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One Hundred Years Ago
« on: January 01, 2016, 08:20:14 PM »
Thought it would be fun to start a thread covering what was going on 100 years ago.  Fellow BellGab history buffs, feel free to add to this thread, anything that applies to 1916.  In this case, I found out that something happened exactly 100 years ago today.

On this day back in 1916, the first Rose Bowl was played in Pasadena, Ca. between Washington State and Brown University.  (Wikipedia says that it was the second Rose Bowl but other websites state that it was the first due to the fact that succeeding Rose Bowl games were played for each year since 1916. Wikipedia seems to think that the first Rose Bowl was played in 1902.)  In any event, Washington State won the game by a score of 14 to 0.

Here is an interesting silent film of some players seeing the sights, plus close ups of players and coaches and also some game footage.


Re: One Hundred Years Ago
« Reply #1 on: January 01, 2016, 08:33:04 PM »
January 1 The British Royal Army Medical Corps carries out the first successful blood transfusion using blood that had been stored and cooled.

Re: One Hundred Years Ago
« Reply #2 on: January 02, 2016, 12:42:09 AM »
Also on January 1, the Canadian government announced an increase of overseas troops from 250,000 to 500,000.  (WWI)


Re: One Hundred Years Ago
« Reply #3 on: January 02, 2016, 01:15:47 AM »
Great idea, Rix Gins! Let's take a look at Hollywood, 1916.

Quote from: robinsonlibrary.com
Douglas Fairbanks, "Everybody's hero" met "America's sweetheart" Mary Pickford in 1916, while the two were touring the country on a World War One Liberty Bond tour. The two began seeing each other romantically almost immediately, even though both were married (she to Owen Moore). Had the two not been so popular with the American public the adulterous relationship would have been considered scandalous and their respective studios would likely have nixed the romance immediately, but their popularity overshone the scandal and the general public thought it was a natural romance.


Re: One Hundred Years Ago
« Reply #4 on: January 02, 2016, 01:23:05 AM »
Britannic left Naples and arrived in the Kea Channel on November 21, 1916. The crew had settled down to routine duties aboard ship. The nurses were preparing the hospital wards before they were to take on the next group of wounded soldiers for the return home. They had opened the portholes to air the rooms out. Engineers, down below, were preparing to change shifts. To make the job go smoother they decided to leave the water-tight doors open. It was about 8:00am when the crew was sitting down for breakfast when something went terribly wrong.

The Britannic was rocked by a major explosion to the port side of the ship. The ship had either come into contact with an underwater mine or was torpeoded by a German U-Boat. Water began to rush into the bow causing the ship to go down by the head. The captain gave to order to abandon the ship. Due to the fact that a majority of the portholes were opened as well as the watertight doors not being closed due to the shift change allowed the water to flood the ship at an acclerated rate. This meant that all of the safety measures added to the Britannic, as a result of the Titanic, were of no use.

The Britannic began to go under at an alarming rate. She also began to list heavily to the starboard side. Meanwhile, as the crew were getting into the lifeboats, the Captian tried one, last, desperate act. He thought if he restarted the Britannic's engines that it might be possible to beach her on Kea Island. What Bartlett did not know was that the propellers were already breaking the surface of the water when they began to turn. This meant disaster for the first lifeboats lowered toward the stern of the ship. The propellers began to create a suction pulling the lifeboats into them. The first couple boats stood no chance. They were drawn in and shredded along with the crew members in them. Upon realizing this, Captain Bartlett shut the engines off for the last time. The starting of the engines would not have helped anyway because the front of the Britannic had already touched down into the mud below.

James Cameron plans to use enhanced CGI to represent the propellers.

Re: One Hundred Years Ago
« Reply #5 on: January 02, 2016, 02:09:49 AM »
Britannic left Naples and arrived in the Kea Channel on November 21, 1916. The crew had settled down to routine duties aboard ship. The nurses were preparing the hospital wards before they were to take on the next group of wounded soldiers for the return home. They had opened the portholes to air the rooms out. Engineers, down below, were preparing to change shifts. To make the job go smoother they decided to leave the water-tight doors open. It was about 8:00am when the crew was sitting down for breakfast when something went terribly wrong.

