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Mar172017

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The U.S. Census Bureau has always been ahead of the curve when it comes to employing women. Ever since 1880, when it started using professional enumerators rather than U.S. marshals, the Census Office had employed women in that role. With the advent of the Hollerith tabulating machine in 1890, women moved into the role of keypunchers.

Mar132017

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The roots of National Women’s History Month go back to March 8, 1857, when women from various New York City factories staged a protest over working conditions. International Women’s Day was first observed in 1909, but it was not until 1981 that Congress established National Women’s History Week to be commemorated annually the second week of March. In 1987, Congress expanded the week to a month.

Mar132017

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Congress proclaimed March as Irish-American Heritage Month in 1991, and the President issues a proclamation commemorating the occasion each year. Originally a religious holiday to honor St. Patrick, who introduced Christianity to Ireland in the fifth century, St. Patrick’s Day has evolved into a celebration of all things Irish. The world’s first St.

Feb152017

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Whales are beautiful and magnificent creatures and are the largest and oldest mammals on Earth.  This week, NOAA Fisheries and partners are celebrating Whale Week 2017. Whales are found in every ocean of the world. Twenty-nine species of whales live in U.S. waters. All of these species are protected under the Marine Mammal Protection Act (MMPA).

Feb102017

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Expressing one’s affection to another is a celebrated custom on Valentine’s Day. Sweethearts and family members present gifts to one another, such as cards, candy, flowers and other symbols of affection. Opinions differ as to who was the original Valentine, but the most popular theory is that he was a clergyman who was executed for secretly marrying couples in ancient Rome. In A.D.

Feb102017

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Just in time for the 59th Annual Grammy Awards, the U.S. Census Bureau compiled various statistics covering sound recording studios, artists, writers & more.  The 59th Annual Grammy Awards will be held on February 12, 2017 at the Staples Center in Los Angeles and will recognize the best recordings, compositions, and artists for 2016.

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