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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... Postmasters , as follows : George H. Roberts , Jr. , at Brooklyn ; Clayton
McMichael , at Philadelphia ; George Ripperger , at Long Island City . 420.
Consuls : Angus Campbell has been appointed United States Consul at Warsaw
, Russia .
... Coquelin , Edward Everett Hale , Joseph Jefferson , Lady Jeune , Mansfield ,
Dr. George F. Shrady , Dr. Schweninger , Bismarck's famous physician ; Dr. John
H. Girdner , Sir William MacCormac , Sir Robert Ball , Camille Flammarion , Prof.
Threasurer - George Burnham , Jr . , Philadelphia Executive Committee -
Chairman , Charles J . Bonaparte , Baltimore ; Hector McIntosh , Philadelphia ;
Joseph A . Miller , Providence ; George W . Ochs . Philadelphia ; Harry A .
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 . 239 Edwin
Norton 141 James M. Dodge 111 John W. Hyatt .. 209 Abbot Augustus Low .
... Mrs. Arthur M. Dodge , First Vice - President ; Mrs. Elihu Root , Second Vice -
President ; Mrs. Richard Watson Gilder , Third Vice - President ; Mrs. William
Putnam , Brooklyn , Fourth Vice - Presidenti Mrs. George Parkhurst , Buffalo , Fifth
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