Thursday, July 4, 2019

Happy Fourth and Did You Know

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Did you know that Philadelphia was the capitol city  between 1790 and 1800 AND that in 1793 one tenth of Philadephia's population died of yellow fever?

25 comments:

  1. Happy Independence day! Hugs, Valerie

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  2. A very, very happy 4th to you. And thank you for the continuing education.

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  3. Never knew the yellow fever part.

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    1. It was certainly a huge chunk of the populace wasn't it, Pat?

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  4. Happy Independence Day to you, dear Sandra. Having been to Philadelphia in the past, I knew it was the capital. I DID NOT know about the yellow fever. Great trivia question.

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    1. I was on the learning curve on that one too, dear Elizabeth.
      Happy Independence Day to you:)

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  5. My goodness, I did not know about the yellow fever! This would be a great Jeopardy question. Hope you and your family are enjoying the Independence Day and staying cool. I've been fighting a cold, and plan to relax a little today. No cooking out for me, but i sure hope someone drops off a cheeseburger.(lol) Hugs, RO

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    1. Sorry to hear you are fighting a cold.
      Hope someone drops off a cheeseburger. I've got a veggie burger I could offer you. Heh.
      Happy 4th, Rockin Ro.

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  6. I actually did know about Philly! But not the yellow fever! Happy Fourth!

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    1. One out of two. Not bad, Jeanie:)
      Happy 4th.

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  7. Happy 4th of July! I did know that Philadelphia was the capital but didn’t know about yellow fever claiming so many lives...interesting.

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    1. I was on the learning curve of that too, Birgit.
      Hope you're enjoying your vacay.

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  8. Oh my...nope, here in the South, they don't teach such stuff about Northerners...yankees...Hahaha
    But no, didn't know. Sounds like the Spanish Flu of 1918...terrible.
    Happy Independence Day sweet lady!
    hughugs

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    1. Ha!
      Happy 4th., Donna;)
      Hugs received and returned.

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  9. I knew that Yellow Fever was very bad then, but I was unaware of how many it killed so I looked it up. The 1793 Yellow Fever epidemic in Philadelphia killed approximately 5,000 people in four months.

    Love,
    Janie

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    1. Good for you for researching, Janie. Devastating wasn't it?

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  10. I knew that, and that NYC was also a temp capital for awhile.

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  11. Your post prompted me to check this out. Wow. Philadelphia. Got hit hard. Bloodletting in 1790?

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  12. It did get hit hard for sure.

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  13. I hope you had a great 4th of July Sandra! That is sad about Philadelphia! Thanks for the history! Big Hugs!

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