News and Events of 1905
World Statisticspopulation by decade
Nobel Peace Prize:
Bertha von Suttner (Austria)
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U.S. StatisticsPresident: Theodore Roosevelt
Vice President: Charles W. Fairbanks
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EconomicsFederal spending: $0.57 billion
Cost of a first-class stamp: $0.02
World SeriesNY Giants d. Philadelphia A's (4-1)
Stanley CupOttawa Silver Seven
WimbledonWomen: May Sutton d. D. Douglass (6-3 6-4)
Men: Laurie Doherty d. N. Brookes (8-6 6-2 6-4)
Kentucky Derby ChampionAgile
NCAA Football ChampionsChicago (10-0-0)
Nobel Prize for Literature: Henryk Sienkiewicz (Poland)More Entertainment Awards...
Nobel Prizes in Science
Chemistry: Adolf von Baeyer (Germany), for work on organic dyes and hydroaromatic combinations
Physics: Philipp Lenard (Germany), for work with cathode rays
Physiology or Medicine: Robert Koch (Germany), for work on tuberculosis