New York City's harbors are quarantined to stop the spread off Spanish influenza. Health commissioner Copeland launches an anti-spitting campaign and encourages people to avoid contact with the sick. The Red Sox win the World Series at Fenway Park over the Cubs in front of 15,238 fans in a game that lasts one hour and 46 minutes.
Source: "Spanish Influenza Her, Official Fear," New York Tribune, New York, New York, September 12, 1918. Page 3, Column 4.