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2014-05-23 00:20:53

WASHINGTON, May 23, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following is the daily "Profile America" feature from the U.S. Census Bureau: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20110428/DC91889LOGO VETERINARY MEDICINE Profile America -- Friday, May 23rd.( )There are few bonds in nature to rival that between pets and their owners. Most pets are rewarded for their loyalty and devotion with shelter, food, and welcome attention. Though less welcome, they are also rewarded with medical care. Pets...

2014-05-22 12:28:35

WASHINGTON, May 22, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Austin has been the capital of Texas since 1839, and in 2013 the area became the nation's capital for population growth, according to U.S. Census Bureau estimates released today. San Marcos, Cedar Park and Georgetown -- each near Austin -- ranked among the 10 fastest-growing cities with populations of 50,000 or more during the year ending July 1, 2013. San Marcos was number one in percent growth for the second consecutive year, with Austin...

2014-05-22 00:20:41

WASHINGTON, May 22, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following is the daily "Profile America" feature from the U.S. Census Bureau: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20110428/DC91889LOGO DIGITALIZATION Profile America -- Thursday, May 22nd.( )We take for granted the many entertainment options so readily at hand because of the World Wide Web. Yet it sometimes brings you up short when you realize how new is this experience. It was just 21 years ago on this date that a movie was...

2014-05-21 12:23:35

WASHINGTON, May 21, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The North Atlantic hurricane season begins June 1 and lasts through Nov. 30. The U.S. Census Bureau produces timely local statistics that are critical to emergency planning, preparedness and recovery efforts. The growth in population of coastal areas illustrates the importance of emergency planning and preparedness for areas that are more susceptible to inclement weather conditions. The Census Bureau's rich, local economic and...

2014-05-21 00:20:37

WASHINGTON, May 21, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following is the daily "Profile America" feature from the U.S. Census Bureau: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20110428/DC91889LOGO LENS CRAFTING Profile America -- Wednesday, May 21st.( )One of the most versatile and gifted people in American history announced the invention of bifocal eyeglasses this month in 1785. Benjamin Franklin had been using one pair of glasses to read with and another for distant vision. Tired of...

2014-05-20 00:20:18

WASHINGTON, May 20, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following is the daily "Profile America" feature from the U.S. Census Bureau: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20110428/DC91889LOGO STUMPED AT THE PUMP Profile America -- Tuesday, May 20th.( )Gas prices are a frequent cause for consumer complaint -- but at least purchases aren't restricted, as they were beginning this month in 1942. That's when 17 states began rationing gasoline to help the war effort. By December, rationing...

2014-05-19 00:20:06

WASHINGTON, May 19, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following is the daily "Profile America" feature from the U.S. Census Bureau: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20110428/DC91889LOGO PRINTS AMONG MEN Profile America -- Monday, May 19th.( )The first criminal case in the U.S. in which fingerprint evidence alone won conviction occurred this month in New York City in 1911. Burglary suspect Caesar Cella, alias Charles Crispi, was undone by prints identified by detective Joseph...

2014-05-18 00:20:05

WASHINGTON, May 18, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following is the daily "Profile America" feature from the U.S. Census Bureau: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20110428/DC91889LOGO TAKING STOCK Profile America -- Sunday, May 18th.( )The New York Stock Exchange, by signaling business prospects through share prices, has long been a bellwether of the nation's economic health. The exchange started this week in 1792, as some two dozen merchants and brokers established an organized...

2014-05-17 00:20:09

WASHINGTON, May 17, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following is the daily "Profile America" feature from the U.S. Census Bureau: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20110428/DC91889LOGO THE CROW FLIES Profile America -- Saturday, May 17th. On this date in 1954, the U.S. Supreme Court issued one of its most historic decisions, changing the social landscape of the nation. The justices ruled unanimously in Brown vs. Board of Education that segregation of public schools based solely...

2014-05-16 00:20:18

WASHINGTON, May 16, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following is the daily "Profile America" feature from the U.S. Census Bureau: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20110428/DC91889LOGO PEDAL POWER Profile America -- Friday, May 16th.( )Today is National Bike to Work Day, the exact center of May's National Bike Month. From coast-to-coast, cycling enthusiasts are expected to take part in a wide range of activities sponsored by environmental and civic groups, health organizations,...


Word of the Day
callithump
  • A somewhat riotous parade, accompanied with the blowing of tin horns, and other discordant noises; also, a burlesque serenade; a charivari.
'Callithump' is a back-formation of 'callithumpian,' a 'fanciful formation' according to the Oxford English Dictionary. However, the English Dialect Dictionary, says 'Gallithumpians' is a Dorset and Devon word from the 1790s that refers to 'a society of radical social reformers' or 'noisy disturbers of elections and meetings.'
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