Back to All Events

December 17, 1918

https://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn84026749/1918-12-17/ed-1/seq-12/#date1=1918&sort=date&date2=1918&words=INFLUENZA+Influenza&language=&sequence=0&lccn=&index=18&state=&rows=20&ortext=&proxtext=influenza&year=&phrasetext=&andtext=&proxValue=&dateFilterType=yearRange&page=1578

https://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn84026749/1918-12-17/ed-1/seq-12/#date1=1918&sort=date&date2=1918&words=INFLUENZA+Influenza&language=&sequence=0&lccn=&index=18&state=&rows=20&ortext=&proxtext=influenza&year=&phrasetext=&andtext=&proxValue=&dateFilterType=yearRange&page=1578

The Spanish influenza is more deadly than the war, and the greatest danger is the American tendency to forget. The flu is easier to prevent than cure. Advice is to not spit in public places or use roller towels.

Source: “Spanish Influenza More Deadly Than War,” Washington Times, Washington, District of Columbia, December 17, 1918. Page 12, Column 1.

Earlier Event: December 16
December 16, 1918
Later Event: December 18
December 18, 1918