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First cases of human West Nile virus in 2018 confirmed - ABC News


The West Nile virus quickly spread across the United States after the
first reported cases in Queens, New York on this day in 1999. The
virus was believed to have entered in an infected bird or mosquito,
although there was no clear evidence. The disease spread quickly
through infected birds. Mosquitoes spread the disease to mammals.

The first human cases usually followed within three months of the
first appearance of infected birds in the area except where cold
weather interrupted the mosquito vectors.

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During the influenza epidemic of 1918, Portland converted one of its newest
and largest buildings, the Portland Auditorium, into a temporary hospital.

Make-shift hospitals were set up in Portland, and other cities.  Here volunteer nurses from the American Red Cross tend influenza sufferers in the Oakland Auditorium, in California.

The Spanish influenza pandemic became one of the deadliest events
in history. Although the Spanish flu struck Portland, Oregon more
than a century ago, how Portlanders reacted then has an uncanny parallel to what we’re experiencing now with the Coronavirus. The
first confirmed case in Portland was a soldier, a private on his way
to Texas for training.

Just a week after Portland’s first Spanish flu diagnosis, the Oregon
State Board of Health ordered all public gathering places to shut
down statewide. Parades were canceled. Church services were
suspended. Restaurants sat empty. Dance halls silent. And
suddenly, 36,000 Portland students had nowhere to go. 

In addition to the closures, stores and businesses limited hours. Portland’s famous department store, Meier & Frank, asked
customers not to come into their store but rather to make delivery orders.

Officials urged Portland residents to wash their hands and keep
at least 4 feet apart — the prototype of “social distancing.”

Salem History: How the 1918 Spanish flu pandemic compares to COVID-19
The Oregon Statesman.

Seattle police officers wear masks during the influenza epidemic made by the local chapter of the American Red Cross in this National Archives photo dated December 1918.


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(Fox News) – Crooner Linda Ronstadt (above) is losing her voice to Parkinson’s disease. The 72 year old singer revealed that her voice started to go as early as 2000, though she didn’t reveal her Parkinson’s diagnosis to the world until 2013
and didn’t stop performing until 2009. She will be inducted into the 2014 Rock
and Roll Hall of Fame on April 10 at the Barclays Center in New York.

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Linda Ronstadt during her early career.

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Celeste Jeanne Yarnall (July 26, 1944 – October 7, 2018)

(Fox News) – It was learned Wednesday, Celeste Yarnall, who
wooed Elvis Presley on screen, captivated audiences on “Star
Trek” and made pulses race as “the original flower child” in the
1968 cult classic “Eve,” passed away Sunday afternoon after
“a long struggle” with ovarian cancer. 

Celeste Yarnell celebrated the 50th anniversary of Star Trek with 
William Shartner at a convention in Bellaria, Italy.

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Celeste Yarnall with Elvis Presley

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today in history

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It was on this day in 1977.

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David Richard Berkowitz (Richard David Falco) turned 65 June 1st.


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It was on this day in 1969.

FROM LEFT TO RIGHT: Patricia Krenwinkel, Susan Atkins, and Leslie
Van Houten walking to court where a Los Angeles jury found them,
along with Charles,  Manson, guilty of first-degree murder and conspiracy for the Tate-LaBianca killings.

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Cult leader Charles Manson (center).


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Franklin D. Roosevelt was stricken with polio on this day in 1921. He
was left permanently paralyzed from the waist down and avoided 
being seen using his wheelchair in public, but his disability was
well known and became a major part of his image.

Roosevelt (second from left) supporting himself on crutches in 1924.

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In 1933, President-elect Franklin D. Roosevelt (39) is 
pictured in his leg braces with wife Eleanor to his
right. In 1938, he founded the National Foundation
for Infantile Paralysis, leading to the development
of polio vaccines.


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The Smithsonian Institution was chartered by the U.S. Congress on
this day in 1846. The "Nation’s Attic" was made possible by $500,000 given by scientist Joseph Smithson.

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On this day in 1988, President Reagan signed a measure providing $20,000 payments to Japanese-Americans who were interned by the
U.S. government during World War II.

The first prisoners arrive in March of 1942 at the Japanese evacuee community established in Owens Valley in Manzanar, Calif.
The first prisoners arrive in March of 1942 at the Japanese evacuee community established in Owens Valley in Manzanar, Calif.

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