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Boston, MLK Day and the end of the American Revolution

U.S. CENSUS BUREAU LOGOThere is a nifty new feature from the census bureau that offers factoids for a particular day in history. Today as we celebrate Martin Luther King Day here in the states, it also happens to be the 231st anniversary of the end of hostilities in the American Revolution something important to those of us who were raised within earshot of the “shot heard round the world.”

This 1783 cease-fire, while throwing off a monarch, started America on the way to electing our head of state. Today is also the day that we traditionally inaugurate our President. Along with creating the office of president, the ensuing constitution of the new republic was unique in world history for requiring a regular, periodic census. You can find more facts about America from the U.S. Census Bureau, online at www.census.gov.

 

Elizabeth Gooding

Elizabeth Gooding is the editor of the Insight Forums blog and president of Gooding Communications Group www.GoodComm.net

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