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News and Events of 1934

World Events

U.S. Events

U.S. Statistics

President: Franklin D Roosevelt
Vice President: John N. Garner
Population: 126,373,773

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Economics

Federal spending:   $6.54 billion
Consumer Price Index:   13.4
Unemployment:   22.0%
Cost of a first-class stamp:   $0.03


Sports

World Series
St. Louis Cardinals d. Detroit (4-3)
Stanley Cup
Chicago d. Detroit (3-1)
Wimbledon
Women: Dorothy Round d. H. Jacobs (6-2 5-7 6-3)
Men: Fred Perry d. J. Crawford (6-3 6-0 7-5)
Kentucky Derby Champion
Cavalcade
NCAA Football Champions
Minnesota (8-0-0)
World Cup
Italy d. Czechoslovakia (2-1 (OT))

Entertainment

Entertainment Awards

Pulitzer Prizes
Fiction: Lamb in His Bosom, Caroline Miller
Drama: Men in White, Sidney Kingsley

Oscars awarded in 1934
Academy Award, Best Picture: Cavalcade (Fox)

Nobel Prize for Literature: Luigi Pirandello (Italy)

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Events

Science

Nobel Prizes in Science

Chemistry: Harold C. Urey (US), for discovery of heavy hydrogen

Physics: None awarded

Physiology or Medicine: George H. Whipple, George R. Minot, and William P. Murphy (US), for discovery of liver therapy against anemias

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