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On This Day In Weather History - June 28


1988   The temperature at KCI climbed 41 degrees, from a low of 60 to a high of 101 degrees. Nearly the same scenario in 1936, when the temperature climbed from 68 degrees in the morning to the record 107 in the afternoon.


1788   The Battle of Monmouth (Revolutionary War) in central New Jersey was fought in sweltering heat. The temperature was measured to be 96 degrees in the shade. More casualties were from the heat than from bullets.

1975   Golfer Lee Trevino was struck by lightning during the Western Open in Chicago. He had burn marks on his shoulder and had permanent damage to his lower back.