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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355 Cabinet Officers Since 1789 ...... 122 College Colors . 316 of Holland Dames
. .357 # of President Roosevelt . 13 , 397 Commencements .306-310 " of the King
. Cable Telegraph Rates . Fraternities ...... 321 Day of Week , How to Find..32 ...
The Queen died four days later , The complete list of the securities owned by the
dead millionaire railway king , Cornelius Vanderbilt , were first published in THE
WORLD , The important points in the decision of the United States Supreme ...
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
1851 First International Exhibit'n , London 827 Egbert , first king of all England ,
1745 Battle of Fontenoy , April 30 . 1852 Louis Napoleon became Emperor , Oct.
14 . 1745 Second Jacobite Rebellion in Great Dec. 2 . 1066 Battle of Hastings .
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