Here are 5 New York Times headlines from February 27th, 1913. In 1913, Dr. Robinson from Paris believed that his methods could actually control the gender of the unborn child. In addition, at the time powers-to-be were brainstorming on how to provide electricity on a wider scale. Remember, a hundred years ago, electricity was still considered a luxury. And for those who could afford this luxury, some of its primary uses included 'sending a telegram, using a telephone, and riding a street car'.