History of Quarantine

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HISTORY OF QUARANTINE The word we use for restricting the movement of an individual or group of people to prevent the further spread of a disease is often, though mistakenly, used synonymously with the word isolation. Isolation, particularly medical isolation, is the separation of people who are sick with a contagious illness from those who…

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History of Faith in a Time of Plague

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HISTORY OF FAITH IN A TIME OF PLAGUE When the Black Death passed through Europe, coming across the Asian steppes and through trading ships in Constantinople, it visited Athens, the ports of Italy, and then north into the heart of Europe. In just one day, the infection could show signs of fever, delirium, speech disorders,…

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History of Starkbier Festival

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HISTORY OF STARKBIER FESTIVAL March 13 begins the Starkbierfest. The heart of this festival is in Munich, Germany, specifically at Paulaner am Nockherberg Brewery, where it all began, and lasts about two weeks. It is unlike its more well-known sibling Oktoberfest in a few ways.   Little Known Outside of Germany and Munich in particular, it’s not widely known,…

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History of Palindrome Dates: 02/02/2020

HISTORY OF PALINDROME DATES: 02/02/2020 Today, February 2, 2020, is considered a palindrome date meaning that it reads the same forward and backward. The Greek word palindromos means running back again. Of course, there are lots of palindrome dates, even within the last century. I’ve written about 07/07/07 and 08/08/08. But today’s type of palindrome,…

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