Locusts swarm northern Africa, and Los Angeles hits 113 degrees F.
Fri, Sep 28 2012 at 6:00 AM
Sept. 28, 1962: Padre Island National Seashore
in Texas is established. The barrier beach is the site of a recovery project to re-establish the endangered Kemp's ridley sea turtle.
Sept. 28, 2004:
The biblical “plague of locusts”
becomes all too real across western and northern Africa. Aided by an unusually wet spring and summer, swarms of desert locusts numbering up to 100 million per square mile cover farmland from the Atlantic coast to Egypt, annihilating crops. Australia
also suffered a serious locust plague earlier in the year.
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