On this day in 1990, a major tornado outbreak ripped across the plains. Two tornadoes were rated F5, one hit Hesston, KS, and the other hit Goessel, KS. We detail both of these violent twisters in our full summary here!
Highlighting a Tornado Before 1950
from Significant Tornadoes by Thomas Grazulis!
March 13, 1922: A possible F2 tornado moved 4 miles across the west side of Sulphur, OK. 50 buildings (mostly homes) were damaged or destroyed. The county courthouse lost its roof. Barns were leveled on a farm NW of town. Three were killed and 40 injured.
On March 13, 2021: A large, wedge, tornado tracked for 21 miles from near Happy, TX, to Palo Duro Canyon. Several homes sustained minor to moderate damage, and a cellphone tower and several power poles were snapped. Source.
There is more weather phenomenon than just tornadoes?
On This Day in OTHER weather history!
“The Storm of Century” crippled much of the eastern US from Alabama all the way to Maine with blizzard conditions from March 12-14, 1993. 318 people were killed. On the 13th, it spawned a derecho, that moved across Florida, causing widespread damage and 11 tornadoes. Source.
On this day in 2003: The journal Nature reports that 350,000-year-old footprints of an upright-walking human have been found in Italy. Check out more historical events at onthisday.com!
L. Ron Hubbard was born March 13, 1911, in Tilden, Nebraska. Hubbard was the founder of the Church of Scientology. He died in 1986. Source: Britannica.
Film & TV
On this day in 1852: Uncle Sam cartoon figure made its debut in the New York Lantern weekly. Get more daily history at onthisday.com!
On This day in 2014: Two people were killed and 23 injured after a drunk driver crashed through barricades set up for the South by Southwest (SXSW) festival in Austin, Texas. The driver was thought to have been trying to escape from the police when the accident happened. Two other people later died in hospital. Get into the groove with more music trivia at thisdayinmusic.com!
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