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On this day – Heatwave brings record high temperatures

July 24

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An event every year that begins at 12:00 am on day 24 of July, repeating indefinitely

Sweating today? ☀️🔥☀️🔥 Americans in 1936 could relate. In July 1936, the United States experienced a devastating heatwave with highs that went into the 120s(!). It was the hottest recorded month in U.S. history and 25% of U.S. daily heat records were set that summer.

Middle America was hit especially hard, already suffering from the crop-killing Dust Bowl drought and Great Depression.

The Last Day of the Drought, Homer Watson, 1881

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July 24
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