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    100 Years Ago Today - May 2, 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 May 2nd, 1913.

    Number 5. One of the New York city’s largest ice suppliers assured customers their price wouldn’t exceed the current 40-cent per hundred pounds cost. Ice-powered refrigeration was the norm until about 1920 when electricity and mass production made modern refrigeration widely accessible.

    Number 4. A practicing doctor confessed that he’d purchased his diploma from a fake Rochester training institute and had no actual medical education. The Federation of State Medical Boards, the country’s watchdog that prevents such happenings, was in its very early stages at the time having been organized just a year before.

    Number 3. Luxury was in the tailoring and details, and 2 dollars would get you a shirt worthy of the corner office.

    Number 2. Cryonics was forming its foundations by proving life could be suspended in frogs. To this day that remains to only be great news for frogs as it hasn’t been effective for humans.

    Number 1. A couple arrived at a courthouse in the hush of night hoping to be married in private. The judge upheld the press’ right to be there, so instead of being a discreet and unannounced event, the marriage story was published in the New York Times.