Posted: Aug 7, 2014 9:44 PM
Events on this date include Tropical Storm Bret, in 1993, hitting Venezuela with 100 casualties. In 1922, the improving Pittsburgh Pirates recorded 46 hits in a double-header against the Phillies and in 2001, the artificial turf at a Phillies game reached 149 degrees as 24 fans were treated for exhaustion. In 1963 the Kingsmen recorded "Louie-Louie." In 2007, the strongest tornado since 1889 struck Kings County, N.Y. as a chimney saved one resident from a wall of water. In 2004, lightning struck two teenage boys corralling cattle in Wauneta, NE, knocked unconscious, they survived. Finally, in 1985, baby-boy Michael Shingleton was a day old while outside, Tropical Storm Beryl was 50 miles west of New Orleans, with 40 M.P.H. winds.