...1894... A forest fire driven by high winds burned down the town of Hinkley MN killing 418 persons.
...1897... Hailstone drifts six feet deep were reported in Washington County IA.
...1898... The high temperature at Newport, Rhode Island peaked at 91 degrees, setting the record high temp for the day. It was later tied in 2010.
...1914... The town of Bloomington MI was deluged with 9.78 inches of rain in 24 hours to establish a state record. (31st)
...1949... At Newport, Rhode Island .94 inches of rain fell in one hour, setting the record high for the date.
...1952... Tropical Depression Able passed to the west of Newport, Rhode Island with .19 inches of rain, 38 mph wind gust and a pressure of 29.60 inches.
...1955... The temperature at Los Angeles CA soared to an all-time high of 110 degrees during an eight day string of 100 degree weather.
...1970... A trace of snow fell at Long Falls Dam in Maine and about 1/2 inch fell on top of Mount Washington in New Hampshire.
...1975... The low temperature fell to 48 degrees at Newport, Rhode Island, breaking the old record of 49 degrees set back in 1912.
...1979... A home in Centerville TN was hit by lightning and totally destroyed. It marked the third time that the house had been hit by lightning since being built in 1970.
...1982... 2.15 inches of rain fell at Newport, Rhode Island, setting a new record for the date. The previous record was 1.66 inches set back in 1949.
...1987... Cool Canadian air invaded the Midwest. Six cities reported record low temperatures for the date, including Indianapolis IN with a reading of 44 degrees. Hot weather continued in the northwestern U.S. Five cities reported record high temperatures for the date, including Hanover WA, where the mercury soared to 106 degrees.
...1988... Thunderstorms produced heavy rain in the Upper Mississippi Valley. Ely MN was drenched with three inches of rain in two hours, and pelted with one inch hail. The heavy rain flooded streets and basements, and the high water pressure which resulted blew the covers off manholes.
...1989... Thunderstorms developing ahead of a cold front produced severe weather in Oklahoma during the late afternoon and evening hours. Thunderstorms produced hail two inches in diameter west of Arapahoe, and wind gusts to 70 mph at Luther and south of Harrah. Early morning thunderstorms over Indiana drenched Kokomo with five to eight inches of rain, and spawned a tornado which injured three persons at Bruce Lake.
...1996... Hurricane Edouard passed to the south of Newport, Rhode Island and produced .63 inches of rain, 46 mph wind gust and a pressure reading of 29.66 inches.
...2003... Indianapolis, Indiana was drenched with 7.20 inches of rain on this date for its greatest single day rainfall on record.
...2006... Tropical Storm Ernesto dumped 8.93 inches of rain on Norfolk, Virginia for the city's greatest single day rainfall on record.
...2010... At Newport, Rhode Island the heat index was a hot 98 degrees, breaking the old record of 93 degrees set back in 1961.