May 19, 1780 – New England’s Black Friday

On May 19, 1780 the sky was black as night in New England due to massive wildfires in Canada.

Forest Fires – Google Books

The New England Dark Day, May 19, 1780 – New England Historical Society

CSIRO PUBLISHING | International Journal of Wildland Fire

That year also brought the deadliest Atlantic Hurricane and the third deadliest Pacific typhoon.

The Deadliest Atlantic Tropical Cyclones, 1492-1996   

Mother Nature’s Fury: 10 Devastating Historical Hurricanes, 1502-1780

http://www.aoml.noaa.gov/hrd/data_sub/perez_11_20.pdf

30 Dec 1780, 2 – Jackson’s Oxford Journal at Newspapers.com

Template:Deadliest typhoons – Wikipedia

Historical deadly typhoons in the Philippines

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3 Responses to May 19, 1780 – New England’s Black Friday

  1. Michael Peinsipp says:

    And the AGW freaks think ‘Climate’ started just a few decades ago…simpletons all.
    O have said this time and time again…those who ignore History will repeat said History and all of its dangers.
    Bonhoeffer was correct – Stupidity is the most dangerous Human defect ever!
    I am of average intelligence (135 on the old scale) and when I read and listen to certain people I just want to force them to learn the facts or be removed from Polite Society…but this is America where Men are Free and all types exist – ignorant (stupid) to Smart (intelligent) and Life goes on…
    MOLON LABE
    Arm up, Farm up and Pray up!

  2. Michael Peinsipp says:

    Yep…
    Those who ignore History become two things – Stupid and injured/dead.
    Injured/dead cuz they REPEAT the bad parts of the History they ignore…sucks to be them!

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