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World Events

World Statistics

Population: 4.378 billion
population by decade
Nobel Peace Prize: Institut de Droit International (Belgium)
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U.S. Events

U.S. Statistics

President: Theodore Roosevelt
Vice President: none
Population: 82,166,000
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Economics

Federal spending: $0.58 billion
Unemployment: 5.4%
Cost of a first-class stamp: $0.02

Sports

World Series
Not Held
Stanley Cup
Ottawa Silver Seven
Wimbledon
Women: Dorothea Douglass d. C. Sterry (6-0 6-3)
Men: Laurie Doherty d. F. Riseley (6-1 7-5 8-6)
Kentucky Derby Champion
Elwood
NCAA Football Champions
Penn (CFRA, HF) (12-0-0) & Michigan (NCF) (10-0-0) 1904 Summer Olympics

Entertainment

Entertainment Awards

Nobel Prize for Literature: Frédéric Mistral (France) and José Echegaray (Spain)
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Events

Science

Nobel Prizes in Science

Chemistry: Sir William Ramsay (UK), for discovery and determination of place of inert gaseous elements in air
Physics: John Strutt (Lord Rayleigh) (UK), for discovery of argon in investigating gas density
Physiology or Medicine: Ivan P. Pavlov (USSR), for work on the physiology of digestion
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