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World Events

World Statistics

Population: 4.378 billion
population by decade
Nobel Peace Prize: Arthur Henderson (UK)
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U.S. Events

U.S. Statistics

Vice President: John N. Garner
Population: 126,373,773
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Federal spending: $6.54 billion
Consumer Price Index: $13.4
Unemployment: 22.0%
Cost of a first-class stamp: $0.03


World Series
St. Louis Cardinals d. Detroit (4-3)
Stanley Cup
Chicago d. Detroit
Women: Dorothy Round d. H. Jacobs (6-2 5-7 6-3)
Men: Fred Perry d. J. Crawford (6-3 6-0 7-5)
Kentucky Derby Champion
NCAA Football Champions
Minnesota (8-0-0)
World Cup
Italy d. Czechoslovakia


Entertainment Awards

Pulitzer Prizes
Fiction: Lamb in His Bosom, Caroline Miller
Drama: Men in White, Sidney Kingsley
Academy Award, Best Picture: Cavalcade (Fox)
Nobel Prize for Literature: Luigi Pirandello (Italy)
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Nobel Prizes in Science

Chemistry: Harold C. Urey (US), for discovery of heavy hydrogen
Physics: None awarded
Physiology or Medicine: George H. Whipple, George R. Minot, and William P. Murphy (US), for discovery of liver therapy against anemias
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