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Re: One Hundred Years Ago
« Reply #120 on: January 07, 2016, 05:14:26 PM »
Virginia went dry in November 1916, three years before national prohibition began. Although Virginia established statewide prohibition through a popular referendum, it nonetheless faced several challenges in enforcing the new law. Its long coastline made it difficult to prevent smuggling, i.e. rum-running. It bordered on a wet state, Maryland, which made barely an effort to enforce national dry laws from 1920-1933. Virginia contained several cities which were reluctantly dry, most notably Alexandria, Richmond and Norfolk. In addition, Virginia had a long-established moonshining tradition in the mountainous western part of the state. As a result, Virginia struggled to live up to the dry ideal it set for itself in 1916.


Re: One Hundred Years Ago
« Reply #121 on: January 07, 2016, 05:21:11 PM »
The 1916 Pittsburgh Panthers college football team were undefeated on the season with an 8–0 record, and outscored their opponents by a combined total of 255–25.  The team was coached by the legendary Glen Scobey "Pop" Warner.  The team was recognized as National Champions.

 

Re: One Hundred Years Ago
« Reply #122 on: January 07, 2016, 05:25:41 PM »
Oskar Grippenberg, commanding general of the Russian Second Manchurian Army during the Russo-Japanese War, died.

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


Re: One Hundred Years Ago
« Reply #123 on: January 07, 2016, 05:28:34 PM »
The 1916 Pittsburgh Panthers college football team were undefeated on the season with an 8–0 record, and outscored their opponents by a combined total of 255–25.  The team was coached by the legendary Glen Scobey "Pop" Warner.  The team was recognized as National Champions.

 

Wow!  I think I know why:  half those guys look like middle-aged bruisers recruited from the tough ethnic neighborhoods.

Re: One Hundred Years Ago
« Reply #124 on: January 07, 2016, 05:30:14 PM »
The 1916 Pittsburgh Panthers college football team were undefeated on the season with an 8–0 record, and outscored their opponents by a combined total of 255–25.  The team was coached by the legendary Glen Scobey "Pop" Warner.  The team was recognized as National Champions.

 
One can't help wonder what Pop and all those old guys would think of the concussion stuff controversies these days and all the glam and rockstar/Hollywood production that are now even college football- much less NFL!

Re: One Hundred Years Ago
« Reply #125 on: January 07, 2016, 05:30:15 PM »
Virginia went dry in November 1916, three years before national prohibition began. Although Virginia established statewide prohibition through a popular referendum, it nonetheless faced several challenges in enforcing the new law. Its long coastline made it difficult to prevent smuggling, i.e. rum-running. It bordered on a wet state, Maryland, which made barely an effort to enforce national dry laws from 1920-1933. Virginia contained several cities which were reluctantly dry, most notably Alexandria, Richmond and Norfolk. In addition, Virginia had a long-established moonshining tradition in the mountainous western part of the state. As a result, Virginia struggled to live up to the dry ideal it set for itself in 1916.



I wonder what a "chorus choir" is.

Re: One Hundred Years Ago
« Reply #126 on: January 07, 2016, 05:30:40 PM »
Virginia went dry in November 1916, three years before national prohibition began. Although Virginia established statewide prohibition through a popular referendum, it nonetheless faced several challenges in enforcing the new law. Its long coastline made it difficult to prevent smuggling, i.e. rum-running. It bordered on a wet state, Maryland, which made barely an effort to enforce national dry laws from 1920-1933. Virginia contained several cities which were reluctantly dry, most notably Alexandria, Richmond and Norfolk. In addition, Virginia had a long-established moonshining tradition in the mountainous western part of the state. As a result, Virginia struggled to live up to the dry ideal it set for itself in 1916.




As Spock would say,

 
"Fascinating."

Re: One Hundred Years Ago
« Reply #127 on: January 07, 2016, 05:35:00 PM »
I wonder what a "chorus choir" is.
Good catch and "cordially"? I thought they just banned cordials?  :o

Re: One Hundred Years Ago
« Reply #128 on: January 07, 2016, 05:36:39 PM »
Oskar Grippenberg, commanding general of the Russian Second Manchurian Army during the Russo-Japanese War, died.

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


Your post reminds me that I have a book with 3-D photos of the Russo-Japanese War.  I'll have to take another look at it.

Re: One Hundred Years Ago
« Reply #129 on: January 07, 2016, 05:42:50 PM »
Nathan's Famous hot dogs was founded in 1916.

