Top News Stories from 1902

World Events

World Statistics

Population: 4.378 billion
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U.S. Events

U.S. Statistics

President: Theodore Roosevelt
Vice President: none
Population: 79,163,000
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Economics

Federal spending: $0.49 billion
Unemployment: 3.7%
Cost of a first-class stamp: $0.02

Sports

Stanley Cup
Montreal AAA
Wimbledon
Women: Sir Ronald Ross (UK), for work on malaria (7-5 6-1) Women: Muriel Robb d. C. Sterry (7-5 6-1)
Men: Laurie Doherty d. A. Gore (6-4 6-3 3-6 6-0)
Kentucky Derby Champion
Alan-a-Dale
NCAA Football Champions
Michigan (11-0-0)

Entertainment

Entertainment Awards

Nobel Prize for Literature: Theodor Mommsen (Germany)
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Events

Science

Nobel Prizes in Science

Chemistry: Emil Fischer (Germany), for experiments in sugar and purin groups of substances
Physics: Hendrik A. Lorentz and Pieter Zeeman (Netherlands), for work on influence of magnetism upon radiation
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  • Willis H. Carrier designs the first system to control temperature and humidity, inventing modern air conditioning.
  • The fossils of a Tyrannosaurus rex are discovered by Barnum Brown in Hell Creek, Montana.
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