On January 21, 1985: It was one of the coldest mornings on record across Alabama, and the entire eastern half of the U.S. At least 126 deaths were blamed on the cold snap. Some 90 percent of the citrus crop in Florida was destroyed in what the state called the “Freeze of the Century.” Florida’s citrus industry suffered $1.2 billion in losses as a result of the inclement weather. The public inauguration of President Ronald Reagan for his second term was held in the Capitol Rotunda instead of outside due to the cold weather, canceling the inaugural parade in the process.
Some low temperatures across Alabama on January 21, 1985…
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