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2014-06-15 00:20:10

WASHINGTON, June 15, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following is the daily "Profile America" feature from the U.S. Census Bureau: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20110428/DC91889LOGO FATHER'S DAY Profile America -- Sunday, June 15(th). This is one of the nation's favorite days -- Father's Day. However you celebrate the occasion -- with a card, a welcome gift or dinner at his favorite restaurant, it's a day to say thanks to the dads, stepfathers, grandfathers, and other father...

2014-06-14 00:20:31

WASHINGTON, June 14, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following is the daily "Profile America" feature from the U.S. Census Bureau: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20110428/DC91889LOGO STRIPES AND BRIGHT STARS Profile America -- Saturday, June 14th. This is Flag Day -- marking the date in 1777 when John Adams proposed the Stars and Stripes as the official flag of the United States. By the War of 1812, the national flag had accumulated 15 stars and 15 red and white stripes. It...

2014-06-13 00:20:26

WASHINGTON, June 13, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following is the daily "Profile America" feature from the U.S. Census Bureau: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20110428/DC91889LOGO DIGITAL DEBUT Profile America -- Friday, June 13th. This date 63 years ago was a Wednesday, and it can be assumed that computer technicians and engineers at the Census Bureau were a bit nervous about the day to come. On June 14, 1951, the first commercial computer, UNIVAC I, began its 12 years and...

2014-06-12 16:24:52

WASHINGTON, June 12, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following tip sheet was released today by the U.S. Census Bureau. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140612/117626 A new graphic using statistics from the U.S. Census Bureau's International Data Base shows the populations of the 32 participating countries in this year's FIFA World Cup and past champions. The combined population of this year's participating countries is 1.9 billion. Graphic | JPG | PDF | No news release...

2014-06-12 00:20:25

WASHINGTON, June 12, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following is the daily "Profile America" feature from the U.S. Census Bureau: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20110428/DC91889LOGO APPRECIATING AUTO MECHANICS Profile America -- Thursday, June 12th. It used to be that cars were fairly simple to repair, but they often broke down. Modern automobiles have become very reliable. They've also gotten extremely complicated -- with ABS brakes, traction control, navigation systems, and...

2014-06-11 00:21:22

WASHINGTON, June 11, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following is the daily "Profile America" feature from the U.S. Census Bureau: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20110428/DC91889LOGO CAP AND GOWN Profile America -- Wednesday, June 11th. It's time for gowns, carnations, diplomas, and lots of pictures. This is the season for graduations -- with ceremonies being held all over the country for students from kindergarten to graduate school. In the U.S., there are over 78 million...

2014-06-10 16:25:15

WASHINGTON, June 10, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. Census Bureau today released two interactive thematic maps on population change. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20110428/DC91889LOGO "These 'Story Maps' provide insight on emerging trends in population change across the country," said Jason Devine of the Census Bureau's Population Division. The first map shows the difference a decade has made in population change patterns in metropolitan and micropolitan statistical...

2014-06-10 12:27:15

WASHINGTON, June 10, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The idea of Father's Day was conceived slightly more than a century ago by Sonora Dodd of Spokane, Wash., while she listened to a Mother's Day sermon in 1909. Dodd wanted a special day to honor her father, William Smart, a widowed Civil War veteran who was left to raise his six children on a farm. A day in June was chosen for the first Father's Day celebration, http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140610/116601 June 17, 1910,...

2014-06-10 00:21:39

WASHINGTON, June 10, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following is the daily "Profile America" feature from the U.S. Census Bureau: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20110428/DC91889LOGO MOVIE NIGHTS Profile America -- Tuesday, June 10th. A major pop culture phenomenon began this week in 1933. With the automobile increasingly reshaping Americans' habits, Richard Hollingshead opened the nation's first drive-in movie theater in Camden, New Jersey. Soon, drive-in movies became a...

2014-06-09 00:21:05

WASHINGTON, June 9, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following is the daily "Profile America" feature from the U.S. Census Bureau: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20110428/DC91889LOGO ROSES TO THE OCCASION Profile America -- Monday, June 9th. This is National Rose Month, celebrating America's favorite flower, grown in all 50 states. One of the world's biggest floral celebrations is going on now and will pack in its greatest activity through Jine -- the Portland, Oregon Rose...


Word of the Day
attercop
  • A spider.
  • Figuratively, a peevish, testy, ill-natured person.
'Attercop' comes from the Old English 'atorcoppe,' where 'atter' means 'poison, venom' and‎ 'cop' means 'spider.' 'Coppa' is a derivative of 'cop,' top, summit, round head, or 'copp,' cup, vessel, which refers to 'the supposed venomous properties of spiders,' says the OED. 'Copp' is still found in the word 'cobweb.'
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