38 tornadoes are found in the SPC Database for June 28, 1979. It is an F3 that barreled through the town of Algona, IA that is the topic of this summary. In the town, 104 homes and 20 businesses were destroyed. Two women were killed. Read the full summary here!
Highlighting a Tornado Before 1950
from Significant Tornadoes by Thomas Grazulis!
June 28, 1924: An F3 tornado crossed through portions of Portage County, Ohio. “Three men were killed at milking time in three separate barns near Mantua.” At Nelson, many of the buildings were unroofed or had other varying degrees of damage.
On this day in 2018, what was likely a violent tornado (but rated EF3 based on current damage indicators) tracked for nearly 7 miles from near Capitol, MT, to near Camp Cook, SD. A tractor near Camp Cook was thrown several miles to the northwest (the tornado was moving northeast), landing in Montana. A large farm building was swept away and had chunks of its foundation ripped up and tossed. Source.
Tornado and Other Weather Events From On This Day
On this day in 1924, an F4 tornado devastated the towns of Sandusky and Lorain, OH. 85 people were killed and over 300 others were injured as over 1,000 homes and many businesses were leveled. 15 deaths occurred in a theatre that was destroyed. Other killer tornadoes struck near Nelson, OH and Custards, PA. Source.
From the Podcast Archives! Our Episode about the Sandusky-Lorain Tornado!
Elon Musk, was born June 28, 1971, in Pretoria, South Africa. He is an entrepreneur who cofounded the electronic-payment firm PayPal and formed SpaceX, maker of launch vehicles and spacecraft. He was also one of the first significant investors in, as well as chief executive officer of, the electric car manufacturer Tesla. Source: Britannica.
Film & TV
On this day in 2003: “Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl”, directed by Gore Verbinski, starring Johnny Depp, Keira Knightley and Orlando Bloom, premieres at Disneyland. Get more daily history at onthisday.com!
On this day in 1997: The Pink Floyd album The Dark Side Of The Moon spent its 1056th week on the US album chart. It was rumoured at the time that if the album was played while watching The Wizard of Oz movie, and started exactly when the MGM lion roared the third time during the movie’s intro, very interesting connections could be made between the two. Get into the groove with more music trivia at thisdayinmusic.com!
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