Spanish Flu: the deadliest epidemic in human history

From 1918 to 1920, a strain of influenza known as Spanish flu caused a global pandemic, spreading rapidly and killing indiscriminately young, old, sick and otherwise-healthy people, and at least 10% of patients died. Estimates vary on the exact number of deaths caused by the disease, but it is thought to have infected a third of the world’s population and it caused a never seen number of dead: from 50 to 100 million people died in just over a year. The greatest historical cause that led to such a number…

Read More

The lost children of the Alleghenies (found by a dream)

In the mid-19th century, two young boys, George and Joseph Cox, then aged seven and five respectively, wandered from their homes in Pavia, Pennsylvania, never to be seen alive again. Their remains weren’t found until more than a week after their disappearances, when a local farmer followed the signs he saw in a reoccurring dream that led him to their bodies in a remote ravine. This isn’t a legend, but the real tragic, creepy, and suspicious all at the same time story of the Cox children’s disappearance. George and Joseph…

Read More

#TodayInHistory – April 1

April 1 – Some Important Events on this day 374 👉🏼 Comet 1P/374 E1 (Halley) approaches within 0.0884 AUs of Earth ☄️ 527 👉🏼 Byzantine Emperor Justin I names his nephew Justinian I as co-ruler and successor to the throne 1515 👉🏼 Portuguese fleet under Afonso de Albuquerque captures the Persian fortress of Ormuz, renaming it the Fort of Our Lady of the Conception. His military brilliance in campaigns against the much larger Ottoman Empire and its allies enabled Portugal to become the first global empire in history. Afonso notable…

Read More