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2014-08-13 12:25:28

WASHINGTON, Aug. 13, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following tip sheet was released today by the U.S. Census Bureau: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20110428/DC91889LOGO 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. Find out more on Friday, Aug. 15, at approximately 8:20 a.m. EDT as Jennifer Ortman, chief of the Population Projections Branch at the U.S. Census Bureau,...

2014-08-13 12:25:03

WASHINGTON, Aug. 13, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. Census Bureau today released Census PoP Quiz, a new interactive mobile application that challenges users' knowledge of demographic facts for all 50 states and the District of Columbia. The new app, which draws from the Census Bureau's American Community Survey, aims to raise statistical literacy about the U.S. population. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140813/135869 "Census PoP Quiz provides an introduction to the...

2014-08-13 12:20:52

WASHINGTON, Aug. 13, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following tip sheet was released today by the U.S. Census Bureau: In recognition of the centennial of the opening of the Panama Canal to world commerce on Aug. 15, 1914, the Census Bureau presents current data on the population of Panama, Panamanians in the U.S. and U.S. trade with Panama, as well as historical data on the population of the now-defunct Panama Canal Zone. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140813/135877...

2014-08-13 00:21:06

WASHINGTON, Aug. 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 CATALOG Profile America -- Wednesday, August 13th. Even in this Internet world, many of us still receive printed catalogs through the mail, especially near the holiday season. The first such catalog -- more of a flyer -- was sent out by Montgomery Ward late this month in 1872. That first...

2014-08-12 12:25:59

WASHINGTON, Aug. 12, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is a Census Bureau media advisory: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20110428/DC91889LOGO What: The U.S. Census Bureau and the National Center for Health Statistics will host "Federal Statistics on Health Insurance Coverage: Technical Meeting on Methods Used in Household Surveys." When: Monday, Aug. 18, 2014 10 a.m. - noon (EDT) Who: U.S. Census Bureau:John H. Thompson, directorVictoria Velkoff, division chief,...

2014-08-11 00:21:28

WASHINGTON, Aug. 11, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following is the daily "Profile America" feature from the U.S. Census Bureau: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20110428/DC91889LOGO PERSONAL COMPUTER Profile America -- Monday, August 11th. This date 33 years ago immediately preceded the dawning of a digital age milestone. On August 12, 1981, IBM introduced its model 5150 -- which soon became known simply as the "PC." There had been consumer computer models for some years...

2014-08-10 00:20:43

WASHINGTON, Aug. 10, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following is the daily "Profile America" feature from the U.S. Census Bureau: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20110428/DC91889LOGO NATION'S KNICK-KNACKS Profile America -- Sunday, August 10th. The Smithsonian Institution was founded on this date in 1846. It is named for British scientist James Smithson, who willed his fortune to the U.S. to establish the institution, even though he had never visited America. Today, the...

2014-08-09 00:20:16

WASHINGTON, Aug. 9, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following is the daily "Profile America" feature from the U.S. Census Bureau: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20110428/DC91889LOGO MOVING EXPERIENCE Profile America -- Saturday, August 9th. With so much modern infrastructure featuring soaring atriums and deep subterranean transit systems, it's not easy to imagine getting by without escalators. However, this efficient people mover was conceived in a far simpler, down to earth...

2014-08-08 00:21:00

WASHINGTON, Aug. 8, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following is the daily "Profile America" feature from the U.S. Census Bureau: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20110428/DC91889LOGO NIXON RESIGNS Profile America --Friday, August 8th.( )On this date 40 years ago, President Richard Nixon announced on a nationwide broadcast from the Oval Office his resignation, effective the next day. The resignation and departure from the White House was in response to the long building,...

2014-08-07 00:21:37

WASHINGTON, Aug. 7, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following is the daily "Profile America" feature from the U.S. Census Bureau: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20110428/DC91889LOGO CRISIS RESOLUTION Profile America -- Thursday, August 7th. On this date 50 years ago, the U.S. Congress passed one of its most controversial joint resolutions -- one that was regretted in hindsight and overturned in January 1971. It was the so-called Tonkin Gulf Resolution, authorizing nearly...


Word of the Day
grass-comber
  • A landsman who is making his first voyage at sea; a novice who enters naval service from rural life.
According to the OED, a grass-comber is also 'a sailor's term for one who has been a farm-labourer.'