July 4, 1776
Philadelphia, PA: Thomas Jefferson paid for his first thermometer
and signed the Declaration of Independence;
weather at 1400 hours was cloudy, temperature
76 degrees, wind from the southwest.
July 4, 1975
Las Vegas, NV: Flash flooding stranded more than 100
motorists on the strip. Cars were swept from
casino parking lots, killing 2 persons and
creating $1 million worth of damage. In
spite of the flooding most casinos remained
open and one owner exclaimed: "We'll
have to have floating crap games before we
interrupt any of the gamblers!"