Highlighting a Tornado Before 1950
from Significant Tornadoes by Thomas Grazulis!
January 28, 1879: Grazulis documents a potential F2 tornado that moved across the southern part of Iuka, MS. Approximately a 1/2 dozen small homes were destroyed. Four were killed and 20 injured. Newspapers reported six fatalities.
There is more weather phenomenon than just tornadoes?
On This Day in OTHER weather history!
On this day in 1986, Space Shuttle Challenger explodes 73 seconds after liftoff from Cape Canaveral, with all 7 crew members killed, including Christa McAuliffe who was to be the first teacher in space Check out more historical events at onthisday.com!
On this day in 1948, Mikhail Baryshnikov, Soviet-born American actor and ballet dancer who was the preeminent male classical dancer of the 1970s and ’80s, was born in Riga, Latvia, U.S.S.R. Source: Britannica.
Film & TV
On this day in 1957, “Tonight! America After Dark” premieres, with Jack Lescoulie & Al (Jazzbo) Collins on NBC (between Steve Allen & Jack Paar)! Get more daily history at onthisday.com!
On this day in 1985, The recording took place for We Are The World the US equivalent of Band Aid at A&M Studios in Hollywood. Written by Michael Jackson and Lionel Richie the all star cast included Stevie Wonder, Tina Turner, Bruce Springsteen, Diana Ross, Bob Dylan, Ray Charles, Daryl Hall, John Oates, Cyndi Lauper, Steve Perry and Bob Geldof. Get into the groove with more music trivia at thisdayinmusic.com!
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