On this day, July 16, 1979: It is considered the most destructive tornado in Wyoming’s history and it was the first tornado to ever hit the city of Cheyenne. An F3 crossed through the northern parts of the Cheyenne housing and airport areas. Per the NWS Cheyenne, “It thoroughly demonstrated the destructive capability of a tornado occurring along the front range of the Rocky Mountains.” Read the full summary here!
Highlighting a Tornado Before 1950
from Significant Tornadoes by Thomas Grazulis!
July 16, 1821: “A boy was killed by a “whirlwind” at New Orleans. Another man was critically injured.”
Tornado and Other Weather Events From On This Day
Will Ferrell was born July 16, 1967, Irvine, California. He is a comedy actor, writer, and producer known for his impersonations and for his portrayal of dim-witted but endearing characters. Source: Britannica.
On this day in 2009: A stage being built in France for a concert by Madonna collapsed, killing two workers and injuring six others. Technicians had been setting up the stage at the Velodrome stadium in Marseille when the partially-built roof fell in, bringing down a crane. Madonna was performing on her Sticky and Sweet tour in Udine, Italy, when she received news of the incident and was said to be “devastated” by the news. Get into the groove with more music trivia at thisdayinmusic.com!
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