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Photo: Ancelli

Baseball legend Babe Ruth makes his major league debut

Charles Chaplin makes his film debut in the comedy short Making a Living

The first everyday items made of stainless steel come into public circulation

In 1914:

1914 Dalton
Adding Machine

Price $125

Dalton merged with other companies to become Remington Rand in 1927

Inventions in 1914

28th President: Woodrow Wilson
March 4th 1913 - March 4th 1921

1914 Buick

Photo: DougW

The average house cost $6,156
Equivalent today: $134,695

The average car cost $550
Equivalent today: $12,034

The average wage was $577
Equivalent today: $12,625

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