News and Events of 1920
World Statisticspopulation by decade
Nobel Peace Prize:
Léon Bourgeois (France)
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U.S. StatisticsPresident: Woodrow Wilson
Vice President: Thomas R. Marshall
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EconomicsFederal spending: $6.36 billion
Consumer Price Index: 20
Cost of a first-class stamp: $0.02
World SeriesCleveland d. Brooklyn (5-2)
Stanley CupOttawa d. Seattle (PCHA) (3-2)
WimbledonWomen: Suzanne Lenglen d. D. Chambers (6-3 6-0)
Men: Bill Tilden d. G. Patterson (2-6 6-3 6-2 6-4)
Kentucky Derby ChampionPaul Jones
NCAA Football ChampionsCalifornia (9-0-0)
Nobel Prize for Literature: Knut Hamsun (Norway)More Entertainment Awards...
Nobel Prizes in Science
Chemistry: Walther Nernst (Germany), for work in thermochemistry
Physics: Charles E. Guillaume (Switzerland), for discoveries of anomalies in nickel-steel alloys
Physiology or Medicine: August Krogh (Denmark), for discovery of regulation of capillaries' motor mechanism