April 8, 1973 – A severe storm brought high winds and heavy snow to Iowa. Belle Plain received 20 inches of snow, and 19 inches blanketed Dubuque, record totals for both locations for so late in the season. Snow drifts up to sixteen feet high closed highways.
April 8, 1972 – South Bend’s coldest April temperature ever: 11°.
April 8, 1995 – A sixteen-year-old boy was struck and killed by lightning at Riverton High School in Montezuma, Indiana.
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