On this day in 2003, an F3 tornado tracked for 52 miles across Calhoun, Pontotoc, Union, Lee, Prentiss Counties in Mississippi. The hardest-hit area was Pontotoc, MS, where 360 homes were damaged or destroyed, and six people were killed. Read the full summary here!
Highlighting a Tornado Before 1950
from Significant Tornadoes by Thomas Grazulis!
February 24, 1935: An F2 tornado moved nine miles passing from west of Wichita, KS to near Kechi. Six homes and a school had roof damage. Six people were injured.
February 24, 2016: An EF2 tornado tracked for nearly five miles near White Horse and Gap, PA. 50 buildings were damaged or destroyed. Tombstones were toppled in a cemetery. 100 Amish people were attending an auction in a barn when the twister struck, and it pealed part of the roof off. Thankfully they were not injured. Source.
There is more weather phenomenon than just tornadoes?
On This Day in OTHER weather history!
On this day in 1955, Steve Jobs, was born in San Francisco, California, U.S. Steve was the cofounder of Apple Computer, Inc. (now Apple Inc.), and a charismatic pioneer of the personal computer era. He died in 2011. Source: Britannica.
On this day in 2000, Carlos Santana won eight awards at this years Grammy Awards for his Supernatural album. Before Supernatural, the guitarist had not had a Top 10 album since 1981. Sting won two awards, one for best pop album and another for best male pop vocalist. Sir Elton John won the legend award and Phil Collins the best soundtrack award for Tarzan. Get into the groove with more music trivia at thisdayinmusic.com!
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