Per the SPC Tornado Database, there were 35 tornadoes on June 21, 1981. They were spread across the country, from Florida to Pennsylvania over to Kansas and Nebraska. One of the strongest was an F3 in Schuyler County, IL. One person was killed and 12 were injured. Read the full summary here!
Highlighting a Tornado Before 1950
from Significant Tornadoes by Thomas Grazulis!
June 21, 1893: An F4 tornado moved from one mile East of Perry, KS, passing four miles north of Williamstown. Six farm houses were leveled and swept away. Six members of one family were killed. Three young children in the family survived. A total of 11 people were killed along the path.
On this day in 2010, an EF2 tornado struck Eagle and Old World, WI. It was on the ground for about 5 miles and was up to 1/2 mile wide. 75-100 homes were damaged. Source.
Tornado and Other Weather Events From On This Day
On this day in 1948, an F4 tornado touched down seven miles southwest of Wichita, KS, and moved northeast through the northwestern part of the city for 12 miles. Two farms west of town were leveled, and 12 people were injured. The Westport Airport was destroyed. Source: Significant Tornadoes 1880-1989.
A Look Back Through The Ages! On This Day In History!
On this day in 1990: 7.7 Manjil-Rudbar Earthquake with hundreds of aftershocks hits Iran; killing about 50,000. Check out more historical events at onthisday.com!
Edward Snowden was born June 21, 1983, Elizabeth City, North Carolina. He was an intelligence contractor who in 2013 revealed the existence of secret wide-ranging information-gathering programs conducted by the National Security Agency (NSA). Source: Britannica.
Film & TV
On this day in 1948: WNAC (now WHDH) TV channel 7 in Boston, MA (CBS) begins broadcasting. Get more daily history at onthisday.com!
On this day in 1966: Tom Jones needed 14 stitches in his forehead after his Jaguar was involved in a car crash in Marble Arch, London Get into the groove with more music trivia at thisdayinmusic.com!
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