The Mississippi Delta Tornado Outbreak occurred February 21-22, 1971. There were 19 tornadoes across nine states. 123 people were killed, with most of those occurring on the 21st. Nearly 1600 injuries were reported. Read the full summary here!
Highlighting a Tornado Before 1950
from Significant Tornadoes by Thomas Grazulis!
February 21, 1939: An F2 tornado moved through portions of Bertie County, NC. Near Windsor, 15 small homes were destroyed and three people were killed. “A fourth officially listed death was actually caused indirectly by the tornado. A police car collided with a school bus that had sopped because of downed trees. The police chief was killed.”
There is more weather phenomenon than just tornadoes?
On This Day in OTHER weather history!
On this day in 1955, Kelsey Grammer, American actor, perhaps best known for his portrayal of the pompous, acerbic, but somehow lovable psychiatrist Dr. Frasier Crane on the television series Cheers and its spin-off Frasier, was born in St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands. Source: Britannica.
On this day in 1998, Celine Dion went to No.1 on the UK singles chart with ‘My Heart Will Go On’. The song was the theme from the movie Titanic. The world’s best selling single of 1998. Get into the groove with more music trivia at thisdayinmusic.com!
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