This summary looks back at the tornadoes of February 26, 1958. The SPC database lists 14 tornadoes, half of these in the state of Mississippi. Three of the twisters listed have extremely long, continuous path lengths. Read the full summary here!
Highlighting a Tornado Before 1950
from Significant Tornadoes by Thomas Grazulis!
February 26, 1934: Three farm homes were destroyed near La Crosse, Fl. One person killed and four injured. Rating given: F2
There is more weather phenomenon than just tornadoes?
On This Day in OTHER weather history!
On this day in 1972, a dam at the Pittston Coal Company in Logan County, WV, burst. A 50-foot wall of water swept down the Buffalo Creek, devastating 16 towns along its bank. 4,000 people were left homeless, 125 people were killed, and over 1,000 were injured. Source.
Johnny Cash, byname of J.R. Cash, (born February 26, 1932, Kingsland, Arkansas, U.S.—died September 12, 2003, Nashville, Tennessee), American singer and songwriter whose work broadened the scope of country and western music. Source: Britannica.
On this Day in 1983: Michael Jackson’s Thriller went to No.1 on the US album chart. Thriller broke racial barriers in pop music, enabling Jackson’s appearances on MTV and meeting with President Ronald Reagan at the White House. The album was one of the first to use music videos as successful promotional tools, and the videos for the songs ‘Thriller’, ‘Billie Jean’, and ‘Beat It’ all received regular rotation on MTV. Thriller became the most successful album of all time with sales over 65 million copies. Get into the groove with more music trivia at thisdayinmusic.com!
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