This week in 1918 the so-called Spanish Flu emerged at Ft. Riley, Kansas. By noon on March 11, one-hundred soldiers were hospitalized. The pandemic would peak in late 1918. Estimates vary, but 25 to 50 million deaths worldwide are blamed on the virus.
On this day in 1942 in Smithfield, North Carolina a car collided with a truck carrying military munitions killing four and injuring more than 100.
On this day in 1965 a civil rights march from Selma to Montgomery Alabama was intercepted by state and local law enforcement. Police action resulted in seventeen marchers being hospitalized. It came to be known as “Bloody Sunday”.
What’s on your mind related to homeland security?