An F4 tornado tracked 27 miles through parts of Creek, Pawnee, and Osage Counties on this day in 1984. The max-width was 200 yards. There were 60 injuries and 1 fatality reported. Read the full summary here!
Highlighting a Tornado Before 1950
from Significant Tornadoes by Thomas Grazulis!
April 29, 1933: Grazulis documents an F2 tornado that moved 25 miles from portions of Chicot County, AR into Washington County, MS. Four people were killed and 27 injured.
On this day in 2017, an EF4 tornado tracked for 21 miles through Henderson and Van Zandt Counties in Texas. Two people were killed, and 25 were injured as several homes were leveled near Eustace and Canton. Source.
Tornado and Other Weather Events From On This Day
On this day in 1975: Vietnam War: US begins to evacuate its citizens from Saigon in Operation Frequent Wind in response to advancing North Vietnamese forces, bringing an end to US involvement in the war. Check out more historical events at onthisday.com!
Willie Nelson was born on April 29, 1933, in Fort Worth, Texas. He is a songwriter and guitarist who was one of the most popular country music singers of the late 20th century. Source: Britannica.
Film & TV
On this day in 1953: The first U.S. experimental 3D-TV broadcast showed an episode of Space Patrol on Los Angeles ABC affiliate KECA-TV. Get more daily history at onthisday.com!
On this day in 1980: Black Sabbath began their first tour with vocalist Ronnie James Dio, who had replaced Ozzy Osbourne. Get into the groove with more music trivia at thisdayinmusic.com!
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