News and Events of 1927
World Statisticspopulation by decade
Nobel Peace Prize:
Ferdinand Buisson (France) and Ludwig Quidde (Germany)
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U.S. StatisticsPresident: Calvin Coolidge
Vice President: Charles G. Dawes
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EconomicsFederal spending: $2.86 billion
Consumer Price Index: 17.4
Cost of a first-class stamp: $0.02
World SeriesNY Yankees d. Pittsburgh (4-0)
Stanley CupOttawa d. Boston (2-0)
WimbledonWomen: Helen Wills d. L. de Alvarez (6-2 6-4)
Men: Henri Cochet d. J. Borotra (4-6 4-6 6-3 6-4 7-5)
Kentucky Derby ChampionWhiskery
NCAA Football ChampionsYale (CFRA) (7-1-0) & Illinois (NCF, HF, DS) (7-0-1)
Nobel Prize for Literature: Henri Bergson (France)
Miss America: Lois Delaner (IL)More Entertainment Awards...
Nobel Prizes in Science
Chemistry: In 1928, the 1927 prize was awarded to Heinrich Wieland (Germany), for investigations of bile acids and kindred substances
Physics: Arthur H. Compton (US), for discovery of Compton phenomenon; and Charles T. R. Wilson (UK), for method of perceiving paths taken by electrically charged particles
Physiology or Medicine: Julius Wagner-Jauregg (Austria), for use of malaria inoculation in treatment of dementia paralytica