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    100 Years Ago Today - January 13, 1913

    Geo Beats

    by Geo Beats

    Learn about what happened 100 years ago today on January 13, 1913.

    What was the world like in 1913? Here are 5 New York Times headlines from January 13th, 1913.

    Number 5 - A well-known physician and medical author, Dr. Woods Hutchinson, recommended eating pie everyday…
    almost a necessity to life, he said, a slice at lunch and a larger slice at dinner. Oh, he also advised having a steak frequently. In his unambiguous words - if you like it rare, have it rare but often.
    I doubt many nutritionists would agree with Dr. Hutchinson today.

    Number 4 - Clerks working for the New Haven Railroad System agreed not to go on strike when the company offered to increase employees pay by 15 cents a day.

    Number 3 - A large office supply store's ad offered attractive prices on stationary you needed every day - blank books for 33 cents, typewriter paper for 39 cents. Now, we need iPhones and tablets much more than the blank books.

    Number 2 -Thomas Edison made a deal with United Booking Offices to install more than 100 of his ‘talking picture’ machines. At that time, they were just considered a novelty and few could have foreseen the profound impact television and movies were about to have on the world.

    Number 1 - In a tragic report on January 13th, 1913, a fireman was killed after being drawn into the flywheel of an engine. His coat had gotten tangled in the engine after he bent down to pick his hat. He was married and had two children.