The 1911 Heat Wave

Kids cool off in the Madison Square Park fountain, New York City, during the 1911 heat wave.

A major heatwave struck the east of North America in July 1911, killing 380 people over eleven days. Beginning on the 4th of July, in New York City alone, 146 people and 600 horses died.

Hot day-babies in a shady spot for the 1911 Eastern North America heat wave

The temperature in Boston reached a record high, which still stands today.

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