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    100 Years Ago Today - May 3, 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 May 3rd, 1913.

    Number 5. London police found a bomb at the Piccadilly Circus train station and evidence leading to the arraignment of seven suffragettes suspected of putting it there. Also discovered were letters outlining plans to build more explosives. Women began to organize their fight for voting rights in 1866.

    Number 4. A man successfully claimed his wooden leg. He lost it when he was out horseback riding. That was the second time he’d lost track of the limb.

    Number 3. Spiffy spring and summer men’s suits hit the racks. Full retail was 14.75, but Saturday shoppers could grab one for 10 dollars.

    Number 2. New York City temperatures hit 87 degrees, a near record for early May. Air conditioning existed at the time but home-friendly machines didn’t appear until the early ‘30s.

    Number 1. A separated St. Louis man didn’t respond well when his wife rejected his wishes for reconciliation. In the midst of a party at their home, he shot her four times, fatally wounding her.