News and Events of 1916

World Events

U.S. Events

U.S. Statistics

President: Woodrow Wilson
Vice President: Thomas R. Marshall
Population: 101,961,000

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  • Congress authorizes a plan to expand the U.S. armed forces over the next five years (June).

  • Montana voters elect 36-year-old Republican Jeannette Rankin, the first woman to serve in the U.S. Congress.

  • U.S. National Park Service in the Department of the Interior is created by act of Congress (Aug. 20).

  • Margaret Sanger opens the first birth control clinic in the country at 46 Amboy St., Brooklyn.

Economics

Federal spending:   $0.71 billion
Consumer Price Index:   10.9
Unemployment:   5.1%
Cost of a first-class stamp:   $0.02


Sports

World Series
Boston Red Sox d. Brooklyn (4-1)
Stanley Cup
Montreal Canadiens (NHA)
Wimbledon
Women: Not held (World War I)
Men: Not held (World War I)
Kentucky Derby Champion
George Smith
NCAA Football Champions
Pittsburgh (8-0-0)

Entertainment

Entertainment Awards

Nobel Prize for Literature: Verner von Heidenstam (Sweden)

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Events

  • Charlie Chaplin signs on with Mutual Studios and earns an unprecedented $10,000 a week.

Science

Nobel Prizes in Science

Chemistry: None awarded

Physics: None awarded

Physiology or Medicine: None awarded

  • Albert Einstein completes his mathematical formulation of a general theory of relativity, which includes gravity.
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