Today's American Minute — First Global Epidemic; Day of Fasting proclaimed by President Taylor - American Minute with Bill Federer

CHOLERA: Plague of 19th Century, First Global Epidemic; Day of Fasting proclaimed by President Taylor - American Minute with Bill Federer

CHOLERA: Plague of 19th Century First Global Epidemic; Day of Fasting proclaimed by President Taylor - American Minute with Bill Federer

CHOLERA: Plague of 19th Century, First Global Epidemic; Day of Fasting proclaimed by President Taylor - American Minute with Bill Federer

By 1849, cholera killed 5,000 in New York, with a mass grave on Randall's Island in the East River.
8,000 died of cholera in Cincinnati and 3,000 killed in New Orleans.
Spreading up the Mississippi, 5,000 were killed by cholera in St. Louis, which was about 6% of the city's population, among them being Pierre Chouteau, Sr., one of the St. Louis' prominent early settlers.

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