31 tornadoes occurred on December 23, 2015. The strongest and deadliest of the day was a long track EF4, the second in a tornado family that caused damage through parts of northern Mississippi into southeastern Tennessee. The path length was over 75 miles. Nine were killed and 36 were injured. Read the full summary here!
Highlighting a Tornado Before 1950
from Significant Tornadoes by Thomas Grazulis!
December 23, 1921: A possible F3 tornado had a path length of 14 miles through Crittenden County, AR. It hit the town of Clarkedale. Two were killed on a farm two miles SW of town. Four were killed at the Banks and Danner store. 50 people here were doing their Christmas shoppoing.
December 23, 2015: An EF3 tornado tracked for 50 miles across Wayne, Lawrence, Lewis, and Maury counties, in south-central Tennessee. The worst damage was in Lutts, where the 1/2 mile wide funnel leveled a church, post office, and several homes. Seven people were injured. Source.
There is more weather phenomenon than just tornadoes?
On This Day in OTHER weather history!
On this day in 1888, Vincent van Gogh cuts off his left ear with a razor, after argument with fellow painter Paul Gauguin, and sends to a prostitute for safe keeping. Check out more historical events at onthisday.com!
On this day in 1867, Madam C.J. Walker, American businesswoman and philanthropist who was one of the first African American female millionaires in the United States, was born near Delta, Louisiana. She died in 1919. Source: Britannica.
Film & TV
On this day in 1938, Margaret Hamilton’s costume catches fire while filming “The Wizard of Oz”! Get more daily history at onthisday.com!
On this day in 2002, Sir Paul McCartney was granted his own coat of arms by the College of Arms, the English heraldic body formed in 1484. The crest featured a bird that appeared to be holding a guitar in its claw. The motto is “Ecce Cor Meum”, Latin for ‘Behold My Heart’, which is the title of an oratorio he composed. Get into the groove with more music trivia at thisdayinmusic.com!
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