This summary looks back at an estimated F4 tornado from April 2, 1936. It crossed through parts of Guilford County, NC and the town of Greensboro. It was one of several tornadoes the pressed through the southeast April 1 and 2 of 1936. 14 people were killed and 144 were injured. Read the full summary here!
Highlighting a Tornado Before 1950
from Significant Tornadoes by Thomas Grazulis!
April 2, 1880: An estimated F3 tornado crossed 20 miles through Crawford County, KS. It moved from seven miles SW of Girard, passing one mile south of twon. Several farms were leveled. “Two children and two adults were killed in four separate homes.”
On this day in 2017, an EF2 tornado tracked for nearly 14 miles through La Salle County, LA, near the town of Jena. It was up to 1.30 miles wide and caused extensive tree damage. Several homes and schools had parts of their roofs blown off. Source.
There is more weather phenomenon than just tornadoes?
On This Day in OTHER weather history!
Marvin Gaye was born April 2, 1939, in Washington, D.C. He was a soul singer-songwriter-producer who, to a large extent, ushered in the era of artist-controlled popular music of the 1970s. Gaye passed away in 1984. Source: Britannica.
Film & TV
On this day in 1902: “Electric Theatre”, the first full-time movie theater in the United States, opens in Los Angeles, California. Get more daily history at onthisday.com!
On this day in 1977: ABBA were at No.1 on the UK singles chart with their fifth No.1 ‘Knowing Me, Knowing You.’ The song was also a Top 10 hit in over 15 countries. Get into the groove with more music trivia at thisdayinmusic.com!
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