The World Almanac® Online contains a world of essential facts and statistics on hundreds of fascinating topics that are useful not only to students and researchers throughout the school year, but to anyone curious about…well, anything…anytime. Here, we spotlight a few of the notable recent updates and features.
Women’s World Cup, 1991
The 2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup was only the seventh of its kind and an incredibly exciting one at that. In the most-watched soccer game in U.S. history, the U.S. Women’s National Soccer Team won the Women’s World Cup on Sunday, July 5, in Vancouver, Canada, defeating Japan with a final, decisive score of 5–2.
Check out The World Almanac® Online‘s stats on all of the Women’s World Cup tournaments. (Spoiler alert: 2015 saw the biggest victory!)
American Veterans: Status Report
In 2014, almost 22 million Americans were veterans of service in the U.S. armed forces. Three-quarters of them had served during wartime—from World War II to the 21st-century conflicts in southwest Asia. How have they fared after reintegrating into civilian life?
Check out The World Almanac® Online‘s special feature that reveals important information about the health, employment, education, and future prospects of American veterans.
Most Controversial Sports Team Owners
Owners of sports franchises usually prefer to stay out of the limelight that players seek on the field—but not always. The brash actions of some colorful owners have at times overshadowed the successes and failures of their teams. From Mark Cuban and Donald Sterling to Bill Veeck, George Steinbrenner, and more, read about the most controversial franchise owners of past and present professional sports teams, as chosen by The World Almanac® editors.