News and Events of 1908

World Events

World Statistics

population by decade

Nobel Peace Prize:
Klas P. Arnoldson (Sweden) and Frederik Bajer (Denmark)

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U.S. Events

U.S. Statistics

President: Theodore Roosevelt
Vice President: Charles W. Fairbanks
Population: 88,710,000

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Economics

Federal spending:   $0.66 billion
Unemployment:   8.0%
Cost of a first-class stamp:   $0.02


Sports

World Series
Chicago Cubs d. Detroit (4-1)
Stanley Cup
Montreal Wanderers
Wimbledon
Women: Charlotte Sterry d. A. Morton (6-4 6-4)
Men: Arthur Gore d. R. Barrett (6-3 6-2 4-6 3-6 6-4)
Kentucky Derby Champion
Stone Street
NCAA Football Champions
Penn (CFRA, HF) (11-0-1) & LSU (NCF) (10-0-0)
1908 Summer Olympics

Entertainment

Entertainment Awards

Nobel Prize for Literature: Rudolf Eucken (Germany)

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Events

Science

Nobel Prizes in Science

Chemistry: Sir Ernest Rutherford (UK), for investigations into disintegration of elements

Physics: Gabriel Lippmann (France), for method of reproducing colors by photography

Physiology or Medicine: Paul Ehrlich (Germany) and Elie Metchnikoff (USSR), for work on immunity

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