News and Events of 1908
World Statisticspopulation by decade
Nobel Peace Prize:
Klas P. Arnoldson (Sweden) and Frederik Bajer (Denmark)
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U.S. StatisticsPresident: Theodore Roosevelt
Vice President: Charles W. Fairbanks
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EconomicsFederal spending: $0.66 billion
Cost of a first-class stamp: $0.02
World SeriesChicago Cubs d. Detroit (4-1)
Stanley CupMontreal Wanderers
WimbledonWomen: 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 ChampionStone Street
NCAA Football ChampionsPenn (CFRA, HF) (11-0-1) & LSU (NCF) (10-0-0)
Nobel Prize for Literature: Rudolf Eucken (Germany)More Entertainment Awards...
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