Highlighting a Tornado Before 1950
from Significant Tornadoes by Thomas Grazulis!
January 20, 1854: Grazulis documents a tornado that moved 10 miles through parts of Knox County, OH. Log cabins, barns and other buildings were hit and “several churches were blown down.” He denotes that there were a clean swath cut through a wood area. “It seems newsto have worn the appearance of mighty black pillar, reaching from earth to heaven, irritated by blinding flashes of lightning, and accompanied, in its devastating march, by the music of a hundred cannon.” Three people were killed and 25 injured.
There is more weather phenomenon than just tornadoes?
On This Day in OTHER weather history!
On this day in 1930, Buzz Aldrin, American astronaut who was the second person to set foot on the Moon, was born in Montclair, New Jersey. Source: Britannica.
Film & TV
On this day in 1998, “Dawson’s Creek” created by Kevin Williamson, starring James Van Der Beek, Katie Holmes and Joshua Jackson premieres on WB in the US! Get more daily history at onthisday.com!
On this day in 1982, During an Ozzy Osbourne concert in Des Moines, Iowa, a member of the audience threw a bat onto the stage. Stunned by the light, the bat lay motionless, and thinking it was a rubber fake, the singer picked it up and attempted to bite its head off. As he did this, the bat started to flap its wings and Ozzy soon realized it wasn’t fake but in fact a living thing. After the show Ozzy was immediately rushed to the nearest hospital for rabies shots. Get into the groove with more music trivia at thisdayinmusic.com!
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