Groundhog Mountain, VA F1 #Tornado – Aug 1, 1965! One mile path. Hit about 2 miles east of Groundhog Mountain upsetting a trailer home. The home toppled down a bank and the 5 people inside were injured. 200+ trees were damaged and crops were flattened. Read the full summary here!
Highlighting a Tornado Before 1950
from Significant Tornadoes by Thomas Grazulis!
August 1, 1936: An F2 tornado pushed through parts of Montgomery County, KS. It demolished the Grange Hall and several homes at Havana.
Tornado and Other Weather Events From On This Day
Herman Melville was born August 1, 1819, in New York City. He was a novelist, short-story writer, and poet, best known for his novels of the sea, including his masterpiece, Moby Dick (1851). He died in 1891. Source: Britannica.
Film & TV
On this day in 1927: Earliest date for a film to be considered for the Academy Awards. Get more daily history at onthisday.com!
On this day in 1971: The Sonny & Cher Comedy Hour started on prime time American TV. By this time, Sonny and Cher had stopped producing hit singles so the duo decided to sing and tell jokes in nightclubs across the country. CBS head of programming Fred Silverman saw them one evening and offered them their own show. Get into the groove with more music trivia at thisdayinmusic.com!
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