100 Years Ago Today - March 27, 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 27th, 1913.

Number 5. After being exposed to smallpox by a waiter hired for the President Wilson inauguration, the first lady and family were vaccinated. In its 12 thousand years of existence, smallpox claimed an estimated 300 to 500 million lives. The last reported case was in 1977.

Number 4. Doctor Rosenthal of Berlin wowed the fourth International Congress of Physiotherapy, when he enlisted motion picture technology to expose irregularities in digestive activities. The medical profession was also among the first industries to embrace the technological possibilities of the iPad.

Number 3. The New York Telephone Company tried to lure customers by convincing them that walking is a wasted effort when you can just call instead. Their message more specifically - "an organization must have adequate telephone facilities to help cut the corners, to eliminate wasteful walking between desks and departments and to create order."

Number 2. President Woodrow Wilson mobilized relief assistance for Ohio flood victims after he read about their plight in newspaper. Upon learning of the disaster, Wilson reached out to potential aid workers via telephone and telegraph.

Number 1. A.L. Bulger was convicted of manslaughter in the second degree after he struck and killed a child with the car he was illegally driving. Over time, incidents like this have become increasingly common and now carry penalties under the specific crime of Vehicular Manslaughter.

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