27.12.16

10 facts from 100 years ago

source: oneminlist

  • ·        Fuel for cars was only sold in drug stores.
  • ·        Sugar was 9 cents per kg.
  • ·        Coffee was 33 cents per kg.
  • ·        Eggs were 30 cents for a dozen.
  • ·        One out of every 5 adults could not read or write.
  • ·        Only 6% of Americans graduated from high school.
  • ·        The population of Las Vegas was only 30.
  • ·        An average US worker made around $300 a year.
  • ·        A mechanical engineer could make around $5000 a year.
  • ·        90% of all doctors had no college educations.
  • ·        The American flag had only 45 stars on it.
  • ·        Maximum speed limit in most cities was 15 km/h.
  • ·        The tallest structure in the world was Eiffel Tower (300 meters).
  • ·        Only 8 percent of the homes had a telephone.
  • ·        More than 95 percent of all births in the U.S. took place at home.




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