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Today JULY 6TH, 1893-A violent tornado killed 71 persons on its forty-mile track across northwestern Iowa. Forty-nine persons were killed around Pomeroy, where eighty percent of the buildings were destroyed, with most leveled to the ground. Photos showed most of the town without a wall or tree left standing.
 
JULY 6TH, 1928-A hailstorm at Potter NE produced a stone which was 5.5 inches in diameter, and seventeen inches in circumference, weighing a pound and a half.
 
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Jul 05 JULY 5TH, 1970-The morning low at Death Valley CA was 103 degrees, and the high that afternoon was 120 degrees.
 
JULY 5TH, 1937-The temperature at Medicine Lake MT soared to 117 degrees to establish a state record.
 
Jul 04 JULY 4TH, 1956-A world record for the most rain in one minute was set at Unionville MD with a downpour of 1.23 inches.
 
JULY 4TH, 1776-Thomas Jefferson paid for his first thermometer, and signed the Declaration of Independence. According to his weather memorandum book, at 2 PM it was cloudy and 76 degrees.
 
Jul 03 JULY 3RD, 1863-After Pickett's charge at about 2 p.m., Meade's Union forces defeat Lee's Confederate soldiers following the three-day Battle of Gettysburg. The skies were partly cloudy, light SSW winds prevailed and it was hot, with the mercury registering 87 F (31C), according to Professor Jacobs at Gettysburg College.
 
JULY 3RD, 1987-Lightning struck and killed three men playing golf on a course near Kingsport TN. The three men had sought shelter from the rain under a tall tree on a small hill.
 
Jul 02 JULY 2ND, 1833-An unusually large New England tornado, one half to three quarters of a mile wide, went from Salem Pond to Norton Pond VT, and then into Canada.
 
JULY 2ND, 1843-An alligator reportedly fell from the sky onto Anson Street in Charleston SC during a thunderstorm.
 
Jul 01 JULY 1ST, 1989-Showers and thunderstorms associated with the low pressure system which was once Tropical Storm Allison continued to drench parts of Mississippi, Louisiana and eastern Texas. Late night thunderstorms produced 12.58 inches of rain at Biloxi MS in six hours, and 10.73 inches at Gulfport MS. Flooding in Mississippi over the first six days of the month caused 55 million dollars damage.
 
JULY 1ST, 1979-It snowed almost half a foot (5.8 inches) at Stampede Pass WA, a July record.
 
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