100 Years Ago Today - April 26, 1913

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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 26th, 1913.

Number 5. A group of Chicago society ladies out to lunch were arrested for leaving their electric coupes unattended. The electric car was one of the earliest auto options, but eventually lost out in popularity to the gasoline-powered engine.

Number 4. One restaurant owner pledged to seek revenge on the person who harmed the cats living in his restaurant. Tightened health codes have since put feline mousers out of work. Probably fine by them – now they have more time to pose for their Internet meme pics.

Number 3. Budweiser boasted that their beer was made in a gigantic plant. Remember when that was considered a selling point? Didn’t think so.

Number 2. A woman filed for separation from her husband because he turned her away from his apartment after their honeymoon. The man’s defense was that she wouldn’t kiss him. The judge found in her favor, saying she wasn’t the one who lacked feelings.

Number 1. A German Roman Catholic bishop prohibited priests in his jurisdiction from driving or riding in cars. He felt the practice was against their vow of modesty. At that time cars were still in their infancy, but we wonder what he would think of today’s Pope Mobile.

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