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    100 Years Ago Today - February 27, 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 27th, 1913.

    Number 5 - While today determining the gender of an unborn child is not a big deal at all. In 1913, Dr. Robinson from Paris seemed to be way ahead of his time. He believed that his methods could actually control the gender of the unborn child. When someone asked how they could have a boy, his response: "Repeated injections of adrenalin will probably be sufficient in this case."

    Number 4 - Someone asking for a kiss is not a bad thing - right? Well, one gentleman got so agitated that he actually killed his 19-year-old bride after she begged for a kiss. The report notes that the bride insisted on a kiss, "she tried to detail him, and he became so enraged that he drew a revolver and fired two bullets into her body.'

    Number 3 - Looking at this ad today, it's quite bizarre on several levels. It lays out the details of an upcoming Indian exhibit which would showcase pictures from a celebrated Indian chief who had killed a general. And here's the surprise - it was taking place at Abercrombie & Fitch which used to be a sporting good store at that time. Today, ofcourse, Abercrombie & Fitch has a much different focus and primarily sells clothing.

    Number 2 - Powers- to-be were brainstorming on how to provide electricity on a wider scale. Remember, a hundred years ago, electricity was still considered a luxury. And for those who could afford this luxury, some of its primary uses included 'sending a telegram, using a telephone, and riding a street car'.

    Number 1 - Hail storms are dangerous and sometimes deadly. A 5-year-old boy died in 1913 after he reportedly ate hailstones. 'The sudden chill from the hailstones was believed to have brought on the attack of indigestion.