News and Events of 1929
World Statisticspopulation by decade
Nobel Peace Prize:
Frank B. Kellogg (US)
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U.S. StatisticsPresident: Herbert C. Hoover
Vice President: Charles Curtis
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EconomicsFederal spending: $3.13 billion
Consumer Price Index: 17.1
Cost of a first-class stamp: $0.02
World SeriesPhiladelphia A's d. Chicago Cubs (4-1)
Stanley CupBoston d. NY Rangers (2-0)
WimbledonWomen: Helen Wills d. H. Jacobs (6-1 6-2)
Men: Henri Cochet d. J. Borotra (6-4 6-3 6-4)
Kentucky Derby ChampionClyde Van Dusen
NCAA Football ChampionsNotre Dame (9-0-0)
Oscars awarded in 1929
Nobel Prize for Literature: Thomas Mann (Germany)More Entertainment Awards...
Nobel Prizes in Science
Chemistry: Sir Arthur Harden (UK) and Hans K. A. S. von Euler-Chelpin (Sweden), for research of fermentation of sugars
Physics: Prince Louis Victor de Broglie (France), for discovery of the wave character of electrons
Physiology or Medicine: Christiaan Eijkman (Netherlands), for discovery of the antineuritic vitamins; and Sir Frederick Hopkins (UK), for discovery of growth-promoting vitamins