#CensusHistory A U.S. Census Bureau clerk uses a pantograph (ca. 1908) to translate data on a census schedule to a punch card. The punch cards were “read” by the electronic tabulators developed by Herman Hollerith for the 1890 Census. Learn more at http://www.census.gov/history/
Transferring data from the 1940 census questionnaire to punch cards for tabulation. Learn more at http://www.census.gov/history/
A Census Bureau employee uses a Ferranti Tape Reader in the 1960s to communicate with one of our #UNIVAC 1105 computers. Learn more here: http://www.census.gov/history/www/innovations/technology/univac_i.html
On October Scottish physician James Lind was born. He was a pioneer of naval hygiene in the Royal Navy. By conducting the first ever clinical trial, he developed the theory that citrus fruits cured scurvy.