12/30/2005: Census Data 2005 Anniversaries...
[The] Following is the daily "Profile America" feature for Friday, Dec. 30 from the U.S. Census Bureau:
Before closing the book on this eventful year, it's worth looking at some of the anniversaries of 2005.
Fifty years ago, the nation's first theme park, Disneyland, opened in Anaheim, California; Bill Halley and the Comets recorded Rock Around The Clock; and the first McDonald's opened.
Seventy-five years ago, the planet Pluto was discovered, and Hostess Twinkies first went on sale.
One hundred years ago, Albert Einstein published his special theory of relativity, and noted aviator and movie maker Howard Hughes was born.
A century ago, the average life expectancy for a baby girl was 51 years and for boys, 48. Now, those figures are close to 81 years for girls and 75 for boys.
-- US News Wire.
Karen on 12.30.05 @ 05:07 AM CST