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SOURCE U.S. Census Bureau
WASHINGTON, Dec. 30, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following is the daily "Profile America" feature from the U.S. Census Bureau:
ECHOES OF THE PAST
Profile America - Monday, December 30th. As a year draws to a close, it is common to reflect on the passage of time. How history will judge 2013 is not yet known, but this year's anniversaries are woven into the fabric of today. Two-hundred years ago, a newspaper in Troy, New York coined the term "Uncle Sam" in reference to the United States. One-hundred years ago, Henry Ford unveiled the first moving assembly line. Fifty years ago, the Supreme Court issued the Miranda decision, mandating legal counsel for all defendants in criminal cases. A century ago, the average life expectancy was 56 years for a baby girl and 52 years for a boy. Now, those figures are 81 years for girls and 76 for boys. You can find more facts about America from the U.S. Census Bureau, online at www.census.gov.
Historical Statistics of the United States: Colonial Times to 1970, p. 5 http://www.census.gov/compendia/statab/cats/births_deaths_marriages_divorces.html t. 104
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 the Internet at http://www.census.gov (look for "Multimedia Gallery" by the "Newsroom" button).
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