02 July 2015

On This Day: A killer heat wave

A killer heat wave is to blame for 97 people in New York in just 24 hours. It was On This Day in 1800 that the Lancaster Daily Intelligencer reported that 97 of the reported 187 deaths in New York yesterday alone were the result of the heat.


Source:

Lancaster daily intelligencer. (Lancaster, PA), 2 July 1800. Chronicling America: Historic American Newspapers. Library of Congress.  

 

On This Day is a prompt to further explore historical events.
                
© Jeanne Ruczhak-Eckman, 2015
Locations listed are located in Pennsylvania (USA), unless otherwise noted in post.