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 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

The seven plagues are the signs of the end of the world as told in the book of the Bible called Revelations. This particular book of the Bible details the visions of the book's author, John, who writes of the signs occur... More » World View Religion Christianity

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 »

"Black Death" refers to a 14th-century outbreak of the bubonic plague, a bacterial infection spread primarily by infected fleas, though the disease can also be transmitted by person-to-person contact in its pneumonic for... More »