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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Apr. 19.1903 11 cavalry . 2 MacArthur , Arthur.Feb . 5,1901 general oflicer 41
Grimes , George s ... July 19 , 1903 artillery cory 3 Bates , John C. ...... July 15 ,
1908. general officer 42 Whitall , Samuel R..July 26 , 1903 27 infantry 4 Wade ,
COLONELS - Continuu . LIEUT . - COLONELY -- Continuel 1 Taylor , Blair D. ....
June 30 , 1902 med . dept . 86 Wotherspoon , W.W.July 12 , 1904 19 infantry .
Pope , James W ..... July 5,1902 qm.dipi . 87 Dodd . George A ..... July 28 , 1904
281 Richardson , W. P..Apr . 7,1904 9 infantry . Squier , George O ... Mar . 2 ,
1903 sig . corps . 22 Barth , Charles H ... Apr. 7,1404 12 infantry . 2 Lppitt ,
William F.Mirr , 18 , 1903 med , dept . 23 Fitch , Graham D ... Apr. 23 , 1904 corps
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