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The content of the U.S. Census Bureau's History Web site changes every month. If you missed a month or have been directed to the home page by an older link, visit the archived home pages below.

Archived pages contain the content, links, and photos featured in past home pages.

Elvis Presley
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Visit January 2015's archived History Home Page
to learn how the U.S. Census Bureau commemorated
Elvis Presley's 80 birthday.
Photo courtesy of the Library of Congress.

December 2015: Walt Disney

Celebrate the life of Walt Disney and the "Wonderful World" he created using census data.

November 2015: Samuel Langhorne Clemens

Bibliophiles around the world celebrate the 180th birthday of Samuel Langhorne Clemens—Mark Twain—on November 30. Learn more about the author, his travels, and the publishing industry using census data and records.

October 2015: Public Broadcasting

The Public Broadcasting Service (PBS)—home to Mr. Rogers' Neighborhood, The French Chef, and Downton Abbey celebrates its 45th birthday on October 5, 2015. Learn more about PBS and the television industry using data collected by the U.S. Census Bureau.

September 2015: 1900 Galveston Hurricane

In September 1900, a Category 4 hurricane swept through the Caribbean and Florida and made landfall at Galveston, TX, on September 8, 1900. Using data collected by the Census Bureau and other federal agencies, you can learn more about the "greatest natural disaster to ever strike the United States."

August 2015: Sturgis, SD, and the 75th Annual Sturgis Motorcycle Rally

August 2015 marks the 75th anniversary of the annual Sturgis Motorcycle Rally. Learn more about Sturgis, SD, and the American motorcycle industry.

July 2015: Social Security Act Amendments of 1965

President Lyndon B. Johnson signed the Social Security Act Amendments of 1965 on July 30, 1965, establishing Medicare and Medicaid. Learn more about these health insurance programs and the populations benefiting from them.

June 2015: The Battle of Bunker Hill

The American Revolution's Battle of Bunker Hill took place on June 17, 1775, earning the colonists their first major victory in the war for independence from Great Britain. Learn more about the war, the colonies, and the nation's Founding Fathers.

May 2015: Babe Ruth

Babe Ruth—baseball's most iconic player—hit his first major league home run during a game against the New York Yankees on May 6, 1915. Learn more about Babe Ruth, America's pastime, and the nation's beloved baseball cities and ballplayers.

April 2015: Confederate Surrender at Appomattox Court House

Robert E. Lee's Confederate Army of Northern Virginia surrendered to Ulysses S. Grant's Union Army following the April 9, 1865, Battle of Appomattox Court House. Learn more about the nation at war, its combatants, and the war's aftermath.

March 2015: Franklin D. Roosevelt's First Fireside Chat

With the United States in the grip of economic depression, Franklin D. Roosevelt took to the airwaves to broadcast his first Fireside Chat on March 12, 1933. Learn more about Roosevelt's radio address and the Great Depression.

February 2015: America's National Parks and Forests

The United States established some of the nation's most popular and scenic national parks in February, including Denali, Acadia, Grand Canyon, Bryce Canyon, and Grand Teton National Parks. Learn more about America's national parks, forests, and monuments.

January 2015: Elvis Presley

Elvis Presley—the "King of Rock-N-Roll"—was born 80 years ago this month, on January 8, 1935. Learn more about Presley, notable musicians and entertainers, and the American music recording industry.

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Source: U.S. Census Bureau | Census History Staff | Last Revised: December 14, 2023