There are several factors that are thought to have ended the plague, or Black Death, but the most important appears to be measures taken by people to quarantine themselves. Better hygiene also helped. More »

The Black Death, also known as the Great Plague, came from China in 1334 and spread throughout Europe. The Black Death claimed a total of 75 million lives, according to More » Health Conditions & Diseases

The Great Plague ended as a result of a combination of the Great Fire of London in 1666 and the colder autumn weather of that same year. While the fire helped kill off some of the plague vectors, ultimately it was the co... More » History Middle Ages

In 1949, the Berlin Blockade came to an end, an earthquake in Ecuador killed 6,000 people and NATO was established. In addition, the Soviet Union tested its first atomic bomb in 1949. More »

The bubonic plague in the Middle Ages, which was also called the Black Death, first hit Europe in 1347. The plague initially traveled from China via mice and rats travelling on trade ships between the continents. Plague ... More »

Between 1328 and 1351, the bubonic plague, commonly known as the Black Death, killed approximately one third of the population of Europe. The widespread nature of the disease, along with its horrific symptoms, inspired E... More »

Contrary to myth and seeming lyrical evidence, the children's nursery rhyme "Ring Around the Rosie" is not a reference to either the physical symptoms or social condition of the bubonic plague, also known as the Black De... More »