WASHINGTON, Aug. 4, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following is the daily "Profile America" feature from the U.S. Census Bureau:
SATURDAY, AUGUST 4: LOUIS ARMSTRONG
Profile America — Saturday, August 4th. One of the most revered figures in the history of jazz, Louis Armstrong — nicknamed "Satchmo" — was born in New Orleans on this date in 1901. His worldwide fame was such that one of his nicknames was "Ambassador Satch." The exact date of Armstrong's birth was a subject of confusion for years, since he often said he was born July 4, 1900. But his impact on jazz and popular music was never in dispute. His innovative playing helped define not only the jazz cornet and trumpet, but jazz itself. Jazz continues to have a relatively small, but fiercely loyal group of fans. About 8 percent of adults attend a live jazz performance each year. 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. 389
Statistical Abstract of the United States 2012, t. 1238
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