News and Events of 1904
World Statisticspopulation by decade
Nobel Peace Prize:
Institut de Droit International (Belgium)
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U.S. StatisticsPresident: Theodore Roosevelt
Vice President: none
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EconomicsFederal spending: $0.58 billion
Cost of a first-class stamp: $0.02
World SeriesNot Held
Stanley CupOttawa Silver Seven
WimbledonWomen: Dorothea Douglass d. C. Sterry (6-0 6-3)
Men: Laurie Doherty d. F. Riseley (6-1 7-5 8-6)
Kentucky Derby ChampionElwood
NCAA Football ChampionsPenn (CFRA, HF) (12-0-0) & Michigan (NCF) (10-0-0)
Nobel Prize for Literature: Frédéric Mistral (France) and José Echegaray (Spain)More Entertainment Awards...
Nobel Prizes in Science
Chemistry: Sir William Ramsay (UK), for discovery and determination of place of inert gaseous elements in air
Physics: John Strutt (Lord Rayleigh) (UK), for discovery of argon in investigating gas density
Physiology or Medicine: Ivan P. Pavlov (USSR), for work on the physiology of digestion