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- Samuel Johnson
DATE SITE OF THE DAY
Census Bureau: 2010 Hurricane Season Begins
"The north Atlantic hurricane season begins June 1 and lasts through November 30. The U.S. Census Bureau produces timely local data that are critical to emergency planning, preparedness and recovery efforts. This edition of Facts for Features highlights the number of people living in areas that could be most affected by these dramatic acts of nature."
Dial A Human!
"Dial A Human and get rid of those annoying phone prompts. Talk to a real person!"
Federal Tax Credits for Consumer Energy Efficiency
If you purchase an energy-efficient product or renewable energy system for your home, you may be eligible for a federal tax credit. This U.S. Department of Energy site presents an overview of the federal tax credits for energy efficiency.
National Sex Offender Public Registry
"This Web site is provided as a public service by the U.S. Department of Justice. Using this Web site, interested members of the public have access to and may search participating state Web site public information regarding the presence or location of offenders, who, in most cases, have been convicted of sexually-violent offenses against adults and children and certain sexual contact and other crimes against victims who are minors. The public can use this Web site to educate themselves about the possible presence of such offenders in their local communities."
"Acronym Finder: The Acronym Finder is a searchable database of over 4 million acronyms, abbreviations and meanings. Covers: common acronyms, computers, science, technology, government, telecommunications, and military acronyms."
D-Day: June 6, 1944
"The U.S. Army remembers June 6, 1944: D-Day in Normandy, France. Video, audio, photos, posters, and maps tell the story."
How Tornadoes Work
"Tornadoes leave destruction in their wake. Learn why tornadoes rotate, how experts rate tornadoes and view pictures of damage caused by tornadoes. A HowStuffWorks site. Related site: Discovery Channel Video on Tornadoes".
Library of Congress: This Day in History
Each day an event from American history is illustrated by digitized items from the Library of Congress American Memory historic collections.
How bad could BP oil spill get for the Gulf and the nation?
"So how bad could it get? The numbers point to an unprecedented ecological disaster unfolding in the Gulf of Mexico and possibly along the Eastern Seaboard. A USA Today article."
USPS Domestic Postage Price Calculator
Provides assistance on calculating postal rates for domestic U.S. and international mail by package type, ZIP code, and weight information. From the United States Postal Service.
Body Mass Index Calculator
Your Body Mass Index (BMI) is an estimate of your body fat, based on your height and weight. Knowing your BMI is important, because the number indicates whether or not your weight is a threat to your health. The higher the BMI, the more health risks that you incur.
Universal Currency Converter
"Free currency converter lets you calculate currency and foreign exchange rates. Convert currencies, special units and precious metals with this currency calculator."
Rand McNally Driving Directions
"Get online driving directions you can trust from Rand McNally. Download maps, add multiple stops, check real-time traffic updates, avoid road construction, and plan your vacation."
Get the Facts on Bankruptcy
Bankruptcy can be frightening. It can also be a solution when there's no other way around your debt. This site by Bankrate.com, provides tips and suggestions to consider if you're facing that possibility. Related site: Considering Bankruptcy.
National Archives and Records Administration Homepage
This U.S. Government agency oversees the management of federal government records, including presidential diaries, historic correspondence, and a display of presidential gifts from around the world.
MapStats: United States
"To view a profile of your State, county, city, congressional district, or Federal judicial district, select the name of the State from the menu or use the map of the United States below."
"Encyclopedia.com is an online dictionary and encyclopedia with pictures, facts, and videos. Get information and homework help with millions of articles in our free, online library."
"FedStats provides easy access to statistics and information produced by more than 100 U.S. Federal Government agencies."
The United States Constitution
Full text of the US Constitution from the Cornell University Law School.
U.S. Census Bureau: Father's Day Centennial: June 20, 2010
The idea of Father's Day was conceived slightly more than a century ago by Sonora Dodd of Spokane, Wash., while she listened to a Mother's Day sermon in 1909. Dodd wanted a special day to honor her father, William Smart, a widowed Civil War veteran who was left to raise his six children on a farm. A day in June was chosen for the first Father's Day celebration - 100 years ago, June 19, 1910, proclaimed by Spokane's mayor because it was the month of Smart's birth. The first presidential proclamation honoring fathers was issued in 1966 when President Lyndon Johnson designated the third Sunday in June as Father's Day. Father's Day has been celebrated annually since 1972 when President Richard Nixon signed the public law that made it permanent.
"UPI delivers the latest headlines from around the world: Top News, Entertainment, Health, Business, Science and Sports News - United Press International."
Gallup-Healthways Well-Being Index
"The Gallup-Healthways Well-Being Index has been developed to provide the official measure for health and well-being. It's the voice of Americans and the most ambitious effort ever undertaken to measure what people believe constitutes a good life."
MapQuest Gas Prices
"MapQuest provides accurate online maps and driving directions. Gas, Gas Prices, Diesel, Diesel Prices, Alternative Fuels, BioDiesel, E85, Ethanol, Electric, Compressed Natural Gas, Hydrogen, Propane, Methanol"
NOAA: U.S. National Weather Service
"National Weather Service Home page. The starting point for official government weather forecasts, warnings, meteorological products for forecasting the weather, and information about meteorology."
The Old Farmer's Almanac
"Since 1792, The Old Farmer's Almanac has published useful information for people in all walks of life: tide tables for those who live near the ocean; sunrise tables and planting charts for those who live on the farm; recipes for those who live in the kitchen; and forecasts for those who don't like the question of weather left up in the air."
"The number one celebrity site for breaking news, celebrity pictures and star style. Get your fix of the hottest breaking news, celebrity photos, fashion, videos and games."
Snopes.com: Urban Legends Reference Pages
"The definitive Internet reference source for urban legends, folklore, myths, rumors, and misinformation."
National Hurricane Center
The National Hurricane Center, located at Florida International University in Miami, Florida, is the division of National Weather Service's Tropical Prediction Center responsible for tracking and predicting the likely behavior of tropical depressions, tropical storms and hurricanes.
Arts & Letters Daily
This Website provides daily updates and information on "News, reviews, latest trends, breakthroughs, disputes, and gossip in arts and culture." It provides links to "articles of note," "new Books" and "Essays and Opinion" pieces as related to arts and letters.
LIbrary of Congress Homepage
"The Library of Congress. The Library of Congress is the nation's oldest federal cultural institution, and it serves as the research arm of Congress. It is also the largest library in the world, with more than 120 million items. The collections include books, sound recordings, motion pictures, photographs, maps, and manuscripts."
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