The original location still exists.  (Joey Chestnut's house of worship)


Re: One Hundred Years Ago
« Reply #130 on: January 07, 2016, 05:45:34 PM »
January 7
Elena Ceaușescu, wife of Romanian dictator Nicolae Ceaușescu and Deputy Prime Minister of Romania (executed 1989)
Paul Keres, Estonian chess player (d. 1975)


Re: One Hundred Years Ago
« Reply #131 on: January 07, 2016, 05:46:58 PM »
Wow!  I think I know why:  half those guys look like middle-aged bruisers recruited from the tough ethnic neighborhoods.

No kidding!  When I saw that, I thought those guys look like they're all pushing thirty if not already past it. 

Re: One Hundred Years Ago
« Reply #132 on: January 07, 2016, 05:48:19 PM »
Your post reminds me that I have a book with 3-D photos of the Russo-Japanese War.  I'll have to take another look at it.

You know, you get up in the morning, never thinking that it would be the day that you remind someone to take another look at a book with 3-D photos of the Russo-Japanese War, and then sometimes it happens.

Re: One Hundred Years Ago
« Reply #133 on: January 07, 2016, 05:50:15 PM »
You know, you get up in the morning, never thinking that it would be the day that you remind someone to take another look at a book with 3-D photos of the Russo-Japanese War, and then sometimes it happens.

 ;D

Re: One Hundred Years Ago
« Reply #134 on: January 07, 2016, 05:50:26 PM »
The 1916 Pittsburgh Panthers college football team were undefeated on the season with an 8–0 record, and outscored their opponents by a combined total of 255–25.  The team was coached by the legendary Glen Scobey "Pop" Warner.  The team was recognized as National Champions.

 

Pop looks pretty damn tough himself..I bet the team members did what they were told, or its "down for twenty."



Thanks for contributing to the 100 Years Ago thread, Shay.  Glad to have you aboard.   :)

Re: One Hundred Years Ago
« Reply #135 on: January 07, 2016, 05:52:27 PM »
It's like being banned from BellGab except I still get to drive by his house and preen.

A most evocative image!  For some reason, this came immediately to mind:


Re: One Hundred Years Ago
« Reply #136 on: January 07, 2016, 05:55:10 PM »
A most evocative image!  For some reason, this came immediately to mind:

They're fascinating to watch.  In Mexico I saw great flocks of them circling and wheeling like gulls, with a distinctly ominous silhouette.  Really gave the sunsets there an air of menace.

Re: One Hundred Years Ago
« Reply #137 on: January 07, 2016, 06:06:52 PM »
They're fascinating to watch.  In Mexico I saw great flocks of them circling and wheeling like gulls, with a distinctly ominous silhouette.  Really gave the sunsets there an air of menace.

I've really enjoyed watching them when I've had the opportunity, but have never seen a big flock like you described. Aw, frigate!

Re: One Hundred Years Ago
« Reply #138 on: January 07, 2016, 06:27:18 PM »


Quote from: wright-Brothers.org
he Model L was the first – and only – true "second generation" aircraft produced by the Wright Company. A single-seat tractor biplane with standard control surfaces,  it was similar in appearance to many of the biplanes being produced for World War I. It was designed for high speed military reconnaissance – a light "scout." It could fly at speeds up to 80 mph (129 kph) and might have achieved higher speeds if it weren't for the drag created by its oversized tail, inherited from the Model K. Its modest performance, boxy appearance, and lack of streamlining made the Wright Model L inferior to many other biplanes that were being produced at the time. It failed to secure any military orders and few were produced.

Wright Model L specifications:

    29 ft (8.8 m) wingspan
    6.5 ft (198 cm) chord
    5.7 ft (174 cm) separation
    360 sq ft (33.4 sq. m) wing area
    1:20 camber
    20 sq ft (1.9 sq m) horizontal rear elevator
    8.5 sq ft (0.8 sq m) twin movable vertical rear rudders
    24.2 ft (7.4 m) overall length
    850 lbs (386 kg) total weight (without pilot)
    6 cylinder engine, 75 hp running at 1400 to 1560 rpm
    Single direct-drive propeller, 8 ft (244 cm) long
    25 to 80 mph (40 to 129 kph) speed range

This was the last airplane produced by the Wright Company. By this time Orville Wright was no longer with the company but we was retained as a consultant, so the Model L is considered the end of the line of aircraft designed with the input of at least one of the Wright brothers.

