News and Events of 1909

World Events

World Statistics

population by decade

Nobel Peace Prize:
Auguste M. F. Beernaert (Belgium) and Baron Paul H. B. B. d'Estournelles de Constant de Rebecque (France)

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U.S. Events

U.S. Statistics

President: William H. Taft
Vice President: James S. Sherman
Population: 90,490,000

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Economics

Federal spending:   $0.69 billion
Unemployment:   5.1%
Cost of a first-class stamp:   $0.02


Sports

World Series
Pittsburgh d. Detroit (4-3)
Stanley Cup
Ottawa Senators
Wimbledon
Women: Dora Boothby d. A. Morton (6-4 4-6 8-6)
Men: Arthur Gore d. M. Ritchie (6-8 1-6 6-2 6-2 6-2)
Kentucky Derby Champion
Wintergreen
NCAA Football Champions
Yale (12-1-0)

Entertainment

Entertainment Awards

Nobel Prize for Literature: Selma Lagerlöf (Sweden)

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Events

Science

Nobel Prizes in Science

Chemistry: Wilhelm Ostwald (Germany), for work on catalysis and investigations into chemical equilibrium and reaction rates

Physics: Guglielmo Marconi (Italy) and Ferdinand Braun (Germany), for development of wireless

Physiology or Medicine: Theodor Kocher (Switzerland), for work on the thyroid gland

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