Two tornadoes are found in the Storm Prediction Database for January 26, 1974. One was in Crawford County, OH. It was given a rating of F1, and the other went through Randolph County, AL. This Alabama tornado is the subject of this summary! Read it here!
Highlighting a Tornado Before 1950
from Significant Tornadoes by Thomas Grazulis!
January 26, 1879: Grazulis estimates that an F2 tornado struck near Lockhart, TX. 40 homes were damaged or destroyed and one child was killed. 15 others were injured.
There is more weather phenomenon than just tornadoes?
On This Day in OTHER weather history!
January 26, 1700: An estimated magnitude 8.7-9.2 earthquake occurred just off the coast of modern-day Oregon. A tsunami destroyed and led to the abandonment of several coastal towns in the Pacific Northwest. The tsunami also caused significant damage in Japan. Source.
On this day in 1961, Wayne Gretzky, Canadian ice-hockey player who was considered by many to be the greatest player in the history of the National Hockey League (NHL), was born in Brantford, Ontario, Canada. Source: Britannica.
On this day in 1980, Prince made his TV debut on the US show American Bandstand. When interviewed after his performance the singer froze and struggled to reply to the questions he was being asked. Get into the groove with more music trivia at thisdayinmusic.com!
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