It is the deadliest and most destructive tornado to ever hit the New England area. The Worcester, MA Tornado occurred during the mid-afternoon time on June 9, 1953. The destruction was overwhelming. Per Thomas Grazulis in Significant Tornadoes, an F5 rating could have been given to this event. “Many of the houses that were nearly leveled were two- or three-story tenement buildings, built with dozens of interior walls which would add considerable structural strength.” Read the full summary here!
Highlighting a Tornado Before 1950
from Significant Tornadoes by Thomas Grazulis!
June 9, 1937: An F3 tornado moved ESE from 3 miles east of Union City, OK to 3 miles west of Moore. At least 8 farms were hit. “This was either a family of tornadoes or a multiple-vortex event of some kind, and probably was F4 intensity.” Four people were killed and seven injured.
On this day in 2005, a large, wedge tornado moved through parts of Hale and Floyd Counties, in Texas, striking the town of Petersburg. Most of the damage was in the F1 to F2 range, but a pick-up truck was thrown 1/2 mile, which was rated F3. Source.
Tornado and Other Weather Events From On This Day
On this day in 1980, twin tornadoes (One F0 and one F2) mauled the tiny hamlet of Chest Springs, 12 miles WNW of Altoona, PA. Two homes and a trailer were destroyed, and 13 others were damaged. One man was injured when his trailer was leveled, and a three-year-old girl was blown from her house but was not injured. Source.
On this day in 1856: 500 Mormons leave Iowa City, Iowa, and head west for Salt Lake City, Utah, carrying all their possessions in two-wheeled handcarts. Check out more historical events at onthisday.com!
Johnny Depp was born June 9, 1963, in Owensboro, Kentucky. He is an actor and musician who was known for his eclectic and unconventional film choices. He achieved perhaps his greatest success as Capt. Jack Sparrow in the Pirates of the Caribbean series. Source: Britannica.
Film & TV
On this day in 1945: Warner Bros cartoon “A Gruesome Twosome” starring Tweety premieres in USA. Get more daily history at onthisday.com!
On this day in 1979: The Bee Gees went to No.1 on the US singles chart with ‘Love You inside Out’, the group’s 9th US No.1 and a No.13 hit in the UK. Get into the groove with more music trivia at thisdayinmusic.com!
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