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    100 Years Ago Today - April 8, 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 April 8, 1913.

    Number 5. Train platforms were as popular a destination for muggers as ever. Instead of smart phones, thieves grabbed shoes. One woman reported that her silver-buckled black patent pump was stolen off her foot. She mentioned the same thing happened to a friend a couple of days before.

    Number 4. A Mayoral candidate in Colorado went to a woman’s house and watched her baby so she could go cast her ballot. He won the election by one vote.

    Number 3. Carnegie Hall’s big event was a Kodak Moving Picture exhibition. Movie mania was beginning to take hold of the country and audiences couldn’t get enough of it.

    Number 4. The Times promoted an article in the coming Sunday edition that promised to feature “The Gayest City in the World.” Before you go running to Orbitz to book an historical sight-seeing tour, keep in mind gay just mean happy back then.

    Number 1. Anyone concerned about elevator operator Bernard Smith’s at-work injuries could easily send him flowers and well wishes as the paper supplied his home address. For the curious, homes on his Upper West Side block now run between 1 and 2 million dollars.