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2014-09-18 00:20:24

WASHINGTON, Sept. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following is the daily "Profile America" feature from the U.S. Census Bureau: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20110428/DC91889LOGO BYE-BYE, BIRDIE Profile America -- Thursday, September 18(th). One century ago this month, the last known remaining member of a bird species some thought to have been the most abundant on Earth passed away. The death of the 29-year-old female passenger pigeon, named Martha, marked the...

2014-09-17 00:20:51

WASHINGTON, Sept. 17, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following is the daily "Profile America" feature from the U.S. Census Bureau: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20110428/DC91889LOGO FIRST FEDERAL LOAN Profile America -- Wednesday, September 17th. On this date in 1787, the Constitutional Convention wrapped up in Philadelphia with the delegates accepting the document and sending it on to the states for ratification. Less than two years later, the new U.S. government had to...

2014-09-16 12:25:20

WASHINGTON, Sept. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. Census Bureau announced today that in 2013, the poverty rate declined from the previous year for the first time since 2006, while there was no statistically significant change in either the number of people living in poverty or real median household income. In addition, the poverty rate for children under 18 declined from the previous year for the first time since 2000. The following results for the nation were compiled from...

2014-09-16 00:20:23

WASHINGTON, Sept. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following is the daily "Profile America" feature from the U.S. Census Bureau: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20110428/DC91889LOGO GM FOUNDED Profile America -- Tuesday, September 16th. One of the nation's largest corporations is 106 years old today, although in common with other centenarians, it has its ailments. General Motors was conceived by William Durant of Flint, Michigan. Durant co-founded Chevrolet -- named...

2014-09-15 12:25:47

WASHINGTON, Sept. 15, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Buckeye Singles Council started "National Singles Week" in Ohio in the 1980s to celebrate single life and recognize singles and their contributions to society. The week is now widely observed during the third full week of September (Sept. 21-27 in 2014) as "Unmarried and Single Americans Week," an acknowledgment that many unmarried Americans do not identify with the word "single" because they are parents, have partners or are...

2014-09-15 00:20:14

WASHINGTON, Sept. 15, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following is the daily "Profile America" feature from the U.S. Census Bureau: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20110428/DC91889LOGO HISPANIC HERITAGE MONTH Profile America -- Monday, September 15th. Today marks the start of National Hispanic Heritage Month -- a time to recognize the contributions and cultures of the nation's fastest-growing population group. The idea started as a special week in 1968 and was expanded to a...

2014-09-14 00:20:17

WASHINGTON, Sept. 14, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following is the daily "Profile America" feature from the U.S. Census Bureau: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20110428/DC91889LOGO 1873 FINANCIAL PANIC Profile America -- Sunday, September 14th.( )The stubborn economic difficulties the nation is experiencing began six years ago today, and may seem unique. But they have their antecedents in history. Most of us are familiar with the Great Depression of the 1930s, But 141...

2014-09-13 00:20:06

WASHINGTON, Sept. 13, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following is the daily "Profile America" feature from the U.S. Census Bureau: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20110428/DC91889LOGO FIRST AUTO FATALITY Profile America -- Saturday, September 13th. When Henry Bliss stepped off a streetcar at Central Park West and 74th Street in New York, on this date in 1899, automobiles were a novelty. Thus, he didn't look carefully, and was run over by an almost silent electric taxi. The...

2014-09-12 00:20:25

WASHINGTON, Sept. 12, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following is the daily "Profile America" feature from the U.S. Census Bureau: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20110428/DC91889LOGO LOST DAYS Profile America -- Friday, September 12th. This was a day that didn't exist in Colonial America in 1752, as the familiar calendar underwent what is called the "Gregorian correction," switching from the ancient Julian calendar to adjust for errors accumulated over centuries. After...

2014-09-11 00:20:57

WASHINGTON, Sept. 11, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following is the daily "Profile America" feature from the U.S. Census Bureau: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20110428/DC91889LOGO DECAF COFFEE Profile America -- Thursday, September 11th. Through the centuries of coffee's popularity, if someone ordered the beverage, there was no question about what kind. Today, many Americans prefer their coffee decaffeinated. That option dates to early in the last century, when Ludwig...


Word of the Day
reremouse
  • A bat.
The word 'reremouse' comes from Middle English reremous, from Old English hrēremūs, hrērmūs ("bat"), equivalent to rear (“to move, shake, stir”) +‎ mouse.
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