Highlighting a Tornado Before 1950
from Significant Tornadoes by Thomas Grazulis!
January 16, 1926: Grazulis documents an F2 tornado that moved near Taylor, TX. Several barns were destroyed and livestock were killed.
January 16, 2017: An EF0 or an EF1 tornado tracked along a 3-mile path just northwest of Mexia, TX. Several buildings were damaged at the Mexia State Supported Living Center. This is listed as an EF0 in the SPC and NCDC databases, however the Damage Assessment Toolkit (DAT) and the NWS Summary list the tornado as an EF1. Source.
There is more weather phenomenon than just tornadoes?
On This Day in OTHER weather history!
On this day in 1932, Dian Fossey, American zoologist who became the world’s leading authority on the mountain gorilla, was born in San Francisco, California. She died in 1985. Source: Britannica.
Film & TV
On this day in 1973, NBC presents 440th & final showing of “Bonanza”! Get more daily history at onthisday.com!
On this day in 1980, Paul McCartney was jailed for nine days in Tokyo for marijuana possession after being found with 219g on his arrival at Narita Airport in Japan. McCartney said in 2004. “This stuff was too good to flush down the toilet, so I thought I’d take it with me.” Get into the groove with more music trivia at thisdayinmusic.com!
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