An outbreak of 86 tornadoes occurred on January 21, 1999. There were nine tornadoes rated F3 (all but one in Arkansas) and one F4 in Arkansas. This summary looks at one of the F3s. Read the full summary here!
Highlighting a Tornado Before 1950
from Significant Tornadoes by Thomas Grazulis!
January 21, 1933: An estimated F3 tornado moved through parts of Hickory and Benton Counties in Missouri. It passed 2 miles south of “Avery” along the county line. “Two large homes were nearly leveled and many barns were destroyed.” No injuries or fatalities listed in Significant Tornadoes but newspapers reported at least three minor injuries.
January 21, 2017: An EF3 tornado struck the town of Hattiesburg, MS. Numerous homes and businesses were damaged or destroyed. Willam Cary College sustained major damage. Four people were killed, and over 50 others were injured. Source.
There is more weather phenomenon than just tornadoes?
On This Day in OTHER weather history!
January 21, 1985: Bitterly cold air blasted Washington DC. With a temperature of 7 degrees and a wind chill of 30 degrees below zero, the second inauguration of Ronald Reagan was forced to be held inside the Capitol Rotunda. Source.
On this day in 2008, Black Monday in worldwide stock markets. FTSE 100 had its biggest ever one-day points fall, European stocks closed with their worst result since 9/11, and Asian stocks drop as much as 15%.. Check out more historical events at onthisday.com!
On this day in 1940, Jack Nicklaus, American professional golfer, a dominating figure in world golf from the 1960s to the ’80s, was born in Columbus, Ohio. Source: Britannica.
Film & TV
On this day in 1956, 1956 “Comedy in Music (Victor Borge)” closes at Golden NYC after 849 performances! Get more daily history at onthisday.com!
On this day in 1982, B.B. King donated his entire record collection of over 20,000 discs to Mississippi University’s centre for the Study of Southern Culture. Get into the groove with more music trivia at thisdayinmusic.com!
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