Ryan, IA F4 Tornado – Aug 12, 1974! 5 mile path. 12 injured. 44 homes hit, 20 of which were destroyed. A school, a church & several businesses also destroyed. Newspapers reported that receipts from a home in Ryan landed in Galena, IL, 60+ mi. away. Read the full summary here!
Highlighting a Tornado Before 1950
from Significant Tornadoes by Thomas Grazulis!
August 12, 1893: An F2 tornado moved through portions of Logan County, KS. Two children were killed near Winona. A collapsed wall of a sod house landed on them. All livestock and chickens on a farm at the end of the path were killed.
Tornado and Other Weather Events From On This Day
George Soros was born on August 12, 1930, in Budapest, Hungary. He is a financier, author, philanthropist, and activist whose success as an investor made him one of the wealthiest men in the world. He was also known as a powerful and influential supporter of liberal social causes. Source: Britannica.
Film & TV
On this day in 1999: Shakira records her first live album in New York City, titled “MTV Unplugged”. Get more daily history at onthisday.com!
On this day in 1972: Alice Cooper was at No.1 on the UK singles chart with ‘School’s Out’. The bands only UK No.1, which was also a No.7 hit on the US chart. Cooper has said he was inspired to write the song when answering the question, “What’s the greatest three minutes of your life?”. Cooper said: “There’s two times during the year. One is Christmas morning, the next one is the last three minutes of the last day of school.” Get into the groove with more music trivia at thisdayinmusic.com!
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