With the commercial failure of the Model L, the Wright Company concentrated on the development of high-powered engines for airplanes and automobiles. The company was working on a motor for the Simplex automobile in August 1916 when it merged with the Glenn L. Martin Company to form the Wright-Martin Aircraft Corporation.
http://www.wright-brothers.org/Information_Desk/Just_the_Facts/Airplanes/Model_L.htm

Re: One Hundred Years Ago
« Reply #139 on: January 07, 2016, 06:33:34 PM »
New York, Oct 16
At last the sexes have come to an understanding! It is a man’s wrists that attract women and women’s ankles that attract men! No lesser authority than the supreme court here brought that out Mrs Rebecca Fogg, witness in an alienation suit, said the defendant in the case asked her how he could make himself more attractive to women. She said she told him it was the shape of a man’s wrist that counts


*hard to read?---give it a click  ;)  (it's still hard to read... LOL!)

Re: One Hundred Years Ago
« Reply #140 on: January 07, 2016, 06:47:13 PM »
My high school was opened in 1916!

Schenley High School, Pittsburgh, PA

Besides myself... ;) ...some famous alumni include: Andy Warhol (artist), George Benson (musician), Bruno Sammartino (wrestler), Bill Nunn (actor), Clifford Shull (Nobel laureate), Maurice Lucas (NBA great), and many more.


Re: One Hundred Years Ago
« Reply #141 on: January 07, 2016, 07:01:19 PM »
 

Re: One Hundred Years Ago
« Reply #142 on: January 07, 2016, 07:05:32 PM »
My high school was opened in 1916!

Schenley High School, Pittsburgh, PA

Besides myself... ;) ...some famous alumni include: Andy Warhol (artist), George Benson (musician), Bruno Sammartino (wrestler), Bill Nunn (actor), Clifford Shull (Nobel laureate), Maurice Lucas (NBA great), and many more.



Falkie?

Re: One Hundred Years Ago
« Reply #143 on: January 07, 2016, 07:18:19 PM »
New York, Oct 16
At last the sexes have come to an understanding! It is a man’s wrists that attract women and women’s ankles that attract men! No lesser authority than the supreme court here brought that out Mrs Rebecca Fogg, witness in an alienation suit, said the defendant in the case asked her how he could make himself more attractive to women. She said she told him it was the shape of a man’s wrist that counts


*hard to read?---give it a click  ;)  (it's still hard to read... LOL!)

Ha. Note that portion after the article about the rush to pass the 'Adamson Law.' Gave an 8hour work day for railroad workers with OT for anything over that. Passed in 1916 (and upheld by the Supreme Court in 1917.)
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Adamson_Act

Re: One Hundred Years Ago
« Reply #144 on: January 07, 2016, 07:19:37 PM »
My high school was opened in 1916!

Schenley High School, Pittsburgh, PA

Besides myself... ;) ...some famous alumni include: Andy Warhol (artist), George Benson (musician), Bruno Sammartino (wrestler), Bill Nunn (actor), Clifford Shull (Nobel laureate), Maurice Lucas (NBA great), and many more.


Whoa. The great Bruno Sammartino! You have a lot have expectations to be held up too! Better start working on those hammer-locks forthwith.

Re: One Hundred Years Ago
« Reply #145 on: January 07, 2016, 07:22:26 PM »
My high school was opened in 1916!

Schenley High School, Pittsburgh, PA

Besides myself... ;) ...some famous alumni include: Andy Warhol (artist), George Benson (musician), Bruno Sammartino (wrestler), Bill Nunn (actor), Clifford Shull (Nobel laureate), Maurice Lucas (NBA great), and many more.


Cool building Shay.  And those names...you are in good company.  Bruno Sammartino?  Not only was he a great wrestler but he had a great wrestling name.



Like Killer Kowalski



Stan "The Man" Stasiak



Dutch Savage



And The Fabulous Moolah


LOL
 

Re: One Hundred Years Ago
« Reply #146 on: January 07, 2016, 07:26:55 PM »
No love for Dick the Bruiser?


Re: One Hundred Years Ago
« Reply #147 on: January 07, 2016, 07:28:12 PM »
 ;)


I see a fainter soul just to the left of the brighter one.  Holding it's arm out to guide the newer one?  ;)

Re: One Hundred Years Ago
« Reply #148 on: January 07, 2016, 07:30:22 PM »
No love for Dick the Bruiser?


Loved all the wrestling names.  Just too many to list them all.  lol

Re: One Hundred Years Ago
« Reply #149 on: January 07, 2016, 07:32:50 PM »
I have been trying to avoid this thread because I'm already involved in another history forum but I can't resist any longer.  How does this work?   100 years ago today or just 1916 in general?