Top News Stories from 1929
Population: 4.378 billionpopulation by decade
Nobel Peace Prize: Frank B. Kellogg (US)More World Statistics...
- Trotsky is expelled from U.S.S.R.
- The Lateran Treaty establishes an independent Vatican City.
- First large-scale Jewish-Arab violence caused by a clash at the Wailing Wall in Jerusalem.
President: Herbert C. Hoover
Vice President: Charles Curtis
Population: 121,767,000More U.S. Statistics...
- St. Valentine's Day gangland massacre in Chicago (Feb. 14).
- Stock market prices plummet (Nov.-Dec.). U.S. securities lose $26 billion, marking the first financial disaster of the Great Depression
Federal spending: $3.13 billion
Consumer Price Index: $17.1
Cost of a first-class stamp: $0.02
World SeriesPhiladelphia A's d. Chicago Cubs (4-1)
Stanley CupBoston d. NY Rangers
WimbledonWomen: Helen Wills d. H. Jacobs (6-1 6-2)
Men: Henri Cochet d. J. Borotra (6-4 6-3 6-4)
Kentucky Derby ChampionClyde Van Dusen
NCAA Football ChampionsNotre Dame (9-0-0)
Entertainment AwardsPulitzer Prizes
Fiction: Scarlet Sister Mary, Julia Peterkin
Drama: Street Scene, Elmer L. Rice
Academy Award, Best Picture: Wings (Paramount Famous Lasky)
Nobel Prize for Literature: Thomas Mann (Germany)More Entertainment Awards...
- The Museum of Modern Art opens in New York City.
- CBS is founded by William S. Paley.
Nobel Prizes in Science
Chemistry: Sir Arthur Harden (UK) and Hans K. A. S. von Euler-Chelpin (Sweden), for research of fermentation of sugars
Physics: Prince Louis Victor de Broglie (France), for discovery of the wave character of electrons
Physiology or Medicine: Christiaan Eijkman (Netherlands), for discovery of the antineuritic vitamins; and Sir Frederick Hopkins (UK), for discovery of growth-promoting vitaminsMore Nobel Prizes in 1998...