In response to a comment below, a comment in which the the year 1913 appears to be the end of the world for the commenter because that's when the Federal Reserve System was created. I was also exhorted to study history. Well, here are a few tidbits from 1910-1913, a glorious time for Americans, according to the commenter.
-25 March. Fire breaks out at the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory, killing 146 workers, mostly women and girls; some jump to their deaths when inadequate equipment makes rescue impossible. [It served the workers right. For some reason. Oh, & no such thing as OSHA back then either.]
-15 April. The Titanic strikes an iceberg, and 1502 lives are lost because the ship did not carry enough lifeboats. [Again, free to die.]
-5 June. In what is now known as "Dollar Diplomacy," the U. S. sends marines to protect business interests in Cuba. [What can I say?]