July 04, 2012
July 4, 1776 — Thomas Jefferson's notes on the weather in Philadelphia
Above, "Observations on the weather" noted by Jefferson in his Weather Memorandum Book, begun on July 1, 1776.
The original manuscript is in the Coolidge Collection of Thomas Jefferson Manuscripts at the Massachusetts Historical Society.
[via The Monticello Classroom]
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I've been in Philadelphia in the summer ... I'd have to say Jefferson's thermometer needed to be recalibrated.
Posted by: Dave Tufte | Jul 4, 2012 1:26:26 PM
So much for the myth that the guides at Independence Hall tell about it being 90F+ that day...
Posted by: Becs | Jul 4, 2012 12:22:13 PM
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