A quick-hitting F2 tornado moved through parts of southern Miami-Dade County on December 20, 1973. It was one of two tornadoes to strike the area. The other hit near Kendall and was later rated F1. Read the full summary here!
Highlighting a Tornado Before 1950
from Significant Tornadoes by Thomas Grazulis!
No listing on this day before 1950.
December 20, 2007: An EF2 tornado tracked for 9 miles across Lincoln County, MS. Two mobile homes were obliterated, and one person was injured. Source.
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On This Day in OTHER weather history!
December 20, 1929: A heavy snowstorm moved across central Texas. Hillsboro received 26″ of snow, which sets the record of the biggest snowfall in the state of Texas. Source.
A Look Back Through The Ages! On This Day In History!
On this day in 1803, French flag lowered in New Orleans to mark the formal transfer of the Louisiana Purchase from France to USA for $27M Check out more historical events at onthisday.com!
On this day in 1902, John Steinbeck, American novelist, best known for The Grapes of Wrath (1939), was born in Salinas, California. He died in 1968. Source: Britannica.
Film & TV
On this day in 1946, Christmas classic “It’s a Wonderful Life” film premieres in New York, directed by Frank Capra, starring James Stewart, Donna Reed and Lionel Barrymore! Get more daily history at onthisday.com!
On this day in 1967, Folk singer Joan Baez was sentenced to 45 days in prison after being arrested during an anti-war demonstration. Get into the groove with more music trivia at thisdayinmusic.com!
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