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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Mr. Jefferson Seligman , of the great banking house of J. & W. Seligman , wrote a
comprehensive comparative description of " English men and Americans as
Money - Makers . ” John L. Sullivan told “ How I Me King Edward 22 The World .
John L. Sullivan told “ How I Me King Edward When He Was Wales . " Other
famous writers for THE WORLD during the year have been : Chauncey M. Depew
, Rev. Dr. W. S. Rainsford , Booker T , Washington , the ex - slave college
The Edward VII , number , following the obituary number on the death of his
Queen mother , completed a just and comprehensive exposition of the dead
Queen and woman and presentation of the new ruler of the British Empire as he
really is .
The Right Honorable Sir Edward Fry , member of the Privy Council , Q . C . Prof .
John Westlake , LL . D . , Q . C . ITALY . His Excellency Count Constantin Nigra ,
Senator of the Kingdom , Ambassador at Vienna His Excellency Commander ...
118 Edward Weston ... 250 Hiram S. Maxim . 116 Frank Rhind 117 Rudolph M.
Hunter . 76 George D. Burton 144 Louis K. Johnson 114 C. J. Van Depoele (
deceased ) 245 Lewis H. Nash 142 Warren H. Taylor 112 George Westinghouse
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