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St. Louis was fast to act against the 1918 flu pandemic but lifted its social distancing measures too soon and suffered a second wave of death.

How two US cities responded to the 1918 flu pandemic very differently — and what we can learn from those mistakes

In 1918, Philadelphia did not act fast enough against the flu pandemic whereas St. Louis took swift action and saw a much lower death rate.

10 uplifting speeches from history that will inspire you in times of crisis

Hillary Clinton, John F. Kennedy, Martin Luther King Jr., and Maya Angelou have all delivered famous remarks that can still inspire today.
North Brother Island is hidden in one of the busiest cities in the world.

Take a look inside an abandoned New York City quarantine island that once housed Typhoid Mary and almost no one is allowed to visit

Before coronavirus social distancing, there was North Brother Island, where infectious NYC residents were quarantined from the 1880s up until WWII.

It’s pretty obvious that the Triscuit name is a play on the word biscuit, but it turns out the ‘tri’ at the beginning doesn’t ...

The origin behind Triscuit's name comes from the 1900s process used to make the crackers that involved electricity.

The Big Mac was named by a 21-year-old McDonald’s secretary, and everyone laughed at it at the time

The Big Mac is arguably McDonald's most iconic menu item, but few know how the burger actually got its name.
World War I forced the cancellation of the 1916 Olympics, but athletes from the US, UK, France, and more competed in the Inter-Allied Games in 1919.

The Olympics have been canceled before — Check out photos from the Inter-Allied Games that replaced the 1916 Olympic Games

World War I forced the cancellation of the 1916 Olympics, but athletes from the US, UK, France, and more competed in the Inter-Allied Games in 1919.
World War I forced the cancellation of the 1916 Olympics, but athletes from the US, UK, France, and more competed in the Inter-Allied Games in 1919.

The Olympics have been canceled before — Check out photos from the Inter-Allied Games that replaced the 1916 Olympic Games

World War I forced the cancellation of the 1916 Olympics, but athletes from the US, UK, France, and more competed in the Inter-Allied Games in 1919.
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Check out 30 famous World Heritage sites you can virtually visit on Google Earth while social distancing

Google Earth has 30 World Heritage sites to virtually visit and learn about online after the State Department issued a Level 4 travel warning.