This summary looks at a tornado that moved 15 miles through parts of Sumner County, TN, on February 27, 1956. It was the strongest of three that were confirmed on this day. It moved to the northeast. Per the Climatological Data National Summary, “most damage occurred in a triangular sector between Portland, Gallatin, and White House.” Read the full summary here!
Highlighting a Tornado Before 1950
from Significant Tornadoes by Thomas Grazulis!
February 27, 1876: A possible F3 tornado moved seven miles through Madison County, IL. Eleven homes, two churches and a school in the western part of New Douglas were destroyed. “At one church, where services were in progress, the preacher was killed and many other people were injured.” A funeral procession was hit and vehicles in the path were destroyed. A total of three people killed and 30 injured.
There is more weather phenomenon than just tornadoes?
On This Day in OTHER weather history!
On this day in 280, Constantine I, byname Constantine the Great, Latin in full Flavius Valerius Constantinus, (born February 27, after 280 CE?, Naissus, Moesia [now Niš, Serbia]—died May 22, 337, Ancyrona, near Nicomedia, Bithynia [now İzmit, Turkey]), first Roman emperor to profess Christianity. He not only initiated the evolution of the empire into a Christian state but also provided the impulse for a distinctively Christian culture that prepared the way for the growth of Byzantine and Western medieval culture. Source: Britannica.
Film & TV
On this day in 1996, American film production company “Happy Madison Productions” is founded by Adam Sandler. Get more daily history at onthisday.com!
On this day in 1964: The Rolling Stones made their second appearance on BBC TV show Top Of The Pops performing their latest single ‘Not Fade Away’. Get into the groove with more music trivia at thisdayinmusic.com!
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