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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... the near approach of Queen Victoria's death , stating on January 18 that a
special train was kept in readiness to convey the Prince of Wales and the royal
family to Cowes upon a moment's summons , An oficial announcement 20 World .
John Kendrick Bangs , the humorist , wrote “ Baron Munchausen Brought Up to
Date , ” an interview with the Prince of Liars of Hades by telephone . Patrick
Divver , “ Confessions of a Beefsteak Eater . " illustrated by pictures of him in the
Prince Rupert , the Buccaneer , ” and “ The Mermaid and the Act of Faith , ” by
Cutcliffe Hyne . “ The Puppet Crown , " by Harold MacGrath , “ The Carved Face
That Revealed a Murder , " by Mary Adelaide Keeler . THE CHOSEN MEDIUM
34 21 12 S. 1 13 58.0 E. Providence , R.I. .41 49 46 N. 4 45 37.5 W. Cape Prince
of Wales ... 65 33 30 N. 11 11 56.8 W. Quebec , Que . 46 47 59 N. 4 44 52.6 W.
Charleston , S.C. , Lt ........ 32 41 44 N. 51932.0 W. Richmond , Va . 37 32 16 N. 5
... two years at least prior to his admission , that it is , bona fide , his intention to
become a citizen of the United States , and to renounce forever all allegiance and
fidelity to any foreign prince or State , and particularly to the one of which he may
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