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October 29th

Local and Regional Events:

October 29, 1925:

Record cold occurred across the area on this date in 1925. The record lows were 9 at Wheaton, Minnesota, 2 degrees below zero at Watertown, 5 degrees below zero at Aberdeen, 7 degrees below zero southeast of McInstosh, and a frigid late October 19 degrees below zero at Kennebec.

U.S.A and Global Events for October 29th:

1693: From the Royal Society of London: "There happened a most violent storm in Virginia which stopped the course of ancient channels and made some where there never were any." Known as the Accomack Storm, this event likely caused changes to the Delmarva shoreline, and coastal inlets.

A map of the current day Delmarva Peninsula.


1948: An historic smog event occurred in the town of Donora, Pennsylvania. The smog killed 20 people and sickened 7,000 more.

Noon in the Donora Smog of 1948

Taken at noon on October 29, 1948, this picture shows the deadly smog blanketing Donora. Image from the NOAA Ocean Service Education. Click HERE for more information from Penn State.

Click HERE for more This Day in Weather History from the Southeast Regional Climate Center.