News and Events of 1913

World Events

World Statistics

population by decade

Nobel Peace Prize:
Henri La Fontaine (Belgium)

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U.S. Events

U.S. Statistics

President: Woodrow Wilson
Vice President: Thomas R. Marshall
Population: 97,225,000

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Federal spending:   $0.72 billion
Consumer Price Index:   9.9
Unemployment:   4.3%
Cost of a first-class stamp:   $0.02


World Series
Philadelphia A's d. NY Giants (4-1)
Stanley Cup
Quebec Bulldogs
Women: Dorothea Chambers d. R. McNair (6-0 6-4)
Men: Tony Wilding d. M. McLoughlin (8-6 6-3 10-8)
Kentucky Derby Champion
NCAA Football Champions
Harvard (9-0-0)


Entertainment Awards

Nobel Prize for Literature: Rabindranath Tagore (India)

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  • Darktown Follies opens in Harlem and helps to make Harlem a black cultural center.
  • Billboard magazine publishes a list of the most popular vaudeville songs. It's the predecessor to their trademark charts.
  • First crossword puzzle appears in the New York World. See Crossword Puzzle Guide


Nobel Prizes in Science

Chemistry: Alfred Werner (Switzerland), for linking up atoms within the molecule

Physics: Heike Kamerlingh-Onnes (Netherlands), for work leading to production of liquid helium

Physiology or Medicine: Charles Richet (France), for work on anaphylaxy

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