On January 4, 2007, two tornadoes struck parts of Louisiana. They were both rated F1. This summary looks at the tornado that pushed just over 15 miles through Iberia Parish. It developed near Lydia causing minor damage to a few barns and trees. It moved northward at approximately 50 mph and strengthened. Max winds were estimated at 110 mph. Read the full summary here!
Highlighting a Tornado Before 1950
from Significant Tornadoes by Thomas Grazulis!
January 4, 1917: A devastating tornado, rated F3, moved through Pittsburg County, OK. “A small, poorly constructed Choctaw Indian Baptist Mission school was destroyed at “Vireton,” (west of Blocker and 6m NE of Richview), killing 16 students and injuring 10 others. The bodies of some students were scattered up to 100 yards down a hillside. The teacher, whose jaw was broken, was braced against the door as the building disintegrated.”
January 4, 2015: An EF2 tornado tracked for 14 miles across Crenshaw County, AL. Damage was mainly confined to many snapped or uprooted trees, though toward the end of the path, a chicken house was destroyed and a home was damaged. Source.
There is more weather phenomenon than just tornadoes?
On This Day in OTHER weather history!
On this day in 1958, NZ team led by Edmund Hillary reaches the South Pole, the 1st to reach the Pole overland using motor vehicles and the 1st since Amundsen in 1911 and Scott in 1912. Check out more historical events at onthisday.com!
On this day in 1642, Isaac Newton, English physicist and mathematician, who was the culminating figure of the Scientific Revolution of the 17th century, was born in Woolsthorpe, Lincolnshire, England. He died in 1727. Source: Britannica.
Film & TV
On this day in 1935, Bob Hope 1st heard on network radio as part of “The Intimate Revue”! Get more daily history at onthisday.com!
On this day in 2001, US rapper Vanilla Ice spent the night in jail after allegedly ripping out some of his wife’s hair. Ice (born Robert Van Winkle) told police he pulled out some of his wife’s hair to prevent her from jumping out of their truck’s window. He was released the following morning from Broward County Jail in Fort Lauderdale on $3,500 bail. Get into the groove with more music trivia at thisdayinmusic.com!
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