A powerful storm strikes Philadelphia and causes heavy damage, including the bringing down of a church steeple
The storms that had been plaguing the Midwest for some time reached the eastern city of Philadelphia causing heavy damage in parts of the city. Newspaper accounts reported that strong winds blew down the steeple of the German Reformed Church at the corner of Sixteenth and Green Streets. The debris fell on neighboring houses but no injuries were reported. (By John Osborne)
"The Storm in Philadelphia," New York Times, July 3, 1865, p. 5.