An estimated F4 tornado made its way from Ankeny, IA (northern Des Moines suburb), and moved southeast, ending near Runnels. It was a devastating event for the town of Ankeny. Two people were killed in their homes, and there were at least 50 injuries. Read the full summary here!
Highlighting a Tornado Before 1950
from Significant Tornadoes by Thomas Grazulis!
June 18, 1928: Two homes were destroyed by an estimated F2 tornado in Tyler County, WV. One person was killed and two were injured.
On this day in 2014, an EF4 tornado tracked for 11.65 miles near Alpena, SD. A house was leveled, and a person in the basement was injured when debris fell into it. Trees were severely debarked. Source.
Tornado and Other Weather Events From On This Day
On this day in 1975, the “Gothenburg Tornado Family” tracked for 131 miles from near to McCook, NE to near Arnold, NE. There were eight tornadoes; four were rated F3, two were F1, and there was one F2 and one F4. The F4 tornado struck near Arnold, killing a woman as her truck was thrown 200 yards, and five farms were “wiped out.” Source.
On this day in 1928: American aviator Amelia Earhart becomes the 1st woman to fly across the Atlantic Ocean, landing at Burry Port, Wales. Check out more historical events at onthisday.com!
Paul McCartney was born June 18, 1942, in Liverpool, England. He is a songwriter, composer, bass player, poet, and painter whose work with the Beatles in the 1960s helped lift popular music from its origins in the entertainment business and transform it into a creative, highly commercial art form. He is also one of the most popular solo performers of all time in terms of both sales of his recordings and attendance at his concerts.
On this day in 1948: Columbia Records started the first mass production of the 33-RPM long player. The new format could contain a maximum of 23 minutes of music per side versus the three minutes that could be squeezed on to a 78 RPM disc. Get into the groove with more music trivia at thisdayinmusic.com!
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