There was only one tornado confirmed on June 24, 1970. It was a devastating quick-hitting twister in Nueces County, TX. It destroyed the Golden Acres Trailer Park just to the east of Bishop. Tragically, an infant was killed. Read the full summary here!
Highlighting a Tornado Before 1950
from Significant Tornadoes by Thomas Grazulis!
June 24, 1914: An estimated F2 tornado destroyed a house and barn near Halder, WI. ” A wedding reception had been taking place when the storm started. The guests stayed late, waiting for the storm to end before heading home. The deaths (5) were all in the barn, where the young people had gone to wait, and most of the injuries (20) were in the home. Barn debris was carried for over a mile.”
Tornado and Other Weather Events From On This Day
On this day in 1853: US President Franklin Pierce signs the Gadsden Purchase, buying 29,670 square-miles (76,800 square km) from Mexico for $10 million (now southern Arizona and New Mexico). Check out more historical events at onthisday.com!
Mindy Kaling was born June 24, 1979, in Cambridge, Massachusetts. She’s an actress, comedian, and author who was known for her offbeat humour, which was on display in such projects as the television show The Mindy Project (2012–17). Source: Britannica.
On this day in 2007: The White Stripes went to No.1 on the UK album chart with ‘Icky Thump’ the duo’s sixth and final studio album. ‘Icky Thump’ won a Grammy Award for Best Alternative Music Album in 2008. Get into the groove with more music trivia at thisdayinmusic.com!
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