Happy New Year!
As we celebrate the dawn of 2012, I thought it would be interesting to take a look back 100 years ago (and no, I wasn’t around then :-)).
Care to join me? Let’s begin this journey of 1912 with some top headlines of the day...
The year kicked off with New Mexico becoming the 47th state on Jan. 6.
Shortly following, the union also gained Arizona on February 14.
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The ocean liner Carpathia rescued just over 700 survivors, on April 15.
In other major news of the year,
Taft and Roosevelt battled it out in the Republican primary. However, Democrat Woodrow Wilson was elected as the 28th president of the United States in this three way race.
Famous people that were born in 1912 include:
Julia Child Art Linkletter
Perry Como Vivian Vance
Dale Evans Gene Kelly
Beloved Canadian novelist, Lucy M. Montgomery’s Chronicles of Avonlea was published in 1912. One of my favorites!
The Tale of Mr. Tod, by Beatrix Potter was first published in 1912. (Her complete works were a Christmas gift for my oldest daughter. She was delighted!)
Also, Edgar Rice Burroughs’ creation “Tarzan of the Apes” was published in “All-Story Magazine”. (His book was published in 1914.)
Cars of 1912:
This was the Ragtime dance era.
Fashions of the times:
You would pay about 9 cents for a quart of milk.
A gallon of gas was 18-21 cents.
A house would cost around 2000-5000 dollars.
An average income would be just over 14 dollars/week.
People and Places of 1912:
Above is a crowd gathered for the World Series.
A few ads of the times:
Vintage Magazine Covers of 1912—what artwork!