The United States Census Bureau provides the latest edition of the Statistical Abstract of the United States, the federal government’s best-selling reference book, published since 1878 before automobiles, airplanes and motion pictures had even been invented.
Veterans Day originated as ‘Armistice Day’ on November 11, 1919, the first anniversary of the end of World War I. Congress passed a resolution in 1926 for an annual observance, and November 11 became a national holiday beginning in 1938.
Wondering how many potential stops there are for trick-or-treaters this Halloween? The answer: 111.4 million. The Census Bureau calls them occupied housing units and shares this and many additional statistics, including the annual per capita consumption of candy (that would be a cool 23.8 pounds), at: U.S Census Bureau News – Halloween 2009.