Sidney, OH F3 Tornado – July 28, 1961! The path length was only 1/2 mile. It struck the Stewart subdivision in the SW edge of town. 10 homes were destroyed, 7 damaged. The Sidney Machine Tool Company plant sustained heavy damage. Read the full summary here!
Highlighting a Tornado Before 1950
from Significant Tornadoes by Thomas Grazulis!
July 28, 1942: An F2 tornado struck near Hancock, WI. A barn and a hog house were destroyed on two different farms. Lake front cottages had roof damage.
On this day in 2018, an EF3 tornado tracked for 4.5 miles near Douglas, WY. It caused major damage to a ranch. Per NWS Cheyenne: “Two large utility trailers (weighing several thousand pounds) were lofted and (at the time of the survey) had not been located with the exception of 1 axel set.” Source.
Tornado and Other Weather Events From On This Day
On this day in 1976, two earthquakes rattled Tangshan, China. The first one was a 7.6, and the second was a 7.0. The quakes killed at least 240,000 people. Source.
A Look Back Through The Ages! On This Day In History!
On this day in 1943: Operation Gomorrah: RAF bombing over Hamburg causes a firestorm that kills 42,600 German civilians. Check out more historical events at onthisday.com!
Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis was, born July 28, 1929 in Southampton, New York. She was the first lady (1961–63), who was the wife of John F. Kennedy, 35th president of the United States, and was noted for her style and elegance. Her second husband, Aristotle Onassis, was one of the wealthiest men in the world. She died in 1994 Source: Britannica.
Film & TV
On this day in 1951: Walt Disney’s animated musical film “Alice In Wonderland” released. Get more daily history at onthisday.com!
On this day in 2011: 63-year-old singer Meat Loaf, passed out onstage at Pittsburgh’s Trib Amphitheater during an apparent asthma attack. After about ten minutes he regained his composure and finished the show. Get into the groove with more music trivia at thisdayinmusic.com!
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