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U.S. Census Bureau Daily Feature for September 29 – Press Releases

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WASHINGTON, Sept. 29, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — Following is the daily “Profile America” feature from the U.S. Census Bureau:

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SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 29: GENE AUTRY

Profile America — Saturday, September 29th.  Today marks the anniversary of the birth in 1907 of one of America's favorite singing cowboys — Gene Autry.  In his career of some 70 years, he appeared in nearly 100 movies and made hundreds of records.  During World War II, he flew cargo planes over the dangerous Himalayan Mountains.  His wide-ranging talents resulted in Autry being the only entertainer ever to have five stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame — for radio, television, motion pictures, recording, and live performance.  After retiring from entertainment, he owned a major league baseball team, the Los Angeles Angels, and served as vice president of the American League for many years, whose teams draw more than 32 million fans each year. Profile America is in its 16th year as a public service of the U.S. Census Bureau.

Sources:  Chase's Calendar of Events 2012, p. 474
www.geneautry.com
Statistical Abstract of the United States 2012, t. 1245

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 a monthly CD or on the Internet at http://www.census.gov (look for “Multimedia Gallery” by the “Newsroom” button). 

SOURCE U.S. Census Bureau

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