18 tornadoes were confirmed across parts of Texas, Oklahoma and New Mexico on March 23, 2007. 10 were in New Mexico. This summary looks at a tornado rated EF2 that moved 8.35 miles through parts of Lea County. Read the full summary here!
Highlighting a Tornado Before 1950
from Significant Tornadoes by Thomas Grazulis!
March 23, 1913: A devastating F4 tornado moved through Ralston, NE killing seven people. It then crossed through Omaha, killing 94. 600 homes were destroyed and 1100+ were damaged. The tornado crossed into Iowa where two children were killed SE of Beebeetown.
On this day in 2011, an EF2 tornado tracked for 7 miles through Hempfield Township, PA, near Greensburg. The Hempfield High School football field had heavy damage. Several homes were damaged or destroyed. Source.
There is more weather phenomenon than just tornadoes?
On This Day in OTHER weather history!
On this day in 1775: Patrick Henry proclaims “Give me liberty or give me death” in speech in favour of Virginian troops joining US Revolutionary war. Check out more historical events at onthisday.com!
Wernher von Braun was born March 23, 1912, Wirsitz, Germany (now Wyrzysk, Poland). He was an engineer who played a prominent role in all aspects of rocketry and space exploration, first in Germany and after World War II in the United States. He died in 1977. Source: Britannica.
Film & TV
On this day in 1940: 1st radio broadcast of “Truth or Consequences” on CBS. Get more daily history at onthisday.com!
On this day in 1972: The film of The Concert For Bangladesh featuring George Harrison, Bob Dylan and Eric Clapton premiered in New York. The event was the first benefit concert of this magnitude in world history. The concert raised $243,418.51 for Bangladesh relief, which was administered by UNICEF. Sales of the album and DVD continue to benefit the George Harrison Fund for UNICEF. Get into the groove with more music trivia at thisdayinmusic.com!
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