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May 19, 1780 ... In the midst of the American Revolutionary War, darkness descended on New England at midday. Many people thought Judgment Day was at hand. It will be remembered as New England's Dark Day. Diaries of the preceding days mention smoky air and a red sun at morning and evening. Around noon this day, an early darkness fell: Birds sang their evening songs, farm animals returned to their roosts and barns, and humans were bewildered. Some went to church, many sought the solace of the tavern, and more than a few nearer the edges of the darkened area commented on the strange beauty of the preternatural half-light. One person noted that clean silver had the color of brass.
New England's Dark Day refers to an event that occurred on May 19, 1780, when an unusual darkening of the day sky was observed over the New England states and parts of Canada. The primary cause of the event is believed to have been a combination of smoke from forest fires, a thick fog, and cloud cover. The darkness was so complete that candles were required from noon on. It did not disperse until the middle of the next night.
The music world lost another great female black singer today - Donna Summer not longer after the death of Whitney Houston Donna was part of my generation and she will be remembered with love. She reminded me of Diana Ross - both seen in concert. Thursday evening on Entertainment Tonight she talked about dealing with bouts of depression - it burns out the soul.
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Donna Summer was an award winning American singer/songwriter. Discography
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