‘They had always said Vicksburg would never have a tornado because of the river’ – Marie Renaud, survivor of the 1953 Vicksburg Tornado. Marie was interviewed by the NWS Jackson for the 60th anniversary of the tornado. She was 11 years old when the tornado hit. She, like many Vicksburg, MS residents believed that the river would protect them from a tornado. Unfortunately, on December 5, 1953, a destructive twister crossed over the Mighty Mississippi and directly hit the town of Vicksburg. Read the full summary here!
Highlighting a Tornado Before 1950
from Significant Tornadoes by Thomas Grazulis!
December 5, 1933: An F2 tornado moved 10 miles through Sabine Parish, LA. “The wife of a plantation owner was killed in the destruction of their home.”
There is more weather phenomenon than just tornadoes?
On This Day in OTHER weather history!
On this day in 1901, Walt Disney, American motion-picture and television producer and showman, was born in Chicago, Illinois. He died in 1966. Source: Britannica.
Film & TV
On this day in 2006, Audrey Hepburn’s Givenchy little black dress from film “Breakfast at Tiffany’s” auctioned for charity for record £467,200 ($923,187) at Christie’s, London! Get more daily history at onthisday.com!
On this day in 1993, Doug Hopkins co-founder of American rock band Gin Blossoms died of self-inflicted gunshot wounds age 32. The guitarist and songwriter was in a detox unit of Phoenix’s St. Luke’s Hospital, Phoenix, Arizona when he snuck out and bought a .38 caliber pistol. The next day Hopkins committed suicide. Get into the groove with more music trivia at thisdayinmusic.com!
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