News and Events of 1921
World Statisticspopulation by decade
Nobel Peace Prize:
Karl H. Branting (Sweden) and Christian L. Lange (Norway)
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U.S. StatisticsPresident: Warren G. Harding
Vice President: Calvin Coolidge
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EconomicsFederal spending: $5.06 billion
Consumer Price Index: 17.9
Cost of a first-class stamp: $0.02
World SeriesNY Giants d. NY Yankees (5-3)
Stanley CupOttawa d. Vancouver (PCHA) (3-2)
WimbledonWomen: Suzanne Lenglen d. E. Ryan (6-2 6-0)
Men: Bill Tilden d. B. Norton (4-6 2-6 6-1 6-0 7-5)
Kentucky Derby ChampionBehave Yourself
NCAA Football ChampionsCalifornia (CFRA) (9-0-1) & Cornell (NCF, HF) (8-0-0)
Nobel Prize for Literature: Anatole France (France)
Miss America: Margaret Gorman (DC)More Entertainment Awards...
Nobel Prizes in Science
Chemistry: Frederick Soddy (UK), for investigations into origin and nature of isotopes
Physics: Albert Einstein (Germany), for discovery of the law of the photoelectric effect
Physiology or Medicine: None awarded