Washington DC History Resources

Matthew B. Gilmore

October 28, 1918

Twenty eight deaths due to influenza have been reported in the past 24 hours, but only 159 new cases.

Today’s Evening Starhttps://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn83045462/1918-10-27/ed-1/seq-65/

The lead Star editorial: “Open the Churches.”

The annual chrysanthemum show was not allowed to open, but the flowers await in readiness. Organizers are attempting to hold the blooms — the glass has been painted over and lights installed for potential evening openings.




Pluto Water was a powerful laxative.

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