Pilger-Thurston, NE F3 Tornado – June 17, 1954: 23.6 mile path. 10 sets of farm buildings, a church and a school were destroyed. There was one fatality. Read the full summary here!
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.
On this day in 2014, an EF3 tornado struck near Coleridge, NE. It reached a peak width of 1.17 miles wide; it leveled two farm homes, caused severe ground scouring, and debarked trees. Source.
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.
A Look Back Through The Ages! On This Day In History!
On this day in 1837: Charles Goodyear obtains his 1st rubber patent. Check out more historical events at onthisday.com!
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.
Film & TV
On this day in 2018: “The Incredibles 2” sets a box office record for an animated release, earning $180 million its opening weekend. Get more daily history at onthisday.com!
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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