News and Events of 1920

World Events

World Statistics

population by decade

Nobel Peace Prize:
Léon Bourgeois (France)

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U.S. Events

U.S. Statistics

President: Woodrow Wilson
Vice President: Thomas R. Marshall
Population: 106,461,000

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Economics

Federal spending:   $6.36 billion
Consumer Price Index:   20
Unemployment:   5.2%
Cost of a first-class stamp:   $0.02


Sports

World Series
Cleveland d. Brooklyn (5-2)
Stanley Cup
Ottawa d. Seattle (PCHA) (3-2)
Wimbledon
Women: Suzanne Lenglen d. D. Chambers (6-3 6-0)
Men: Bill Tilden d. G. Patterson (2-6 6-3 6-2 6-4)
Kentucky Derby Champion
Paul Jones
NCAA Football Champions
California (9-0-0)
1920 Summer Olympics

Entertainment

Entertainment Awards

Pulitzer Prizes
Drama: Beyond the Horizon, Eugene O'Neill

Nobel Prize for Literature: Knut Hamsun (Norway)

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Events

Science

Nobel Prizes in Science

Chemistry: Walther Nernst (Germany), for work in thermochemistry

Physics: Charles E. Guillaume (Switzerland), for discoveries of anomalies in nickel-steel alloys

Physiology or Medicine: August Krogh (Denmark), for discovery of regulation of capillaries' motor mechanism

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