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07 Aug 44: IBM dedicates the pioneering computer notable for producing reliable results and its ability to run 24/7. It soon will be used to help the US Navy produce tables for aiming artillery shells and bombs. It was 55 ft long and 8 ft high, weighed in at 5 tons and contained 760,000 components and 500 miles of wire. Its clickety-clack sounded like a "roomful of ladies knitting." #WWII

07 Aug 44: IBM dedicates the pioneering computer notable for producing reliable results and its ability to run 24/7. It soon will be used to help the US Navy produce tables for aiming artillery shells and bombs. It was 55 ft long and 8 ft high, weighed in at 5 tons and contained 760,000 components and 500 miles of wire. Its clickety-clack sounded like a "roomful of ladies knitting." #WWII

#CensusTIGER25

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The Census Bureau’s cartographers compared aerial photographs to 1950 Census maps to improve accuracy. Learn more at http://www.census.gov/history/

The Census Bureau’s cartographers compared aerial photographs to 1950 Census maps to improve accuracy. Learn more at http://www.census.gov/history/

#CensusTIGER25

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Census Bureau cartographers review a bound map of a neighborhood in Uvalde, TX, from the 1950 Census.  Detailed maps insured all housing units were included in the census. Learn more at http://www.census.gov/history/

Census Bureau cartographers review a bound map of a neighborhood in Uvalde, TX, from the 1950 Census. Detailed maps insured all housing units were included in the census. Learn more at http://www.census.gov/history/

It's 1940 census time!--For Dad...he's been counting down the days till its available for months!

It's 1940 census time!--For Dad...he's been counting down the days till its available for months!

Enumerating a Forestville, MD, family during the 1960 Census. Learn more at: www.census.gov/history

Enumerating a Forestville, MD, family during the 1960 Census. Learn more at: www.census.gov/history

In November 1937, the U.S. Census Bureau conducted an unemployment census to determine the impact of the depression and the Roosevelt Administration’s relief efforts on American workers.   On November 19, 1937, Vice-President John N. Garner  pulled the number 42 from a hat held by John D. Biggers of the U.S. Census Bureau, to determine which of the nation’s postal routes would be sampled to determine accuracy of the 1937 Unemployment Census. Learn more at http://www.census.gov/history/

In November 1937, the U.S. Census Bureau conducted an unemployment census to determine the impact of the depression and the Roosevelt Administration’s relief efforts on American workers. On November 19, 1937, Vice-President John N. Garner pulled the number 42 from a hat held by John D. Biggers of the U.S. Census Bureau, to determine which of the nation’s postal routes would be sampled to determine accuracy of the 1937 Unemployment Census. Learn more at http://www.census.gov/history/

We used Film Optical Sensing Device for Input to Computers (FOSDIC) to transfer data from paper questionnaires to microfilm from the 1960 through 1990 Censuses. Learn more:  http://www.census.gov/history/www/innovations/technology/fosdic.html

We used Film Optical Sensing Device for Input to Computers (FOSDIC) to transfer data from paper questionnaires to microfilm from the 1960 through 1990 Censuses. Learn more: http://www.census.gov/history/www/innovations/technology/fosdic.html

Susan Murphy’s groundbreaking work in statistics has helped doctors improve medical treatment for people suffering from chronic conditions such as ADHD, alcoholism, drug addiction, HIV/AIDS and cardiovascular disease.

Susan Murphy’s groundbreaking work in statistics has helped doctors improve medical treatment for people suffering from chronic conditions such as ADHD, alcoholism, drug addiction, HIV/AIDS and cardiovascular disease.

In November 1937, the U.S. Census Bureau conducted an unemployment census to determine the impact of the depression and the Roosevelt Admin’s relief efforts on American workers.  Here John L. Lewis, president of the Congress of Industrial Organizations, and A.F. Whitney, President of the Brotherhood of Railroad Trainmen, arrive at the White House for a Sept. 27, 1937 Unemployment Census Conference which laid the groundwork for conducting the census. Learn more at…

In November 1937, the U.S. Census Bureau conducted an unemployment census to determine the impact of the depression and the Roosevelt Admin’s relief efforts on American workers. Here John L. Lewis, president of the Congress of Industrial Organizations, and A.F. Whitney, President of the Brotherhood of Railroad Trainmen, arrive at the White House for a Sept. 27, 1937 Unemployment Census Conference which laid the groundwork for conducting the census. Learn more at…

U.S. Census Bureau director William L. Austin (http://www.census.gov/history/pdf/williamaustin1920.pdf) (left) and John D. Biggers review data from the 1937 Unemployment Census that the clerk is transferring to punch cards for mechanical tabulation. Learn more at http://www.census.gov/history/

U.S. Census Bureau director William L. Austin (http://www.census.gov/history/pdf/williamaustin1920.pdf) (left) and John D. Biggers review data from the 1937 Unemployment Census that the clerk is transferring to punch cards for mechanical tabulation. Learn more at http://www.census.gov/history/