14 tornadoes are recorded in the SPC Database for August 22, 1964. They hit parts of Michigan, Indiana, Ohio and Wisconsin. The strongest was an F4 that crossed through parts of Ozaukee County, WI and the town of Port Washington. One home was split in two, “as if by a giant axe.” A sleeping baby near the split was not disturbed. Read the full summary here!
Highlighting a Tornado Before 1950
from Significant Tornadoes by Thomas Grazulis!
August 22, 1879: A waterspout came ashore at the “Sea Shore Camp Grounds” near Biloxi, MS. Five cabins and a bath house were destroyed. A boy was killed. Grazulis gave an F1 rating.
There is more weather phenomenon than just tornadoes?
On This Day in OTHER weather history!
On August 22, 2003, major flash flooding hit Franklin County, KY. 21 homes were destroyed and several others were damaged. A woman and her son were killed when their trailer was washed away. More information on the flood can be found at the NCDC.
The Supremes started a two week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with ‘Where Did Our Love Go’ the girl group’s first No.1. Holland–Dozier–Holland had originally composed the song for The Marvelettes to record it who rejected the song. Get into the groove with more music trivia at thisdayinmusic.com!
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