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    100 Years Ago Today - February 15, 1913

    Geo Beats

    by Geo Beats

    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 15th, 1913.

    Number 5 - An exciting development in the world of technology - what we know as the 'speakerphone' today was making its debut with the headline 'Telephone Whisper Heard By Roomful'. Described further 'The person who talks into the machine does so in a voice very little more than a whisper, and the machine throws the voice out into the audience."

    Number 4 - While a bomb explosion in the United States is a rare occurrence these days, they were more frequent back in 1913. A story covered how an entire block's windows on Prince Street were broken by a bomb explosion. A grocery store owner on the street told the cops that he had received what was then known as Black Hand letters, or extortion threats, in the past.

    Number 3 - In the market for a cutting-edge razor? Go for the Mark Cross Razor. As the company says, you are getting a product worth 5 dollars for just 25 cents.

    Number 2 - So how much did it cost to run New York City one hundred years ago? A whopping 25 dollars and 11 cents for every resident - a fraction of what it'd cost today.

    Number 1 - Newspapers carried reports of militant violence from around the world. This one pertained to London where an American woman, Sylvia Pankhurst was fined $5 for breaking a police station window, and $30 for breaking a bank window during a procession.