A large winter outbreak occurred across the state of Texas on December 29, 2006. Officially, the SPC Database lists 27 tornadoes. The max rating was F2 and there were four tornadoes given that rating. We look at one of the F2 twisters in this summary. This tornado had a path of just over 20 miles through parts of Limestone County. Read the full summary here!
Highlighting a Tornado Before 1950
from Significant Tornadoes by Thomas Grazulis!
December 29, 1946: A “bouncing type of tornado” moved across the Camp Campbell Military Storage area in Kentucky. This was 16 miles south of Hopkinsville. Approximately 100 trucks were destroyed, along with several buildings. There were six injuries.
There is more weather phenomenon than just tornadoes?
On This Day in OTHER weather history!
December 29, 1876: A railroad bridge over the Ashtabula River in Ashtabula, OH, collapsed in the midst of a blizzard. A passenger train was plunged into the river during the collapse. 92 people were killed, and 64 were injured. Source.
On this day in 1170, English Archbishop of Canterbury, Thomas Becket assassinated before the high altar of Canterbury Cathedral by four knights. Check out more historical events at onthisday.com!
On this day in 1936, Mary Tyler Moore, American actress best remembered for her roles in two highly successful television comedies in the 1960s and ’70s—The Dick Van Dyke Show and The Mary Tyler Moore Show, was born in Brooklyn, New York. She died in 2017. Source: Britannica.
Film & TV
On this day in 1991, “A Christmas Carol”, starring Patrick Stewart, in a one-man show, closes at Eugene O’Neill Theater, NYC, after a limited run of 14 performances! Get more daily history at onthisday.com!
On this day in 2013, American guitarist, drummer, and songwriter Benjamin Curtis died age 35. He was a founding member of the bands Secret Machines, School of Seven Bells, and UFOFU. He was also drummer for the band Tripping Daisy from 1997 to 1999. It was announced in late February 2013 that he had been diagnosed with T-cell lymphoblastic lymphoma. Get into the groove with more music trivia at thisdayinmusic.com!
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