Colfax, WI F5 Tornado – June 4, 1958! 33.7 mile path. 21 killed, 74 injured. Dozens of homes were leveled. Before lifting ENE of Colfax, farm houses were demolished. 2 were killed when a car was thrown from Highway 40 near the end of the path. Read the full summary here!
Highlighting a Tornado Before 1950
from Significant Tornadoes by Thomas Grazulis!
June 4, 1914: An F2 tornado moved ENE from near Confluence, PA to near Ursina and then through the Casselman River Valley. An elderly woman was killed in her home at Ursina. 9 people were injured.
On this day in 2005, an F2 tornado struck near Hiawatha, KS, damaging or destroying 15 buildings. Source.
Tornado and Other Weather Events From On This Day
On this day in 1975, an F2 tornado tracked for 45 miles through parts of Beaver, Allegheny, and Westmoreland Counties, in Pennsylvania, through the Pittsburgh Metro area. Pennsylvania Governor Hilton Shapp, from a car on the highway near Ambridge, saw the tornado. Source.
A Look Back Through The Ages! On This Day In History!
On this day in 1945: US, Soviet Union, Britain and France agree to divide up occupied Germany. Check out more historical events at onthisday.com!
Angelina Jolie, was born June 4, 1975, in Los Angeles, California. She is an actress and director known for her sex appeal and edginess as well as for her humanitarian work. Source: Britannica.
Film & TV
On this day in 1982: “Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan,” released in USA. Get more daily history at onthisday.com!
On this day in 1976: The Sex Pistols appeared at The Lesser Free Trade Hall, Manchester, England. The now legendary night is regarded as a catalyst to the punk rock movement. In the audience was, Morrissey, Bernard Sumner, Peter Hook (soon to form Joy Division) and Mark E Smith, (The Fall). Tickets cost £1. Get into the groove with more music trivia at thisdayinmusic.com!
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