1780There was a day of “uncommon darkness.”Events & Anniversaries, Natural Disasters

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Fuller, Daniel. The Diary of the Reverend Daniel Fuller with His Account of His Family & Other Matters. De Vinne Press, 1894

This dark day occurred on May 18, 1780, and descended around noon. Parson Fuller of West Parish noted in his diary that “we were obliged to light a Candle to dine by.” The darkness lasted from noon until sundown. (Fuller, 47)

This event, known as New England’s Dark Day, is now believed to have been caused by forest fires, fog, and cloud cover.

Fuller, Daniel. The Diary of the Reverend Daniel Fuller with His Account of His Family & Other Matters. De Vinne Press, 1894
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