An F3 tornado hit portions of Westmoreland County, PA on July 11, 1976. Per Thomas Grazulis in Significant Tornadoes: The tornado traveled 13 miles from near Delmont to Salem and Unit Townships, near the Latrobe-area hospital to Clover Hill, Oakville, and Darlington. Read the full summary here!
Highlighting a Tornado Before 1950
from Significant Tornadoes by Thomas Grazulis!
July 11, 1929: Several tornadoes are recorded by Grazulis on this day. One was given an F3 rating. It moved through the Devil’s Lake Area in North Dakota. All buildings on a farm were destroyed. 18 people were injured along the path, 15 of which were members of a railroad crew. Their car was derailed.
Tornado and Other Weather Events From On This Day
On this day in 1976, an F2 tornado tracked for nearly 29 miles through Jefferson County, PA. A trailer park near Brookville was destroyed, and a woman there was killed. Several frame homes and a gas station were ripped apart. Source: Significant Tornadoes 1880-1989.
On this day in 1405: Chinese fleet commander Zheng He sets sail on his first major expedition, to the Spice Islands, leading 208 vessels, including 62 treasure ships with 27,800 sailors. Check out more historical events at onthisday.com!
Giorgio Armani was born July 11, 1934, in Piacenza, Italy. He is a fashion designer whose signature style of relaxed yet luxurious ready-to-wear and elegant, intricately beaded evening wear helped introduce ease and streamlined modernity to late 20th-century dressing. Source: Britannica.
On this day in 1969: ‘Space Oddity’ by David Bowie was released in the UK for the first time. It was timed to coincide with the Apollo moon landing but had to be re-released before it became a hit, later in the year in the UK (but not until 1973 in the US). Bowie would later revisit his Major Tom character in the songs ‘Ashes to Ashes’, ‘Hallo Spaceboy’ and possibly the music video for ‘Blackstar’. Get into the groove with more music trivia at thisdayinmusic.com!
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