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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Inventor of the Superior , Scientific ( selffamous “ Attila's Five - Pound invented ) ,
Physical Culture . Finest appointed Athletic Studio , Bath , Dressing , and
Massage Rooms in America . Address , 1381 BROADWAY , N. W. Corner 37th
These combined form an excellent oven , 11x14x9 inches , capacity twelve -
pound wild turkey . One miner's solid lip coffee pot ... A complete mess kit ,
adding but the weight of 5 pounds to the outfit ; no additional space . Price ,
including 16 ...
This cow is over 6 feet tall , 10 feet long and at six years of age weighed 2970
pounds . We had her on exhibition at the Minnesota State Fair in 1901 and fully
one hundred thousand people passed through our tent and the universal opinion
Sugar : The following was the production of sugar in 1900-1901 by sugar -
growing countries , u toi of 2 , 240 pound as reported by Willett & Gray . New York
. Cane sugar : Louisiana , 275.000 ; Porto Rico , 80,000 ; Cuba , 630,000 ; British
illustrated by pictures of him in the act , together with the record of competitors
who could not equal his capacity of 14 pounds 8 % ounces ; and the opinion of
Dr. William E. Cuff that gormandizing is an invitation to dyspepsia .. James J.
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