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Black History Month, by the numbers

Black History Month, by the numbers

Black (African-American) History Month: February 2010 To commemorate and celebrate the contributions to our nation made by people of African descent, American historian Carter G. Woodson established Black History Week. The first celebration occurred on Feb. 12, 1926. For many years, the second week of February was set aside for this celebration to coincide with […]

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The U.S. Census Bureau will be mailing or hand delivering census questionnaires to Big Island residents beginning in February.

Through late August, Census Bureau temporary field staff will work in neighborhoods to deliver questionnaires, collect information from those who have not returned their census questionnaire, and verify addresses.

Census Bureau to be collecting information starting in February

The U.S. Census Bureau will be mailing or hand delivering census questionnaires to Big Island residents beginning in February. Through late August, Census Bureau temporary field staff will work in neighborhoods to deliver questionnaires, collect information from those who have not returned their census questionnaire, and verify addresses.

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How r u? The way we communicate is rapidly evolving, as evidenced by the fact that the number of text messages sent on cell phones has more than doubled from 48 billion in December 2007 to 110 billion in December 2008, according to the U.S. Census Bureau’s Statistical Abstract of the United States: 2010.

Texting more than doubled from 2007 to 2008, daily newspapers declined

How r u? The way we communicate is rapidly evolving, as evidenced by the fact that the number of text messages sent on cell phones has more than doubled from 48 billion in December 2007 to 110 billion in December 2008, according to the U.S. Census Bureau’s Statistical Abstract of the United States: 2010.

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The first American Indian Day was celebrated in May 1916 in New York. Red Fox James, a Blackfeet Indian, rode horseback from state to state, getting endorsements from 24 state governments, to have a day to honor American Indians. In 1990, President George H.W. Bush signed a joint congressional resolution designating November 1990 as “National American Indian Heritage Month.”

American Indian, Alaska Native Heritage Month: November 2009

The first American Indian Day was celebrated in May 1916 in New York. Red Fox James, a Blackfeet Indian, rode horseback from state to state, getting endorsements from 24 state governments, to have a day to honor American Indians. In 1990, President George H.W. Bush signed a joint congressional resolution designating November 1990 as “National […]

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Hispanic Heritage Month 2009: Sept. 15 – Oct. 15

Hispanic Heritage Month 2009: Sept. 15 – Oct. 15

MEDIA RELEASE In September 1968, Congress authorized President Lyndon B. Johnson to proclaim National Hispanic Heritage Week, which was observed during the week that included Sept. 15 and Sept. 16. The observance was expanded in 1988 to a monthlong celebration (Sept. 15 – Oct. 15). America celebrates the culture and traditions of those who trace […]

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Grandparents Day, Sept 13, by the numbers

Grandparents Day, Sept 13, by the numbers

Grandparents Day 2009: Sept. 13 Grandparents Day was the brainchild of Marian McQuade of Fayette County, W.Va., who hoped that such an observance might persuade grandchildren to tap the wisdom and heritage of their grandparents. President Jimmy Carter signed the first presidential proclamation in 1978 — and one has been issued each year since — […]

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Labor Day, by the numbers

Labor Day 2009: Sept. 7 The first observance of Labor Day is believed to have been a parade of 10,000 workers on Sept. 5, 1882, in New York City, organized by Peter J. McGuire, a Carpenters and Joiners Union secretary. By 1893, more than half the states were observing a “Labor Day” on one day […]

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The Fourth of July, by the numbers

The Fourth of July, by the numbers

The Fourth of July 2009 On this day in 1776, the Declaration of Independence was approved by the Continental Congress, setting the 13 colonies on the road to freedom as a sovereign nation. As always, this most American of holidays will be marked by parades, fireworks and backyard barbecues across the country. 2.5 million In […]

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Father’s Day, by the numbers

Father’s Day: June 21, 2009 The idea of Father’s Day was conceived exactly a century ago, by Sonora Dodd of Spokane, Wash., while she listened to a Mother’s Day sermon in 1909. Dodd wanted a special day to honor her father, William Smart, a widowed Civil War veteran who was left to raise his six […]

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Mother’s Day, by the numbers

Mother’s Day: May 10, 2009 The driving force behind Mother’s Day was Anna Jarvis, who organized observances in Grafton, W.Va., and Philadelphia exactly 101 years ago: May 10, 1908. As the annual celebration became popular around the country, Jarvis asked members of Congress to set aside a day to honor mothers. She finally succeeded in […]

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Older Americans Month, by the numbers

Older Americans Month, by the numbers

Older Americans Month: May 2009 A meeting with the National Council of Senior Citizens resulted in President John F. Kennedy designating May 1963 as Senior Citizens Month, encouraging the nation to pay tribute in some way to older people across the country. In 1980, President Jimmy Carter’s proclamation changed the name to Older Americans Month, […]

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Cinco de Mayo, by the numbers

Cinco de Mayo Cinco de Mayo celebrates the legendary Battle of Puebla on May 5, 1862, in which a Mexican force of 4,500 men faced 6,000 well-trained French soldiers. The battle lasted four hours and ended in a victory for the Mexican army under Gen. Ignacio Zaragoza. Along with Mexican Independence Day on Sept. 16, […]

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Asian/Pacific American Heritage Month, by the numbers

Asian/Pacific American Heritage Month, by the numbers

Asian/Pacific American Heritage Month: May 2009 In 1978, a joint congressional resolution established Asian/Pacific American Heritage Week. The first 10 days of May were chosen to coincide with two important milestones in Asian/Pacific American history: the arrival in the United States of the first Japanese immigrants (May 7, 1843) and contributions of Chinese workers to […]

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Hawaii government retirees received $811,454 in 2007

MEDIA RELEASE State and local government defined-benefit employee retirement systems paid $168 billion to 7.5 million retirees and survivors in fiscal year 2007, the U.S. Census Bureau reported Monday, Dec. 29. This is a $12 billion increase from the previous year when 7.3 million received payments. There were 2,547 retirement systems in 2007, with memberships […]

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