The NOAA hottest summer ever of 2012 was about average for very hot days in the US.
The summer of 1936 had more than six times as many 110 degree readings as the summer of 2012 – which didn’t rank in the top twenty for hot summer afternoons.
The intense heat in 1936 killed a lot of people. NOAA defiles their memory and US history, by altering records of the past climate.
Click source for 1936 newspaper cutting extract and well done to Steve Goddard for sourcing this data