23 tornadoes occurred on February 17, 2008, across the Southeast. A long-track tornado (75.63 miles) moved from Russell County, AL, into five Georgia counties. It ended near Roberta in Crawford County. It was rated EF2. Read the full summary here!
Highlighting a Tornado Before 1950
from Significant Tornadoes by Thomas Grazulis!
February 17, 1927: Grazulis documents an F2 tornado that destroyed 65+ tenant homes near Lake Bruin, LA. 13 people were killed and at least 100 were injured.
There is more weather phenomenon than just tornadoes?
On This Day in OTHER weather history!
On this day in 1963, Michael Jordan, American collegiate and professional basketball player widely considered to be one of the greatest all-around players in the history of the game, was born in Brooklyn, New York. Source: Britannica.
Film & TV
On this day in 2014, “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” premieres on NBC! Get more daily history at onthisday.com!
On this day in 2004, Prosecutors in the murder case of producer Phil Spector demanded that a fingernail overlooked by police investigating Lana Clarkson’s shooting should be put forward as evidence. They claimed the fingernail, blackened with gunpowder, could indicate that the 40-year old actress killed herself at Spector’s Los Angeles mansion. Spector, had denied murdering Clarkson. Get into the groove with more music trivia at thisdayinmusic.com!
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