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World Events

World Statistics

Population: 4.378 billion
population by decade
Nobel Peace Prize: Karl von Ossietzky (Germany)
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U.S. Events

U.S. Statistics

Vice President: John N. Garner
Population: 127,250,232
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Economics

Federal spending: $6.41 billion
Consumer Price Index: $13.7
Unemployment: 20.1%
Cost of a first-class stamp: $0.03

Sports

World Series
Detroit d. Chicago Cubs (4-2)
Stanley Cup
Montreal Maroons d. Toronto
Wimbledon
Women: Helen Moody d. H. Jacobs (6-3 3-6 7-5)
Men: Fred Perry d. G. von Cramm (6-2 6-4 6-4)
Kentucky Derby Champion
Omaha
NCAA Football Champions
Minnesota (CFRA, NCF, HF) (8-0-0) & SMU (DS) (12-1-0)

Entertainment

Events

  • Although a primitive, two-color process was first used in 1922, audiences weren't impressed by Technicolor until a three-color system appeared in Becky Sharp.
  • George Gershwin combines black folk idiom and Broadway musical techniques in Porgy and Bess.
  • Allen Lane's Penguin Press, an English publishing house, reintroduces the paperback book.

Science

Nobel Prizes in Science

Chemistry: Frédéric and Irène Joliot-Curie (both France), for synthesis of new radioactive elements
Physics: James Chadwick (UK), for discovery of the neutron
Physiology or Medicine: Hans Spemann (Germany), for discovery of the organizer effect in embryonic development
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  • Du Pont chemist Wallace Hume Carothers creates nylon, the first completely synthetic fabric.
  • Aircraft-detecting radar is pioneered by Robert Watson-Watt in England.
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