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==Ongoing events==
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*Women's suffrage in the United States (1770's-1966) Location: United States
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*Summer Polio epidemics (1916-1955; reached its peak in [[1952]]) Location: United States
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:In the summer of 1950, the small town of Wytheville (population 5,550; 185 miles southwest of Charlottesville) made national news by accounting for 185 polio cases--or 15% of all cases in the State of Virginia.
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::Polio is the common name for poliomyelitis. From [[1916]] onward, a polio epidemic appeared each summer in at least one part of the country, with the most serious occurring in the 1940s and 1950s. Polio is a viral disease that affects the nervous system, causing paralysis. It spreads through direct contact with people who have the infection. Late summer was dubbed "polio season." Public swimming pools were shut down. Movie theaters urged patrons not to sit too close together to avoid spreading the disease. By the 1950s, polio had become one of the most serious communicable diseases among children in the United States. In [[1952]] alone, nearly 60,000 children were infected with the virus; thousands were paralyzed, and more than 3,000 died. In [[1955]], the U.S. began widespread vaccinations. By [[1979]], the virus had been completely eliminated across the country.
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==Events==  
 
==Events==  
[[July 1]] – Under the revised [[1946 charter|charter]], Charlottesville changed from the modified city manager form of government to the straight city manager form.
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*[[July 1]] &ndash; Under the revised [[1946 charter|charter]], Charlottesville changed from the modified city manager form of government to the straight city manager form. <ref name="page11">{{cite-progress-lindsay|title= City Halts Home Gas Line Work Will Make Connection At Edge Of Property
<ref name="page11">{{cite-progress-lindsay|title= City Halts Home Gas Line Work Will Make Connection At Edge Of Property
 
 
|url= https://search.lib.virginia.edu/catalog/uva-lib:2801638/view#openLayer/uva-lib:2801641/2885.5/2167.5/3/1/0|author=Staff Reports|pageno=3|printdate=September 6, 1950|publishdate= September 6, 1950|accessdate=August 10, 2019 from University of Virginia Library}}</ref>
 
|url= https://search.lib.virginia.edu/catalog/uva-lib:2801638/view#openLayer/uva-lib:2801641/2885.5/2167.5/3/1/0|author=Staff Reports|pageno=3|printdate=September 6, 1950|publishdate= September 6, 1950|accessdate=August 10, 2019 from University of Virginia Library}}</ref>
 
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*[[July 18]] &ndash; This Tuesday morning, the first case of poliomyelitis of the summer was announced by the Joint Health Department. A five-year-old Charlottesville boy was stricken Saturday. <ref>{{cite-progress|title= First Polio Case Reported Here|url=https://search.lib.virginia.edu/catalog/uva-lib:2800936/view#openLayer/uva-lib:2800939/5060/3360/3/1/0|work=''Daily Progress''|publisher=|location=|publishdate=Tuesday afternoon, July 18, 1950|accessdate=April 19, 2020}}</ref>
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*[[September 19]] &ndash; [[Charlottesville Planning Commission]] approves subdivision for homes on Calhoun Street in the [[Locust Grove]] neighborhood, but a rezoning request from the [[City Laundry]] at [[Preston Avenue]] and Tenth Street was denied. <ref>{{cite-progress-lindsay|title=Sudivision Gets Final Approval|url=https://search.lib.virginia.edu/sources/uva_library/items/uva-lib:2801834|author=|pageno=3|printdate=September 20, 1950|publishdate=September 20, 1950|accessdate=September 19, 2022}}</ref>
 
==Deaths==
 
==Deaths==
  

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Ongoing events

  • Women's suffrage in the United States (1770's-1966) Location: United States
  • Summer Polio epidemics (1916-1955; reached its peak in 1952) Location: United States
In the summer of 1950, the small town of Wytheville (population 5,550; 185 miles southwest of Charlottesville) made national news by accounting for 185 polio cases--or 15% of all cases in the State of Virginia.
Polio is the common name for poliomyelitis. From 1916 onward, a polio epidemic appeared each summer in at least one part of the country, with the most serious occurring in the 1940s and 1950s. Polio is a viral disease that affects the nervous system, causing paralysis. It spreads through direct contact with people who have the infection. Late summer was dubbed "polio season." Public swimming pools were shut down. Movie theaters urged patrons not to sit too close together to avoid spreading the disease. By the 1950s, polio had become one of the most serious communicable diseases among children in the United States. In 1952 alone, nearly 60,000 children were infected with the virus; thousands were paralyzed, and more than 3,000 died. In 1955, the U.S. began widespread vaccinations. By 1979, the virus had been completely eliminated across the country.

Events

  • July 1 – Under the revised charter, Charlottesville changed from the modified city manager form of government to the straight city manager form. [1]
  • July 18 – This Tuesday morning, the first case of poliomyelitis of the summer was announced by the Joint Health Department. A five-year-old Charlottesville boy was stricken Saturday. [2]
  • September 19Charlottesville Planning Commission approves subdivision for homes on Calhoun Street in the Locust Grove neighborhood, but a rezoning request from the City Laundry at Preston Avenue and Tenth Street was denied. [3]

Deaths

Images

  1. Web. City Halts Home Gas Line Work Will Make Connection At Edge Of Property, Staff Reports, Daily Progress Digitized Microfilm, Lindsay family, September 6, 1950, retrieved August 10, 2019 from University of Virginia Library. Print. September 6, 1950 page 3.
  2. Web. First Polio Case Reported Here, Daily Progress, Lee Enterprises, Tuesday afternoon, July 18, 1950, retrieved April 19, 2020.
  3. Web. Sudivision Gets Final Approval, Daily Progress Digitized Microfilm, Lindsay family, September 20, 1950, retrieved September 19, 2022. Print. September 20, 1950 page 3.