On this day in 2012, an EF3 tornado tracked for 85 miles through parts of Kentucky and West Virginia. 10 people were killed, and 118 others were injured. The town of West Liberty, KY, was devastated. Read our full summary here!
Highlighting a Tornado Before 1950
from Significant Tornadoes by Thomas Grazulis!
March 2, 1906: A devastating F4 tornado moved 11 miles through Lauderdale, MS. It struck Meridian. “Homes were swept away and factories were leveled. ‘Small balls of fire’ were said to have been thrown from the front and sides (but not the rear) of the tornado). 23 people were killed and 60 injured.
March 2, 2012: A low-end EF4 tornado with maximum wind speeds of 175 mph slashed a 49-mile path from Washington County into Trimble County, KY. The worst damage was in Henryville, where several homes were leveled, and the middle/high school complex sustained major damage. 11 people were killed, and an unknown number of injuries occurred. Source.
There is more weather phenomenon than just tornadoes?
On This Day in OTHER weather history!
Dr. Seuss was born March 2, 1904, in Springfield, Massachusetts; he passed away in 1991. He is known for his popular children’s books, which were noted for their nonsense words, playful rhymes, and unusual creatures. Source: Britannica.
Film & TV
On this day in 1933, “King Kong” film directed by Merian C. Cooper and Ernest B. Schoedsack, starring Fay Wray premieres at Radio City Music Hall and RKO Roxy in NYC. Get more daily history at onthisday.com!
On this day in 1975: A policeman who stopped a Lincoln Continental for running a red light in Los Angeles was surprised to find Paul McCartney at the wheel with his wife Linda. The cop detected a smell of marijuana and on searching the car found eight ounces of the drug. Linda was arrested for the offence. Get into the groove with more music trivia at thisdayinmusic.com!
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