News and Events of 1906
World Statisticspopulation by decade
Nobel Peace Prize:
Theodore Roosevelt (US)
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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 SeriesChicago White Sox d. Chicago Cubs (4-2)
Stanley CupMontreal Wanderers
WimbledonWomen: Dorothea Douglass d. M. Sutton (6-3 9-7)
Men: Laurie Doherty d. F. Riseley (6-4 4-6 6-2 6-3)
Kentucky Derby ChampionSir Huon
NCAA Football ChampionsPrinceton (9-0-1)
Nobel Prize for Literature: Giosuè Carducci (Italy)More Entertainment Awards...
Nobel Prizes in Science
Chemistry: Henri Moissan (France), for isolation of fluorine, and introduction of electric furnace
Physics: Sir Joseph Thomson (UK), for investigations on passage of electricity through gases
Physiology or Medicine: Camillo Golgi (Italy) and Santiago Ramón y Cajal (Spain), for work on structure of the nervous system