Is This Crazy or What…Did you know 100Years ago in July there was an extreme heatwave as we are experiencing today.
From the website:
16-year-old Helena Muffly wrote exactly 100 years ago today in Her diary :
Sunday, July 2, 1911: Almost roasted today. Went to Sunday school this afternoon. We had company this evening. One of Ruthie’s future pupil’s and parents.
Her middle-aged granddaughter’s comments 100 years later:
July 2, 1911 was an extremely hot day across the Eastern and Midwestern US. The New York Times reported that on July 2 in New York City it was:
. . . the hottest day here in twelve years. Mercury up to 94.5, with 72 per cent. humidity, and next to no breeze.
The paper also reported that:
HARRISBURG, Penn, July 2—The temperature today reached 98.2, the hottest recorded since July 1, 1901, when 100 was the maximum. The intense heat caused much sickness.
New York Times (July 3, 1911)
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