This summary looks back at an estimated F4 tornado from January 28, 1947. It moved from parts of Fulton County, Arkansas, into Oregon and Carter Counties in Missouri. There were 19 injuries and one fatality. Read the full summary here!
Highlighting a Tornado Before 1950
from Significant Tornadoes by Thomas Grazulis!
January 29, 1939: A possible F2 tornado moved northeast from the west side of Coker, AL in Tuscaloosa County. The path length was six miles. A school was demolished. Five people were inured in a home near the end of the path. Another six people were hurt in homes near Coker.
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On This Day in OTHER weather history!
On this day in 1595, William Shakespeare’s play “Romeo and Juliet” is thought to have been first performed. Officially published early 1597. Check out more historical events at onthisday.com!
On this day in 1954, Oprah Winfrey, American television personality, actress, and entrepreneur whose syndicated daily talk show was among the most popular of the genre, was born in Kosciusko, Mississippi. Source: Britannica.
On this day in 1961, Bob Dylan achieved his dream of meeting his idol Woody Guthrie when Guthrie was on weekend release from hospital where he was being treated for Huntington’s Chorea. Dylan told him; ‘I was a Woody Guthrie jukebox’. Guthrie gave Dylan a card which said: ‘I ain’t dead yet’. Get into the groove with more music trivia at thisdayinmusic.com!
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