100 Years Ago Today - March 18, 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 18th, 1913.

Number 5 - In perhaps some of the earliest sporting events to be shown on video, Germany was planning to showcase the Olympic Games. As further detailed - 'The German National Olympic Committee has decided to employ the cinematograph to arouse popular interest in the Olympic Games at Berlin in 1916.'

Number 4 - St. Patrick Parade has always been a big draw and in 1913, it was the biggest parade ever with 25,000 attending the festivities. The report noted - "So many people with sprays of shamrock on their hats, Irish emblems on their coats, and green flags fluttering in their hands."

Number 3 - Postum was asking you to switch to its coffee alternative because as the company said 'Modern science
has brought out some startling facts about coffee during the past few months.
Many coffee users know and others are learning, that heart disturbance, wrecked nerves and ruined digestion are only some of the symptoms that follow daily use of the coffee drug, "caffeine".

Number 2 - Spring shoe sales were booming in 1913. In terms of what was hot - "Black lace shoes reported the most-wanted for men, while for women there was a large demand for button tan shoes."

Number 1 - Dogs were a trusted resource in law enforcement back then as well. This time, several bloodhounds assisted in the capture of two arsonists. The men, Joseph Workman and Ray Ganoe, were traced through the mountains, the dogs stopping before their respective homes.