On March 14, 2008 an EF2 tornado carved a 6.25 mile long swath through downtown Atlanta, GA. One person was killed, and 30 were injured. It caused minor damage to the Georgia Dome, during an NCAA basketball game between the University of Alabama and Mississippi State University. Other structures in downtown, sustained major damage. Read the full summary here!
Highlighting a Tornado Before 1950
from Significant Tornadoes by Thomas Grazulis!
March 14, 1922: An F3 tornado moved two miles through West Baton Rouge Parish, LA. Eight homes were destroyed 5 miles NW of Port Allen. A freight car and a gravel plant were demolished. There were four deaths in three home at “Anchorage.” Thirty people were injured.
There is more weather phenomenon than just tornadoes?
On This Day in OTHER weather history!
Georg Philipp Telemann, was born March 14, 1681 in Germany. He was a composer of the late Baroque period, who wrote both sacred and secular music. He died in 1767. Source: Britannica.
Film & TV
On this day in 1968: CBS TV suspends Radio Free Europe free advertising because RFE doesn’t make it clear it is sponsored by the CIA. Get more daily history at onthisday.com!
On this day in 1985: Dead Or Alive were kicked off the UK music television show The Tube after admitting they were incapable of playing ‘live.’ The group scored the 1985 UK No.1 single ‘You Spin Me Round, Like A Record’. Get into the groove with more music trivia at thisdayinmusic.com!
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