Haines City, FL F2 Tornado – December 27, 1997! A total of 75 homes were destroyed & another 75-100 had major damage. Most of the destroyed homes were mobile or pre-fabricated. 10 vehicles were damaged/destroyed. Read the full summary here!
Highlighting a Tornado Before 1950
from Significant Tornadoes by Thomas Grazulis!
December 27, 1922: An estimated F2 tornado moved northeast from 3 miles East of Edwards, MS. It destroyed a half dozen frail rural cabins. Five members of one family were killed in one of those cabins.
There is more weather phenomenon than just tornadoes?
On This Day in OTHER weather history!
December 27, 2001: Typhoon Vamei made landfall in Malaysia. Five people were killed.
On this day in 1822, Louis Pasteur, A French chemist and microbiologist who was one of the most important founders of medical microbiology, was born in Dole, France. He died in 1895. Source: Britannica.
On this day in 1978, American singer, songwriter and guitarist Chris Bell from Big Star was killed after his car crashed into a telephone pole, he was 27. Bell inspired the likes of Beck, R.E.M., Teenage Fanclub, Primal Scream, Wilco, The Posies, and The Replacements, all of which have covered his music or name-dropped Big Star in the press. Get into the groove with more music trivia at thisdayinmusic.com!
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