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A massive hailstorm shatters glass windows throughout the city of Philadelphia.

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09/27/1867

In the afternoon, a massive storm broke over the city of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.  The remarkable element of the storm was the massive downpour of hailstones, some reportedly measuring three inches in diameter.  The so-called "Great Hail-Storm" was said to have broken up to half a million panes of glass in the city.  (By John Osborne)

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J.Thomas Scharf and Thompson Wescott, History of Philadelphia 1609-1884, in three volumes (Philadelphia, PA: L.H. Everts & Co., 1884), II: 834.

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