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2014-08-16 00:20:58

WASHINGTON, Aug. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following is the daily "Profile America" feature from the U.S. Census Bureau: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20110428/DC91889LOGO WORKPLACE DEATHS Profile America -- Saturday, August 16th. Since major league baseball began in 1876, there have been only two game-related deaths in the more than 200,000 games played. The first was in 1909, when Philadelphia catcher Doc Powers crashed into a wall chasing a foul pop-up, suffering...

2014-08-15 12:25:22

WASHINGTON, Aug. 15, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is being released by the U.S. Census Bureau: 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:...

2014-08-14 00:21:19

WASHINGTON, Aug. 14, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following is the daily "Profile America" feature from the U.S. Census Bureau: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20110428/DC91889LOGO SOCIAL SECURITY ENACTED Profile America -- Thursday, August 14th. Keeping Social Security strong and solvent is a continuing concern in an increasingly aging America. The demographic profile was different on this date in 1935, when the program was signed into law by President Franklin D....

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...


Word of the Day
humgruffin
  • A terrible or repulsive person.
Regarding the etymology of 'humgruffin,' the OED says (rather unhelpfully) that it's a 'made-up word.' We might guess that 'hum' comes from 'humbug' or possibly 'hum' meaning 'a disagreeable smell,' while 'gruffin' could be a combination of 'gruff' and 'griffin.'