Tag: history of the flu
When it comes to casualty statistics, we often compare wars. In World War II, it’s estimated that 50 million were killed. During the Civil War, over a half million people lost their lives. In World War I, nearly 16 million were killed. There was one war that topped nearly all those charts. It happened in 1918, [...]
Posted by Rob Crotty on October 12, 2010, under - World War I, News and Events.
Tags: 1918, american history, deadly viruses, epidemic, h1n1, harry truman letters, history of the flu, how many people died from the flu, influenza, NARA, National archives and records administration, pandemics, prologue blog, weird US history