Oakland-Craig, NE F4 Tornado – July 15, 1950! Four farm homes were destroyed, 26 other ones were damaged. 40 cattle and 100 hogs were killed. Cars and trucks were carried several hundred feet. Read the full summary here!
Highlighting a Tornado Before 1950
from Significant Tornadoes by Thomas Grazulis!
July 15, 1885: An F3 tornado moved through portions of Hyde County, MN. The path length was 7 miles. Three homes were destroyed at Highmore. A farm was killed 2 miles east of town. 10 people were injured.
On this day in 2013, an EF2 tornado tracked for 25 miles through the Fort Peck Indian Reservation in Roosevelt County, MT. It caused extensive tree damage, and a tree was even debarked. One farm sustained minor damage. Source.
Tornado and Other Weather Events From On This Day
On this day in 1799: The Rosetta Stone is found in the Egyptian village of Rosetta by French Captain Pierre-François Bouchard during Napoleon’s Egyptian Campaign. Check out more historical events at onthisday.com!
Jesse Ventura was born July 15, 1951, in Minneapolis, Minnesota. He was a professional wrestler, actor, and politician who served as governor of Minnesota (1999–2003). Source: Britannica.
Film & TV
On this day in 1974: TV news reporter Christine Chubbuck shoots herself live on WXLT-TV, Florida, first person to commit suicide in a live broadcast. Get more daily history at onthisday.com!
On this day in 2018: ‘November Rain’ by Guns N’ Roses became the first ’90s video to pass a billion views on YouTube. The next closest ’90s video was ‘Zombie’ by The Cranberries, at 739 million. Get into the groove with more music trivia at thisdayinmusic.com!
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