Scottsbluff, NE F2 Tornado – July 26, 1993! A furniture store was destroyed, 6 people inside were injured. 6 homes were destroyed in a subdivision. As the tornado moved east away from Scottsbluff, 2 more homes and a quilt shop were heavily damaged. Read the full summary here!
Highlighting a Tornado Before 1950
from Significant Tornadoes by Thomas Grazulis!
July 26, 1890: An F3 tornado moved ENE, parallell and south of the Merrimack River in Essex County, MA. 35 homes were destroyed and 60 others were damaged. Grazulis documents 8 fatalities and 63 injuries.
On this day in 2010, an EF3 tornado hit near Reserve, MT. The Smith Ranch was completely destroyed. Two people were killed, and one was injured in the basement of the house. Vehicles and farm implements were thrown 1/4 of a mile away and mangled. Source.
Tornado and Other Weather Events From On This Day
On this day in 1981, an F3 tornado tracked for 4 miles from Berlinsville to Danielsville, PA. Three homes were completely destroyed, and a mattress was carried 1 mile from of on the homes. Two people were injured. Source.
A Look Back Through The Ages! On This Day In History!
On this day in 1803: The Surrey Iron Railway, arguably the world’s first public railway, opens in south London. Check out more historical events at onthisday.com!
Sandra Bullock was born July 26, 1964, Arlington, Virginia. She is an actress and film producer known for her charismatic energy and wit onscreen, especially as girl-next-door characters in romantic comedies. Source: Britannica.
Film & TV
On this day in 1896: Vitascope Hall, the first permanent for-profit movie theatre, opens in New Orleans. Get more daily history at onthisday.com!
On this day in 1968: The Jackson Five signed a one-year contract with Motown Records. They made history in 1970 as the first recording act to have their first four singles to reach No.1 on the Billboard Hot 100, with the songs being ‘I Want You Back’, ‘ABC’, ‘The Love You Save’ and ‘I’ll Be There’. Get into the groove with more music trivia at thisdayinmusic.com!
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