Deer Park, TX F2 Tornado – July 29, 1971! Six mobile homes were blown from their foundations and two trailers were demolished. There were 8 minor injuries. The path was reported to be only 0.3 miles. Read the full summary here!
Highlighting a Tornado Before 1950
from Significant Tornadoes by Thomas Grazulis!
July 29, 1896: An F2 crossed through Athens County, OH and the town of Glouster. Homes and a store were demolished and the owner of the store died as he became buried under the debris. Newspapers reported that a woman was “so badly frightened” that she died as well.
On this day in 2021, an EF3 tornado tracked for 3.5 miles through parts of Philadelphia and Trevose, PA. EF3 damage occurred to a car dealership that was destroyed and nearby trees that were stripped. Homes in the path sustained mostly minor damage. A sign from the PA Turnpike was thrown 1/2 mile. This was the first F3/EF3 tornado in PA since July 2004. Source.
Tornado and Other Weather Events From On This Day
On this day in 2021, an EF1 tornado tracked for nearly 5 miles through parts of Fayette and Westmoreland Counties in PA, near Donegal. Numerous trees were knocked down, and a garage was leveled. Source.
On this day in 1609: Samuel de Champlain shoots and kills two Iroquois chiefs at Ticonderoga, New York setting the stage for French-Iroquois conflicts for the next 150 years. Check out more historical events at onthisday.com!
Benito Mussolini was born July 29, 1883, Predappio, Italy. He was the Italian prime minister (1922–43) and the first of 20th-century Europe’s fascist dictators. He died in 1945. Source: Britannica.
Film & TV
On this day in 1954: Publication of “Fellowship of the Ring” 1st volume of “Lord of the Rings” by J. R. R. Tolkien by George Allen and Unwin in London. Get more daily history at onthisday.com!
On this day in 2007: Heart problems forced Kiss singer and guitarist Paul Stanley to abandon a show in California. Paramedics stopped and restarted his heart to give it a regular rhythm after his heart spontaneously jumped to 190 plus beats per minute. Get into the groove with more music trivia at thisdayinmusic.com!
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