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In London, cholera continues its European assault, killing five thousand in two weeks.

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07/29/1866 to 08/04/1866

A powerful outbreak of cholera in London killed 2,661 people during the week ending August 4, 1866.  The week before that at least 2,600 died of the deadly disease. From the spring through the autumn, outbreaks had killed thousands across the Channel, too, notably in Paris.  Antwerp, Berlin, Vienna, and scores of other European cities suffered similarly. By coincidence, cholera in New York in these same week killed 239 people. (By John Osborne)

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"Asiatic Cholera," The American Cyclopedia and Register of Important Events of the Year 1866 (New York: D. Appleton and Company, 1873), 110-111.

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