An EF4 tornado tracked 21.65 miles through Lamar, Forrest, and Perry Counties in Mississippi on February 10, 2013. Per the NWS Survey, the tornado reached maximum intensity with winds near 170 mph, just SW of Oak Grove High School in Lamar County. A brick home in a subdivision just west of Old Highway 11 was completely leveled with all interior and exterior walls down, and a fair amount of debris was blown downstream. Read the full summary here!
Highlighting a Tornado Before 1950
from Significant Tornadoes by Thomas Grazulis!
February 10, 1921: A devastating F4 tornado crossed through Wilkinson and Washington Counties in Georgia. It moved ENE from near Toomsboro to near Oconee. The poorly constructed homes in the mill village of Gardner were demolished. “An entire section of town literally vanished. Reliable reports indicate that at least seven bodies were carried over a half mile.” 31 people were killed and at least 100 injured along the eight-mile path.
On this day in 2013, an EF2 tornado tracked for 19 miles across parts of Marion and Lamar Counties in Mississippi. Several homes were damaged, and three trailers were destroyed. Three people were injured. Source.
There is more weather phenomenon than just tornadoes?
On This Day in OTHER weather history!
On this day in 2020, More than 30 bushfires put out by heaviest rainfall for 30 years in New South Wales, Australia, helping end one of the worst bushfire seasons ever, 46 million acres burnt, over 1 billion animals killed, 34 people dead. Check out more historical events at onthisday.com!
On this day in 1950, Mark Spitz, American swimmer who, at the 1972 Olympics in Munich, became the first athlete to win seven gold medals in a single Games, was born in Modesto, California. Source: Britannica.
On this day in 1942, ‘Chattanooga Choo Choo’ by Glenn Miller and his Orchestra became the first recording to be awarded a Gold record. It was actually just a master copy of the disc sprayed with gold lacquer by RCA as a publicity stunt. The actual award recognized today as a Gold Record would not be initiated for another sixteen years when the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) borrowed the idea and trademarked the Gold Record. The first Gold single was awarded to Perry Como in 1958 for ‘Catch A Falling Star’ and the first Gold album was given to Gordon McRae for the soundtrack to ‘Oklahoma’. Get into the groove with more music trivia at thisdayinmusic.com!
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