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Jim Kershner’s this day in history

From our archives, 100 years ago

Spokane doctors shared their wisdom on how to live to be 100:

• Take pride in your hair and dress.

• Think pleasant thoughts.

• Take regular exercise, especially for “stiff” portions of the body.

• Avoid overeating and “careless living.”

• Mix regularly with the young.

• Exercise “sanity” with regard to tobacco.

From the accident beat: The doctors at Spokane’s emergency hospital said, patronizingly, that half of all road accidents could be avoided, if “women and children would use more care while crossing the street.”

They also listed their recommendations on how to avoid accidents involving streetcars:

• Never sit on the step of the streetcar.

• Never jump on or off a moving streetcar.

• Never get off a streetcar facing the rear.

• Never hitch rides on streetcars or wagons (i.e., jump onto the back).

Also on this date

(From the Associated Press)

1773: Pope Clement XIV issued an order suppressing the Society of Jesus, or Jesuits. The Society was restored by Pope Pius VII in 1814. … 1944: American forces landed on Guam during World War II. … 1949: The Senate ratified the North Atlantic Treaty.