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    100 Years Ago Today - February 17, 1913

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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 17th, 1913.

    Number 5 - You like your beer cold and your ice cream frozen? Then you can thank Charles Telliar who invented cold storage. France was recognizing his contribution as well by decorating him with the cross of Legion of Honor.

    Number 4 - No sleep necessary, said a Harvard Professor who claimed to live for 20 years without sleeping. And the study was validated using 'a special chair that is scientifically perfect. It was devised to aid subjects to relax as completely as a gallon of molasses on a slab of cold marble.'

    Number 3 - The Sante Fe Railroad advertised trips to California “where December is like May”, with activities much the same as today - fishing for tuna, motor-boating and beach drives. “Acres of hotels and…roses, all in a semi-tropic environment” awaited the lucky travelers.

    Number 2 - George Bush hasn't been in the news lately but a report did cover him a hundred years ago. We are not talking about President George W. Bush, or even his father who hadn’t been born yet. This George Bush was a member of a prominent Connecticut family, and sadly passed away after entering the hospital. It was believed his fear of hospitals contributed to his demise.

    Number 1 - Do you struggle with how much to tip attendants today? In 1913 hotel and restaurant hat checkers expected a tip. One hotel came up with a solution to credit a fixed amount on restaurant charges with the understanding that it would go to the wait staff thereby relieving guests from tipping twice.