The state of Missouri was hit by 17 tornadoes on December 31, 2010. Three were given a rating of EF-3. We look at one of those in this summary. It tracked 7.5 miles over Fort Leonard Wood in Pulaski County. There were four injuries. Read the full summary here!
Highlighting a Tornado Before 1950
from Significant Tornadoes by Thomas Grazulis!
December 31, 1947: What may have been a family tornadoes that traveled 50 miles occurred on this day across portions of Louisiana and Arkansas. The town of Cotton Valley was devastated. Along the path there were 18 fatalities and 225 injuries. Grazulis rated this F4.
December 31, 2010: An EF3 tornado tracked for 21 miles from near Westville, OK, through Cincinnati, AR. Several homes were destroyed, and extensive tree damage occurred. Four people were killed, and ten people were injured. Source.
There is more weather phenomenon than just tornadoes?
On This Day in OTHER weather history!
On this day in 1937, Anthony Hopkins, Welsh stage and film actor of burning intensity, often seen at his best when playing pathetic misfits or characters on the fringes of insanity, was born in Port Talbot, West Glamorgan, Wales. Source: Britannica.
Film & TV
On this day in 2010, Post-apocalyptic zombie TV series “The Walking Dead” premieres, starring Andrew Lincoln and Jon Bernthal on AMC! Get more daily history at onthisday.com!
On this day in 1982, Max’s Kansas City in New York City closed down. The venue had been a launching pad for such artists as The New York Dolls, Bruce Springsteen and The Velvet Underground. Get into the groove with more music trivia at thisdayinmusic.com!
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