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Today APRIL 22ND, 1883-An outbreak of tornadoes from Louisiana to Kansas claimed the lives to 200 persons. One of the tornadoes destroyed the town of Beauregard MS.
 
APRIL 22ND, 1980-A record April heat wave sent the mercury up to the 100 degree mark in Iowa.
 
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Apr 21 APRIL 21ST, 1958-Portions of Montana were in the midst of a spring snowburst. Snowfall amounts ranged up to 55 inches at Red Lodge, 61 inches at Nye Mine, and 72 inches at Mystic Lake.
 
APRIL 21ST, 1967-Severe thunderstorms spawned 48 tornadoes in the Upper Midwest. Hardest hit was northern Illinois where sixteen tornadoes touched down during the afternoon and evening hours causing fifty million dollars damage. On that Friday afternoon tornadoes struck Belvidere IL, and the Chicago suburb of Oak Lawn, killing 57 persons.
 
Apr 20 APRIL 20TH, 1952-The tankers Esso Suez and Esso Greensboro crashed in a thick fog off the coast of Morgan City LA. Only five of the Greensboro's crew survived after the ship bursts into flame.
 
APRIL 20TH, 1920-Deadly tornadoes in Mississippi and Alabama killed 219 persons.
 
Apr 19 APRIL 19TH, 1775-The first engagement of the Revolutionary War took place under clear crisp weather at Lexington-Concord.
 
APRIL 19TH, 1941-The temperature at Sodus NY soared to 95 degrees. The next day Albany NY reported a record for April of 93 degrees.
 
Apr 18 APRIL 18TH, 1880-More than two dozen tornadoes were reported from Kansas and Arkansas to Wisconsin and Michigan. More than 100 persons were killed, including 65 persons at Marshfield MO.
 
APRIL 18TH, 1944-California experienced its worst hailstorm of record. Damage mounted to two million dollars as two consecutive storms devastated the Sacramento Valley destroying the fruit crop.
 
Apr 17 APRIL 17TH, 1922-A family of at least six tornadoes caused death and destruction along parts of a 210 mile path from north of Ogden IL to Allen County OH, killing sixteen persons. A post card, picked up in Madison County IN, was found 124 miles away near Mount Cory OH.
 
APRIL 17TH, 1965-The Mississippi River reached a flood crest at Saint Paul MN four feet higher than any previous mark. During the next two weeks record levels were reached along the Mississippi between Saint Paul and Hannibal MO. Flooding caused more than 100 million dollars damage, but timely warnings kept the death toll down to just twelve persons.
 
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