eight makes hole in one
Deaf mute gets new hearing in
Police begin campaign to run down
House passes gas tax onto senate
Stiff opposition expected to
casketless funeral plan
Two convicts evade noose, jury
William Kelly was fed secretary
Milk drinkers are turning to
Safety experts say school bus
passengers should be belted
Quarter of a million Chinese live
Farmer bill dies in house
Iraqi head seeks arms
Eye drops off shelf
Squad helps dog bite victim
Dealers will hear car talk at
Enraged cow injuries farmer with
Lawmen from Mexico barbecue
Miners refuse to work after death
Two Soviet ships collide - one
Two sisters reunite after
eighteen years at checkout counter
The year is 1903,
one hundred years ago ... what a difference a century makes.
Here are the US statistics for
The average life expectancy in the US
was forty-seven (47).
Only 14 Percent of the homes in the US
had a bathtub.
Only 8 percent of the homes had a
A three-minute call from Denver to New
York City cost eleven dollars.
There were only 8,000 cars in the US and
only 144 miles of paved roads.
The maximum speed limit in most cities
was 10 mph.
Alabama, Mississippi, Iowa, and
Tennessee were each more heavily populated than California.
With a mere 1.4 million residents, California was only the
21st most populous state in the Union.
The average US worker made between $200
and $400 per year.
A competent accountant could expect to
earn $2000 per year, a dentist $2,500 per year, a veterinarian
between $1,500 and $4,000.
More than 95 percent of all births in
the US took place at home.
Sugar cost four cents a pound. Eggs were
fourteen cents a dozen. Coffee cost fifteen cents a pound.
Most women only washed their hair once a month and used
borax or egg yolks for shampoo.
Canada passed a law prohibiting poor
people from entering the country for any reason.
THREE PROVEN RULES for HEALTHY TEETH
1. Brush after every meal.
2. See your dentist twice a year.
3. Mind your own business.
Aoccdrnig to a rscheearch at Cmabrigde
Uinervtisy, it deosn't mttaer in waht oredr the ltteers in a wrod
are, the olny iprmoetnt tihng is taht the frist and lsat ltteer be
at the rghit pclae.
The rset can be a total mses and you can sitll raed it wouthit
Tihs is bcuseae the huamn mnid deos not raed ervey lteter by
istlef, but the wrod as a wlohe.
The five leading causes of
death in the US were:
1. Pneumonia and influenza
4. Heart disease
The American flag had 45 stars. Arizona,
Oklahoma, New Mexico, Hawaii and Alaska hadn't been admitted to
the Union yet.
The population of Las Vegas, Nevada was 30.
Canned beer, and iced tea hadn't been invented.
There were no Mother's Day or Father's Day.
One in ten US adults couldn't read or write.
Only 6 percent of all Americans had graduated from high school.
Marijuana, heroin, and morphine were all
available over the counter at corner drugstores. According to one
pharmacist, "Heroin clears the complexion, gives buoyancy to the
mind, regulates the stomach and the bowels, and is, in fact, a
perfect guardian of health."
Eighteen percent of households in the US had
at least one full-time servant or domestic.
There were only about 230 reported murders
in the entire US.
Just think what it will be like in
another 100 years from now. It boggles the mind..........