During the early AM of February 7, 1971, a waterspout south of Santa Rosa Island moved northeast, becoming a tornado near Navy Cove. Half of the units in a 112-unit apartment complex were destroyed near Gulf Breeze. 112 people were injured, there were no fatalities. Read the full summary here!
Highlighting a Tornado Before 1950
from Significant Tornadoes by Thomas Grazulis!
February 7, 1890: A possible F2 tornado moved just south of Eunola, AL. A residence was destroyed. “A resident of the destroyed home described it as being enveloped in a cloud of sparks.” There was one fatality and three injuries.
On February 7, 2017: An EF3 tornado tracked for 10 miles across the eastern part of New Orleans, LA. Over 600 homes and businesses were damaged or destroyed. Some buildings were torn apart NASA’s Michoud Assembly Center. 33 people were injured. Source.
There is more weather phenomenon than just tornadoes?
On This Day in OTHER weather history!
On this day in 1812, Charles Dickens, English novelist, generally considered the greatest of the Victorian era, was born in Portsmouth, Hampshire, England. He died in 1870. Source: Britannica.
On this day in 1959, Buddy Holly was buried in Lubbock, Texas. His tombstone reads “Holley”, the correct spelling of his given surname and includes pictures of a guitar. On Feb 3rd 1959, after a show in Clear Lake, Iowa, Holly chartered an airplane to travel to his next show in Moorhead, Minnesota. Soon after takeoff, the plane crashed, killing Holly, Ritchie Valens, the Big Bopper and the pilot, an infamous milestone in rock history known as The Day the Music Died. Get into the groove with more music trivia at thisdayinmusic.com!
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