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2014-08-02 00:20:57

WASHINGTON, Aug. 2, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following is the daily "Profile America" feature from the U.S. Census Bureau: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20110428/DC91889LOGO WWW ANNIVERSARY Profile America -- Saturday, August 2nd. One of the engines of business and personal life in the 21st century is just 23 years old this month -- the World Wide Web. The concept was developed and released by two scientists at the Cern Laboratory in Geneva, Switzerland. At 23, the Web...

2014-08-01 00:20:56

WASHINGTON, Aug. 1, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following is the daily "Profile America" feature from the U.S. Census Bureau: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20110428/DC91889LOGO A STORIED CEREAL Profile America -- Friday, August 1(st). If you shop the cereal aisle in your supermarket, you'll see dozens of brands on display, from the sugary and candy-like to high-fiber organic products. One of them has been available for well over 100 years. It was on this date in 1893 that...

2014-07-31 12:27:10

WASHINGTON, July 31, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. Census Bureau announced today the schedule for the 2013 income, poverty and health insurance statistics from the Annual Social and Economic Supplement to the Current Population Survey, as well as the 2013 American Community Survey releases: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20110428/DC91889LOGO Monday, Aug. 18, 2014 The Census Bureau and the National Center for Health Statistics will conduct a technical briefing to provide...

2014-07-31 00:21:04

WASHINGTON, July 31, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following is the daily "Profile America" feature from the U.S. Census Bureau: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20110428/DC91889LOGO FIRST PATENT Profile America -- Thursday, July 31st. The first patent in the young United States was issued on this date in 1790 to Samuel Hopkins of Vermont for a new method of making potash -- useful in producing soap, fertilizer and glass. The Constitution recognized, for the first time in...

2014-07-30 12:27:23

WASHINGTON, July 30, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following tip sheet was released today by the U.S. Census Bureau: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20110428/DC91889LOGO State and Local Government Finances Historical Tables - A new online data tool shows statistics for the finances of state and local governments, such as revenue, expenditures and debt, aggregated to the state level for fiscal years 2004 to 2011. These statistics are also available via the DataFerrett...

2014-07-30 00:21:01

WASHINGTON, July 30, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following is the daily "Profile America" feature from the U.S. Census Bureau: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20110428/DC91889LOGO MEDICARE ANNIVERSARY Profile America -- Wednesday, July 30th. The national government's broad involvement in individual health insurance goes back to this date in 1965 when President Lyndon Johnson signed the Social Security Amendments, which established Medicare and Medicaid. The legislation was...

2014-07-29 00:20:18

WASHINGTON, July 29, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following is the daily "Profile America" feature from the U.S. Census Bureau: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20110428/DC91889LOGO ASPHALT ROADS Profile America -- Tuesday, July 29th. Long before there were automobiles in the U.S., good roads were badly needed to get farm produce to market and to allow people to go visiting and shopping without battling mud. An American professor who had emigrated from Belgium -- Edward de...

2014-07-28 00:20:16

WASHINGTON, July 28, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following is the daily "Profile America" feature from the U.S. Census Bureau: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20110428/DC91889LOGO FIRST CAR AD Profile America -- Monday, July 28th. The nation's love affair with automobiles is generations old, and our devotion can be traced down through the decades by looking at advertising, as cars progressed from romantic if noisy new playthings to a daily necessity. The first known...

2014-07-27 00:20:34

WASHINGTON, July 27, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following is the daily "Profile America" feature from the U.S. Census Bureau: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20110428/DC91889LOGO PARENTS' DAY Profile America -- Sunday, July 27th. This is Parents' Day -- an annual public observance similar to Mother's Day and Father's Day, but not an official holiday. And because it dates only from 1994, not as well known. Its goal is to honor the men and women whose devotion to children...

2014-07-26 00:20:39

WASHINGTON, July 26, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following is the daily "Profile America" feature from the U.S. Census Bureau: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20110428/DC91889LOGO DISABILITIES ACT Profile America -- Saturday, July 26th. On this date 24 years ago, the Americans with Disabilities Act became law. The goal was to guarantee equal opportunity for people with disabilities in public and commercial facilities, employment, transportation, and services at all...


Word of the Day
vermicular
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.
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