News and Events of 1917
World Statisticspopulation by decade
Nobel Peace Prize:
International Red Cross
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U.S. StatisticsPresident: Woodrow Wilson
Vice President: Thomas R. Marshall
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EconomicsFederal spending: $1.95 billion
Consumer Price Index: 12.8
Cost of a first-class stamp: $0.02 ($0.03 as of 11/3/17)
World SeriesChicago White Sox d. NY Giants (4-2)
Stanley CupSeattle Metropolitans (PCHA)
WimbledonWomen: Not held (World War I)
Men: Not held (World War I)
Kentucky Derby ChampionOmar Khayyam
NCAA Football ChampionsGeorgia Tech (9-0-0)
Nobel Prize for Literature: Karl Gjellerup (Denmark) and Henrik Pontoppidan (Denmark)More Entertainment Awards...
Nobel Prizes in Science
Chemistry: None awarded
Physics: Charles G. Barkla (UK), for discovery of Roentgen radiation of the elements
Physiology or Medicine: None awarded