A significant tornado crossed through parts of Stearns and Sherburne Counties in Minnesota on July 22, 1967. It began near St. Augusta and crossed near Clear Lake. Damage was reported near Becker and east to Zimmerman. Per Storm Data, the tornado lifted near the Isanti County border. Read the full summary here!
Highlighting a Tornado Before 1950
from Significant Tornadoes by Thomas Grazulis!
July 22, 1928: An F2 tornado moved along the Potomac River shore between Morgantown, MD and Tompkinsville. A cottage, two barns and at least 100 trees were demolished and thrown into the river. “A man was killed in the cottage and his wife was injured.”
On this day in 2010, an EF2 tornado hit near Big Bend, WI. A garage and pole shed were destroyed, and a camper was thrown 25 yards. A toolbox was found 1/2 mile away. Source.
Tornado and Other Weather Events From On This Day
On this day in 1958, a tornado tracked for 10 miles through southern Tuscarawas County, OH. A home was destroyed at Newcomerstown, and several others were heavily damaged. A man was thrown 100 yards from the destroyed house. The tornado is officially rated F2 by the SPC, but Thomas Grazulis in Significant Tornadoes rates the tornado F3. Source: Significant Tornadoes 1880-1989.
A Look Back Through The Ages! On This Day In History!
On this day in 1099: First Crusade: Godfrey of Bouillon is elected the first Defender of the Holy Sepulchre of The Kingdom of Jerusalem. Check out more historical events at onthisday.com!
Bob Dole was born July 22, 1923, in Russell, Kansas. He was a politician who served in the U.S. Senate (1969–96) and who was the Republican Party’s nominee for president in 1996 but lost to Bill Clinton. He died in 2021. Source: Britannica.
Film & TV
On this day in 1959: Ed Wood’s cult classic “plan 9 from outer space”, called one of the worse films ever, premieres. Get more daily history at onthisday.com!
On this day in 2015: New research found that a person’s taste in music may offer insight into the way in which they think. A study found empathetic people preferred more mellow, low-energy music, while those who were “systemisers” – people who seeked to analyse patterns in the world enjoyed punk, heavy metal and more complex music overall. Researchers at Cambridge University, England had recruited 4,000 participants and put them through a series of different tests. Get into the groove with more music trivia at thisdayinmusic.com!
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