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Did You Know?

On February 19, 1986, California U.S. District Court Judge Sammuel King, unhappy at the absence of some jurors due to heavy rains, decreed, "I hereby order that it cease raining by Tuesday". California then suffered 5 years of drought.

In February 1991, Judge King rescinded his order and ordered instead that "rain shall fall in California beginning February 27, 1991".

Latter that day, California was deluged with 4 inches of rain, the heaviest in a decade. Judge King proclaimed that the events of the day constituted "proof positive that we are a nation governed by laws!"

Source: The Book of Lists, The 90's Edition (Little Brown & Company, Publishers)