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US Population: 79,163,000
The American flag had 45 stars (Arizona, Oklahoma, New Mexico,
Hawaii and Alaska hadn't been admitted yet)
The tallest structure in the world was the Eiffel Tower.
The average life expectancy in the US was 47
More than 95 percent of all births in the US took place at home.
90% of all US physicians had no college education.
The 5 leading causes of death in the US were:
||Pneumonia and influenza
Marijuana, heroin, and morphine were all available over the counter
at corner drugstores.
14% of homes in the US had a bathtub.
8% of homes had a telephone.
Most women only washed their hair once a month and used borax
or egg yolks for shampoo
There were 8,000 cars in the US and 144 miles of paved roads.
The maximum speed limit in most cities was 10 mph.
One in ten US adults could not read or write.
6% of all Americans had graduated from high school.
There were 230 reported murders in the entire US
The population of Las Vegas, Nevada was 30
Federal spending: $0.49 billion
The average wage in the US was 22 cents/hour.
The average US worker earned between $200 and $400 per year.
An accountant earned $2000 per year, a dentist, $2,500 per year,
a veterinarian, $1,500 - $4,000 per year, and a mechanical engineer,
$5,000 per year.
Unemployment was 3.7%
Sugar cost 4 cents/pound.
Eggs were 14 cents/dozen.
Coffee cost 15 cents/pound.
Cost of a three-minute call from Denver to New York City : $11
Cost of a first class stamp: 2 cents
Stanley Cup - Montreal AAA
||Women: Muriel Robb d. C. Sterry (7-5,
Men: Laurie Doherty d. A. Gore (6-4, 6-3, 3-6, 6-0)
Kentucky Derby - Alan-a-Dale
NCAA Football - Michigan (11-0-0)
World Series (1903) - Boston Red Sox defeated Pittsburgh