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World Events

World Statistics

Population: 4.378 billion
population by decade
Nobel Peace Prize: Bertha von Suttner (Austria)
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U.S. Events

U.S. Statistics

President: Theodore Roosevelt
Vice President: Charles W. Fairbanks
Population: 83,822,000
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Economics

Federal spending: $0.57 billion
Unemployment: 4.3%
Cost of a first-class stamp: $0.02

Sports

World Series
NY Giants d. Philadelphia A's (4-1)
Stanley Cup
Ottawa Silver Seven
Wimbledon
Women: May Sutton d. D. Douglass (6-3 6-4)
Men: Laurie Doherty d. N. Brookes (8-6 6-2 6-4)
Kentucky Derby Champion
Agile
NCAA Football Champions
Chicago (10-0-0)

Entertainment

Entertainment Awards

Nobel Prize for Literature: Henryk Sienkiewicz (Poland)
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Events

  • Isadora Duncan establishes the first school of modern dance in Berlin.
  • The first movie theater opens in Pittsburgh.

Science

Nobel Prizes in Science

Chemistry: Adolf von Baeyer (Germany), for work on organic dyes and hydroaromatic combinations
Physics: Philipp Lenard (Germany), for work with cathode rays
Physiology or Medicine: Robert Koch (Germany), for work on tuberculosis
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