News and Events of 1918

World Events

U.S. Events

U.S. Statistics

President: Woodrow Wilson
Vice President: Thomas R. Marshall
Population: 103,208,000

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Economics

Federal spending:   $12.68 billion
Consumer Price Index:   15.1
Unemployment:   1.4%
Cost of a first-class stamp:   $0.03


Sports

World Series
Boston Red Sox d. Chicago Cubs (4-2)
Stanley Cup
Toronto Arenas d. Vancouver (PCHA) (3-2)
Wimbledon
Women: Not held (World War I)
Men: Not held (World War I)
Kentucky Derby Champion
Exterminator
NCAA Football Champions
Pittsburgh (CFRA, HF) (4-1-0) & Michigan (NCF) (5-0-0)

Entertainment

Entertainment Awards

Pulitzer Prizes
Fiction: His Family, Ernest Poole
Drama: Why Marry?, Jesse Lynch Williams

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Events

Science

Nobel Prizes in Science

Chemistry: Fritz Haber (Germany), for synthetic production of ammonia

Physics: Max Planck (Germany), discoveries in connection with quantum theory

Physiology or Medicine: None awarded

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