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    100 Years Ago Today - April 17, 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 17th, 1913.

    Number 5. Breaking up with someone is never easy. Perhaps that’s why 19-year-old Agnes Erhart concocted an elaborate robbery story to get out of her upcoming wedding instead of just telling her fiancé, “I don’t.”

    Number 4. Two separate ship captains reported sea monster sightings off of the coast of Colombia. It was described as being about 40 feet long, 3 tons in weight, and having stripes on its back. Whatever it was, one of the ships struck and killed it.

    Number 3. Greenhut Seigel Cooper offered the latest in refrigeration technology with its side-icer model. They weren’t talking about innovations in automatic icemaker placement. The ice cube compartment hadn’t even been invented yet.

    Number 2. Pope Pius X was reported to once again be in declining health. The Vatican was not hopeful and began sending frequent reports from the pontiff’s bedside.

    Number 1. Wild West style train robberies hit Chicago when two armed bandits boarded a sleeper car at LaSalle station and took off with 300 dollars before they could be stopped. Public transportation is still a popular among thieves, but now the focus is on fancy smart phones.