In 1898 - The temperature at Prineville, Oregon, soared to 119 degrees to establish a state record, which was tied on the 10th of August at Pendleton.
In 1905 - Heavy rain in southwestern Connecticut caused a dam break, and the resulting flood caused a quarter of a million dollars damage at Bridgeport. As much as eleven inches of rain fell prior to the flood.
In 1981 - Fifty cattle, each weighing 800 pounds, were killed by lightning near Vance, Alabama. The lightning struck a tree and then spread along the ground killing the cattle.