News and Events of 1906

World Events

World Statistics

population by decade

Nobel Peace Prize:
Theodore Roosevelt (US)

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U.S. Events

U.S. Statistics

President: Theodore Roosevelt
Vice President: Charles W. Fairbanks
Population: 85,450,000

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Economics

Federal spending:   $0.57 billion
Unemployment:   1.7%
Cost of a first-class stamp:   $0.02


Sports

World Series
Chicago White Sox d. Chicago Cubs (4-2)
Stanley Cup
Montreal Wanderers
Wimbledon
Women: Dorothea Douglass d. M. Sutton (6-3 9-7)
Men: Laurie Doherty d. F. Riseley (6-4 4-6 6-2 6-3)
Kentucky Derby Champion
Sir Huon
NCAA Football Champions
Princeton (9-0-1)
1906 Summer Olympics

Entertainment

Entertainment Awards

Nobel Prize for Literature: Giosuè Carducci (Italy)

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Events

Science

Nobel Prizes in Science

Chemistry: Henri Moissan (France), for isolation of fluorine, and introduction of electric furnace

Physics: Sir Joseph Thomson (UK), for investigations on passage of electricity through gases

Physiology or Medicine: Camillo Golgi (Italy) and Santiago Ramón y Cajal (Spain), for work on structure of the nervous system

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