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Heat soars in Europe to some of the highest temperatures recorded

Europe, 1857, zoomable map
07/06/1859
Soaring temperatures were experiences all over western Europe during July 1859.  July heat in Britain overall was eight degrees above the mean daily average and in London in the middle of the month dozens of people were reported to have died from sunstroke.  On this particular day, Paris experienced what could have been its hottest day on record up to that time. (By John Osborne)

 

Source Citation: 
Chronicle, The Annual Register or a View of the History and Politics of the Year 1859 (London: F. & J. Rivington, 1860), 100.
The American Almanac and Repository of Useful Knowledge for the Year 1860 (Boston: Crosby, Nichols, and Company, 1860), 390.

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