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World Events

World Statistics

Population: 4.378 billion
population by decade
Nobel Peace Prize: Jane Addams and Nicholas M. Butler (US)
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U.S. Events

U.S. Statistics

President: Herbert C. Hoover
Vice President: Charles Curtis
Population: 124,039,648
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Economics

Federal spending: $3.58 billion
Consumer Price Index: $15.2
Unemployment: 16.3%
Cost of a first-class stamp: $0.02

Sports

World Series
St. Louis Cardinals d. Philadelphia A's (4-3)
Stanley Cup
Montreal d. Chicago
Wimbledon
Women: Cilly Aussem d. H. Kranwinkel (6-2 7-5)
Men: Sidney Wood d. F. Shields (walkover)
Kentucky Derby Champion
Twenty Grand
NCAA Football Champions
USC (10-1-0)

Entertainment

Entertainment Awards

Pulitzer Prizes
Fiction: Years of Grace, Margaret Ayer Barnes
Drama: Alison's House, Susan Glaspell
Academy Award, Best Picture: Cimarron (RKO Radio)
Nobel Prize for Literature: Erik A. Karlfeldt (Sweden)
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Events

Science

Nobel Prizes in Science

Chemistry: Karl Bosch and Friedrich Bergius (both Germany), for invention and development of chemical high-pressure methods
Physics: None awarded
Physiology or Medicine: Otto H. Warburg (Germany), for discovery of the character and mode of action of the respiratory ferment
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