Tuesday, May 3, 2011

1912

  • Woodrow Wilson is elected President of the United States
  • The republic of China is officially proclaimed
  • Carl Jung publishes his 'Theory of Psychoanalysis'
  • The "unsinkable" oceanliner Titanic sinks on maiden voyage after colliding with an iceberg; over 1,500 drown
  • Balkan Wars begin, resulting from territorial disputes: Turkey defeated by alliance of Bulgaria, Serbia, Greece, and Montenegro (Oct.).
  • New Mexico and Arizona are admitted as states No. 47 and 48.
  • Girl Scouts of America founded by Juliette Gordon Low.

US Population ............................................95,335,000
New Births...................................................2,855,000

Federal spending ....................................... $0.69 billion
Unemployment ...................................................... 4.6%
DOW Average ...................................................... 87.87

Average Income (year) ...................................... $1,033
New Home (median price)......................................2,750
New Car (average cost).........................................$941
Gas (gallon) .......................................................... 7¢
Stamp...................................................................2¢

Bacon (pound).....................................................24¢
Bread (loaf)...........................................................5¢
Butter (pound) .................................................... 37¢
Eggs (dozen)........................................................34¢
Milk (quart)............................................................9¢
Sugar (pound) ...................................................... 7¢
Steak (pound).......................................................23¢

New this year:

  • Universal Pictures 
  • Hellmann's Mayonnaise
  • Oreo & Lorna Doone cookies
  • parachuting from an airplane
  • Prizes in Cracker Jack boxes
  • L L Bean (Freeport, Mass)
  • self-service grocery stores (Ward's Groceteria and Alpha Beta Food Market, Ca)
  • First Keystone Cops film

This was the year my husbands grandmother was born.




We had the honor of celebrating her 99th birthday this past weekend. She is an amazing women. She lived on her own up until a few years ago. She has seen and been through so much. I can only hope to live such a full and wonderful life. Happy birthday grandma!

5 comments:

  1. Wow, 99 is incredible. Happy Birthday to your grandma!

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  2. Awesome!!! Happy Birthday to Grandma!!!

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  3. I was wondering if you had been given a 1912 assignment from a class :) I love looking back at things like that. Happy Birthday to the grandmother

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  4. Happy Birthday Grandma!

    What a gift she is to all of you!

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  5. I looked up the current average household income versus cost of a home and was shocked. In 1912 the cost of a home was roughly double the yearly income. Today the average income is only $49,000 yet the median home price is $213,000. It's interesting to see how much has changed in her lifetime.

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