Today in Weather History

Weather History for August 16
1777   The Battle of Bennington, during the Revolutionary War, was fought after being delayed a day by rain. The rain delayed British reinforcements and allowed the Vermont Militia to arrive in time, enabling the Americans to score a victory by defeating two British armies, one at a time.

1952   The village of Devon of Lynmouth, England was flooded after 9 inches of rain fell in a single day. Rivers exceeded their banks and suddenly flooded Devon. Streets and buildings were demolished, and 9 people were killed.

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