100 Years Ago Today - March 22, 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 22nd, 1913.

Number 5 - Here's one from the darker side of that era. This story covered a lynching in Union City, Tennessee. As noted - 'An African American accused of murdering Samuel McClue, a white man, early to-day was hanged here by a mob this afternoon on a prominent street corner in the presence of 1,000 persons.'

Number 4 - It was early days for wireless technology and a successfully communication test was conducted between Paris and Washington using wireless telegraphy. 'Messages sent from Arlington station had been received with clearness by the station on Eiffel Tower and practically instantaneously.'

Number 3 - With the Easter coming, there were plenty of retailers offering sales. One of them was Kaufman Hats. You could get 'your easter hat' for $1.50

Number 2 - Certain things never change like the occasional drama during weddings. For instance, this report from Mount Holly, New Jersey. 'Twenty minutes before the marriage ceremony of William E. Border of this place and 17-year-old Bertha A. Shinn of Hightstown was to have been performed on Wednesday night, a woman who said she was Border's wife appeared, and the wedding did not take place.'

Number 1 - There was an investigation into out-of-control spending at a disabled soldiers' home. When question, its superintendent had some rather direct responses.

Did you have lobster at the officers' table? He was asked. His response - yes, I thought that I was entitled to it.

Was whiskey permitted to the officers? He answered - why not?

Did the men pay for it? Without hesitation, his response - why should they?

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