Hendricks-Arco-Marshall, MN F4 Tornado – July 7, 1955: This was a bit of a challenging event to determine the exact path of this tornado and what counties and towns should be included. We analyze those details. Read the full summary here!
Highlighting a Tornado Before 1950
from Significant Tornadoes by Thomas Grazulis!
July 7, 1915: An F2 tornado moved east near Wentzville, Gilmore, O’Fallon and St. Peters in Missouri. “A woman and a child were killed when a horse an buggy were thrown 200 yards.” Another person died at Wenzville and another at Gilmore.
On this day in 2016, an EF3 tornado tracked through rural areas northwest of Eureka, KS. Damage was mainly confined to corn fields and trees, though a house was completely swept away toward the end of the path. Source.
Tornado and Other Weather Events From On This Day
On this day in 1947, after discovering wreckage in his field after a violent thunderstorm, farmer Mac Brazel of Corona, NM, reported to the Roswell Sherrif that something crashed in his field. The following day the Air Force announced a “Flying Saucer” crashed, but they quickly recanted that statement and began a decades-long cover-up of what actually happened. Dozens of credible eyewitnesses reported seeing several “alien” bodies. 75 years later, it is still very heavily debated on what crashed during the storm near Roswell. Source.
On this day in 2005: Coordinated terrorist bomb blasts strike London’s public transport system during the morning rush hour killing 52 and injuring 700. Get more daily history at onthisday.com!
Michelle Kwan was born July 7, 1980, in Torrance, California. She is a figure skater who was one of the most decorated athletes in the sport. Combining artistry and elegance with athleticism, she won more than 40 championships, including a record-tying nine U.S. titles (1996, 1998–2005). Source: Britannica.
On this day in 1984: Bruce Springsteen went to No.1 on the US album chart with ‘Born In The USA’. The album went on to spend a total of 139 weeks on the US chart. Its also one of three albums (Michael Jackson’s Thriller and Janet Jackson’s Rhythm Nation 1814) to produce seven Top-ten US singles. Get into the groove with more music trivia at thisdayinmusic.com!
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