News and Events of 1931
World Statisticspopulation by decade
Nobel Peace Prize:
Jane Addams and Nicholas M. Butler (US)
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U.S. StatisticsPresident: Herbert C. Hoover
Vice President: Charles Curtis
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EconomicsFederal spending: $3.58 billion
Consumer Price Index: 15.2
Cost of a first-class stamp: $0.02
World SeriesSt. Louis Cardinals d. Philadelphia A's (4-3)
Stanley CupMontreal d. Chicago (3-2)
WimbledonWomen: Cilly Aussem d. H. Kranwinkel (6-2 7-5)
Men: Sidney Wood d. F. Shields (walkover)
Kentucky Derby ChampionTwenty Grand
NCAA Football ChampionsUSC (10-1-0)
Oscars awarded in 1931
Nobel Prize for Literature: Erik A. Karlfeldt (Sweden)More Entertainment Awards...
Nobel Prizes in Science
Chemistry: Karl Bosch and Friedrich Bergius (both Germany), for invention and development of chemical high-pressure methods
Physics: None awarded
Physiology or Medicine: Otto H. Warburg (Germany), for discovery of the character and mode of action of the respiratory ferment