Three tornadoes were confirmed on February 16, 1995, all in Alabama. The strongest was a devastating F3 that tracked 14 miles through parts of Cullman and Marshall Counties. Read the full summary here!
Highlighting a Tornado Before 1950
from Significant Tornadoes by Thomas Grazulis!
February 16, 1903: An F2 moved 15 miles from Honea Path, SC to south of Owings. Three were killed. A woman was killed in a small home. “School had just let out, and three boys ran to a store for shelter as the tornado approached. Two were crushed by a two-story brick wall.”
There is more weather phenomenon than just tornadoes?
On This Day in OTHER weather history!
On this day in 1959, John McEnroe, American tennis player who established himself as a leading competitor in the late 1970s and the ’80s. He also was noted for his poor behaviour on court, which resulted in a number of fines and suspensions and, on January 21, 1990, in his default at the Australian Open, was born in Wiesbaden, West Germany [now in Germany]). Source: Britannica.
On this day in 2002, Thieves broke into George Michael’s London home and stole over £100,000 ($170,000) worth of paintings, jewellery and designer clothes and drove off in his £80,000 ($136,000) Aston Martin DB7. They also caused £200,000 ($340,000) worth of damage to his home. Get into the groove with more music trivia at thisdayinmusic.com!
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