In 1947 - Twelve inches of rain fell in forty-two minutes at Holt, Missouri, establishing a world rainfall record. That record was tied on January 24-25, 1956, at the Kilauea Sugar Plantation in Hawaii, as their state record was established with 38 inches of rain in 24 hours.
In 1981 - A young woman from Lubbock, Texas, was struck by lightning. The bolt of lightning struck just above her right shoulder near her neck, and passed right to left through her body, tearing her warm-ups, causing her tennis shoes to explode, and lifting her two feet into the air.
In 1989 - Record cold temperatures were reported in the High Plains Region. Rapid City, South Dakota, reported a record low of 39 degrees.