Natural Disasters & Epidemics
Wednesday, 04 October 2023
1910 robert Koch, German bacteriologist (TB, Cholera, Nobel), dies
1910 china plague in China killing 40,000 people
1912 G E V Crutchley (Oxford) 99 retired measles v Cambridge
1915 Encephalitis lethargica pandemic in Worldwide killing 1.5 million people
1916 hMHS Britannic sinks in the Aegean Sea after a mine explodes, killing 30 people.
1918 the first case of Spanish flu occurs, the start of a devastating worldwide pandemic.
1918 Spanish flu (pandemic) in Worldwide killing 17-100 million people
1918 typhus in Russia
1919 Mount Kelud (Indonesia) erupts, boiling crater lake which broke through crater wall killing 5,000 people in 104 small villages
1919 Mount Kelud erupts in Indonesia, killing 5,000 people
1919 Stanley Cup: Mont (NHL) & Seat (PCHA) win 2 games each with 1 tie, 1919 Stanley Cup not awarded due to flu epidemic
1920 Haiyuan earthquake in China killing 273,400 people
1923 tokyo and Yokohama, Japan, are rocked by an earthquake, killing over 50,000 people.
1923 great Kanto earthquake in Japan killing 143,000 people
1924 Los Angeles pneumonic plague outbreak in Los Angeles killing 30 people
1925 The worst tornado in U.S. history passes through eastern Missouri, southern Illinois, and southern Indiana, killing 695 people, injuring some 13,000 people, and causing seventeen million dollars in property damage. Known as the "Tri-State Tornado
1926 Camillo Golgi, Ital medical research (malaria, Nobel 1906), dies at 81
1928 in California, the St. Francis Dam fails, killing over 600 people.
1931 china floods in China killing 4,000,000 people
1931 china floods in China killing 400,000-4,000,000 people
1932 Yellow fever vaccine for humans announced
1937 Croydon epidemic of typhoid fever in Croydon, United Kingdom killing 43 people
1938 Cyril Christiani, cricket wicket keep (WI 1935), dies of malaria at 24
1942 Malaria in Egypt
1943 alexandre Yersin, Swiss bacteriologist (bacteria plague), dies at 79
1944 in Hartford, Connecticut, a fire broke out under the big top of the Ringling Brothers, Barnum and Bailey Circus, killing 167 people and injuring 682. Two-thirds of those who perished were children
1944 nazis crush Warsaw Uprising killing 250,000 people
1946 bubonic plague in China
1947 Cholera in Egypt
1948 Operation 10 Plagues
1954 hurricane Carol hits New England, killing more than 60 people and causiAug 31, massive property damage.
1956 in Orleans Ontario, a Royal Canadian Air Force plane crashes into the Grey Nuns' Home for the Aged in Orleans, killing 15 people, including 11 nuns.
1957 Asian flu in Worldwide killing 1-4 million people
1960 in the black township of Sharpeville in Transvaal, South Africa, Afrikaner police open fire on a group of peaceful black demonstrators, killing sixty-nine people and wounding nearly two hundred in a hail of sub-machine gunfire.