Washington DC History Resources

Matthew B. Gilmore

October 3, 1918

Read the day’s Evening Star: Evening Star Oct 3, 1918

and the Washington Herald: Washington Herald Oct 3, 1918 and Washington Times Washington Times Oct 3, 1918


7 more deaths.

Washington DC declared a “sanitary zone”– cafes, restaurants, and boarding houses to be inspected. Theaters remain open but private schools are requested to close. Separate influenza hospital planned. Transit facing many sick drivers.


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