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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SHORTEST ROUTE BETWEEN THE EAST and SOUTHWEST It is 36 miles
shorter to New Orleans tha i any other route . It is 89 miles shorter to Memphis
than any other route . W. B. BEVILL , General Passenger Agent , ROANOKE , VA .
Henri Fournier , the famous French chauffeur , on the perils of driving an
automobile at a mile - 2minute clip . Mr. Jefferson Seligman , of the great banking
house of J. & W. Seligman , wrote a comprehensive comparative description of "
... days across the continent , three and a half days from Seattle to Skagway , one
day from Skagway to White Horse , and two day from White Horse down the river
, a distance of 448 miles , to Dawson . This is certainly first - class mail service .
The earth's sensible atmosphere is generally supposed to extend some forty
miles in height , prob ably farther , but becoming at only a few miles from the
surface of too great a tenuity to support life . The condition and motions of this
Miles . Second . Earth -1 . Sun 866,400 331100 1310000 0.25 27.65 Mercury
36.0 87.969 23 to 35 3,030 0.125 0.056 2. ... from the Earth is 238,850 miles ; its
meansidereal revolution round the Earth is 27 days , 7 hours , 43 minutes , 11.
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