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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... voice to stay the two English - speaking nations from war over the Venezuelan
dispute , was successfully applied at Washington in the signing of the new
HayPauncefote treaty , and the way cleared for the construction of the Isthmian
The special editions commemorative of the birthdays of Washington , Lincoln ,
Jackson , and Grant presented thoughtful articles . Ex - President Grover
Cleveland and Worthington C. Ford wrote about Washington as a leader and his
early life ...
Tennessee , Texas , West Virginia , Washington , JANUARY 8. ANNIVERSARY
OF THE BATTLE Wisconsin , and Wyoming , in the years when OF NEW
ORLEANS : In Louisiana . elections are held in these States . In 1902 in
George Washington born , 1732 . Aug. 16. Battle of Bennington , Vt . , 1777 . Feb.
22-23 . Battle of Buena Vista , 1847 . Sep. 1. Capitulation of Sedan , 1870 . March
5. Boston Massacre , 1770 . Sep. 6. President McKinley shot at Buffalo 1901 .
A. M. ( Washington Mean Time ) . The duration of the first is 1 h . 12.4 m . , and of
the second , 47.4 m . , as seen from Washington , D. C. The planetary
configurations serve to identify the planets and to mark the time when they are in
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