100 Years Ago Today - March 19, 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 19th, 1913.

Number 5 - The biggest news story on March 19th covered the shocking assassination of King of Greece. The assassin was 'said to be a socialist - declares after arrest he is against governments.'

Number 4 - We have all heard the phrase 'starving artist'. A 1913 headline on the front page read 'Artist Starves to Death'. His body was found 2 days after he died in his apartment. The report further noted - 'In the room were several unfinished canvases, but no completed paintings'.

Number 3 - Whiskey ads were all over the newspapers at that time. Interestingly, they not only promised hospitality and good cheer but also health.

Number 2 - These days if a child gets lost, you'd hear of search efforts through choopers and other advanced means. A hundred years back, cavalary was sent to look for a lost boy. As told by the New York Times, 'A troop of United States Cavalry
to-night joined a platoon of mounted police and more than 300 boy scouts in the search'.

Number 1 - Gun violence is a huge issue today. It seemed to be in 1913 as well. An 8-year-old accidentally killed his sister. 'Stephen
took a revolver from a drawer, and while flourishing it, accidentally discharged it. The bullet
entered Margaret's stomach. An aunt found the boy crying over the body.