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Hollerith mechanical tabulator
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Herman Hollerith's mechanical tabulator and its impact on data tabulation.

January 2016: Herman Hollerith and Mechanical Tabulation

January 8 marks the anniversary of Herman Hollerith's patent for the mechanical tabulator that revolutionized data tabulation. Learn more about Hollerith, his tabulator, and the computer industry.

February 2016: The Academy Awards

On February 28, 2016, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences hosts the 88th Academy Awards at the Dolby Theater in Los Angeles, CA. Learn more about the ceremony and the industries it honors using data from the U.S. Census Bureau and other federal statistical agencies.

March 2016: The Triangle Shirtwaist Fire

March 25, 2016 marks the 105th anniversary of the Triangle Shirtwaist Fire. Learn more about the fire and its victims, as well as the garment industry and its workers using census data and records.

April 2016: 1906 San Francisco Earthquake

Learn more about the 1906 San Francisco Earthquake and the city's recovery using data and records from the U.S. Census Bureau and other federal agencies.

May 2016: Indianapolis 500

Learn about Indiana's automobile industry, the Indianapolis 500, and the sport of racing using data collected by the U.S. Census Bureau and other federal agencies.

June 2016: Battle of the Little Bighorn

June 25–26 marks the 140th anniversary of the Battle of the Little Bighorn—the most prominent battle in the Great Sioux War of 1876, in which Lakota, Northern Cheyenne, and Arapaho Indians annihilated five companies of the U.S. 7th Cavalry Regiment led by Lt. Colonel George A. Custer. Learn more about the battle and its participants using data collected by the U.S. Census Bureau and other federal agencies.

July 2016: P.T. Barnum

The circus comes to town for P.T. Barnum's 2016th birthday! Learn more about Barnum and the circus using data collected by the U.S. Census Bureau and other federal agencies.

August 2016: Jesse Owens and the Olympics

Learn more about the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, and celebrate the anniversary of Jesse Owens' victories at the 1936 Olympics using data collected by the U.S. Census Bureau and other federal agencies.

September 2016: The Life and Death of President William McKinley

Use census and other data to learn more about President William McKinley, his assassination, and his successor, Theodore Roosevelt.

October 2016: Gunfight at the O.K. Corral

In recognition of the Gunfight at the O.K. Corral's 135th anniversary, use data collected by the Census Bureau and other federal agencies to learn more about the gunfight, Tombstone, AZ, and America's "Wild West."

November 2016: Percival Lowell

November 12, 2016, marks the 100th anniversary of the death of astronomer, mathematician, and author Percival L. Lowell. Learn more about Lowell and the worlds he explored using data collected by the U.S. Census Bureau and other federal agencies.

December 2016: Pearl Harbor

Seventy-five years ago, on December 7, 1941, the Empire of Japan attacked the military installations in and around Pearl Harbor on the island of Oahu, HI. Learn more about the attack on Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, and World War II using data collected by the U.S. Census Bureau and other federal agencies.


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Source: U.S. Census Bureau | Census History Staff | Last Revised: January 28, 2019