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Profile America: A Storied Cereal

On this date in 1893, Denver restaurant owner Henry Perky received a patent for a “Machine for the Preparation of Cereals for Food” (aka shredded wheat).

Profile America: July Mail Call

In July 1963, the postal service introduced the ZIP code to help speed mail service.

by · July 31, 2016 · History, Profile America

Profile America: Medicare Anniversary 

On this day 50 years ago, President Lyndon Johnson signed the Social Security Amendments, which established Medicare and Medicaid.

Baby Food Festival

Fremont, Michigan–home to Gerber Baby Food– is celebrating the 25th annual National Baby Food Festival, which began Wednesday and ends Saturday.

by · July 22, 2016 · Profile America

Profile America: National Junk Food Day

Today is National Junk Food Day, which celebrates the naughty temptations on offer at fast food joints.

by · July 20, 2016 · Profile America

Profile America: The Hole Truth

The first 18-hole golf course in the U.S. opened this week in 1893 in Downer’s Grove, Illinois.

by · July 19, 2016 · Profile America, Sports

Profile America: Nuclear Power — Atoms for Peace 

On this date in 1955, the Atomic Energy Commission sold electric power from a General Electric nuclear reactor.

Profile America: Tooth or Consequences 

On this date in 1867, Harvard University opened the first dental school associated with a medical school.

by · July 17, 2016 · Profile America
Profile America: Online Shopping 

Profile America: Online Shopping 

On this date in 1995, Amazon.com launched its business of selling books online out of a two-car garage in Bellevue, Washington.

Profile America: Nickel and Diming

Motorists in Oklahoma City were confronted with America’s first parking meter this month in 1935.

Profile America: The Transistor 

One of the most important inventions of our time — the transistor — was announced in early July 1948 by Bell Laboratories (New Jersey).

Profile America: From Sea To Shining Sea 

Historian Frederick Jackson Turner delivered a landmark academic paper declaring that the closing of the American frontier ended the formative national experience.

by · July 12, 2016 · History, Profile America

Profile America: Telstar

The successful relay of a transatlantic TV signal by Telstar, the first privately owned satellite launched this week in 1962.

by · July 11, 2016 · Profile America

Profile America: Vehicle Thefts

It took a while after the invention of the gas-powered automobile by Karl Benz in Germany in 1886 for someone to steal the wheels.

by · July 10, 2016 · Profile America

Profile America: Summer Grilling Favorites

July is not only National Grilling Month but also National Hot Dog Month and National Ice Cream Month.

by · July 9, 2016 · Profile America