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Anniversary events take us back to 2011 when Gary Connery donned a wing suit and performed a 3,000 foot base jump onto 24,000 cardboard boxes in Henley upon Thames for... More >>
4 days ago Thursday, August 15 2019 Aug 15, 2019 Thursday, August 15, 2019 10:58:53 PM CDT August 15, 2019 in Pat Shingleton Column
We are monitoring the tropics with 108 days remaining in Hurricane Season 2019. On August 13, 1766, a powerful hurricane leveled the village of Trois-Islets on the island of Martinique.... More >>
6 days ago Tuesday, August 13 2019 Aug 13, 2019 Tuesday, August 13, 2019 10:27:07 PM CDT August 13, 2019 in Pat Shingleton Column
Following the bombing of Hiroshima on August 6, 1945, which resulted in 140,000 deaths, the Makurazaki Typhoon hit the city one month later killing 1,200. The second bombing of Japan... More >>
1 week ago Thursday, August 08 2019 Aug 8, 2019 Thursday, August 08, 2019 10:32:12 PM CDT August 08, 2019 in Pat Shingleton Column

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Since early June we have experienced four episodes of Heat Advisories. In Portugal on July 6, 1949, meteorological observers reported... More >>
1 month ago Wednesday, July 17 2019 Jul 17, 2019 Wednesday, July 17, 2019 9:00:00 AM CDT July 17, 2019 in Pat Shingleton Column
When Frank Epperson was 11 years old he took a wooden stir stick and placed it in a fruit flavored... More >>
1 month ago Wednesday, July 10 2019 Jul 10, 2019 Wednesday, July 10, 2019 9:00:00 AM CDT July 10, 2019 in Pat Shingleton Column
In April, 1815, Mount Tambora, on the island of Sumbawa, erupted. Historians report that this incident was the most explosive... More >>
1 month ago Tuesday, July 09 2019 Jul 9, 2019 Tuesday, July 09, 2019 9:00:00 AM CDT July 09, 2019 in Pat Shingleton Column
John Adams believed that this day should be celebrated “by pomp and parade, with games, sports, guns, bells, bonfires, and... More >>
1 month ago Thursday, July 04 2019 Jul 4, 2019 Thursday, July 04, 2019 9:00:00 AM CDT July 04, 2019 in Pat Shingleton Column
On July 1, 1776, the final debate was underway in Philadelphia determining whether the 13 American colonies should declare their... More >>
1 month ago Wednesday, July 03 2019 Jul 3, 2019 Wednesday, July 03, 2019 9:00:00 AM CDT July 03, 2019 in Pat Shingleton Column

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