News and Events of 1909
World Statisticspopulation by decade
Nobel Peace Prize:
Auguste M. F. Beernaert (Belgium) and Baron Paul H. B. B. d'Estournelles de Constant de Rebecque (France)
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U.S. StatisticsPresident: William H. Taft
Vice President: James S. Sherman
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EconomicsFederal spending: $0.69 billion
Cost of a first-class stamp: $0.02
World SeriesPittsburgh d. Detroit (4-3)
Stanley CupOttawa Senators
WimbledonWomen: Dora Boothby d. A. Morton (6-4 4-6 8-6)
Men: Arthur Gore d. M. Ritchie (6-8 1-6 6-2 6-2 6-2)
Kentucky Derby ChampionWintergreen
NCAA Football ChampionsYale (12-1-0)
Nobel Prize for Literature: Selma Lagerlöf (Sweden)More Entertainment Awards...
Nobel Prizes in Science
Chemistry: Wilhelm Ostwald (Germany), for work on catalysis and investigations into chemical equilibrium and reaction rates
Physics: Guglielmo Marconi (Italy) and Ferdinand Braun (Germany), for development of wireless
Physiology or Medicine: Theodor Kocher (Switzerland), for work on the thyroid gland