...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.
...1925... The mercury hit 101 degrees at Portland OR, their earliest 100 degree reading of record.
...1943... The high temperature peaked at 93 degrees at Newport, Rhode Island, breaking the record of 90 degrees set back in 1914.
...1952... At Newport, Rhode Island the heat index rose to 97 degrees, breaking the record of 89 degrees set two years earlier in 1950.
...1953... The temperature at Anchorage soared to 86 degrees, their hottest reading of record.
...1979... The low temperature dipped to 49 degrees on this day at Newport, Rhode Island, breaking the record of 50 degrees that was set in 1903.
...1983... A quarter of an inch of snow reportedly fell near the towns of Sharon and Hartford in the higher terrain of central Vermont.
...1987... Afternoon highs of 97 degrees at Miami FL, 107 degrees at Medford OR, and 111 degrees at Redding CA were new records for the date. It was the third of six straight days of record heat for Miami. Thunderstorms produced wind gusts to 70 mph at Austin, and gusts to 75 mph at Tulsa OK.
...1988... Fifty-two cities in the central and eastern U.S. reported record high temperatures for the date. Highs of 100 degrees at Erie PA and 104 degrees at Cleveland OH established all- time records for those two locations. Highs of 101 degrees at Flint MI, 105 degrees at Chicago IL, and 106 degrees at Fort Wayne IN equaled all-time records. Thunderstorms in Idaho produced wind gusts to 100 mph west of Bliss and north of Crouch, injuring 29 persons.
...1989... Tropical depression Allison, the remnants of what was earlier Cosme (a hurricane over the Pacific Ocean which dissipated as it crossed northern Mexico), began to spread heavy rain into southeast Texas and southwest Louisiana.
...1992... At Newport, Rhode Island the barometric pressure fell to 29.44 inches of mercury, breaking the previous record of 29.54 that was set back in 1960.
...2000... Quillayute, Washington set both high and low temperature records for the day with 81 and 40 degrees, respectively.