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In 1900, the average U.S. newborn could expect to live to 47.3 years of age. In 2010, they could expect more than 30 additional years of life, with a life expectancy at birth of 78.7 years.[1]


The population of the City of Charlottesville in 1900, according to that year's census, was 6,449. (2,613 being negroes [2]) According to the same census, the population of Albemarle County in 1900 was 28,473.


  • May 24 – The 1900 election was for municipal officers in the city, in the county the vote was on the state referendum to call a constitutional convention, there being no officers. The majority in Albemarle County, which included the City of Charlottesille, voted in favor of the Constitutional Convention.[3] Virginia voters approved a proposed Constitutional Convention by state referendum. (An elected body of one hundred delegates, including eleven Republican and one Independent, convened in Richmond on June 12, 1901, and debated for almost a year, until June 26, 1902).
  • November 6 – United States presidential election. Bryan carried the city (66.15%, 731 votes) and the county (67.72%, 2,411 votes).

National Election

  • Virginia voted for the Democratic candidate, former U.S. Representative William J. Bryan over the Republican candidate, incumbent President William McKinley.

The Convention met from June 12, 1901 - June 26, 1902, at Richmond in the Capitol Building


Flu Pandemics in the 20th Century

  • 1918 Spanish Flu (H1N1)
  • 1947 (a "pseudopandemic," primarily on military)
  • 1957 Asian Flu (H2N2)
  • 1968 Hong Kong Flu (H3N2)
  • 1976 Swine Flu (H1N1)
  • 1977 Russian (“Red”) Flu (H1N1)
  • 1997 Bird Flu (H5N1)




  1. https://demography.cpc.unc.edu/2014/06/16/mortality-and-cause-of-death-1900-v-2010/, Mortality and Cause of Death, 1900 v. 2010, Posted on June 16, 2014 by Rebecca Tippett, Carolina Population Center at UNC-Chapel Hill
  2. Web. 1911 Encyclopædia Britannica/Charlottesville, staff, Encyclopædia Britannica, 1911, retrieved July 28, 2019.
  3. https://search.lib.virginia.edu/catalog/uva-lib:2077542/view#openLayer/uva-lib:2077543/2216.5/1625.5/3/1/0

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