On This Day: April 11

Tornado Talk Summary

On April 11, 1965, Palm Sunday, an outbreak of 51 tornadoes ripped through the Midwest. This summary takes a look at an F4 that swept through Clinton, Howard, and Grant Counties in Indiana. 25 people were killed, and 835 were injured. Read the full summary here

Aerial view of Greentown, Indiana - Photo Courtesy of the Kokomo Morning Times

SIGTOR Spotlight

Highlighting a Tornado Before 1950
from Significant Tornadoes by Thomas Grazulis!

April 11, 1939: An F2 tornado quickly pushed through Fulton County, GA at Crabapple. Over a dozen homes were destroyed. A car was blown 75 feet. Three people were injured.

Twister From The 2000s

On this day in 2008, an EF3 tornado tracked for 17 miles through Giles and Lawrence Counties in Tennessee. 86 homes were damaged, and 20 were destroyed. There was one injury.  Source. 

A house that was leveled. Photo via NWS Nashville.

Weather Rewind

There is more weather phenomenon than just tornadoes? 

On This Day in OTHER weather history!

On this day in 1988, Bakersfield, California reached a high of 96, setting a record high for the day.  Source

Pieces of the Past

A Look Back Through The Ages!  On This Day In History! 

Sources:  onthisday.com, thisdayinmusic.com & Britannica

Historical Event

On this day in 1968: US President Lyndon B. Johnson signs 1968 Civil Rights Act. Check out more historical events at onthisday.com

Famous Birthday

Charles Evans Hughes was born on April 11, 1862, in Glens Falls, New York. He served as an associate justice of the Supreme Court of the United States (1910–16), U.S. secretary of state (1921–25), and 11th chief justice of the United States (1930–41). Hughes died in 1948. Source:  Britannica

Film & TV

On this day in 1971: WBFF TV channel 45 in Baltimore, MD (IND) begins broadcasting. Get more daily history at onthisday.com

Music Trivia

On this day in 1977: Alice Cooper played to an audience of 40,000 in Sydney, Australia, the largest crowd to attend a rock concert in the country’s history. After the show Cooper was placed under house arrest at his hotel until he posted a bond for $59,632. That amount was the sum that a promoter claimed to have paid Cooper for a 1975 Australia tour he never made. The two settled when it was found that the promoter did not fulfill his part of the agreement either. Get into the groove with more music trivia at thisdayinmusic.com

Photo of the Day

April 11, 1945: American forces liberate the Buchenwald concentration camp. Photo via Wikimedia Commons.

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