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100 Years Ago Today - April 19, 1913

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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 19th, 1913.

Number 5. Charles Glover slapped a Tennessee congressman after some verbal sparring between the two on the floor of the House of Representatives. They were disputing land Glover planned to sell to the government.

Number 4. An elaborate luncheon complete with press coverage and political glitterati was arranged to smooth things out between two congressmen. Each of them gave lengthy speeches and cordially shook on their newfound peace.

Number 3. The electric company took out an ad reminding people moving to order their electricity in advance. I doubt you'd see that flavor of artwork in ads today.

Number 2. Magistrate Murphy was dumbfounded when he was asked to order a woman to stop talking. He offered a lengthy speech on the impossibility of the feat and then recommended the inquirer to try a higher court.

Number 1. A man seeking a city job was asked, “Explain and give an application of the theory of the right ascension.” The man got the job, but eventually did ask what astronomy has to do with plumbing. His primary task was to examine pipes in public bathhouses.

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