Highlighting a Tornado Before 1950
from Significant Tornadoes by Thomas Grazulis!
June 17, 1915: An F4 tornado occurred in Pottawatomie County, KS. It had a seven mile path. Per Grazulis, it moved northwest and curved around the town of Onaga. It then turned to the southwest at the end of the path. Five were killed, all members of one family. There home was destroyed SW of Onaga.
Tornado and Other Weather Events From On This Day
On this day in 1882, an F5 tornado tracked for 105 miles through Central Iowa. It devastated the town of Grinnell. 68 people were killed and 300 were injured. Source: Significant Tornadoes 1880-1989.
Newt Gingrich was born June 17, 1943, in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. He is a politician, who served as speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives (1995–98); he was the first Republican to hold the office in 40 years. He later sought the party’s nomination for president in 2012.
On this day in 1997: Fans rioted at an Ozzfest concert in Columbus Ohio, after Ozzy Osbourne couldn’t perform due to throat problems. Angry fans broke windows, uprooted trees, and turned over a parked car. Get into the groove with more music trivia at thisdayinmusic.com!
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