A tornado made a trek through parts of Myrtle Beach, SC on July 6, 2001. It began near the Myrtle Beach Pavilion at 9th Ave N and moved just offshore becoming a waterspout. It skirted the beach causing F2 damage, overturning buses and causing damage to hotels along the beach. After moving down the beachfront, the tornado skipped over and hit the Seagate RV park. 10 RVs destroyed, 40 more damaged. There was also weaker F0 damage at the Myrtle Beach International Airport. There were 39 injuries and no fatalities. Read the full summary here!
Highlighting a Tornado Before 1950
from Significant Tornadoes by Thomas Grazulis!
July 6, 1916: Grazulis documents an F2 tornado spawned by a hurricane in Grady County, GA. One person was killed and 3 injured in a destroyed home north of Cairo. The home was “carried 150 feet, then blown apart and scattered over a 10-acre field.”
Tornado and Other Weather Events From On This Day
On this day in 1893, an F5 tornado leveled the town of Pomeroy, IA. 71 people were killed and at least 200 others were injured. Source: Significant Tornadoes 1880-1989.
George W. Bush was born July 6, 1946, in New Haven, Connecticut. He was the 43rd president of the United States (2001–09), who led his country’s response to the September 11 terrorist attacks in 2001 and initiated the Iraq War in 2003. Source: Britannica.
Film & TV
On this day in 1994: “Forrest Gump”, directed by Robert Zemeckis and starring Tom Hanks, Robin Wright, and Gary Sinise, is released (Academy Awards Best Picture 1995). Get more daily history at onthisday.com!
On this day in 1999: East 17 were dropped by their record company after the bands last album had sold less than 20,000 copies. Get into the groove with more music trivia at thisdayinmusic.com!
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