Late February 13 into early February 14, 2000, three devastating tornadoes struck portions of Southwest Georgia. Two were rated F3, and one was rated F2. There was a total of 19 fatalities, many in mobile homes. Approximately 200 injuries were reported. Read the full summary here!
Highlighting a Tornado Before 1950
from Significant Tornadoes by Thomas Grazulis!
February 13, 1946: A possible F2 tornado moved across the east side of Ardmore, OK. 30 homes were destroyed and 1700 other buildings were damaged. Fifteen people were injured and there was one fatality.
On February 13, 2007, an EF2 tornado began in Westwego, LA, and tracked north for 8 miles through New Orleans. 140 homes were damaged or destroyed, and 24 people were injured. Source.
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On This Day in OTHER weather history!
February 13, 1905: A deep freeze occurred across the plains. Parts of Kansas and Missouri dropped to -40 degrees. Source.
A Look Back Through The Ages! On This Day In History!
On this day in 1866, Jesse James holds up his first bank, stealing $15,000 from the Clay County Savings Association in Liberty, Missouri. Check out more historical events at onthisday.com!
On this day in 1891, Grant Wood, American painter who was one of the major exponents of Midwestern Regionalism, a movement that flourished in the United States during the 1930s, was born in Iowa City, Iowa. He died in 1942. Source: Britannica.
Film & TV
On this day in 1972, “Cabaret”, directed by Bob Fosse, based on John Kander and Fred Ebb’s musical of the same name, starring Liza Minnelli and Michael York, released! Get more daily history at onthisday.com!
On this day in 2002, American country singer, songwriter Waylon Jennings died in his sleep after a lengthy fight with diabetes. He was bassist for Buddy Holly following the break-up of The Crickets. Released a series of duet albums with Willie Nelson in the late 1970s. Scored the 1980 US No.21 single ‘Theme From The Dukes Of Hazzard’, he was also the narrator on the television series. Member of The Highwaymen with Willie Nelson, Johnny Cash and Kris Kristofferson. Get into the groove with more music trivia at thisdayinmusic.com!
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