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The U.S. Census Bureau is the official source for U.S. export and import statistics and regulations governing the reporting of exports from the U.S.
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The Geographic Support System Initiative will integrate improved address coverage, spatial feature updates, and enhanced quality assessment and measurement.
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January 8, 1935, marks the 80th anniversary of the birth of the "King of Rock and Roll"Elvis Aaron Presley [PDF 284KB]. Born in Tupelo, MS, Presley was enumerated in Lee County, MS, during the 1940 Census, and lived with his parents Vernon Elvis and Gladys Love Presley. At age 13, he moved to Memphis, TN, with his parents, where his career in music began with Sam Phillips' Sun Records in July 1954, recording That's All Right and I Forgot to Remember to Forget, his first "Number 1" record on the Country Music charts. After successful appearances touring with singers Hank Snow and Roy Orbison [PDF 353KB], Elvis' Sun Records contract was sold to RCA Victor, November 21, 1955.
Elvis began recording music with RCA in Nashville on January 10, 1956, with the first session producing the single Heartbreak Hotel, released January 27. The next day, Presley made his first television appearance on CBS's Stage Show hosted by Tommy and Jimmy Dorsey. Elvis stayed in New York City to record at RCA's nearby studios, recording Carl Perkin's rockabilly song, Blue Suede Shoes.
Presley's fame would snowball in 1956 following appearances on the Milton Berle [PDF 310KB] and Steve Allen shows. His first of three appearances on the Ed Sullivan Show drew approximately 60 million viewers83 percent of the nation's television audience! On January 14, 1973, Presley proved he could still draw millions of viewers when Aloha from Hawaii became the first concert shown globally via satellite broadcast.
Today, Elvis is still considered one of the world's most significant contributors to music, finding commercial success singing pop, blues, and gospel. Elvis has sold more than 600 million records worldwide; earned the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award at age 36; and was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1986, the Country Music Hall of Fame in 1998, the Gospel Music Hall of Fame in 2001, and the Rockabilly Hall of Fame in 2007. Nearly four decades since his death on August 16, 1977, thousands of fans continue to celebrate Presley's achievements in music and film by visiting his Graceland home and burial site, purchasing his music, and according to Forbes Magazine, earning his estate approximately $55 million in 2013.
In addition to overseeing the census, Walker served with distinction during the Civil War; was Indian Affairs superintendent; president of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology; fellow and president of the American Statistical Association; inaugural president of the American Economic Association; lecturer at Johns Hopkins University, Harvard University, and Amherst College; and earned many honorary degrees from universities, including Yale, Columbia, Harvard, and Edinburgh.
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