"I was born in Chicago in 1901"
Nurse holding baby in 1901 Chicago Hospital
Creative Commons AttributionNurse holding baby in 1901 Chicago Hospital - Credit: Vernon Dutton

Chicago in the early 20th Century was a violent place, plagued by corruption and murder.  Gangs held control of the city that would go on to become the third largest in the United States.

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When Edward Cullen was born...

Jan 1st - Australia declares independence from federation of British colonies.

Feb 2nd - Queen Victoria's funeral.

Feb 18th - Winston Churchill makes his maiden speech in the House of Commons.

Jun 20th - Charlotte Manye becomes the first native African to graduate from a US college.

Jun 24th - The first exhibition by Pablo Picasso, 19, opens in Paris.

Dec 2nd - Gillette patents the first disposable razor.

Dec 10th - The first Nobel Peace Prizes are awarded (to Jean Henri Dunant, Frederic Passy)

Dec 12th - Marconi receives the first transatlantic radio signal, England to US.

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