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2014-07-09 00:20:50

WASHINGTON, July 9, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following is the daily "Profile America" feature from the U.S. Census Bureau: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20110428/DC91889LOGO TRANSISTOR Profile America -- Wednesday, July 9th. One of the most important inventions of our times was announced in early July 1948 in a press release by Bell Laboratories in New Jersey -- the transfer resistance device -- far better known as the transistor. The small, simple, and tough...

2014-07-08 12:26:23

WASHINGTON, July 8, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In 1970, Marian McQuade initiated a campaign to establish a day to honor grandparents. In 1978, President Jimmy Carter signed a federal proclamation, declaring the first Sunday after Labor Day as National Grandparents Day. This day has been celebrated every year since in honor of our nation's grandparents. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20110428/DC91889LOGO 7.1 millionThe number of grandparents whose grandchildren under 18...

2014-07-08 00:20:47

WASHINGTON, July 8, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following is the daily "Profile America" feature from the U.S. Census Bureau: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20110428/DC91889LOGO THE REAL THING Profile America -- Tuesday, July 8th. On this date in 1831, a baby was born in Knoxville, Georgia who would grow up, after serving as a Confederate officer, to invent a product that rather symbolizes America all around the world. John Stith Pemberton was a pharmacist himself...

2014-07-07 00:20:39

WASHINGTON, July 7, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following is the daily "Profile America" feature from the U.S. Census Bureau: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20110428/DC91889LOGO HAWAII Profile America -- Monday, July 7th. On this date 116 years ago, the U.S. began absorbing an island paradise en route to making it a treasured part of the nation, as President William McKinley signed a resolution annexing Hawaii. A short time later, Congress made Hawaii an incorporated...

2014-07-06 00:20:37

WASHINGTON, July 6, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following is the daily "Profile America" feature from the U.S. Census Bureau: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20110428/DC91889LOGO POWERS OF TEN Profile America -- Sunday, July 6th. The Constitution of the United States, ratified in 1788, somewhat famously made this nation the first in the world to conduct a census of population on a regular basis -- every 10 years, on years ending in zero, in fact. Divisibility by tens had...

2014-07-05 00:20:32

WASHINGTON, July 5, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following is the daily "Profile America" feature from the U.S. Census Bureau: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20110428/DC91889LOGO MAIL CALL Profile America -- Saturday, July 5th. The month of July has put its stamp on U.S. Postal Service history. At the beginning of the month in 1847, the first Post Office issued stamps went on sale. A five-cent stamp pictured Benjamin Franklin, while one costing 10 cents honored George...

2014-07-04 00:20:41

WASHINGTON, July 4, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following is the daily "Profile America" feature from the U.S. Census Bureau: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20110428/DC91889LOGO TAKING LIBERTIES Profile America -- Friday, July 4th. Today is that most American of holidays -- Independence Day, celebrating the day in 1776 when the Second Continental Congress adopted the Declaration of Independence. Ours was the first successful colonial independence movement against a...

2014-07-03 00:20:42

WASHINGTON, July 3, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following is the daily "Profile America" feature from the U.S. Census Bureau: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20110428/DC91889LOGO LIBERTY AND JUSTICE Profile America -- Thursday, July 3rd. Befitting the eve of the nation's celebration of freedom, one of the most important pieces of legislation in our history became law on this date in 1964. The Civil Rights Act, signed by President Lyndon Johnson, swept away Jim Crow laws by...

2014-07-02 12:25:17

WASHINGTON, July 2, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On July 2, 1964, President Lyndon Johnson signed the Civil Rights Act of 1964 into law. This landmark law prohibits discrimination on the basis of race in public accommodations, in publicly owned or operated facilities, in employment and union membership and in the registration of voters. To mark the anniversary, the U.S. Census Bureau has gathered key statistics that measure changes in some characteristics of different race groups...

2014-07-02 00:20:44

WASHINGTON, July 2, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following is the daily "Profile America" feature from the U.S. Census Bureau: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20110428/DC91889LOGO FORGING A NATION Profile America -- Wednesday, July 2nd. On this date in 1788 -- 226 years ago -- the Constitution of the United States was formally established, transforming the loose organization of the states under the Articles of Confederation into a more perfect union. Besides securing the...


Word of the Day
lunula
  • A small crescent-shaped structure or marking, especially the white area at the base of a fingernail that resembles a half-moon.
This word is a diminutive of the Latin 'luna,' moon.
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