A somber day in history…On this day in 1888, the so-called “Schoolchildren’s Blizzard” kills 235 people, many of whom were children on their way home from school, across the Northwest Plains region of the United States. The storm came with no warning, and some accounts say that the temperature fell nearly 100 degrees in just 24 hours.
Even more bizarre, in Denver 1888 holds the record for the least snowfall recorded.
Blizzard brings tragedy to Northwest Plains – Jan 12, 1888 – HISTORY.com
On this day in History, Blizzard brings tragedy to Northwest Plains on Jan 12, 1888. Learn more about what happened today on History.