1610: The plague, which is a reoccurring problem for congested London, hits especially hard.
Today: The plague, while not completely eradicated, is no longer a major threat to London or other major cities of the world. Today's modern plague continues to be HIV and AIDS.
1610: The New World is being settled with Jamestown colonists preparing to abandon their colony after a particularly difficult period. They are convinced to stay and try again when more colonists arrive.
Today: Those British colonies, whose tenuous survival were once in...
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