Some of us might be old enough to remember when the important daily news was all about Sharks biting scantily clad people at the seaside, toddlers dying from heat after being locked in cars, Grannies getting mugged, film stars getting arrested following erratic behavior, tornadoes in somewhere like Owensboro, the inevitable nonsense about disease resistant Tomatoes. Sometimes you might read about the President and occasionally there was something positive, if a little suspect, such as a Cat rescuing a Budgerigar from a burning four story building.
Then suddenly it was 21st Century. I remember the panic, the world was going to
end because someone had failed to advise technical devices that following the
1900's the 2000's would happen, and as a result banks would fail, clocks would
stop, satellites and airplanes would fall out of the sky and we'd all have go
back to 1900 again. Mind you in November of 1918 the First World War ended, so
we got that to look forward to and in 1920 the Nineteenth Amendment was adopted
which meant girls could join us boys at the voting booths to elect Warren
Harding who dies of a heart attack in 1923, which leaves us Calvin Coolidge and
the slide toward the Great Depression to look forward to.