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A very early frost disrupts the grain harvest in much of the eastern United States.

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09/21/1866

A very early frost struck much of the grain growing areas of the United States on this day.  Significant portions of the maize and sorghum crops were damaged and the wheat harvest was disrupted. (By John Osborne) 

Source Citation: 

"Agriculture," The American Cyclopedia and Register of Important Events 0f the Year 1866 (New York: D. Appleton and Company, 1873), 6.

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