Per the SPC database, 17 tornadoes occurred on March 26, 1976. Two were rated F4 (1 in OK, 1 in MS). At 328pm CT, a tornado that would be rated officially F5 traveled 11.9 miles through parts of LeFlore County, OK. There were 64 injuries and 2 fatalities reported. Tremendous damage occurred in and around the town of Spiro. Read the full summary here!
Highlighting a Tornado Before 1950
from Significant Tornadoes by Thomas Grazulis!
March 26, 1928: An F3 tornado moved four miles through Cherokee County, GA. Six small homes and several barns were destroyed near Orange. Six deaths occurred in three of those homes. Four of those deaths were in one tenant home and they were all members of one family. “The bodies were found a quarter mile from the empty foundation.” Grazulis states that this may have been a violent tornado but it was only poor construction hit so hard to know for sure.
There is more weather phenomenon than just tornadoes?
On This Day in OTHER weather history!
On this day in 1812: Earthquake measuring 7.7 on the Richter scale destroys 90% of Caracas, Venezuela and kills an estimated 15,000–20,000 people. Check out more historical events at onthisday.com!
Nancy Pelosi was born March 26, 1940 in Baltimore, MD. She is a Democratic politician who is a congresswoman from California in the U.S. House of Representatives (1987– present). Source: Britannica.
On this day in 1965: Mick Jagger, Brian Jones and Bill Wyman all received electric shocks from a faulty microphone on stage during a Rolling Stones show in Denmark. Bill Wyman was knocked unconscious for several minutes. Get into the groove with more music trivia at thisdayinmusic.com!
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