On this day in 2007, a violent EF4 tornado slashed through Enterprise, Alabama. The high school was destroyed, and nine students lost their lives there. A 9th fatality occurred at a nearby house, and there were 50 injuries as well. Full Summary here!
Highlighting a Tornado Before 1950
from Significant Tornadoes by Thomas Grazulis!
March 1, 1888: A possible F3 tornado pushed 20 miles through Sedgwick and Harvey Counties in KS. A woman was killed in her home seven miles south of Halstead. “With her family safely in the basement, she was on the steps herself, when the tornado shifted the home and she was crushed against the foundation.” At least a dozen barns were destroyed. “Soft earth was scooped out to a depth of one foot, in a spot that was 20 feet in diameter.” There was another fatality near Newton.
March 1, 2007: An EF3 tornado tracked for nearly 10 miles through rural Crawford and Bibb Counties in Georgia. Several homes were damaged or destroyed and extensive tree damage occurred. There were nine injuries. Source.
There is more weather phenomenon than just tornadoes?
On This Day in OTHER weather history!
Dalia Grybauskaite, who served as president of Lithuania from 2009 to 2019, was born on this day in 1956. She was the first woman to hold the post. Source: Britannica.
Film & TV
On this day in 1953, WFBG TV (later WTAJ) channel 10 in Altoona, PA (CBS) begins broadcasting. Get more daily history at onthisday.com!
On this day in 1994, Nirvana played their final ever concert when they appeared at The Terminal Einz in Munich, Germany. The 3,000 capacity venue was a small Airport Hanger. The power went off during the show so they played an impromptu acoustic set including a version of The Cars ‘My Best Friend’s Girl.’ Get into the groove with more music trivia at thisdayinmusic.com!
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