. Recently developed tree-ring evidence shows that the illness which reduced the population in Aztec Mexico was aided by a great drought in the 16th century and which continued through the arrival of the Spanish conquest. This has added to the body of epidemiological evidence indicating that cocoliztli epidemics (Nahuatl name for viral haemorrhagic fever) were indigenous fevers transmitted by rodents and aggravated by the drought the cocoliztli epidemic from 1545 to 1548 killed an estimated 5 to 15 million people or up to 80% of the native population the cocoliztli epidemic from 1576 to 1578 killed an estimated additional 2 to 2.5 million people or about 50% of the remainder, Port Arthur (53,937) Main article: History of Texas Goliad Campaign. . . This section does not cite any sources Please help improve this section by adding citations to reliable sources Unsourced material may be challenged and removed (February 2010) (Learn how and when to remove this template message). . Houston's bicycle sharing system started service with nineteen stations in May 2012 Houston Bcycle (also known as B-Cycle) a local non-profit runs the subscription program supplying bicycles and docking stations while partnering with other companies to maintain the system the network expanded to 29 stations and 225 bicycles in 2014 registering over 43,000 checkouts of equipment during the first half of the same year in 2017 Bcycle logged over 142,000 check outs while expanding to 56 docking stations, Timelines of World War II, Chinese civilians being buried alive by soldiers of the Imperial Japanese Army during the Nanking Massacre December 1937.
8 External links In August 2017 Houston experienced record flooding as a result of Hurricane Harvey the damages due to flash flooding are estimated at or above $50 billion making it one of the worst and costliest natural disasters in the United States Relief efforts are currently underway and are expected to last for years to come. .