Well fortunately it won’t get down to 10 below zero tonight. It WAS 10 below in 1989 on this date, when WKVI’s first home in the 200 block of Main Street was gutted by fire. The station, which had been reconfigured into a home, was eventually rehabbed, and is currently a home again.
No one was injured in the blaze.
And on this date in 1773, American Colonists disguised as Indians dumped 342 chests of tea off a British ship in Boston Harbor in a protest of Royal taxes.
Little did those colonists know that in 2009 the Tea Party took its name from that event.