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Sunday, 09 August 2020

1910  Robert Koch, German bacteriologist (TB, Cholera, Nobel), dies  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1910  china plague in China killing 40,000 people  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1912  G E V Crutchley (Oxford) 99 retired measles v Cambridge  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1915  encephalitis lethargica pandemic in Worldwide killing 1.5 million people  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1916  hMHS Britannic sinks in the Aegean Sea after a mine explodes, killing 30 people.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1918  The first case of Spanish flu occurs, the start of a devastating worldwide pandemic  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1918  spanish flu (pandemic) in Worldwide killing 17-100 million people  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1918  typhus in Russia  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1919  mount Kelud (Indonesia) erupts, boiling crater lake which broke through crater wall killing 5,000 people in 104 small villages  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1919  mount Kelud erupts in Indonesia, killing 5,000 people.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

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1919  Stanley Cup: Mont (NHL) & Seat (PCHA) win 2 games each with 1 tie, 1919 Stanley Cup not awarded due to flu epidemic  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1920  Haiyuan earthquake in China killing 273,400 people  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1923  Tokyo and Yokohama, Japan, are rocked by an earthquake, killing over 50,000 people  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1923  great Kanto earthquake in Japan killing 143,000 people  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1924  Los Angeles pneumonic plague outbreak in Los Angeles killing 30 people  Click To Send On Whatsapp

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  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1926  Camillo Golgi, Ital medical research (malaria, Nobel 1906), dies at 81  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1928  In California, the St. Francis Dam fails, killing over 600 people  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1931  china floods in China killing 4,000,000 people  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1931  China floods in China killing 400,000-4,000,000 people  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1932  Yellow fever vaccine for humans announced  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1937  croydon epidemic of typhoid fever in Croydon, United Kingdom killing 43 people  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1938  Cyril Christiani, cricket wicket keep (WI 1935), dies of malaria at 24  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1942  malaria in Egypt  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1943  alexandre Yersin, Swiss bacteriologist (bacteria plague), dies at 79  Click To Send On Whatsapp

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  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1944  Nazis crush Warsaw Uprising killing 250,000 people  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1946  bubonic plague in China  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1947  cholera in Egypt  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1948  operation 10 Plagues  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1954  Hurricane Carol hits New England, killing more than 60 people and causiAug 31, massive property damage  Click To Send On Whatsapp

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  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1957  asian flu in Worldwide killing 1-4 million people  Click To Send On Whatsapp

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  Click To Send On Whatsapp

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