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    100 Years Ago Today - April 15, 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 15th, 1913.

    Number 5. Contagious diseases were much more common back then in the United States. Contagious disease hospitals were in demand and the Department of Health was proposing to build one on a piece of land in the Bronx. The neighbors were holding up the groundbreaking insisting better locations existed elsewhere.

    Number 4. Pope Pius X said he had a dream in which his late sister, Rosa, told him his work wasn’t finished and he would not be joining her yet. It turns out she was right. The pope, whose health had been poor for quite some time, lived over another year.

    Number 3. Not quite the Spanx revolution, but under garment furnisher Olus boasted a lighter weight, barely noticeable union suit.

    Number 2. A Chicago man’s dying declaration was ruled to be a reasonable enough means of a will. He wrote to a priest and confessed he’d stolen from a woman years ago and wanted her to have the money he had on him at his time of death. The judge who heard the case was fine with that.

    Number 1. Claims against the Titanic and its owners reached nearly 12 million dollars. Judge Holt was still reviewing the possibility of limited liability as proposed by the ship company’s lawyers.