Locust Grove, OK EF2 Tornado – Aug 10, 2011! 5 mile path. Destroyed a double wide mobile home, debris carried several hundred yards downstream. 82-year-old Beverly Reed was killed. Two more single wide mobile homes were damaged, 2 people were injured. Read the full summary here!
Highlighting a Tornado Before 1950
from Significant Tornadoes by Thomas Grazulis!
August 10, 1928: An F2 tornado destroyed several tenant homes near Batesburg, SC. These were spawned by a tropical storm. Two people were killed and 9 were injured.
On this day in 2010, a brief but intense EF2 tornado struck near Holmes, ND. Several pieces of farm equipment were tossed, and a grain bin was thrown 300 yards. Source.
Tornado and Other Weather Events From On This Day
On this day in 1924, an F4 tornado hit Thurman, CO. A farm was leveled. The men had left after seeing a tornado touch down to help rescue anyone. They found no damage. They watched their home being swept away as they returned, killing 10 people inside and injuring eight others. Source: Significant Tornadoes 1680-1991.
A Look Back Through The Ages! On This Day In History!
On this day in 1846: US Act of Congress passes establishing the Smithsonian Institution, now world’s largest museum and research complex. Check out more historical events at onthisday.com!
Suzanne Collins was born on August 10, 1962, in Hartford, Connecticut. She is an author and screenwriter, best known for the immensely popular Hunger Games series of young-adult novels. Source: Britannica.
Film & TV
On this day in 1960: Los Angeles premiere of Alfred Hitchcock’s “Psycho” starring Anthony Perkins and Janet Leigh. Get more daily history at onthisday.com!
On this day in 2008: American singer-songwriter Katy Perry went to No.1 on the UK singles chart with ‘I Kissed A Girl’. The track was a worldwide hit topping the charts in over than 20 countries. Get into the groove with more music trivia at thisdayinmusic.com!
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