Canton, IL F3 Tornado – July 23, 1975! Part of a tornado family that Ted Fujita researched. Studied the influence microbursts may have had on the twisters. 127 businesses in a 5-block area damaged. 2 fatalities occurred at the Horton’s Mobile Home Manor. Read the full summary here!
Highlighting a Tornado Before 1950
from Significant Tornadoes by Thomas Grazulis!
July 23, 1883: An F4 tornado traveled 15 miles from near Eaton Rapids, MI and ended south of Leslie. Three were killed including two children. Near Leslie, an elderly woman was killed aas her home was “blown apart.” 15 people were injured.
On this day in 2010 four tornadoes tore across Susquehanna, Wayne, and Pike Counties, in Northeast PA. Three were rated EF1 and one EF2. Thousands of trees were blown down, and many homes, cabins, and farm buildings were damaged or destroyed. Source.
Tornado and Other Weather Events From On This Day
On this day in 2010 an 8″ diameter, and 18″ circumference hailstone fell at Vivian SD. This set the record as the largest diameter hailstone. Source.
A Look Back Through The Ages! On This Day In History!
On this day in 1829: William Austin Burt patents America’s first “typographer” (typewriter). Check out more historical events at onthisday.com!
Monica Lewinsky was born July 23, 1973, in San Francisco, California. She is an activist, public speaker, and writer, who, while a White House intern in 1995–96, had a sexual relationship with U.S. Pres. Bill Clinton that became a scandal. Source: Britannica.
Film & TV
On this day in 1989: FOX-TV tops ABC, NBC & CBS for 1st time. Get more daily history at onthisday.com!
On this day in 2018: The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) warned against the growing trend of people jumping out of moving cars and dancing to Drake’s ‘In My Feelings’. Get into the groove with more music trivia at thisdayinmusic.com!
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