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  • There’s No Time Like The Present : except for the 100 years, and maybe 50, too

    Jan 4, 19 • ndemarino • 5enses, FeatureComments Off on There’s No Time Like The Present : except for the 100 years, and maybe 50, tooRead More »

        By Markoff Chaney   By now, you’re probably sick of holidays and those inevitable (and inevitably redundant and/or boring) “Year in Review” and “Top Stories of the Year” articles. ¶ Don’t pretend you’ve kept up with the papers. You’ve probably started the New Year with a stack of old news that would make the Collyer brothers balk. Instead of recapping recent events, let’s look toward the future … by looking back a century. Here’s a highly partial, by no means complete list of famous, infamous, or otherwise noteworthy 100-year anniversaries to ponder in 2018. (And for Alert Readers, yes, this intro is nearly identical to that of a similarly themed piece for the January 2015, 2016, and 2017 issues of 5enses. Was it any less effective?) ***** 1919, i.e., 100 years ago 5 things that happened in 1919 • Jan. 16, 1919: The U.S. Congress approves the 18th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, instigating prohibition of “intoxicating liquors,” though it won’t go into effect for one year. The related Volstead Act is later passed on Oct. 28, 1919 against President Wilson’s veto. • Feb. 26, 1919: Grand Canyon is established as a National Park, the 15th such site designated as such. • June 4, 1919: The U.S. Congress approves the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, which guarantees suffrage to women, though it won’t be ratified by the

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