A very strong, long-track tornado made it ways through parts of Hampden and Worcester Counties, Massachusetts on June 1, 2011. The path length was just shy of 38 miles and the width grew to a half mile. Per the NWS survey, the estimated max wind speed was 160 mph. Three were killed and 200 injured. Read the full summary here!
Highlighting a Tornado Before 1950
from Significant Tornadoes by Thomas Grazulis!
June 1, 1878: Grazulis documents a tornado that crossed 20 miles through Jackson and Ray Counties in Missouri. He assigned a rating of F4. 16 people were killed as the tornado tracked from 2 miles south of Missouri City, passing through and destroying about 1/3 of Richmond. “Trees were uprooted and carried through the air like feathers.”
Tornado and Other Weather Events From On This Day
On this day in 1903, an F4 tornado struck the outskirts of Gainesville, GA. 98 people were killed, and at least 180 were injured. Fifty people, mostly children, were killed when the top floor of a cotton mill was destroyed, and several homes were leveled in New Holland. Source: Significant Tornadoes 1880-1989.
Alanis Morissette was born June 1, 1974, in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. She is a musician known for her confessional lyrics and a layered rock-influenced sound. Her 1995 album Jagged Little Pill established her as one of alternative rock’s foremost female vocalists of the 1990s. Source: Britannica.
Film & TV
On this day in 1936: “Lux Radio Theater” moved from NYC to Hollywood. Get more daily history at onthisday.com!
On this day in 1981: The first issue of the Heavy Metal magazine Kerrang! was published as a special pull-out by UK weekly music paper Sounds. AC/DC had the front cover plus features on Motorhead, Girlschool and Saxon. Get into the groove with more music trivia at thisdayinmusic.com!
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