12 October 2015

On This Day: Yellow fever strikes Havana


Yellow fever claimed 14 lives last week in Havana, reported the Lancaster Daily Intelligencer On This Day in 1880.

Source
Lancaster Daily Intelligencer. (Lancaster, PA), 12 October 1880. Chronicling America: Historic American Newspapers. Library of Congress.  

 

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© Jeanne Ruczhak-Eckman, 2015
Locations listed are located in Pennsylvania (USA), unless otherwise noted in post.