On this day in 1973, an F4 tornado struck Abbeville, SC just after dark damaging or destroying several homes. It plowed into a motel about three miles east of Calhoun Falls. “The entire building and its furnishing and occupants from the foundation upward were carried across the highway toward the south and spread over a large field.” Seven people were killed, four of them in the motel. Read the full summary here!
Highlighting a Tornado Before 1950
from Significant Tornadoes by Thomas Grazulis!
March 31, 1889: Three were killed when an F1 tornado struck near Hico, TX. A woman and her two children died when a brick chimney landed on them.
There is more weather phenomenon than just tornadoes?
On This Day in OTHER weather history!
On this day in 1982: “Since the 27th, ~7.5′ of snow fell on an equivalent base at CA’s Alpine Meadows ski area (closed 30th and today due to weather). A massive avalanche buried the parking lot and adjacent Summit Terminal Building under snow to 20′ deep; 7 killed; 5 survivors (including a survivor found April 5).” Excerpt via the 2021 Weather Guide Calendar.
On this day in 1657: English Parliament makes the Humble Petition to Lord Protector Oliver Cromwell offering him the crown: he declines. Check out more historical events at onthisday.com!
Al Gore was born March 31, 1948, in Washington, D.C. He was the 45th vice president of the United States (1993–2001) in the Democratic administration of President Bill Clinton. Source: Britannica.
Film & TV
On this day in 1930: The Motion Pictures Production Code is instituted, imposing strict guidelines on the treatment of sex, crime, religion and violence in film for the next 38 years. Get more daily history at onthisday.com!
On this day in 1984: Kenny Loggins started a three week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with ‘Footloose’, the theme from the film with the same name, a No.6 hit in the UK. Get into the groove with more music trivia at thisdayinmusic.com!
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