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World Events

World Statistics

Population: 4.378 billion
population by decade
Nobel Peace Prize: Henri La Fontaine (Belgium)
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U.S. Events

U.S. Statistics

President: Woodrow Wilson
Vice President: Thomas R. Marshall
Population: 97,225,000
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Economics

Federal spending: $0.72 billion
Consumer Price Index: $9.9
Unemployment: 4.3%
Cost of a first-class stamp: $0.02

Sports

World Series
Philadelphia A's d. NY Giants (4-1)
Stanley Cup
Quebec Bulldogs
Wimbledon
Women: Dorothea Chambers d. R. McNair (6-0 6-4)
Men: Tony Wilding d. M. McLoughlin (8-6 6-3 10-8)
Kentucky Derby Champion
Donerail
NCAA Football Champions
Harvard (9-0-0)

Entertainment

Entertainment Awards

Nobel Prize for Literature: Rabindranath Tagore (India)
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Events

  • Darktown Follies opens in Harlem and helps to make Harlem a black cultural center.
  • Billboard magazine publishes a list of the most popular vaudeville songs. It's the predecessor to their trademark charts.
  • First crossword puzzle appears in the New York World. See Crossword Puzzle Guide

Science

Nobel Prizes in Science

Chemistry: Alfred Werner (Switzerland), for linking up atoms within the molecule
Physics: Heike Kamerlingh-Onnes (Netherlands), for work leading to production of liquid helium
Physiology or Medicine: Charles Richet (France), for work on anaphylaxy
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