Friday, February 24, 2012

What a Difference A Century Makes

Illustrated historical trivia paints a picture of American life 100 years ago in 1912: One Hundred Years Ago in History. Curated by staff of the Blagg-Huey Library Woman's Collection.

For history and trivia buffs alike, the Woman's Collection of the Blagg-Huey Library on the Denton campus of TWU is proud to present 1912: One Hundred Years Ago in History.

Featured in the library's first-floor lobby, 1912 includes photos and trivia which together paint a picture of American life one century ago.

Highlights include:
--The Repub
lic of China is formed;
--New Mexic
o is admitted to the United States as the 47th state;
--Albert Berry makes the first parachute jump from a moving plane;
--Alfred Wegener proposes the Theory of Continental Drift;

--More than ten thousand suffragettes and their supporters parade in New York City;
--The Girls Scouts of the USA is founded;
--Joe Dawson wins the In
dianapolis 500 in the race's second year;
--Universal Pictures is incorporated; and
--Woodrow Wilson (above left) wins the Presidential election and Teddy Roosevelt places second. William Howard Taft finishes third and in 1921 becomes the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court.

These tidbits and more, charmingly illustrated, are available for viewing for a limited time during the library's regular hours.

--Sandy Cochran

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