Highlighting a Tornado Before 1950
from Significant Tornadoes by Thomas Grazulis!
January 22, 1904: An estimated F4 tornado moved from 2 miles SW of Moundville, AL. It leveled the northern half of town. “Half the population was killed or injured. Bodies were carried for a half mile. Sections of NE Moundville were left with only bare ground.” The path length was 15 miles. 150 were injured and 36 killed.
There is more weather phenomenon than just tornadoes?
On This Day in OTHER weather history!
January 22, 1943: A combination of Chinook winds and a warm front caused the temperatures at Spearfish, SD, to rise from -4 degrees to 45 degrees in just two minutes. A few hours later, when the cold front pushed south, the temperatures plunged from 54 degrees to -4 degrees in the span of 27 minutes. Source.
On this day in 1987, Pennsylvania politician R. Budd Dwyer shoots and kills himself at a press conference on live national television, leading to debates on boundaries in journalism. Check out more historical events at onthisday.com!
On this day in 1788, Lord Byron, British Romantic poet and satirist whose poetry and personality captured the imagination of Europe, was born in London, England. He died in 1824. Source: Britannica.
Film & TV
On this day in 2010, Conan O’Brien’s last The Tonight Show episode after a big controversy over the Tonight Show timeslot! Get more daily history at onthisday.com!
On this day in 1959, Alone with an acoustic guitar and tape recorder in his New York City apartment Buddy Holly made his last recordings, including ‘Peggy Sue Got Married’, ‘Crying, Waiting, Hoping’, ‘That’s What They Say’, ‘What To Do’, ‘Learning The Game’ and ‘That Makes It Tough’. The recordings would be overdubbed posthumously and were later released by Coral Records. Get into the groove with more music trivia at thisdayinmusic.com!
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