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Today JUNE 28TH, 1788-The Battle of Monmouth in central New Jersey was fought in sweltering heat. The temperature was 96 degrees in the shade, and there were more casualties from the heat than from bullets.
 
JUNE 28TH, 1923-A massive tornado hit Sandusky OH, then swept across Lake Erie to strike the town of Lorain. The tornado killed 86 persons and caused twelve million dollars damage. The tornado outbreak that day was the worst of record for the state of Ohio up til that time.
 
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Jun 27 JUNE 27TH, 1901-There was a rain of fish from the sky at Tiller's Ferry. Hundreds of fish were swimming between cotton rows after a heavy shower.
 
JUNE 27TH, 1957-Hurricane Audrey smashed ashore at Cameron LA drowning 390 persons in the storm tide, and causing 150 million dollars damage in Texas, Louisiana and Mississippi. Audrey left only a brick courthouse and a cement-block icehouse standing at Cameron, and when the waters settled in the town of Crede, only four buildings remained. The powerful winds of Audrey tossed a fishing boat weighing 78 tons onto an off-shore drilling platform. Winds along the coast gusted to 105 mph, and oil rigs off the Louisiana coast reported wind gusts to 180 mph. A storm surge greater than twelve feet inundated the Louisiana coast as much as 25 miles inland.
 
Jun 26 JUNE 26TH, 1888-Residents of New York suffered through a record heat wave. Daily average temperatures were above 80 degrees for fourteen straight days. The heat wave was a sharp contrast to the severe blizzard in March of that year, which buried the city under nearly two feet of snow.
 
JUNE 26TH, 1977-"The Human Lightning Conductor", park ranger Roy C. Sullivan, was struck by lightning for the seventh time. He was first hit in 1942, then again in 1970, 1972, 1973 and 1976.
 
Jun 25 JUNE 25TH, 1953-The temperature at Anchorage soared to 86 degrees, their hottest reading of record.
 
JUNE 25TH, 1749-A general fast was called on account of drought in Massachusetts. It was the year of the famous dry spring in which fields and villages burned.
 
Jun 24 JUNE 24TH, 1816-During the "Year Without a Summer" and on the heels of an early month cold, temperatures soar for three days to 90 F (32 C) or more in Massachusetts, with the mercury hitting 99 F (37 C) at Salem.
 
JUNE 24TH, 1951-Twelve inches of hail broke windows and roofs, and dented automobiles, causing more than fourteen million dollars damage. The storm plowed 200 miles from Kingmand County KS into Missouri, with the Wichita area hardest hit. It was the most disastrous hailstorm of record for the state of Kansas.
 
Jun 23 JUNE 23RD, 1944-Four tornadoes killed 153 persons and caused five million dollars damage in Pennsylvania, West Virginia and Maryland. The tornadoes formed during the evening and moved southeast along parallel paths flattening everything in their way. The town of Shinnston WV was leveled, and was left with the majority of the casualities. Until that time it was believed that damaging tornadoes did not travel across mountainous terrain.
 
JUNE 23RD, 1984-The Missouri River sets a nine year record high of 29.22 ft. at Waverly, MO. The record is broken on July 28, 1993, during the Great Midwest Floods when the river crests at the same location, at 31.20 ft.
 
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