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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Presbyter'n Henry L. Smith , A.B. , A.M. 131 175 15,000 1850 Detiance Colleget
Defiance , 0 . Christian J. R. H. Latchaw , A.M. , D.D. 10 150 1,000 1833
Delaware College . Newark , Del Non - Sect ... Geo . A. Harter , M.A. , Ph.D. 19
D. 29 426 21,200 1858 La Grange Colleget . ... J. L. Goodknight , A.M. , D.D. 14
174 3,000 1882 Livingstone Collegets Salisbury , N.C . ... Presbyter'n J. R.
Števenson , D. D. ( Chm . ) 10 105 21,000 1828 McKendree Colleget , Lebanon ,
1881 Pike Colleget . Bowling Green , MoNon - Sect ... Chas . R. Wakeland , B.S ...
. 10 126 600 1854 Polytechnic Institute . Brooklyn , N. Y ... Non - Sect ... Henry S.
Snow , A.B. , LL.D. 50 700 12,000 1888 Pomona Colleget . Claremont , Cal .
Colleget .. Logan , Utah , Non - Sect ... Wm . J. Kerr , B.S. , D.Sc ..... 35 381 8.000
1872 Vanderbilt Univ . t . ... Nashville , Tenn .. Meth . Ep . S. J. H. Kirkland , LL.D. ,
Ph.D 100 754 30,000 1861 Vassar Colleget Poughkeepsie , N. Y Non - Sect .
1870 Wilmington Colleget . Wilmington , O. , Friends . James B. Unthank , M.Sc.
11 143 4,000 1870 Wilson Colleget ( 9 ) . Chambersburg , Pa Presbyter'n Rev.
S. A. Martin , D.D. 301 298 7,000 1845 Wittenberg Colleget . Springfield , .
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