On this day in 1987 a “monstrous tornado” struck the town of Glade, MS. 13 businesses, 220 homes, 149 mobile homes, and one apartment building were destroyed by the 2-mile-wide funnel. Six people were killed and 350 people were injured. Read the full summary here!
Highlighting a Tornado Before 1950
from Significant Tornadoes by Thomas Grazulis!
February 28, 1907: An F2 tornado moved through the southern part of Washington, AR. 100 buildings had some degree of damage. A man was killed in a home. Total of 10 injuries.
February 28, 2017: An EF4 tornado tracked for 50 miles from near Perryville, MO to just southwest of Christopher, IL. One person was killed, and 12 others were injured. The worst damage was just northwest of Perryville, where five homes were leveled. Suction vortices left ground striations/scarring to bare ground in Perry County near the Mississippi River. Source.
There is more weather phenomenon than just tornadoes?
On This Day in OTHER weather history!
Frank Gehry, (born February 28, 1929, Toronto, Ontario, Canada), Canadian American architect and designer whose original, sculptural, often audacious work won him worldwide renown. Source: Britannica.
Film & TV
On this day in 1983: Final TV episode of “M*A*S*H”, a 2-hour special directed by series star Alan Alda titled “Goodbye, Farewell and Amen”, airs (CBS); record 125 million watch in the US. Get more daily history at onthisday.com!
On this day in 2006: Two stewards were shot during a concert by rapper Kanye West at the NEC in Birmingham, England. Police said the shootings took place after people who tried to gain entrance without tickets were escorted from the arena. A man, who had no ticket, entered the foyer and was ejected, he then returned and shot at the stewards, one was in a serious condition after being shot in the face. Get into the groove with more music trivia at thisdayinmusic.com!
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