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Aug. 19, 1913: A severe thunderstorm wreaked havoc in and around the Loop on this date. A bridge at 22nd and Halsted was disabled by lightning.

Aug. 19, 1913: A severe thunderstorm wreaked havoc in and around the Loop on this date. A bridge at 22nd and Halsted was disabled by lightning.

Aug. 6, 1913: Scientists thought they discovered Coronium, an element weighing less than hydrogen. The gas, discovered during a total solar eclipse, was to be produced on Earth, and, if successful, would change our relationship with the planets. “When the earth becomes too cold for human habitation the people could move in airships to any planet that might strike their fancy. That would be unnecessary for a million years or more." The scientists actually saw highly ionized iron and nickel.

Aug. 6, 1913: Scientists thought they discovered Coronium, an element weighing less than hydrogen. The gas, discovered during a total solar eclipse, was to be produced on Earth, and, if successful, would change our relationship with the planets. “When the earth becomes too cold for human habitation the people could move in airships to any planet that might strike their fancy. That would be unnecessary for a million years or more." The scientists actually saw highly ionized iron and nickel.

June 21, 1914: A severe heat wave was hitting the central Plains on this date, with all-time highs causing wheat to wither in Kansas.

June 21, 1914: A severe heat wave was hitting the central Plains on this date, with all-time highs causing wheat to wither in Kansas.

May 24, 1914: There's a new term called jaywalking, and the first person was arrested for doing it in New York City. The man said when he was arrested he thought the cop was joking.

May 24, 1914: There's a new term called jaywalking, and the first person was arrested for doing it in New York City. The man said when he was arrested he thought the cop was joking.

Feb. 28, 1913: Betcha didn't know that Chicago was a major place for butter storage. Well it is, and federal revenue agents have found examples of "watered down butter." (How interesting is it that just yesterday in 2013 we talked about watered-down beer?) Also, a pocket was picked at the Blackstone Hotel. The man found his watch in the offender's pocket when that man hung up his coat. He walked over, reached in his hand and found his missing timepiece.

Feb. 28, 1913: Betcha didn't know that Chicago was a major place for butter storage. Well it is, and federal revenue agents have found examples of "watered down butter." (How interesting is it that just yesterday in 2013 we talked about watered-down beer?) Also, a pocket was picked at the Blackstone Hotel. The man found his watch in the offender's pocket when that man hung up his coat. He walked over, reached in his hand and found his missing timepiece.

Sept. 7, 1913: Here's something you don't see every day ... two versions of the same story printed twice on the front page - right next to each other. A story about the death of a boy is there not once, but twice - one with more detail and one with just a bit. No word on whether or not this led to a correction.

Sept. 7, 1913: Here's something you don't see every day ... two versions of the same story printed twice on the front page - right next to each other. A story about the death of a boy is there not once, but twice - one with more detail and one with just a bit. No word on whether or not this led to a correction.

Aug. 24, 1913: A man leading a steer through the streets of North Escanaba, Mich. came across a woman wearing a red dress. Well, you know how steers react to red, so it broke free and began chasing the woman through the streets. Only when she ran into a building and up to the third floor could she slam a door in its face and escape.

Aug. 24, 1913: A man leading a steer through the streets of North Escanaba, Mich. came across a woman wearing a red dress. Well, you know how steers react to red, so it broke free and began chasing the woman through the streets. Only when she ran into a building and up to the third floor could she slam a door in its face and escape.

Jan. 21, 1913: Chicago auto show expected to eclipse New York auto show this year. And those auto bandits are still wreaking havoc on the city - this time one shot and killed a detective with the detective's own revolver.

Jan. 21, 1913: Chicago auto show expected to eclipse New York auto show this year. And those auto bandits are still wreaking havoc on the city - this time one shot and killed a detective with the detective's own revolver.

Sept. 24, 1913: A problem is beginning to grow as Chicago heads for the cold winter - scores of unemployed people are showing up in the city. And a push/race is on to figure out where to house them/put them.

Sept. 24, 1913: A problem is beginning to grow as Chicago heads for the cold winter - scores of unemployed people are showing up in the city. And a push/race is on to figure out where to house them/put them.

July 9, 1913: The Cubs lost on this date to the Giants, 6-5. That was the 13th straight win for the Giants. Actually, though, the Cubs didn't do too terribly in 1913. The team finished in third place at 88-65.

July 9, 1913: The Cubs lost on this date to the Giants, 6-5. That was the 13th straight win for the Giants. Actually, though, the Cubs didn't do too terribly in 1913. The team finished in third place at 88-65.

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