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Pat Shingleton: "Michael Arrives..."

7 months ago Thursday, August 07, 2014 7:44:51 PM CDT August 07, 2014 Thursday, August 07 2014 Aug 7, 2014 in Pat Shingleton Column

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.

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