The Britannic was rocked by a major explosion to the port side of the ship. The ship had either come into contact with an underwater mine or was torpeoded by a German U-Boat. Water began to rush into the bow causing the ship to go down by the head. The captain gave to order to abandon the ship. Due to the fact that a majority of the portholes were opened as well as the watertight doors not being closed due to the shift change allowed the water to flood the ship at an acclerated rate. This meant that all of the safety measures added to the Britannic, as a result of the Titanic, were of no use.

The Britannic began to go under at an alarming rate. She also began to list heavily to the starboard side. Meanwhile, as the crew were getting into the lifeboats, the Captian tried one, last, desperate act. He thought if he restarted the Britannic's engines that it might be possible to beach her on Kea Island. What Bartlett did not know was that the propellers were already breaking the surface of the water when they began to turn. This meant disaster for the first lifeboats lowered toward the stern of the ship. The propellers began to create a suction pulling the lifeboats into them. The first couple boats stood no chance. They were drawn in and shredded along with the crew members in them. Upon realizing this, Captain Bartlett shut the engines off for the last time. The starting of the engines would not have helped anyway because the front of the Britannic had already touched down into the mud below.

James Cameron plans to use enhanced CGI to represent the propellers.

They should have let Jack Johnson on board.

Re: One Hundred Years Ago
« Reply #6 on: January 02, 2016, 07:28:29 PM »
January 2, 1916  The British submarine E2 was recalled from the Dardanelles after helping to sink half the Turkish merchant fleet.



The land campaign had been a complete disaster but the submarine operations were fairly successful. 

Re: One Hundred Years Ago
« Reply #7 on: January 02, 2016, 07:56:24 PM »
Here is an advertisement from 1916.


Re: One Hundred Years Ago
« Reply #8 on: January 02, 2016, 08:40:10 PM »
Billy Murray- Pretty Baby (1916)


Re: One Hundred Years Ago
« Reply #9 on: January 02, 2016, 08:44:10 PM »
Billy Murray- Pretty Baby (1916)



So that's where "every party has a pooper" came from!  Hahaha never heard that before.

Re: One Hundred Years Ago
« Reply #10 on: January 02, 2016, 09:12:44 PM »
Billy Murray- Pretty Baby (1916)
 

What a neat video, Pye.  Just to show you how out of the loop I am with the past, I thought it was going to be the Ghost Busters actor singing an old song. Ha Ha.  That was cool.  Nice pictures and it really kicks into high gear when all that kissin' starts in.  lol 

Re: One Hundred Years Ago
« Reply #11 on: January 02, 2016, 09:14:16 PM »
So that's where "every party has a pooper" came from!  Hahaha never heard that before.

 So now you know.  ;D

Re: One Hundred Years Ago
« Reply #12 on: January 02, 2016, 09:35:07 PM »
Here's something that was bothering New Yorker's 100 years ago. Some kind of high powered cold.  I wonder what it was?

http://query.nytimes.com/mem/archive-free/pdf?res=9E00E0D71739E233A25751C0A9679C946796D6CF




Re: One Hundred Years Ago
« Reply #13 on: January 02, 2016, 09:37:26 PM »
What a neat video, Pye.  Just to show you how out of the loop I am with the past, I thought it was going to be the Ghost Busters actor singing an old song. Ha Ha.  That was cool.  Nice pictures and it really kicks into high gear when all that kissin' starts in.  lol

Haha Rix I'm glad you liked it. I do believe they called that a 'petting party' in the old days.

Re: One Hundred Years Ago
« Reply #14 on: January 02, 2016, 09:40:35 PM »

Re: One Hundred Years Ago
« Reply #15 on: January 03, 2016, 02:44:44 AM »
Radio by horseback.  U.S. Army, 1916.



Wonder if Art would have needed one of these if he were broadcasting 100 years ago.


Re: One Hundred Years Ago
« Reply #16 on: January 03, 2016, 02:51:39 AM »
They should have let Jack Johnson on board.

Passenger pugilists were banned after the OlympicTitanic scandal, whether by profession, or by preference.

Re: One Hundred Years Ago
« Reply #17 on: January 03, 2016, 03:01:50 AM »
Passenger pugilists were banned after the OlympicTitanic scandal, whether by profession, or by preference.

Wow, Jackstar...you've got me intrigued.  So what was the scandal about?

Re: One Hundred Years Ago
« Reply #18 on: January 03, 2016, 03:03:55 AM »
Passenger pugilists were banned after the OlympicTitanic scandal, whether by profession, or by preference.

