On This Day

What Happened on March 11, 1918

Historical Events

  • Moscow becomes capital of revolutionary Russia
  • Save the Redwoods League founded

Historic DiscoverySpanish Flu

US Army mess cook Private Albert Gitchell of Fort Riley, Kansas becomes the first documented case of Spanish flu; start of worldwide pandemic killing 50-100 million

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Staff of the American Red Cross remove a Spanish flu victim from a house in St. Louis, Missouri, during the 1918 Spanish flu pandemic
Staff of the American Red Cross remove a Spanish flu victim from a house in St. Louis, Missouri, during the 1918 Spanish flu pandemic
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1918 Highlights

About March 11, 1918

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 102 years, 7 months and 20 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Greatest Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Horse
Star Sign: Pisces