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    100 Years Ago Today - March 5, 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 March 5th, 1913.

    Number 5 - President Wilson's inauguration continued to make headlines. The biggest story on March 5th covered the incoming and outgoing Presidents greeting each other.

    Number 4 - Another story covered the details of what was in President Wilson's inauguration address. Obama's recent inaugural address cited economy and healthcare as some of our primary issues. A hundred years ago, however, Wilson focused on different areas like safeguarding property and individual right.

    Number 3 - Liquor ads were all over the place in those days. And one whiskey brand in particular by the name of Wilson decided to capitalize on President Wilson's inauguration. The
    ad read - 'Long Live Wilson! And so will you, if you drink Wilson.'

    Number 2 - Since trains were the primary means for long distance travel in 1913, railroad companies were among the big advertisers - this one in particular used Miss Snow as a
    model who 'awaits No special dates But every day Inaugurates A new delight'.

    Number 1 - A dog got in the way of a car and as a result, several people were injured. But the colorful language in this story is what draws your attention. Starting with the headline 'Dog Upsets Auto'. Apparently, the dog 'disputed the right of way' with the auto owner. The automobile turned turtle, imprisioning the two men and the dog beneath it.