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Here are some statistics for the Year 1919:
« on: January 03, 2020, 07:14:19 PM »

The average life expectancy for men was 47 years.

Fuel for cars was sold in drug stores only.

Only 14 percent of the homes had a bathtub.
Only 8 percent of the homes had a telephone.

The maximum speed limit in most cities was 10 mph.

The tallest structure in the world was the Eiffel Tower.

The average US wage in 1919 was 22 cents per hour.
The average US worker made between $200 and $400 per year.
A competent accountant could expect to earn $2,000 per
year.
A dentist earned $2,500 per year.
A veterinarian between $1,500 and 4,000 per year.
And, a mechanical engineer about $5,000 per year.

More than 95 percent of all births took place at home
Ninety percent of all Doctors had NO COLLEGE EDUCATION!
Instead, they attended so-called medical schools, many of
which were condemned in the press AND the government as
"substandard."

Sugar cost four cents a pound.

Eggs were fourteen cents a dozen.

Coffee was 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 that prohibited poor people from
entering into their country for any reason.

The Five leading causes of death were:
1. Pneumonia and influenza
2. Tuberculosis
3. Diarrhea
4 Heart disease
5. Stroke

The American flag had 45 stars.

The population of Las Vegas , Nevada was only 30.

Crossword puzzles, canned beer, and iced tea hadn't been invented yet.

There was neither a Mother's Day nor a Father's Day.

Two out of every 10 adults couldn't read or write,
And, only 6 percent of all Americans had graduated from high
school.

Marijuana, heroin, and morphine were all available over the counter at
local corner drugstores.
Back then pharmacists said, "Heroin clears the complexion, gives
buoyancy to the mind, regulates the stomach, bowels, and is, in fact,
a perfect guardian of health!" (Shocking?)

Eighteen percent of households had at least one full-time servant or
domestic help...

There were about 230 reported murders in the ENTIRE U.S.A.
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Re: Here are some statistics for the Year 1919:
« Reply #1 on: January 19, 2020, 11:05:46 PM »
Interesting, some of those numbers are pretty shocking. Do you recall where you grabbed this from?
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Re: Here are some statistics for the Year 1919:
« Reply #2 on: January 20, 2020, 05:08:58 AM »
Interesting, some of those numbers are pretty shocking. Do you recall where you grabbed this from?

I only see a date for one thing in my OP.

Don't remember, but did find this looking for it.

https://gizmodo.com/this-viral-list-about-1915-is-full-of-lies-1750330886
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Re: Here are some statistics for the Year 1919:
« Reply #3 on: January 26, 2020, 05:22:46 AM »
And here's the thing, government helped much of that,  FDR is rated one or two for a reason. For the reader and thinker, the book quoted below is excellent.

"In 1929 Federal, state, and municipal governments accounted for about 8 percent of all economic activity in the United States.  By the 1960s that figure was between 20 and 25 percent, far exceeding that in India, a socialist country.  The National Science Foundation reckoned that federal funds were paying for 90 percent of research in aviation and space travel, 65 percent in electrical and electronic devices, 42 percent in Scientific Instruments, 31 percent in machinery, 28 percent in metal alloys, 24 percent in automobiles, and 20 percent in chemicals."  William Manchester "The Glory and the Dream"


"President Eisenhower describes his administration's political philosophy as 'dynamic conservatism,' then as 'progressive, dynamic conservatism,' then as 'progressive moderation,' then as 'moderate progressivism,' and then as 'positive progressivism.'"  William Manchester quote from 'The Power and the Glory'


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Re: Here are some statistics for the Year 1919:
« Reply #4 on: January 26, 2020, 10:11:43 PM »
I only see a date for one thing in my OP.

Don't remember, but did find this looking for it.

https://gizmodo.com/this-viral-list-about-1915-is-full-of-lies-1750330886

I worried some of those things seemed a bit off. Thanks for checking!
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