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Top News Stories from 1906

World Events

World Statistics

Population: 4.378 billion
population by decade
Nobel Peace Prize: Theodore Roosevelt (US)
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  • Roald Amundsen, Norwegian explorer, locates Magnetic North Pole.
  • Ethiopia declared independent in a tripartite pact; country is divided into British, French, and Italian spheres of influence.
  • Finland is the first European country to give women the vote.

U.S. Events

U.S. Statistics

President: Theodore Roosevelt
Vice President: Charles W. Fairbanks
Population: 85,450,000
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Economics

Federal spending: $0.57 billion
Unemployment: 1.7%
Cost of a first-class stamp: $0.02

Sports

World Series
Chicago White Sox d. Chicago Cubs (4-2)
Stanley Cup
Montreal Wanderers
Wimbledon
Women: Dorothea Douglass d. M. Sutton (6-3 9-7)
Men: Laurie Doherty d. F. Riseley (6-4 4-6 6-2 6-3)
Kentucky Derby Champion
Sir Huon
NCAA Football Champions
Princeton (9-0-1) 1906 Summer Olympics

Entertainment

Entertainment Awards

Nobel Prize for Literature: Giosuè Carducci (Italy)
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Events

  • Reginald Fessenden invents wireless telephony, a means for radio waves to carry signals a significant distance.
  • Upton Sinclair exposes the public-health threat of the meat-packing industry in The Jungle.

Science

Nobel Prizes in Science

Chemistry: Henri Moissan (France), for isolation of fluorine, and introduction of electric furnace
Physics: Sir Joseph Thomson (UK), for investigations on passage of electricity through gases
Physiology or Medicine: Camillo Golgi (Italy) and Santiago Ramón y Cajal (Spain), for work on structure of the nervous system
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  • English biochemist Frederick Hopkins concludes that vitamins are essential and that a lack of vitamins causes scurvy and rickets.
  • British geologist and seismologist Richard Dixon Oldham notes that earthquake waves travel more slowly when they pass through the center of the Earth, and suggests that our planet has a dense core.
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