The US has had some some July 4ths, but none hotter than July 4, 1911. Thirty states were over 100 degrees, and all but one (Rhode Island) was over 90F.
This graph shows the maximum temperature in each state on July 4th, 1911.
These 12 states had their hottest July 4th on that day : Indiana, Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan, Missouri, New Hampshire, New York, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Vermont, West Virginia, and Wisconsin. It was 104F at Boston, and dozens of people died in the heat.
There was also a 70 day long heatwave in Paris that summer which killed more than 40,000 people. Compared to no reported heatwave related deaths in France this year.
Another very hot July 4 was in 1936. Illinois, Iowa, Nebraska, North Dakota and South Dakota had their hottest July 4ths on that date.
The heat was more intense in 1936 than 1911, with six states over 110F, and twenty-one states over 100F.
Alaska was hot on July 4th. 1936 – with Nome reaching 84 degrees.
Lots of people also blew themselves up with fireworks that day.
Nome has only exceeded that temperature only once, on August 1, 1977.
There was a huge high pressure ridge over the western US in 1977, which brought record warmth and drought to the west, and record cold to the east.
It snowed in Miami that year, and Alaska was warmer than Florida.
Jerry Brown declared a drought disaster in California.
Scientists blamed the global cooling and drought on sunspots.
DENVER, Feb. 21, 1977 — A group of solar physicists and climatologists told a national science convention today that the bizarre weather of the last year might have been caused in part by abnormal activity on the surface of the sun.
the scientists said that all available evidence pointed to another year or two of cold winters in the Eastern and Central states and drought in the Western United States.
This was shortly after England’s hottest and driest summer.
There was no snow in Vail at Christmas that winter.
This year people are skiing in Colorado on July 4th.
July 4th maximum temperatures have declined in the US since the 19th century,
And it isn’t just on July 4th. According to the National Climate Assessment, the intensity and duration of heatwaves has plummeted in the US.
Ignoring all evidence, and relying instead on superstition, propaganda and hearsay -America’s leading medical groups have declared a climate change emergency.