Highlighting a Tornado Before 1950
from Significant Tornadoes by Thomas Grazulis!
February 12, 1945: An F3 tornado moved 13 miles through Montgomery County, AL. It brushed the west side of Montgomery and then demolished 30 homes in the cotton mill community of Chisolm. “Deaths occurred in 15 different homes in a 20-block area, and losses totalled about $1,700,000.” A total of 26 people were killed and over 290 injured.
There is more weather phenomenon than just tornadoes?
On This Day in OTHER weather history!
On this day in 1700, The Great Northern War begins in Northern Europe between Denmark–Norway, Saxony and Russia and the Swedish Empire. Check out more historical events at onthisday.com!
On this day in 1809, Abraham Lincoln, 16th president of the United States (1861–65), who preserved the Union during the American Civil War and brought about the emancipation of enslaved people in the United States, was born in Hodgenville, Kentucky. He died in 1865. Source: Britannica.
Film & TV
On this day in 1914, “The Squaw Man”, 1st feature-length film shot in Hollywood, directed by Cecil B. DeMille and Oscar Apfel, is released in the US! Get more daily history at onthisday.com!
On this day in 2017, American singer and musician Al Jarreau died of respiratory failure at the age of 76, just two days after announcing his retirement. During his career he received a total of seven Grammy Awards and is best known for his 1981 album Breakin’ Away. He also sang the theme song of the late-1980s television series Moonlighting. Get into the groove with more music trivia at thisdayinmusic.com!
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