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  • Following is the daily "Profile America" feature from the U.S. Census Bureau: GREEN CATHEDRALS Profile America — Sunday, April 20th.  This is an important anniversary date for Americans who revere old baseball parks — the Green Cathedrals of nostalgia. April 20 saw the first...

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  • Following is the daily "Profile America" feature from the U.S. Census Bureau: ALL NEWS Profile America — Saturday, April 19th. The first all-news radio format in the U.S. debuted on this date in 1965, as WINS-AM in New York City switched from rock and roll to rip and read. Almost 20 years...

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  • Following is the daily "Profile America" feature from the U.S. Census Bureau: FIRST LAUNDROMAT Profile America — Friday, April 18th. For urban dwellers, the difficulty — or at least the expense — of doing their laundry began to ease on this date in 1934 when the first public,...

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  • Following is the daily "Profile America" feature from the U.S. Census Bureau: LIBRARY WEEK Profile America — Thursday, April 17th. April is a significant month for the American printed word. In 1800, the Library of Congress was founded, and earlier this week, in 1828, Noah Webster...

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  • The driving force behind Mother's Day was Anna Jarvis, who organized observances in Grafton, W.Va., and Philadelphia on May 10, 1908. As the annual celebration became popular around the country, Jarvis asked members of Congress to set aside a day to honor mothers. She succeeded in 1914, when...

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  • Following is the daily "Profile America" feature from the U.S. Census Bureau: CHILD LABOR Profile America —Wednesday, April 16th. Children have worked throughout history, especially on family farms and in trades. But their employment in industrialized settings raised many popular...

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  • The recent changes to the Current Population Survey's questions related to health insurance coverage is the culmination of 14 years of research and two national tests in 2010 and 2013 clearly showing the revised questions provide more precise measures of health insurance through improved...

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  • The following is being released by the U.S. Census Bureau: Earth Day: April 22, 2014 April 22, 2014, marks the 44th anniversary of Earth Day ― a day intended to inspire awareness and appreciation for the Earth's natural environment. The day came from reaction to a massive oil spill in...

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  • Following is the daily "Profile America" feature from the U.S. Census Bureau: LEADING THE CHARGE Profile America — Tuesday, April 15th. To borrow from some recent advertising slogans, although many Americans couldn't imagine leaving home without them, and they're everywhere they want to...

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  • The following tip sheet was released today by the U.S. Census Bureau: The U.S. Census Bureau is unveiling a new Web-based analysis tool that provides access to the full Quarterly Workforce Indicators dataset. The tool – named QWI Explorer – includes measures on employment, job...

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  • Following is the daily "Profile America" feature from the U.S. Census Bureau: ASSIGNED SEATING Profile America — Monday, April 14th. The distribution of political representation under the Constitution was authorized on this date in 1792. Based on the results of the 1790 Census, the House...

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  • Following is the daily "Profile America" feature from the U.S. Census Bureau: BUBBLE GUM Profile America — Sunday, April 13th. Bubble gum, one of the joys of American youngsters but too often found on sidewalks and under chair seats, was developed in 1928 by a tinkering accountant. Walter...

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  • Following is the daily "Profile America" feature from the U.S. Census Bureau: PORTABLE TYPEWRITER Profile America — Saturday, April 12th. On this date in 1892, the first U.S. patent for a truly portable typewriter was issued to George C. Blickensderfer of Stamford, Connecticut for a "type...

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  • Following is the daily "Profile America" feature from the U.S. Census Bureau: APRIL 11: GASTRONOMIC MILESTONE Profile America — Friday, April 11th.  This week in 1955, a small hamburger restaurant opened in Des Plaines, Illinois–the first of what would become one of the world's...

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  • Following is the daily "Profile America" feature from the U.S. Census Bureau: SAFETY PINS Profile America — Thursday, April 10th. The need to pay a $15 debt sparked one of the most useful of inventions, patented on this date in 1849. Walter Hunt, a mechanic in New York, owed the debt....

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  • Centenarians have lower education levels, are overwhelmingly women and are more likely to live in poverty than the 65-and-older population, according to a U.S. Census Bureau report released today. The report, "The Centenarian Population: 2007-2011," analyzes characteristics of centenarians and how...

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  • Following is the daily "Profile America" feature from the U.S. Census Bureau: COMING UNSTUCK Profile America — Wednesday, April 9th. For much of history, a cooked meal was followed by the drudgery of scrubbing the pans used to prepare it. But something was discovered this week in 1938 that...

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  • State government tax revenue increased by 6.1 percent from fiscal year 2012 to a record $846.2 billion in 2013, the U.S. Census Bureau reported today. The increase shows an upward trend in state government tax revenue for the third year in a row. From fiscal year 2010 to 2011, state government tax...

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  • Following is the daily "Profile America" feature from the U.S. Census Bureau: POPULAR DEMAND Profile America —Tuesday, April 8th. On this date 101 years ago, the 17th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution was ratified establishing direct popular election of senators. Previously, members of...

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