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2014-07-18 00:20:32

WASHINGTON, July 18, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following is the daily "Profile America" feature from the U.S. Census Bureau: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20110428/DC91889LOGO CURRENT AFFAIRS Profile America -- Friday, July 18th. On this date in 1955 in West Milton, New York, a species of turning swords into plowshares was realized. That was when the Atomic Energy Commission sold electric power from a General Electric nuclear reactor to the Niagara-Mohawk Power...

2014-07-17 12:28:02

WASHINGTON, July 17, 2104 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On July 26, 1990, President George H.W. Bush signed the Americans with Disabilities Act, which prohibits discrimination against people with disabilities in employment, transportation, public accommodations, commercial facilities, telecommunications, and state and local government services. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140717/128113 Population Distribution 56.7 million Number of people in the United States in 2010 with a...

2014-07-16 00:20:12

WASHINGTON, July 16, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following is the daily "Profile America" feature from the U.S. Census Bureau: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20110428/DC91889LOGO NICKEL AND DIMING Profile America -- Wednesday, July 16th. On this date in 1935, drivers in Oklahoma City were confronted with America's first parking meter, collecting rent for a space on the corner of First Street and Robinson Avenue. While local drivers could avoid that single space, they...

2014-07-15 12:25:06

WASHINGTON, July 15, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following tip sheet was released today by the U.S. Census Bureau: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20110428/DC91889LOGO 2012 Economic Census Industry Series: Investigation and Security Services -- National-level data files on specific industries to be released through February 2015. The files provide data on the number of establishments, revenue, payroll, number of employees, value of product line sales and other data...

2014-07-15 00:20:31

WASHINGTON, July 15, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following is the daily "Profile America" feature from the U.S. Census Bureau: ALL-STAR GAME http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20110428/DC91889LOGO Profile America -- Tuesday, July 15th. Major league baseball pauses today to play its 85th All-Star Game. Today's event is being held at Target Field in Minneapolis, home of the Minnesota Twins. The first All-Star Game was played on July 6, 1933, at Comiskey Park in Chicago. A homer...

2014-07-14 00:20:22

WASHINGTON, July 14, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following is the daily "Profile America" feature from the U.S. Census Bureau: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20110428/DC91889LOGO SIZING UP Profile America -- Monday, July 14th. Almost every home has at least one. They can be made out of cloth, plastic, or metal. Seamstresses and tailors use them, as do professional craftsmen and weekend do-it-yourselfers. It's the tape measure, patented on this date in 1868 by Alvin J....

2014-07-13 00:20:13

WASHINGTON, July 13, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following is the daily "Profile America" feature from the U.S. Census Bureau: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20110428/DC91889LOGO SUMMER FOOD FAVORITES Profile America -- Sunday, July 13th. A number of special observances are held in July -- three of them just naturally go together. It's not only National Grilling Month, but also National Hot Dog Month and National Ice Cream Month. Whether we call them frankfurters or just...

2014-07-11 00:20:19

WASHINGTON, July 11, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following is the daily "Profile America" feature from the U.S. Census Bureau: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20110428/DC91889LOGO TELSTAR Profile America -- Friday, July 11th. The distant reaches of planet Earth came into focus for the average American on this date in 1962 with the successful relay of a trans-Atlantic signal by Telstar, the first privately owned satellite launched the day before. While a major communications...

2014-07-10 12:34:16

Men Still Make up Majority of Computer Professionals WASHINGTON, July 10, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. Census Bureau reported today that 74 percent of those who have a bachelor's degree in science, technology, engineering and math -- commonly referred to as STEM -- are not employed in STEM occupations. In addition, men continue to be overrepresented in STEM, especially in computer and engineering occupations. About 86 percent of engineers and 74 percent of computer professionals...

2014-07-10 00:21:14

WASHINGTON, July 10, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following is the daily "Profile America" feature from the U.S. Census Bureau: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20110428/DC91889LOGO WYOMING Profile America -- Thursday, July 10th. On this date in 1890, more than 30 years before the 19th Amendment was ratified, women in one of these United States enjoyed the right to vote, as Wyoming became the 44th state to join the union. Carved out of the Dakota, Idaho, and Utah...


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.'