Matthew B. Gilmore
September and October are the centennial of the height of Washington DC’s 1918-19 Spanish Influenza Pandemic.
The first death in Washington took place Sept. 21, 1918.
By Oct 1 the Star reported 5 deaths in the previous 24 hrs bringing the death total to 21. Cases totaled 213.
Read that days’s Evening Star – Oct 1, 1918
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