Teton Wilderness, WY F4 Tornado – July 21, 1987! This tornado’s most impressive feat was the fact that it crossed the continental divide at over 10,000 ft. This is the highest elevation that a violent (F4/F5) tornado has ever occurred on record. Read the full summary here!
Highlighting a Tornado Before 1950
from Significant Tornadoes by Thomas Grazulis!
July 21, 1943: An F2 tornado moved through parts of Van Wert, OH. Six barns were damaged or destroyed NW and north of the town of Van Wert.
Tornado and Other Weather Events From On This Day
On this day in 1993, a large, wedge tornado passed across the open country near Last Chance, CO. Per Thomas Grazulis in Significant Tornadoes: “The tornado may have damaged storage sheds and grain combines but is officially rated at F0. Several amazing photos of the tornado were taken by William Reid, and can be viewed at his blog, stormbruiser.com. After this spectacular tornado dissipated, an F3 tornado hit near Lindon, CO, injuring 6 people. Source: Significant Tornadoes 1992-1995.
Robin Williams was born July 21, 1951, Chicago, Illinois, U.S. He was a comedian and actor known for his manic stand-up routines and his diverse film performances. He won an Academy Award for his role in Good Will Hunting (1997). He died in 2014. Source: Britannica.
Film & TV
On this day in 1978: “Sgt Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band” film starring The Bee Gees, based on the Beatles’ album of the same name, premieres in NYC. Get more daily history at onthisday.com!
On this day in 1987: Guns N’ Roses released their debut album on Geffen Records: Appetite For Destruction featured the singles ‘Welcome to the Jungle’, ‘Sweet Child o’ Mine’, and ‘Paradise City’. The album now has worldwide sales in excess of 28 million, 18 million of which are in the US, making it the best-selling debut album of all time there. Get into the groove with more music trivia at thisdayinmusic.com!
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