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 25 July 1956 → In a dense fog bank off Nantucket Island, the Italian passenger ship Andrea Doria collided with the Swedish liner Stockholm at full speed. Eleven hours later the Andrea Doria sank. However, 1660 were rescued and only 51 were lost.
 25 July 1988 → A storm system brought heavy rains to Tasmania, Australia. Coastal areas were flooded by high tides and storm surge.
 25 July 2003 → Lightning struck a home during an overnight thunderstorm southwest of Oslo, Norway. The charge moved into the bedroom and through an iron bed, with a Norwegian couple sleeping in it. The couple was unharmed, but the lightning strike caused the room to flash "like 10 welder's torches" and burned out all of the electrical sockets.
 25 July 2006 → Through today, a two week long heat wave in California killed 140 people.
 25 July 2007 → Canada's highest humidex (roughly analogous to the U.S.'s heat index) reading of 127F at Carman, Manitoba.

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October 3, 1985:

High winds of 60 to 75 mph occurred across much of western South Dakota from the late afternoon of the 3rd into the early morning hours of the 4th. The strong winds blew down power lines and caused power outages for many locations in the Black Hills. The strong winds uprooted trees in Rapid City and blew the roof off of a barn near Newell in Butte County.


Record Highs: Record Lows:
Aberdeen: 95 (1922) Aberdeen: 20 (1894)
Kennebec: 96 (1922) Kennebec: 21 (1902)
Mobridge: 94 (1938) Mobridge: 26 (1989)
Pierre: 96 (1938) Pierre: 28 (1950)
Sisseton: 90 (1938) Sisseton: 20 (1936)
Timber Lake: 92 (1938) Timber Lake: 26 (1950)
Watertown: 90 (1938) Watertown: 20 (1989)
Wheaton: 93 (1922) Wheaton: 22 (1989)

Record Precipitation:
Aberdeen: 0.80" (1915) Aberdeen: 0.2" (1999)
Kennebec: 0.62" (1926)
Mobridge: 1.06" (1940)
Pierre: 0.87" (1951)
Sisseton: 1.14" (1940)
Timber Lake: 1.60" (1966) Timber Lake: 0.5" (1999)
Watertown: 1.70" (1990)
Wheaton: 1.85" (1951)


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