This summary looks back at an estimated F3 tornado from February 20, 1937. It moved through parts of Christian, Greene, and Webster Counties in Missouri. 11 people were injured. It had a path length of 32 miles. Read the full summary here!
Highlighting a Tornado Before 1950
from Significant Tornadoes by Thomas Grazulis!
February 20, 1939: A possible F2 tornado moved northeast at “New Harmony” near Cragford, AL. A man was killed in his in-laws home. 9 others in the home were injured.
Twin EF2 tornadoes touched down near Thrall, TX, on February 20, 2017. The tornadoes damaged or destroyed several buildings and grain bins. Train cars were blown over too. Source.
There is more weather phenomenon than just tornadoes?
On This Day in OTHER weather history!
February 20, 1995: The temperature at the Civic Center in Los Angeles, reached 95 degrees. This is the highest temperature recorded at this site in February. Source.
A Look Back Through The Ages! On This Day In History!
On this day in 1979, 11 ‘loyalists’ known as the “Shankill Butchers” are sentenced to life in prison for 19 murders; the gang was named for its late-night kidnapping, torture and murder (by throat slashing) of random Catholic civilians in Belfast. Check out more historical events at onthisday.com!
On this day in 1988, Rihanna, Barbadian pop and rhythm-and-blues (R&B) singer who became a worldwide star in the early 21st century, known for her distinctive and versatile voice and for her fashionable appearance, was born in St. Michael parish, Barbados. Source: Britannica.
Film & TV
On this day in 1971, National Emergency Center erroneously orders US radio & TV stations to go off the air. Mistake wasn’t resolved for 30 minutes! Get more daily history at onthisday.com!
On this day in 2021, American pianist Gene Taylor died age 68 after being found dead at his home in his bed in Austin, Texas. The cause of death is believed to have been related to the house having been without heat in the dead of winter due to the state-wide power outages caused by the 2021 Texas power crisis. He was best known for his boogie-woogie style and worked with Big Joe Turner and T-Bone Walker, was briefly part of Canned Heat, toured with The Blasters, and later with The Fabulous Thunderbirds. Get into the groove with more music trivia at thisdayinmusic.com!
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