News and Events of 1926
World Statisticspopulation by decade
Nobel Peace Prize:
Aristide Briand (France) and Gustav Stresemann (Germany)
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U.S. StatisticsPresident: Calvin Coolidge
Vice President: Charles G. Dawes
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EconomicsFederal spending: $2.93 billion
Consumer Price Index: 17.7
Cost of a first-class stamp: $0.02
World SeriesSt. Louis Cardinals d. NY Yankees (4-3)
Stanley CupMontreal Maroons d. Victoria (WHL) (3-1)
WimbledonWomen: Kathleen Godfree d. L. de Alvarez (6-2 4-6 6-3)
Men: Jean Borotra d. H. Kinsey (8-6 6-1 6-3)
Kentucky Derby ChampionBubbling Over
NCAA Football ChampionsAlabama (CFRA, HF) (9-0-1) & Stanford (DS) (10-0-1)
Nobel Prize for Literature: Grazia Deledda (Italy)
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Nobel Prizes in Science
Chemistry: Theodor Svedberg (Sweden), for work on disperse systems
Physics: Jean B. Perrin (France), for work on discontinuous structure of matter and discovery of the equilibrium of sedimentation
Physiology or Medicine: Johannes Fibiger (Denmark), for discovery of the Spiroptera carcinoma