WASHINGTON, Jan. 21 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following is the daily "Profile America" feature from the U.S. Census Bureau:
THURSDAY, JANUARY 21: PREMIER GUNSMITH
Profile America — Thursday, January 21st. One of the nation's most famous gunsmiths was born on this day in 1855 in Ogden, Utah — John Browning. Taught gun making and design by his father, Browning went on to hold more patents than any other gunsmith in the world — designing guns for Winchester, Remington, Stevens, and Colt, as well as U.S. and European armies. He is credited with development of the semi-automatic shotgun, pump action shotgun and the .22 rifle. He invented water-cooled machine guns, the Browning Automatic Rifle and the Colt .45-automatic pistol. Today, the Browning Arms Company is one of nearly 200 U.S. firms making small arms — worth more than $1.5 billion a year. You can find these and more facts about America from the U.S. Census Bureau, now preparing for the 2010 Census on April 1st.
Sources: Chase's Calendar of Events 2010, p. 94
2002 Economic Census, NAICS 332994
Profile America is produced by the Public Information Office 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 under the "Newsroom" button).
SOURCE U.S. Census Bureau