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Anniversary of hottest temperature in Phoenix history

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It's a day many Arizonans will remember forever. The National Weather Service thermometer at Sky Harbor registered 122 degrees 23 years ago on Wednesday.

The all time hottest day ever in the Valley was on June 26, 1990.

Planes were stuck on the tarmac at the airport because the airlines weren't sure what happens to an airplane when the thermometer climbs that high.

The manuals pilots use only went up to 120 degrees at the time.

A newspaper headline from "The Arizona Republic" reported the new record, along with three heat related deaths and the next day's forecast of "only" 120 degrees.

Some made T-shirts that read "I survived 122 degrees!"

Tell us what you were doing on that scorching day at Facebook.com/myfoxphoenix.

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