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Much Better Parading Weather In 1776

11:02PM ON 07/05/2010
BY Dave Segal

//www.lookingglassreview.com/assets/images/Thomas_Jefferson.jpg” cannot be displayed, because it contains errors.As noted yesterday by a friend of a friend, from Thomas Jefferson: An Intimate History:

All that we can be absolutely certain of about Jefferson’s activities on the Fourth of July 1776 is that he recorded the temperature at 6A.M. as 68 degrees Farenheit, that he purchased a thermometer, and recorded the highest temperature of the day as 76 degrees, and that he paid for seven pairs of women’s gloves…

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