21:24

WASHINGTON, May 3, 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 COLLEGE Profile America -- Saturday, May 3rd. America's first medical college was established on this date in 1765. Students at the College of Philadelphia -- now the University of Pennsylvania -- were able to enroll in "anatomical lectures" and a class about "the theory and practice...

2014-05-02 00:21:17

WASHINGTON, May 2, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following is the daily "Profile America" feature from the U.S. Census Bureau: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20110428/DC91889LOGO IRON HORSE Profile America -- Friday, May 2nd. One of major league baseball's most dramatic and poignant moments occurred on this date in 1938. That was when the New York Yankees' famously durable first baseman Lou Gehrig removed himself from the lineup, breaking his streak of 2,130 consecutive...


Word of the Day
glogg
  • Scandinavian punch made of claret and aquavit with spices and raisins and orange peel and sugar.
This word comes from the Swedish 'glogg,' which is an alteration of 'glodgat,' mulled (wine).
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