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    100 Years Ago Today - March 11, 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 11th, 1913.

    Number 5 - President Wilson was settling in at his new residence. But in a huge setback to the alcoholics of that time,
    he declared the White House to be a Dry zone. As the report noted that President Wilson and his family are averse to
    the use of wines and liquors in any form.

    Number 4 - Some valuable advice for husbands by a divorce proctor on how to keep your wife happy. Here are some gems: spend all his evenings at home, start the fire in the morning, and try not to arouse his wife's jealousy.

    Number 3 - Want to visit Boston from New York City. It's going to cost you. About $3 and your journey would be via a steamer. And not to worry - as the ad says - the voyage rests and refreshes you.

    Number 2 - It was early days for movie theaters or as they said in those days 'moving pictures' in 1913. One theater in France had suffered a tragedy. Ten people died following the explosion of a moving-picture apparatus.

    Number 1 - What did the scene look like when a couple of pickpockets stole a person's wallet on a train in 1913? Well, it 'caused great excitement among the passengers.' But more seriously, 'several women in the car fainted' and a doctor 'was called to revive them'.