, Newburyport, MA

October 3, 2013

This Day in History

Newburyport Daily News

---- — On this day in 1912, it was reported that there were six cases of smallpox in Newburyport. And although only 30 to 50 percent who contracted it would die from the disease, it killed an estimated 300 to 500 million people worldwide in the 20th century.

— Information provided by the Historical Society of Old Newbury