100 Years Ago Today - March 1, 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 March 1st, 1913.

Number 5 - We have come a long way in medical advances relating to artificial reproduction. A hundred years ago, that field was in infancy and experiments were being run on animals. In some exciting news, a Rockefeller Institute scientist had observed that 'a female frog, produced from an artificially fertilized egg, was found on dissection after
accidental death to be equipped for parenthood.'

Number 4 - A 3-year-old boy, Abraham Lazarus was sadly killed after being run over by a street car. What's telling about the story is how such road medical emergencies were handled back then. It was still early days for roadside ambulances so in many situations other methods were used. In that particular scenario, the car's conductor 'Louis Herman pulled the child from under the car and carried him to a drug store. A doctor was
called from the hospital but the child was dead before his arrival.'

Number 3 - Where are you going for a spring vacation in 2013? In 1913, an ad suggested you take a spring trip to Arizona and California on a tourist sleeper train. It's the family's attire and the language that reminds you we are talking 1913. Here's what it says - 'A farm is waiting for you in Arizona or California, where irrigation and almost constant sunshine help make crop certain and profitable.'

Number 2 - Execution by hanging was still taking place a hundred years ago. This time, Mrs. Trost was to be hanged. She had killed her husband by poisoning him.

Number 1 - Postal clerks were grappling with postage fraud potential due to the confusing stamp designs. Here's the most interesting part for us 21st century folks - you could buy stamps for as little as one cent.

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