It’s 1917, Just 100 Years Ago

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It is shocking to see just how much the world has changed in 100 years. Here is some facts from 1917 to put everything into perspective:

  1. The global literacy rate was 23 percent
  2. The average price of a consumer car in the US was $400
  3. Sugar cost 4 cents a pound
  4. The population of Las Vegas, Nevada was 30 people
  5. The global population was 1.9 billion
  6. 6 percent of Americans graduated from high school
  7. 8 percent of homes had a telephone
  8. There were 230 reported murders in the US
  9. The maximum speed limit in most cities was 10 mph
  10. More than 95 percent of births took place at home
  11. The average annual income for an individual was $800
  12. 20 percent of Americans could not read or write
  13. 90 percent of doctors did not have a college education
  14. It took 5 days to get from London to New York
  15. The toggle light switch was the major breakthrough in technology
  16. A loaf of bread was $0.07