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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Advance Antidotes for Poisons . : 246 | Autumn , Beginning of , 1902 .. 25 ment of
Science . .284 Antiquarian , AmericanSociety.284 Aztec Club of 1847 ... 347
153 Corn Crop , Statistics of ... .233 , 234 Boat - Racing Records ... 270-272 Area
and Population .. 363 Cotton , statistics of .... 236 , 237 Boiling Point ... 47 Army
and Navy .. 362 Council of Women , National . . .331 Bonaparte Family .370 and
28 Fires , Loss by , in United States.183 Hammer - Throwing Records ... 252
Easter in 1902 .. 25 Fishing , Open Seasons for ... .247 Hams , Production of ..
232 Table of Dates 28 Flag , National .. .127 Harness Racing ... 254 , 255
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Lynchings in U.S .... 242 Monarchies and Republics ..... 56 Monarchs of Europe ..
366 Julian Period and Year ... 25 M Monetary Statistics .. 225-228 Jumping
Records .. 251 Jupiter , Planet .. Money Not Presented for Re47 Jury Duty , New
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