...1680... The first tornado recorded in America occurred at Cambridge, Massachusetts, killing one person.
...1816... Frost was reported in low places throughout New England.
...1935... Over 10 inches of rain fell in 48 hours in the Cortland, New York area. Damaging floods resulted in the Susquehanna and Hudson River Valleys.
...1937... The high temperature at Newport, Rhode Island peaked at 93 degrees, breaking the record of 90 degrees set back in 1928.
...1950... The town of York NE was deluged with 13.15 inches of rain in 24 hours to establish a state record.
...1969... At Newport, Rhode Island the relative humidity dropped to 28%, breaking the old record of 34% set in 1959.
...1975... Three people were killed and six others were injured when lightning struck a walnut tree near Mayo FL. The nine people were stringing tobacco under a tin shed when the bolt hit the nearby tree.
...1980... The low temperature dipped to 52 degrees at Newport, Rhode Island, breaking the previous record of 53 degrees set in 1972.
...1986... The midnight temperature at Newport, Rhode Island was 81 degrees, breaking the old record of 72 degrees set in 1971, it was the second highest midnight temperature for the month of July.
...1987... Thunderstorms in the central U.S. produced wind gusts to 90 mph at Waterloo IA, 6.38 inches of rain at Tescott KS, and twenty-five minutes OF ping-pong ball size hail at Drummond OK.
...1988... Thirty cities in the north central and northeastern U.S. reported record high temperatures for the date. Beckley WV equaled their all-time record with a high of 93 degrees. Afternoon and evening thunderstorms spawned seven tornadoes in Adams and Logan counties of eastern Colorado, and hail caused 2.3 million dollars damage in Adams, Logan and Washington counties.
...1989... Sixteen cities in the central and western U.S. reported record high temperatures for the date. The high of 103 degrees at Denver CO equaled their record for July, and a 110 degree reading at Rapid City SD equaled their all-time record high. Denver reported a record five straight days of 100 degree heat, and Scottsbluff NE reported a record eight days in a row of 100 degree weather.
...1992... A severe thunderstorm produced an unusually long downburst over Concordia, Kansas, resulting in severe damage. Peak one-minute sustained winds reached 108 mph at the Concordia airport and sustained winds exceeded 60 mph for over 20 minutes. 6 people were injured and damage was estimated at over $25 million.
...1993... The heat index was a hot 105 degrees at Newport, Rhode Island on this day, breaking the old record of 94 degrees set back in 1981.
...1994... At Newport, Rhode Island the high dew point was a very muggy 77 degrees, breaking the previous record of 74 degrees set back in 1958.
...2009... 1.09 inches of rain fell in one hour at Newport, Rhode Island, breaking the previous record of .25 inches set in 200 and it was the fifth highest hourly rainfall in the month of July.