Eleven tornadoes moved through parts of North Dakota, South Dakota, and Minnesota on August 26, 2007. Four of these came from two merged supercells in North Dakota. Three were significant (EF2+), the only strong tornadoes of the day. This summary documents those three and focuses on the community of Northwood and their experience with a devastating EF4. This was the first F/EF4 in North Dakota since the July 18, 2004, Marion event, and the last until June 17, 2010. Read the full summary here!
Highlighting a Tornado Before 1950
from Significant Tornadoes by Thomas Grazulis!
August 26, 1864: Approximately 30 people were injured, some serious, when a the Indianapolis & Cincinnati Railroad was derailed by a tornado. The three passenger cars, “made two complete revolutions, and landed with their wheels uppermost.”
There is more weather phenomenon than just tornadoes?
On This Day in OTHER weather history!
A destructive hail storm smashed across Denver, CO, on August 26, 1944. It caused an estimated $1 Million in damage as it destroyed windows and crops across the area. The hail piled up 8″ deep across the metro. For more information, check out this link here.
Geraldine Ferraro, American Democratic politician who was the first woman to be nominated for vice president by a major political party in the United States was born on this day in 1935, in Newburgh, NY. She died in 2011. Source: Britannica.
Film and TV
On this day in 1996, “7th Heaven”, starring Jessica Biel, debuted on The WB. Get more daily history at onthisday.com!
Sonny & Cher were at No.1 on the UK singles chart with ‘I Got You Babe’, the duo’s only UK No.1. Sonny Bono was inspired to write the song to capitalize on the popularity of the term “babe,” as heard in Bob Dylan’s ‘It Ain’t Me Babe’. Get into the groove with more music trivia at thisdayinmusic.com!
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