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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... A gold medal and a brass crib to the first boy baby born in Greater New York in
the Twentieth Century , and a like prize to the first girl baby , was offered by THE
WORLD , EXPERIMENTAL JOURNALISM , During the first year of the Twentieth
Franklin born , 1706 . tiago , 1898 . Jan. 17. Battle of the Cowpens , S. C. , 1781 .
July 4. Declaration of Independence , 1776 . Jan. 18. Daniel Webster born , 1782
. July 14. The Bastile was destroyed , 1789 . Jan , 19. Robert E. Lee born , 1807 ...
The average duration of human life is about 33 years . One - quarter of the
people on the earth die before age 6 , one - half before age 16 , and only about 1
person of each 100 born lives to age 65. The deaths are calculated at 67 per
... shall give their ing electors . votes , which day shall be the same throughout
United States . * This clause la superseded by Article XII . , Amendments .
Qualifications of 5 . No person except a natural born 80 Constitution of the United
No person except a natural born citizen , or a citizen of the United States at the
time of the adoption of the President . this Constitution , shall be eligible to the
office of President ; neither shall any person be eligible to that office who shall not
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