Seventeen tornadoes occurred on June 12, 1970 per the Storm Prediction Center Database. The strongest is the topic of this summary. It was rated F4 and traveled 16-17 miles across parts of Chariton and Macon Counties in Missouri. Read the full summary here!
Highlighting a Tornado Before 1950
from Significant Tornadoes by Thomas Grazulis!
June 12, 1881: A possible F4 tornado moved 17 miles in Cowley County, KS. It devastated the town of Floral, many of the homes there were leveled. “The tornado’s progress was watched for a half hour from Seely and Akron. It was described as looking like rope at first, and then changed its form to resemble an elephant’s trunk.” 3 people were killed.
Tornado and Other Weather Events From On This Day
On this day in 1899, an F5 tornado devastated the town of New Richmond, WI. 117 people were killed, and 200 were injured. This ranks as the 8th deadliest tornado in US history. Source: Significant Tornadoes 1880-1989.
Anne Frank was born June 12, 1929, in Frankfurt am Main, Germany. She was a Jewish girl whose diary of her family’s two years in hiding during the German occupation of the Netherlands became a classic of war literature. She died in 1945. Source: Britannica.
Film & TV
On this day in 1913: “Dachshund” by Pathe Freres, early animated cartoon, released. Get more daily history at onthisday.com!
On this day in 1989: The Elvis Presley Autoland Museum opened at Graceland. The museum contained over 30 cars which were owned by Presley including his famous Pink Cadillac, Harley-Davidson motorcycles, Stutz Blackhawks, a 1975 Dino Ferrari, a 1956 Cadillac Eldorado Convertible, and the red MG that Elvis drove in the film Blue Hawaii. Get into the groove with more music trivia at thisdayinmusic.com!
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