years ago in 1905
November 20, 2005
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Times have changed with high
technology of today; it is interesting to think what it was like
back in 1905.
Women wore long dresses that
reached to the ground. The kitchen ovens were wood burning.
Women still did not vote it
wasn’t until 1920 that American amendments were made to the
Constitution of the United States. The passage of the 14th Amendment
in 1866 and the 15th Amendment in 1870 helped to in moving toward
this goal it was the 19th Amendment granted women this right in
Electric and water plants were
just being completed in many areas. The citizens of Seattle in 1902
organized the Seattle City Light and delivered its first electricity
to customers in 1905.
Albert Einstein published his
paper on the photo-emissive photoelectric effect and his proposed
theory on relativity. He wins Nobel Prize in 1921.
Travel is still by horse and
buggy and train. Westinghouse made industrial history by gaining
exclusive rights to manufacture the Parsons steam turbine in America
and by introducing the first alternating current locomotive in 1905.
Automobiles were not yet around. Henry Ford started building his
Model T in 1908. Royals Royce car manufacturer was founded in 1904.
Howard Hughes was born this year
and Las Vegas incorporates into a city this year as well.
The beginnings of plastic
started this year. In 1905, Leo Baekeland - a Belgium chemist
living in New York combined formaldehyde and phenol, and produced a
material that bound all types of powders together. His invention he
called Bakelite - after himself - it was the first thermosetting
plastic worldwide. What would electronics be made out of
without the invention of plastic, not to mention the cool kids toys
Movie theatres didn't pop up
until around 1908 when there was an estimated 10,000. June of
1905, Harry Davis in Pittsburgh opened the first nickelodeon which
was a converted storefront theater or dance hall and showed The
Great Train Robbery film.
When you are driving down the
freeway in your car talking on your cell phone and the kids are in
the back listening to an Ipod, playing Nintendo and watch a DVD
remember that all this was not around in 1905, possibly we should be
thankful for our plentiful life we have.
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