What Day Was the Hottest Day in History?

Anyone who was in Death Valley, California, in 1913, when the temperature there rose to 134 degrees, would probably guess that there was no hotter place on earth.

But on September 13, 1922, a thermometer in Al Aziziyah, in the desert region of Libya, showed a reading of over 136 degrees in the shade!

Thankfully, this is the highest temperature ever recorded anywhere on earth.