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Sports Champions

U.S. Open Golf Winner: George Sargent Score: 290 Course: Englewood GC Location: Englewood, NJ
Word Series Champs: Pittsburgh Pirates vs. Detroit Tigers Series: 4-3

Nobel Prizes

OSTWALD, WILHELM, Germany, Leipzig University, b. 1853 (in Riga, then Russia), d. 1932: "in recognition of his work on catalysis and for his investigations into the fundamental principles governing chemical equilibria and rates of reaction"

LAGERL…F, SELMA OTTILIA LOVISA, Sweden, b. 1858, d. 1940: "in appreciation of the lofty idealism, vivid imagination and spiritual perception that characterize her writings"

The prize was divided equally between: BEERNAERT, AUGUSTE MARIE FRAN‚OIS, Belgium, b. 1829, d. 1912: Former Prime Minister. Member of the Belgian Parliament. Member of the Cour Internationale d'Arbitrage (International Court of Arbitration) at the Hague. D'ESTOURNELLES DE CONSTANT, PAUL HENRIBENJAMIN BALLUET (BARON DE CONSTANT DE REBECQUE), France, b. 1852, d. 1924: Member of the French Parliament (SŽnateur). Founder and President of the French parliamentary group for international arbitration (Groupe parlementaire de l'arbitrage international). Founder of the ComitŽ de dŽfense des intŽrts nationaux et de conciliation internationale (Committee for the Defense of National Interests and International Conciliation).

Physiology or Medicine
KOCHER, EMIL THEODOR, Switzerland, Berne University, b. 1841, d. 1917: "for his work on the physiology, pathology and surgery of the thyroid gland"

The prize was awarded jointly to: MARCONI, GUGLIELMO, Italy, Marconi Wireless Telegraph Co. Ltd., London, Great Britain, b. 1874, d. 1937; and BRAUN, CARL FERDINAND, Germany, Strasbourg University, Alsace (then Germany), b. 1850, d. 1918: "in recognition of their contributions to the development of wireless telegraphy"