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    100 Years Ago Today - April 16, 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 16th, 1913.

    Number 5. The New York Times promoted an article in Sunday’s upcoming edition about new advances in the search for a cancer cure. They felt that new work in the field made chances of finding one promising. Even though the survival rates are better, unfortunately, that cure remains elusive even 100 years later.

    Number 4. Not only did somebody rave about a school lunch, that somebody was Col. Theodore Roosevelt. He was so impressed by the quality of the 2-cent lunch he had at one locale, he championed the cause to make the type of meal available to all school children.

    Number 3. A horse went nuts, biting just about everyone and everything around him. After it escaped and caused havoc on the streets several men were able to contain it. Cars may cause similar levels of damage, but they do tend stop when they hit large objects.

    Number 2. The 1913 version of an energy elixir placed an ad promising a “sense of vigor” to those who drank it.

    Number 1. The law finally caught up with a German man after he killed his third wife. His demise proved to be his sloppy concealing of evidence. As anyone who’s ever seen an episode of Law & Order knows you don’t keep your poison lab in your apartment.