Did You Know

Population Changes in the U.S.

There are more than 287 million people in the United States. With losses and gains, the U.S. is gaining a person every 13 seconds.

•One birth every eight seconds

•One death every 13 seconds

•One new immigrant every 29 seconds

Source: Census Bureau

This month in history...

•Clara Barton, founder of the American Red Cross, was born in 1821

•The first radio program is broadcast in 1906

•The United States declared war on Japan, Dec. 8, 1941

•Ellis Island opens to all immigrants on Dec. 31, 1890

•Thomas Edison conducts the first public demonstration of the electric light bulb in 1879

Source: Encarta

A Thought to Ponder…


is the celebration of the

keeping of

a promise—

a saving promise.”

—Michael Card

Featured in: December 2002


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