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Pat Shingleton: "The Day and the Weather"

Pat Shingleton: "The Day and the Weather"

Posted 2:27 PM 7/3/2015 by Pat Shingleton

Weather expectations in Philadelphia for Independence Day include scattered showers, evening clearing and 78 degrees for the daytime-high. James Heintze researched historical weather conditions for the Fourth of July. He found that in New York City from 1789 to 1855 rain fell on thirteen July (More)

Yesterday

Pat Shingleton: "The Saint Swithin Story..."

Pat Shingleton: "The Saint Swithin Story..."

Posted 5:25 PM 7/1/2015 by Pat Shingleton

The Bishop of Winchester was a Benedictine monk who died on this date, July 2, 862. Prior to his death he firmly requested that his burial ceremony and his interment be outside the confines of his church. The good Bishop desired to have rain falling on his grave. His request was not advanced to (More)

7/1/2015

Pat Shingleton: "Thunder and a Thunderous Speech"

Pat Shingleton: "Thunder and a Thunderous Speech"

Posted 4:55 PM 6/30/2015 by Pat Shingleton

Goodbye June and hello July. Leading up to Independence Day, this Saturday, I will present some columns on events that occurred in Pennsylvania, 239 years ago. On July 1, 1776, the debate continued in Philadelphia concerning whether the 13 American colonies should declare their independence from (More)

6/30/2015

Pat Shingleton: "They're Out There..."

Pat Shingleton: "They're Out There..."

Posted 6:00 PM 6/29/2015 by Pat Shingleton

I hosted a program on WBRZ in the late 80s, entitled, "Hotline After Dark." Our live broadcast showcased those within the community that shared interesting stories. One guest was a fireman from Zachary that retrieved a meteorite from his backyard. Numerous entities wanted it. The owner sold  (More)

6/26/2015

"The First is Often the Worst"

"The First is Often the Worst"

Posted 6:08 PM 6/25/2015 by Pat Shingleton

From history books to stories that were passed down from parents and grandparents, some will remember June 27, 1957. Back then, access to radio and television were limited to a few stations in each market. Technology was limited in determining the strength of an approaching storm and on-shore (More)

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