Ten tornadoes occurred on January 15, 1971, nine of which were in the state of Georgia. We look at one of those, later rated F2. It was the only one where a fatality occurred. Read the full summary here!
Highlighting a Tornado Before 1950
from Significant Tornadoes by Thomas Grazulis!
January 15, 1947: An F2 tornado demolished a tenant house three miles NE of Pinson, TN. Four members of one family were killed. Another tenant home and barns were destroyed. Livestock were killed.
There is more weather phenomenon than just tornadoes?
On This Day in OTHER weather history!
January 15, 1852: The Susquehanna River in Maryland froze due to the extreme cold, with the ice depth being up to 3 feet thick. This snarled ferry travel between Havre De Grace and Perryville, so railroad tracks were built across the ice. Starting on January 15 and culminating on February 29, upwards of 1300 train cars traversed the frozen river. Source.
On this day in 1929, Martin Luther King, Jr., Baptist minister and social activist who led the civil rights movement in the United States from the mid-1950s until his death by assassination in 1968, was born in Atlanta, Georgia. Source: Britannica.
Film & TV
On this day in 1948, “The Treasure of the Sierra Madre”, film based on B. Traven’s novel, directed by John Huston and starring Humphrey Bogart premieres! Get more daily history at onthisday.com!
On this day in 1992, English bass guitarist Dee Murray died after suffering a stroke aged 45. He is best known as a member of Elton John’s band. He first appeared with Elton on the 1970 album Tumbleweed Connection and the milestone albums Goodbye Yellow Brick Road and Captain Fantastic and the Brown Dirt Cowboy. Murray and drummer Nigel Olsson were also members of the Spencer Davis Group in 1969 and during the Eighties Murray continued working as a session musician. Get into the groove with more music trivia at thisdayinmusic.com!
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