One hundred years is a very long time ago! A few things have changed in the world since then and here are a few facts from 1912.

What was the world like in 1912?

The average salary in the United States was $750 per year.

A loaf of bread cost around .05¢.

A US postage stamp cost .02¢.

These events happened in 1912:

The Titanic sunk.

The Boston Red Sox won the World Series.

Gerhart Hauptmann of Germany won the Nobel Prize for Literature.

The following things started in 1912 and are still around today:

The Oreo Cookie was invented by Nabisco.

Fenway Park was built in Boston, Massachusetts and the Red Sox still play here.

The Girl Scouts are celebrating their 100 year birthday.

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