News and Events of 1911
World Statisticspopulation by decade
Nobel Peace Prize:
Tobias M. C. Asser (Holland) and Alfred H. Fried (Austria)
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U.S. StatisticsPresident: William H. Taft
Vice President: James S. Sherman
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EconomicsFederal spending: $0.69 billion
Cost of a first-class stamp: $0.02
World SeriesPhiladelphia A's d. NY Giants (4-2)
Stanley CupOttawa Senators
WimbledonWomen: Dorothea Chambers d. D. Boothby (6-0 6-0)
Men: Tony Wilding d. R. Barrett (6-4 4-6 2-6 6-2 (ret))
Kentucky Derby ChampionMeridian
NCAA Football ChampionsPrinceton (CFRA, HF) (8-0-2) & Penn St. (NCF) (8-0-1)
Nobel Prize for Literature: Maurice Maeterlinck (Belgium)More Entertainment Awards...
Nobel Prizes in Science
Chemistry: Marie Curie (France), for discovery of elements radium and polonium
Physics: Wilhelm Wien (Germany), for his laws governing the radiation of heat
Physiology or Medicine: Allvar Gullstrand (Sweden), for work on the dioptrics of the eye