Explore the 1928 dam collapse, the second deadliest disaster in California history. A colossal engineering failure, the dam was built by William Mulholland, who had ensured the growth of Los Angeles by bringing water to the city via aqueduct.
Explore el derrumbe de la represa en 1928 y las secuelas del segundo desastre más mortal en California. Explore el derrumbe de la represa en 1928 y las secuelas del segundo desastre más mortal en California.
Explore the lives and legacies of three African American ambassadors who broke racial barriers to reach high-ranking appointments in the Truman, Eisenhower and Kennedy administrations and left a lasting impact on the Foreign Service.
Dr. Joseph Kinyoun was a leader in the diagnosis and prevention of infectious diseases in America. He created the Hygienic Laboratory, the nation’s first federal laboratory of medical bacteriology which later became the National Institutes of Health.
In 1900, the first case of bubonic plague to ever be confirmed in North America was diagnosed in San Francisco. Scientists did not understand how the disease was transmitted but had long theorized that rats played a role.
Rupert Blue was a physician in the Marine Hospital Service, the precursor to the modern U.S. Public Health Service. In 1901 he launched a public health campaign that ended a deadly bubonic plague outbreak in San Francisco.