...1886... Los Angeles, California had its greatest 24 hour July rainfall on record. .24 inches of rain fell
...1936... Extreme heat prevailed across the central U.S. as severe drought raged from Texas to the Dakotas. Record high temperatures were established in sixteen states that summer, including readings as high as 120 degrees in the Great Plains Region. On this particular date, afternoon highs for 113 stations across the state of Iowa averaged 108.7 degrees.
...1934... The record high temperature for the state of New Mexico was established at Orogrande. The reading was 116 degrees.
...1936... The state of Iowa had its hottest afternoon ever with the average maximum at 113 stations being 108.7 degrees. Extreme heat prevailed across the central U.S. as severe drought conditions scorched farmland from Texas to the Dakotas. 16 states reported record high temperatures that summer with readings as high as 120 degrees in the Great Plains. -The record high temperature for the state of Indiana was set at Collegeville. The reading was 116 degrees.
...1957... Hail, with some stones up to an inch in diameter, covered the ground to a depth of three inches ruining crops in the Bath area of New Hampshire.
...1987... Severe thunderstorms in Iowa produced eight inches of golf ball size hail near Grafton IA, completely stripping corn stalks in the area. Hail caused more than a million dollars damage to crops in Worth County and Mitchell County, and another million dollars damage in Ada County and Crawford County. Unseasonably cool weather prevailed in the Great Plains Region. Eight cities reported record low temperatures for the date, including Duluth MN with a reading of 37 degrees.
...1988... Severe thunderstorms produced large hail and damaging winds in the Northern Atlantic Coast Region during the afternoon and evening hours. Thunderstorms also spawned a rather strong tornado near Westtown NY, and drenched Agawam MA with four inches of rain.
...1989... Afternoon and evening thunderstorms produced severe weather from eastern New Mexico to central Nebraska. One hundred soldiers were injured by flying debris and collapsing tents during a thunderstorm near Trinidad CO. Thunderstorms in Colorado produced wind gusts to 77 mph at La Junta. Early morning thunderstorms produced torrential rains over parts of Louisiana, with 7.50 inches at Carencro, and 5.85 inches at Morgan City.
...1995... Big heat in the East and Great Lakes region -- Boston, Massachusetts reached 100 degrees, the first time the century mark had been reached at this location in nearly 18 years. Burlington, Vermont also hit 100 degrees, only its fourth time on record (second time this year!). South Bend, Indiana had its warmest day on record with an average temperature of 90 degrees (100 high/79 low). All-time highs were set at la Crosse, Wisconsin (108), Chicago/Midway, Illinois (106), and Toledo, Ohio (104).
...2000... An F3 tornado struck Pine Lake, Alberta, killing 12 and doing $13 million in damages.
...2002... Billings, Montana hit 108 degrees for its all-time record high temperature.
...2005... Death Valley had 7 consecutive days (July 14-20) with high temperatures equal to or above 125 degrees.