13 tornadoes were confirmed on July 8, 2009. 8 of them were in the state of North Dakota. Most were rated EF0/EF1 but there was one that much stronger. It traveled just south of Dickinson and produced EF3 damage. Read the full summary here!
Highlighting a Tornado Before 1950
from Significant Tornadoes by Thomas Grazulis!
July 8, 1680: A tornado hit at Cambridge, MA. This is the first confirmed true tornado in the United States…” A servant was killed. A barn was unroofed and many large trees were snapped.
Tornado and Other Weather Events From On This Day
On this day in 2020, an extremely photogenic EF4 tornado tracked through parts of Grant and Otter Tail Counties in MN, near the town of Ashby. EF4 damage occurred when a house and a machine shop were swept away, trees were debarked, and the ground was scoured. Source.
On this day in 1099: First Crusade: 15,000 starving Christian soldiers march in religious procession around Jerusalem as its Muslim defenders look on. Check out more historical events at onthisday.com!
Beck was born July 8, 1970, in Los Angeles, California. He is a singer-songwriter who brought Bob Dylan’s embodiment of the hipster folk minstrel into the age of hip-hop and sampling. Source: Britannica.
Film & TV
On this day in 2005: Marvel superhero film “The Fantastic Four” starring Ioan Gruffudd, Jessica Alba, Chris Evans and Michael Chiklis premieres. Get more daily history at onthisday.com!
On this day in 2016: Canadian rapper and singer Drake was at No.1 on the US chart with his fourth studio album Views. With Views, Drake also joined Adele, Michael Bublé and Taylor Swift as the only artists in the 2010s decade to have an album remain at No.1 on the Billboard 200 for six consecutive weeks. Get into the groove with more music trivia at thisdayinmusic.com!
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