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2014-06-23 00:20:20

WASHINGTON, June 23, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following is the daily "Profile America" feature from the U.S. Census Bureau: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20110428/DC91889LOGO KEY INVENTION Profile America -- Monday, June 23rd. The keyboard on your computer is descended from the invention of Christopher Sholes of Milwaukee, Wisconsin. On this date in 1868, he patented the first practical typewriter, with the now familiar placement of keys. Its acceptance was slow, and...

2014-06-22 00:20:12

WASHINGTON, June 22, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following is the daily "Profile America" feature from the U.S. Census Bureau: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20110428/DC91889LOGO SUGAR RUSH Profile America -- Sunday, June 22nd. Among the assorted observances in June is one that will be welcomed by most of the U.S. population -- especially youngsters. It's National Candy Month. From fancy bon-bons to licorice and candy bars, it's time to enjoy a treat. In the world of...

2014-06-21 00:20:47

WASHINGTON, June 21, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following is the daily "Profile America" feature from the U.S. Census Bureau: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20110428/DC91889LOGO FIRST LP Profile America -- Saturday, June 21st. Our love of music has driven the recording industry over the years to come up with better ways to store and retrieve our favorites. One man's devotion to classical led to a major breakthrough. He was Dr. Peter Goldmark of CBS Labs, who developed the...

2014-06-20 00:20:30

WASHINGTON, June 20, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following is the daily "Profile America" feature from the U.S. Census Bureau: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20110428/DC91889LOGO YALE MAN Profile America -- Friday, June 20th. The first Chinese student to graduate from an American college was Yung Wing, a naturalized American who received his bachelor of arts degree from Yale University in New Haven, Connecticut this month in 1854. That year, some 16,000 Chinese immigrants...

2014-06-19 00:21:00

WASHINGTON, June 19, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following is the daily "Profile America" feature from the U.S. Census Bureau: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20110428/DC91889LOGO THE FULL SPECTRUM Profile America -- Thursday, June 19th. As radio broadcasting matured and television was being birthed, the Federal Communications Commission was established on this date 70 years ago to regulate use of the airwaves in the public interest. The agency's job has grown much larger...

2014-06-18 00:20:45

WASHINGTON, June 18, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following is the daily "Profile America" feature from the U.S. Census Bureau: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20110428/DC91889LOGO SQUEEZING AND PLEASING Profile America -- Wednesday, June 18th. If there's a musical equivalent of the late Rodney Dangerfield, who complained that he never got any respect, it would be the accordion. During June, fans of this neglected musical instrument have been celebrating National Accordion...

2014-06-17 12:25:13

***Census Bureau Media Advisory*** WASHINGTON, June 17, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. Census Bureau will offer a two-day embargo for members of the media to view the latest population estimates for the nation, states, counties and Puerto Rico by age, sex, race and Hispanic origin. The 2013 population estimates will be posted to the Census Bureau's embargo site at 10 a.m. (EDT) on Tuesday, June 24. The public release will be at 12:01 a.m. (EDT) on Thursday, June 26. Wire...

2014-06-17 12:20:36

WASHINGTON, June 17, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today the U.S. Census Bureau released additional data from the 2012 Economic Census Industry Series reports, including new data for the transportation sector on pipeline transportation. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20110428/DC91889LOGO This data series publishes national statistics for detailed industries as well as information on the product lines sold by or services provided by businesses. The economic census is conducted every...

2014-06-17 00:20:17

WASHINGTON, June 17, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following is the daily "Profile America" feature from the U.S. Census Bureau: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20110428/DC91889LOGO ACCIDENT INSURANCE Profile America -- Tuesday, June 17th. America's first accident insurance company was chartered on this date in 1863 in Hartford, Connecticut. It was the Travelers Insurance Company -- still with us today as the Travelers Companies -- and its first policies insured against loss...

2014-06-16 00:20:51

WASHINGTON, June 16, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following is the daily "Profile America" feature from the U.S. Census Bureau: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20110428/DC91889LOGO JUNE WEDDINGS Profile America -- Monday, June 16(th). For centuries, the month of June has been the most popular choice for weddings. One of the purported reasons was that some hundreds of years ago, this time was just after May's annual bath, so the happy couple and the guests were about as clean...


Word of the Day
mundungus
  • A stinking tobacco.
  • Offal; waste animal product; organic matter unfit for consumption.
This word comes from the Spanish 'mondongo,' tripe, entrails.