January 22: A Cold Day Indeed

It’s cold in New York today: -7 C (19 F), the coldest it’s been in two years. This is good because I am writing about cold things. Not surprisingly, January 22 has a cold history: 1930: -37 C (-35 F), Mount Carroll, Illinois (State record)

Vivian Snook of Mount Carroll

Vivian Snook of Mount Carroll

1982: 75% of the United States is covered in snow. 1985: -34 C (-30 F), Mountain Lake Bio Station, Virginia (State record); also 90% of the citrus crop is damaged by a cold wave in Florida. oranges1987: Due to a blizzard in New Jersey, only 334 people attend Devils’ 7-5 win over Calgary Flames. devil Finally and sadly, Judy Garland died of an overdose at age 48 in 1969. (Click her name or photo to listen to Somewhere Over the Rainbow.)dorothy

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