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Back in the day

Some of the tidbits - Woodrow Wilson was president - from 1918, the last time the Sox won it all


''I'll Say She Does''
by Al Jolson

''Hinky Dinky Parlay Voo''
by Edward Rowland

by Harold Atteridge

by Geoffrey O'Hara

by Bob Carleton

''How Can You Tell''
by Ned Wayburn

''Oh! Frenchy!''
by Sam Ehrlich

by Rida Johnson Young


''The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse''
by Vicente Blasco Ibanez


''My Antonia''
by Willa Cather

''The Magnificent Ambersons''
by Booth Tarkington

''The Eminent Victorians''
by Lytton Strachey

(And the US Post Office burns installments of James Joyce's ''Ulysses,'' published in The Little Review)


Daylight Saving Time and time zones are introduced

Regular airmail service between New York and Washington is established
A flight from Chicago and New York takes 10 hours 5 minutes

More than half of the country's 48 states prohibit the sale of alcohol

In New York City, the first three-color traffic light is introduced
Other debuts: granulated laundry soap, Raggedy Ann dolls, and ''Ripley's Believe It or Not!''

A flu pandemic infected one-fifth of the world's population and killed more than 20 million people, including approximately 675,000 Americans - more than in all of World War I


Ted Williams (Aug. 30)
Bobby Doerr (April 7)
Spiro Agnew (Nov. 9)
Ingmar Bergman (July 14)
Joey Bishop (Feb. 3)
Ella Fitzgerald (April 25)
Betty Ford (April 8)
Billy Graham (Nov. 7)
Anwar Sadat (Dec. 25)
William Holden (April 17)
Ann Landers (July 4)
Nelson Mandela (July 18)
Jack Paar (May 1)
Sam Walton (March 29)
John Birch (May 28)
Richard Feynman (May 11)

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