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    100 Years Ago Today - February 20, 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 20th, 1913.

    Number 5 – Some Indians were headed to New York to attend a ceremony for the laying of an American Indian monument in the harbor. You won't see language like this in reports these days - A dozen tall, bronzed Indians from the West arrived here to-day.

    Number 4 – The Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children had been investigating the home surroundings of a 9-year-old child, Nettie Stringham, who had been killed while - get ready for this - picking coal on train tracks. Nettie was one of three step-children of a bartender named Frank. The investigator concluded that the kids had been beaten, were poorly fed and they were forced to live in an outdoor pigpen. Frank disappeared when a warrant was issued, leaving detectives to search for him.

    Number 3 – Today Abercrombie & Fitch is known for trendy clothing and controversial ads. In 1913, it was a sporting goods store. An ad urged you to stop in for dog products with just as attention grabbing headlines as today - His Highness the Dog Must Be Well-Groomed.

    Number 2 – J.P. Morgan, was an American philanthropist, banker and financier who’s namesake banking company dominated the corporate finance world in the late 1800’s and early 1900s. He had been suffering from an illness that originally wasn’t thought to be serious. In February of 1913, it was revealed that he would not recover quickly and was put on a very strict diet. He passed away little over a month later.

    Number 1 – Waiting for family member or friends to sail from Europe and arrive in America? The New York Times in those days published the list of passengers arriving by ship to America. On February 20th, 1913, names included Mr. and Mrs. N. C. Banks and Mr. and Mrs. W. C. Osborn arriving from Liverpool.