The World Almanac and Book of Facts
The World Almanac and Book of Facts is a US published reference work and conveys information about such subjects as world changes, tragedies, sports feats, etc. It has been published yearly from 1868 to 1875, and again every year since 1886. The first edition of The World Almanac was published by The New York World newspaper in 1868 (the name of the publication comes from the newspaper itself, which was known as The World). Published just three years after the end of the US Civil War and the assassination of President Abraham Lincoln, its 120 pages of information touched on such events as the process of Reconstruction and the impeachment of President Andrew Johnson. Publication was suspended in 1876, but in 1886 newspaper publisher Joseph Pulitzer, who had purchased The New York World and quickly transformed it into one of the most influential newspapers in the country, revived The World Almanac with the intention of making it a compendium of universal knowledge. The World Almanac has been published annually since.
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ACCORDING to Clark , the equatorial semi - viameter is 20.926 , 202 feet - = -
3963.296 miles , and the polar semi - diameter is 20.8.71 , 8995 feet = 3950.738
miles . One degree of latitude at the pole = 69.407 miles , One degree oi latitude
Pounds Poubels Pounds Ponnils Paris Pe - unds Pounds Puunus 6 feet 120 125
128 131 133 134 134 134 131 6 feet 1 inch 122 126 129 131 134 136 136 136
134 5 feet 2 inches . 124 128 i 131 133 136 138 138 138 137 5 feet 3 inches .
Leonard , 141 feet ( rori 18 feet , 42 omces ) , made at North Lagoon , Garfield
Park , Chicago , hii . , August 18 , 1905 , in the luternational Tournament . Switch
Fly - usling - H . W. Hawes , 102 feet ( rod ll feet ) . Made al Central Park , N , Y.
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