WASHINGTON, Dec. 30, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following is the daily "Profile America" feature from the U.S. Census Bureau:
THURSDAY, DECEMBER 30: 2010 ANNIVERSARIES
Profile America -- Thursday, December 30th. Before closing the book on this eventful year, it's worth noting some of the anniversaries of 2010. In 1910, the high school graduation rate was around 10 percent. Seventy-five years ago, Social Security was established. In 1960 -- 50 years ago -- John Kennedy and Richard Nixon took part in the first televised debate between presidential candidates. And 25 years ago, the sunken wreckage of the ocean liner Titanic was discovered 350 miles southeast of Newfoundland. A century ago, the average life expectancy was 52 years for a baby girl and 48 years for a boy. Now, those figures are 81 years for girls and 76 for boys. You can find these and more facts about America from the U.S. Census Bureau, online at www.census.gov.
Sources: Chase's Calendar of Events 2010, Spotlight on the Past
Historical Statistics of the United States: Colonial Times to 1970, p. 55
Statistical Abstract of the United States 2010, t. 102
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SOURCE U.S. Census Bureau