Top News Headlines This Week: Sunday, June 06, 1915
Mama's Birth Day

Jun 10 - British/French troops conquer German colony of Cameroon
Jun 10 - Girl Scouts founded
Jun 12 - 29th US Womens Tennis: Molla B Mallory beats Hazel Wightman
Jun 15 - US government mints 1st $50 gold pieces, for Panama Pacific Expo

A few tidbits about what else was happening in 1915...

President: Woodrow Wilson
Vice President: Thomas Marshall
Pope Benedict XV(1914-1922)

Top Songs for 1915

Railroad Jim by Nat H. Vincent
Araby by Irving Berlin
Norway by Joe McCarthy
The Perfect Song by Clarence Lucas
Close To My Heart by A.B. Sterling
All for You by Henry Blossom
M-O-T-H-E-R by Howard Johnson
So Long Letty by Earl Carroll

Hot New Toys Around 1915

Erector Set
Raggedy Ann
Ouija Boards
Crayola Crayons
Gund Soft Toys
Snakes and Ladders
Lionel Trains
Cap Guns
Tiddledy Winks
Teddy Bear

Top Books in 1915

The Old Wives' Tale by Arnold Bennett
The Secret Agent by Joseph Conrad
The Good Soldier by Ford Madox Ford
Of Human Bondage by W. Somerset Maugham
The Golden Bowl by Henry James
A Room with a View by E. M. Forster
The House of Mirth by Edith Wharton
The Promise of American Life by Herbert Croly
The Rainbow by D. H. Lawrence

In The News in 1915

* The human voice, instead of morse code, was transmitted between Arlington, Virginia and the Eiffel Tower in Paris, in the first international "radiotelephone" communication.

* An act of the U.S. Congress created the Coast Guard in 1915

* Albert Einstein developed The Theory of Relativity.

* The British Lusitania was sunk.

* Alexander Graham Bell and Thomas Watson reenacted their historic first phone call from 1876 ... only this time they were 3,100 miles apart. Bell said, "Mr. Watson, come here, I want you" from New York as Watson listened in San Francisco, in a ceremony marking the first transcontinental telephone communication.

* 25,000 people marched in suffrage parade in New York City.

* The first telephone connection is made between the US and Japan.

* The Boston Red Sox win the World Series.

* The Victor Talking Machine Company refined Edison's phonograph into its Victrola, with built-in horn speaker and finished wooden encasement. Americans adopted the term "Victrola" to describe record players.

* Movies of the time: Birth of a Nation and Carmen - (Academy Awards were not awarded until 1927)

New Products in 1915

* Gas Masks
* Chlorine Gas
* Aspirin in tablet form (introduced by Bayer)
* Pyrex (heat & shock-resistant borosilicate glass)
* Kraft processed cheese
* Telephone
* General Tire

US Population: 100,546,000
Average annual income: $1,267
Average price of a new car: $500
Average price of a new house: $4,800
Price of gold per ounce: $20.67
Bread: $0.07/loaf
Milk: $0.36/gal
Eggs: $0.34/doz
Steak (lb): 24
Stamp: $0.02/ea

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