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Here are 5 New York Times headlines from January 26th, 1913. That day, a man named Vernon Lytle became the first mail carrier ...
to accept and deliver a real live baby, and Panama was facing a crisis relating to gas prices.
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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? Number 5 – A man named Vernon Lytle became the first mail carrier to accept and deliver a real live baby. The little boy weighed 10 3/4 pounds was safely wrapped and successfully delivered to the intended recipient – the baby’s grandmother, Mrs. Beagle. The infant’s postage was 15 cents and he was insured for $50.Number 4 – Panama was facing a crisis relating to gas prices. On that day in 1913, residents of Panama were seeing a $1 per gallon price tag on gasoline due to a supply shortage. The hike was expected to last several days until more shipments could come in.Number 3 – Misses graduation dresses were submitted for scrutiny to females who graduated with honor. Saks & Company claimed that “if good values were eligible for diplomas, we should submit these.”Number 2 – In his new role, President William H. Taft was going to be the Kent professor of law at Yale University and his annual salary was announced. He would receive a whopping $5,000 which was the maximum paid to upper grade professors.Number 1 – Certain things always seem to remain the same like loyalty and friendship. A New Jersey woman, Mrs. Lewis Thorn noticed her three-year-old was missing from the house. The toddler had previously slipped out the door, accompanied by his pet dog. A search party eventually discovered the boy had drowned in a puddle - his dog stood faithfully by his body howling.