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    100 Years Ago Today - February 16, 1913

    Geo Beats

    by Geo Beats

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    Here are 5 news stories from around the world 100 years ago.

    What was happening in the world one hundred years ago?

    Hi this is Matt and here are 5 New York Times headlines from February 16th, 1913.

    Number 5 - American women may want to skip this part as a social etiquette celebrity from the UK expressed that the American girl doesn't know how to behave. In her words, American girls are exceedingly nice girls, sweet, and adaptable, splendidly free from innate awkwardness and self-awkwardness. Then she gets to what she really means - " they have so little grace, so little knowledge of such everyday things as walking, sitting, bowing, meeting people, shaking hands, pouring tea."

    Number 4 - Curious what outdoor recreation looked like back in the day? How about some pushmobile racing in Central Park? In London, water barrel racing was the hot activity. For a more familiar modern sport, ski racing was going on in the Italian Alps.

    Number 3 - Like the rural life? Then you could have gotten 264 acres of farm land for $4,200. The seller projected that the farm would yield an annual income of $2,715.

    Number 2 - Banana Joe, an Affenpinscher breed was the winner at the 2013 Westminster Dog Show. A hundred years back, some of the popular dog show breeds included Japanese Spaniels, bull terriers and the Great Danes.

    Number 1 - President Wilson's inauguration was coming up and a report covered his activities prior to his departure for Washington, DC. After arriving from New York City by regular coach and being frequently greeted by passengers, the Governor spent the day at home and began packing some of his books and household goods.