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2013-04-06 00:20:19

WASHINGTON, April 6, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following is the daily "Profile America" feature from the U.S. Census Bureau: (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110428/DC91889LOGO) SATURDAY, APRIL 6: MILK INSPECTION Profile America -- Saturday, April 6th. On this date in 1859, Massachusetts established the first state milk inspection program. An inspector of milk was appointed in August that year, operating from Boston, and whose primary efforts were to suppress so-called...

2013-04-05 00:20:09

WASHINGTON, April 5, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following is the daily "Profile America" feature from the U.S. Census Bureau: (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110428/DC91889LOGO) FRIDAY, APRIL 5: RIDING ON AIR Profile America -- Friday, April 5th.  One of the most desirable cars in automobile showrooms across the U.S. in 1954 was the Packard.  The new models were the first to be equipped with a feature that soon swept the industry--the tubeless tire.  The idea...

2013-04-03 12:27:15

WASHINGTON, April 3, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following tip sheet was released today by the U.S. Census Bureau: (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110428/DC91889LOGO) Computerworld has named the U.S. Census Bureau as a 2013 Honors Laureate for the development of its open data API, an application programming interface that allows developers to take data sets and reuse them to create online and mobile apps. The magazine recognizes the Census Bureau for its "visionary...

2013-04-02 00:20:38

WASHINGTON, April 2, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following is the daily "Profile America" feature from the U.S. Census Bureau: (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110428/DC91889LOGO) TUESDAY, APRIL 2: FEDERAL CONSTRUCTION Profile America -- Tuesday, April 2nd. Critics of federal spending initiatives often allude with some disdain to the government's ability to create money. It's pure coincidence, though, that the first federal building commissioned under the country's new...

2013-04-01 12:24:00

WASHINGTON, April 1, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following is the daily "Profile America" feature from the U.S. Census Bureau: (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110428/DC91889LOGO) MONDAY, APRIL 1: CIGARETTE ADS BANNED Profile America -- Monday, April 1st. Broadcast advertising saw a major change on this date in 1970 -- as President Nixon signed a bill into law prohibiting cigarette advertising on the nation's airwaves. The ban went into effect on January 1st of the next year...

2013-03-28 12:27:20

WASHINGTON, March 28, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following tip sheet was released today by the U.S. Census Bureau: (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110428/DC91889LOGO) This quarterly survey (formerly known as the Finances of Selected State and Local Government Employee Retirement Systems Survey) provides national summary statistics on the revenues, expenditures and composition of assets of the 100 largest state and local public employee retirement systems in the United...

2013-03-24 00:20:10

WASHINGTON, March 24, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following is the daily "Profile America" feature from the U.S. Census Bureau: (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110428/DC91889LOGO) SUNDAY, MARCH 24: DOROTHY STRATTON Profile America -- Sunday, March 24th. Today marks the birthday in 1899 of Dorothy Stratton, who left her position as Dean of Women at Purdue University in 1942 to take a commission in the Navy. Transferred to the Coast Guard, she organized and directed that...

2013-03-18 00:20:17

WASHINGTON, March 18, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following is the daily "Profile America" feature from the U.S. Census Bureau: (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110428/DC91889LOGO) MONDAY, MARCH 18: HAWAII STATEHOOD Profile America -- Monday, March 18th. On this date in 1959, President Dwight Eisenhower signed the Hawaii Statehood Bill that passed through Congress the week before. In a plebiscite held in June, Hawaiian voters validated the federal act, opting for statehood...

2013-03-16 00:21:21

WASHINGTON, March 16, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following is the daily "Profile America" feature from the U.S. Census Bureau: (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110428/DC91889LOGO) SATURDAY, MARCH 16: HEALTH CARE PIONEERS Profile America -- Saturday, March 16th. Two young women, who were the first Americans of their gender to enter their professions, are highlighted during this Women's History Month. Lucy Hobbs Taylor was the first to receive a degree in dentistry,...

2013-03-14 00:20:35

WASHINGTON, March 14, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following is the daily "Profile America" feature from the U.S. Census Bureau: (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110428/DC91889LOGO) THURSDAY, MARCH 14: FBI'S MOST WANTED Profile America -- Thursday, March 14th. One of the most noted crime-fighting tools started because of a conversation at a card game between J. Edgar Hoover of the FBI and a newspaper reporter. The reporter wanted to profile some of the most wanted criminals...