What Life Was Like The Day Lawton Was Born
You know those newspapers in frames that people give you to show you what the world was like on your birthday? As I get older, it's kinda sad seeing all those flared pants and giant glasses.
For Lawton, celebrating it's 114th birthday this week, it has to be pretty crazy. So, since we all celebrate this birthday, let's take a look back at 1901 and see what was happening.
1901 was the first year of the 20th Century. I'll bet they all argued about whether it was 1900 or 1901 just like we did 15 years ago. I'm still kinda confused about it, so I'll just move on.
Ho, Pentecostals, It's Your Bithday, Too! The Pentecostal movement was born at a prayer meeting at Bethel Bible College in Topeka. My family was Pentecostal for a really long time. They have some great music. Things get a little weird for some people after that, but the music is awesome!
The Oil Boom -- It's Your Birthday, Too! The Southern part of the country says hello to $$$ when the very first oil gusher was discovered in Beaumont, TX.
The Queen -- Sad. Victoria dies at 81 and King Edward VII is crowned.
Your Summer is Taken Over by Baseball as the American League declares itself a Major League.
William McKinley starts his second term with Veep Theodore Roosevelt.
Vincent van Gogh finally gets his cred when people start raving about his paintings 11 years after his death.
Criminals Beware because the first UK Fingerprint Bureau is established at Scotland Yard. Well, criminals in the UK Beware.
Speak Softly, Carry a Big Stick is first coined by Theodore Roosevelt at the Minnesota State Fair and should have died there. . .but no.
Booker T. Washington was invited to the White House. Some stupid people in the south hated that and racial violence increases. Hmmm. . . how much have we learned in 114 years???
Hello Cyclists -- Hitch Up That Dress since the bicycle was taking off, it changed the way fashion was designed. Hello ladies ankles. Yes, sports changed fashion. And the world has never been the same.
Indoor Plumbing was a cool idea and something they would exhibit at a fair but not many people had it in around the world and certainly not in Lawton.
Moving Pictures Freak Me Out especially since they had rarely been seen and most were shocking in value.
Suffragette, Sista! Women started understanding they had the ability to use their brains and started going to college and doing crazy stuff like asking men to treat them more equally.