News and Events of 1936
World Statisticspopulation by decade
Nobel Peace Prize:
Carlos de S. Lamas (Argentina)
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U.S. StatisticsPresident: Franklin D Roosevelt
Vice President: John N. Garner
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EconomicsFederal spending: $8.23 billion
Consumer Price Index: 13.9
Cost of a first-class stamp: $0.03
World SeriesNY Yankees d. NY Giants (4-2)
Stanley CupDetroit d. Toronto (3-1)
WimbledonWomen: Helen Jacobs d. H.K. Sperling (6-2 4-6 7-5)
Men: Fred Perry d. G. von Cramm (6-1 6-1 6-0)
Kentucky Derby ChampionBold Venture
NCAA Football ChampionsMinnesota (7-1-0)
Oscars awarded in 1936
Nobel Prize for Literature: Eugene O'Neill (US)
Miss America: Rose Coyle (PA)More Entertainment Awards...
Nobel Prizes in Science
Chemistry: Peter J. W. Debye (Netherlands), for investigations on dipole moments and diffraction of X-rays and electrons in gases
Physics: Victor F. Hess (Austria), for discovery of cosmic radiation; and Carl D. Anderson (US), for discovery of the positron
Physiology or Medicine: Sir Henry Dale (UK) and Otto Loewi (Germany), for discoveries on chemical transmission of nerve impulses