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A severe frost struck much of the northeast, midwest, and Great Lakes on this date in 1859. Crops were severely damaged in New England, with most of the corn crop forced to by cut down and started again. 7 AM temperatures – about 3 hours after sunrise, bear testimony to the cold – with 40 degrees in Burlington, 38 in St. Johnsbury, and 36 in Brandon. Lowest temperatures are likely to have been 8 to 10 degrees colder.