WASHINGTON, Aug. 11, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following is the daily "Profile America" feature from the U.S. Census Bureau:
SATURDAY, AUGUST 11: VINYL RECORD DAY
Profile America — Saturday, August 11th. Listening to a favorite song can bring back fond memories. That's the idea behind Vinyl Record Day — which will be celebrated tomorrow, as it is each year on the 12th, the anniversary of Thomas Edison's invention of the phonograph. Vinyl records — both 33 1/3 and 45 RPM — brought Americans their favorite music for more than half a century. Now, an increasing number of portable electronic devices allow us to listen to our favorites anywhere. Even with these advances, physical recordings still account for a majority of recordings sold. And premium quality vinyl LPs are making a modest comeback, especially in the audiophile community. You can find more facts about America from the U.S. Census Bureau, online at www.census.gov.
Sources: Chase's Calendar of Events 2012, p. 402
Statistical Abstract of the United States 2012, t. 1140
Profile America is produced by the Center for New Media and Promotions of the U.S. Census Bureau. These daily features are available as produced segments, ready to air, on a monthly CD or on the Internet at http://www.census.gov (look for "Multimedia Gallery" by the "Newsroom" button).
SOURCE U.S. Census Bureau