William Deverell

Author and professor of History, University of Southern California

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In San Marino 72 years ago today, Kathy Fiscus was a 3 year old who fell so deep into an unused well that it took a miracle to get her out alive.

How the rescue of 3-year-old Kathy Fiscus became one of TV’s first live news stories, as told in new book

In San Marino 72 years ago today, Kathy Fiscus was a 3 year old who fell so deep into an unused well that it took a miracle to get her out alive.

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USC historians reviewed public response to past epidemics in California, including cholera, the Spanish flu, and the bubonic plague.

Blaming foreigners, resisting masks: Reactions to past epidemics are similar to COVID-19

USC historians reviewed public response to past epidemics in California, including cholera, the Spanish flu, and the bubonic plague.

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Governor Gavin Newsom this week announced the West Coast is following the lead of Northeast states and developing its own roadmap to reopen the region.

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