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Sudden cold snap freezes settlers

On this date in 1836, a famous cold snap struck central Illinois. A cold front with 70 mph winds swept in and the temperature dropped 40 degrees to near zero in just minutes. Many settlers died of exposure.
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Dec
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1836
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Sudden cold snap freezes settlers
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