 ;D

Re: One Hundred Years Ago
« Reply #19 on: January 03, 2016, 03:07:41 AM »
Wow, Jackstar...you've got me intrigued.  So what was the scandal about?

Here's a good start, but you'll need to complete your research yourself to your own satisfaction.



Also the sound in this video blows. If you find a good one, hook it up!

Re: One Hundred Years Ago
« Reply #20 on: January 03, 2016, 03:25:38 AM »
Here's a good start, but you'll need to complete your research yourself to your own satisfaction.
Also the sound in this video blows. If you find a good one, hook it up!

Will do.  Thanks.

Re: One Hundred Years Ago
« Reply #21 on: January 03, 2016, 05:53:09 AM »
Here's a good start, but you'll need to complete your research yourself to your own satisfaction.


Which conspiracy theorist websites are recommended places to begin said research?

Re: One Hundred Years Ago
« Reply #22 on: January 03, 2016, 01:00:53 PM »




Quote from: wikipedia.org
Lincoln Logs were invented in 1916 when John Lloyd Wright was working in Japan with his father.[3] The mold for the toy was based on the architecture of the Imperial Hotel in Tokyo, designed by the inventor's father. The foundation of the hotel was designed with interlocking log beams, which made the structure "earthquake-proof".

When he returned to the US, John organized The Red Square Toy Company (named after his father's famous symbol), and marketed the toy in 1918.[4] Wright was issued U.S. patent 1,351,086[5][6] on August 31, 1920, for a "Toy-Cabin Construction". Soon after, he changed the name to J. L. Wright Manufacturing. The original Lincoln Log set came with instructions on how to build Uncle Tom's Cabin as well as Abraham Lincoln's cabin. Subsequent sets were larger and more elaborate.[7] The toy was a hit, following as it did the Tinker Toys and Erector Sets introduced a few years before.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lincoln_Logs

Re: One Hundred Years Ago
« Reply #23 on: January 03, 2016, 01:58:57 PM »
Here's a good start, but you'll need to complete your research yourself to your own satisfaction.


As the visual aid clearly indicates, we know "Surprisingly little" about the sinking of the Titanic, and "Almost everything else is conjecture," so here are a couple of sources to check out for the alleged Jack Johnson connection.  While similar, they disagree on some key details, but according to the conditions stipulated by Mr. Hamer, their version of events cannot be lightly dismissed.






Re: One Hundred Years Ago
« Reply #24 on: January 03, 2016, 02:45:20 PM »
This happened in Minnesota 100 years ago today. 

 

 

http://www.mnopedia.org/event/january-3-1916-0




Re: One Hundred Years Ago
« Reply #25 on: January 03, 2016, 03:19:58 PM »
This little drama played out in Seattle:

http://portland.daveknows.org/2011/01/03/january-3-1916-robbery-in-seattle-followed-by-flight-to-portland/

The Northern Pacific Hotel today:


I used to work in Chinatown.  Lots of these old hotels with dark alleyways behind.  It's great at night when smells of dingy restaurants mingle with the salt of the bay and the neon reflects in the puddles.

I wonder why today's thieving addicts don't get cool names like Diamond Tooth Casey.

Re: One Hundred Years Ago
« Reply #26 on: January 03, 2016, 03:59:23 PM »
This little drama played out in Seattle:

http://portland.daveknows.org/2011/01/03/january-3-1916-robbery-in-seattle-followed-by-flight-to-portland/

I wonder why today's thieving addicts don't get cool names like Diamond Tooth Casey.

I ran an image check on Trixie Anderson.  Lots of hot babes but all in color.  I wanted to see the original! lol

Re: One Hundred Years Ago
« Reply #27 on: January 03, 2016, 04:06:48 PM »
I ran an image check on Trixie Anderson.  Lots of hot babes but all in color.  I wanted to see the original! lol

Great idea!  We'll have to take these other contemporaneous Trixies and just imagine.




Hahaha I prefer to imagine this one:


Re: One Hundred Years Ago
« Reply #28 on: January 03, 2016, 04:18:37 PM »
Holy shit, an interesting thread.

Re: One Hundred Years Ago
« Reply #29 on: January 03, 2016, 04:22:51 PM »
Holy shit, an interesting thread.

Hey Rix you got an endorsement from coaster!  I'd fall off my chair but for all the pillows.