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Profile America: Freedom of the Press

Profile America: Freedom of the Press

Sunday, November 17. The first glimmers of what Americans now take for granted — freedom of the press — started on this date in 1734. It came with the arrest of John Peter Zenger, a German immigrant who published the […]

by · November 17, 2019 · Census, History, Profile America
Profile America: National Crime Prevention Month

Profile America: National Crime Prevention Month

Sunday, October 27th. Everyone is a potential crime victim, and October is when government agencies, civic groups, schools, businesses and youth organizations join in trying to reduce the threat. This is National Crime Prevention Month, with special awareness and education […]

by · October 27, 2019 · Census, Crime, Profile America
Firefighters continue to fight the blaze shortly after the roof of the Marion Pharmacy collapsed.--Photo by David Greene

Profile America: American Pharmacists Month

Wednesday, October 16th. The art and science of mixing therapeutic compounds to assist medical practice goes back 4,500 or more years. Centuries ago, such specialized business was termed apothecary. Today, the familiar name is pharmacy — and the pharmacists behind […]

by · October 16, 2019 · Census, Profile America
Borough President Ruben Diaz, Jr. was joined at the event by (l) Ms. Beatrice Castiglia-Catullo, 100, founder of Regional Aid for Interim Needs (R.A.I.N.) and (r) Ms. Sarah Turner, who had then-recently celebrated her 101st birthday at the R.A.I.N. Eastchester Neighborhood Senior Center.

Profile America: Centenarians Day

Sunday, September 22nd. The average age of the American population is on a steady climb, and the national median is 38 years. It’s nearly 39.5 for women. As people grow older, many tend to become a little vague about their […]

Profile America: Clean Water

Profile America: Clean Water

Friday, September 20th. We pretty much take for granted that the municipal water that comes out of the faucets in our homes is safe to drink. But getting to that point 125 years ago was a major advance for civilization […]

by · September 20, 2019 · Census, Environment, History, Profile America
Group of chickens walking around a green lawned garden on a free range urban farm, with gentle sunlight

Profile America: National Chicken Month

One of our favorite foods is being celebrated — it’s National Chicken Month, nicely complementing September’s Mushroom Month and Rice Month. The versatility of chicken — served in numerous ways ranging from Southern fried style to sandwiches to salads — […]

by · September 18, 2019 · Census, Profile America
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Profile America: First Federal Loan

On this date in 1787, the Constitutional Convention wrapped up in Philadelphia with the delegates accepting the document and sending it on to the states for ratification. Two years and one day later, the new U.S. government had to become […]

by · September 17, 2019 · Census, History, Profile America
Unmarried and Single Americans Week 2017

Profile America: Unmatched

Monday, September 16th. Today is the second day of “National Unmarried and Single Americans Week.” The occasion notes that many who are unmarried do not identify with the word “single,” since they may be parents, have partners, or are widowed […]

by · September 16, 2019 · Census, Profile America
Profile America: Chipping In

Profile America: Chipping In

Thursday, September 12th. One of the great technical leaps in progress towards our digital age occurred on this date 61 years ago. It was in September 1958 that Jack Kilby of Texas Instruments demonstrated his invention of a miniaturized electronic […]

by · September 12, 2019 · Census, History, Profile America, Technology
The Lincoln Highway, The Great American Road Trip

Profile America: The Lincoln Highway

Tuesday, September 10th. The route of the nation’s first coast-to-coast paved roadway was announced on this date in 1913. Known as the Lincoln Highway, its combination of new roads linking existing metropolitan roads originally ran for nearly 3,400 miles through […]

by · September 10, 2019 · Census, Profile America
census document form and ball point ink pen on American flag for 2020

OFFICIAL BRONX 2020 CENSUS KICKOFF, May 1

OFFICIAL BRONX CENSUS 2020 Kickoff event, May 1st at 10:45 am in the Mario Merola Rotunda at the Bronx County building.

Profile America: New Year’s Eve

Profile America: New Year’s Eve

Monday, December 31st. On this New Year’s Eve, some 329 million Americans of all ages and backgrounds are ready to greet the year 2019. A hundred years ago, the nation’s population was just a bit over 103 million. Fifty years […]

by · December 31, 2018 · Bulletin Board, Census, Profile America
Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving

Thursday, November 22nd. Yesterday was Thanksgiving Day. One of the most traditional of American holidays, it’s thought to have begun in 1621 in Plymouth, Massachusetts. The holiday became national in 1863, and the fourth Thursday of the month has been […]

Norwood residents took advantage of free medical evaluations at Safe Medical Care on East 204 Street.--Photo courtesy of Long Island University's APhA-ASP Chapter of the American Pharmacist Association

Profile America: First Medical School for Women

On this date in 1848, the first medical school for women opened in Boston. By 1873, the school had graduated almost 100 doctors. That year, the Boston Female Medical School merged with the Boston University School of Medicine to form […]

Profile America: Happy Parents’ Day

Profile America: Happy Parents’ Day

Sunday, July 22nd. Today is Parents’ Day — an annual public observance similar to Mother’s Day and Father’s Day, but not an official holiday with gifts and greetings cards. And because it dates only from 1994, not as well known. […]

by · July 22, 2018 · Census, Family, Profile America