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February 7: The Mississippi River Flows Backwards | What Happened Today In History?

Dear Humanity,

Today you proved that despite whatever weather nature throws at you, you can still find a way to survive


What Caused The Mississippi River To Flow Backwards?

In 1812, the last of a series of catastrophic earthquakes called the New Madrid Earthquakes hit near the state of Missouri. The massive earthquake resulted in the Mississippi River flowing backward for a time, and the backflow created Reelfoot Lake in West Tennessee, which still exists to this day. Eventually, the Mississippi River went back to flowing south in its regular pattern.

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