Corey, LA F3 Tornado – Jan 18, 1973! 38 mi path. A tenant farm destroyed. 16-year-old Julia Bass was killed. Her infant daughter was carried with the debris about 300-400 yds. The baby & Julia’s Mom were taken to the hospital due to their injuries. Read the full summary here!
Highlighting a Tornado Before 1950
from Significant Tornadoes by Thomas Grazulis!
January 18, 1936: A possible F3 tornado moved 4 miles through portions of Calhoun County, GA. It struck near Edison and destroyed six barns. At least a dozen tenant homes were demolished. Seven were killed. “Bodies were carried up to 200 yards.”
There is more weather phenomenon than just tornadoes?
On This Day in OTHER weather history!
January 18, 1978: The roof of the Hartford Arena, in Hartford CT, collapsed under the weight of heavy snow. It was empty at the time of the collapse, but 6 hours prior, nearly 5,000 people were in the stadium. Source.
On this day in 2007, Hurricane Kyrill: kills at least 44 in Western Europe: strongest British storm in 17 years kills 14 people, worst German storm since 1999 with 13 deaths and causes container Ship MSC Napoli to be destroyed off coast of Devon. Check out more historical events at onthisday.com!
On this day in 1904, Cary Grant, British-born American film actor whose good looks, debonair style, and flair for romantic comedy made him one of Hollywood’s most popular and enduring stars, was born in Bristol, Gloucestershire, England. He died in 1986. Source: Britannica.
Film & TV
On this day in 1973, John Cleese’s final episode on “Monty Python’s Flying Circus” on BBC TV! Get more daily history at onthisday.com!
On this day in 1989, At just 38 years old, Stevie Wonder became the youngest living person to be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. At a ceremony held at the Waldorf Astoria Hotel in New York, other inductees include The Rolling Stones, The Temptations, Otis Redding and Dion DiMucci. Get into the groove with more music trivia at thisdayinmusic.com!
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