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Scorching heat baked all of New England on this date in 1975. Coined “Hot Saturday” by weather historian David Ludlum, it reached 95 degrees or better at nearly all reporting stations, including 99 at Burlington, 100 degrees in Cornwall, VT, and an all-time high of 103 degrees in Hanover, NH, just east of Norwich, VT. New England’s hottest temperature of 107 was recorded in New Bedford, MA.