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October 20, 1918

 https://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn99021999/1918-10-20/ed-1/seq-1/#date1=1918&sort=date&date2=1918&words=influenza&language=&sequence=0&lccn=&index=5&state=&rows=20&ortext=&proxtext=influenza&year=&phrasetext=&andtext=&proxValue=&dateFilterType=yearRange&page=500

https://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn99021999/1918-10-20/ed-1/seq-1/#date1=1918&sort=date&date2=1918&words=influenza&language=&sequence=0&lccn=&index=5&state=&rows=20&ortext=&proxtext=influenza&year=&phrasetext=&andtext=&proxValue=&dateFilterType=yearRange&page=500

Saloons and hotel bars will only be allowed to serve wheatless crackers, olives and pickles according to the food administration. Royal Copeland, NYC health commissioner contradicts the federal authorities, estimating there are 125,000 infected with spanish flu, not 500,000.

Source: “Free Lunches Restricted,” Omaha Bee, Omaha, Nebraska, October 20, 1918. Page 1, Column 1.

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October 19, 1918
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