Highlighting a Tornado Before 1950
from Significant Tornadoes by Thomas Grazulis!
March 4, 1842: Grazulis documents a tornado in Tuscaloosa, AL on this day. It moved through the western part of town leveling one home and damaging several others. One person was killed and ten were injured.
There is more weather phenomenon than just tornadoes?
On This Day in OTHER weather history!
On this day in 1873, Ulysses S. Grant was inuagurated to his second term as president. This was one of the coldest inaugurations in U.S. history with 16 °F at noon, and the inaugural ball ended early when the food froze. Source.
On this day in 2009, International Criminal Court issues an arrest warrant for Sudanese President Omar Hassan al-Bashir for war crimes and crimes against humanity in Darfur becoming the first sitting head of state to be indicted. Check out more historical events at onthisday.com!
On March 4, 1950, Rick Perry was born in Haskell, Texas. He was the longest-serving governor of Texas (2000–2015) and later was secretary of energy (2017–2019) in the Donald Trump Administration. Source: Britannica.
Film & TV
On this day in 1922, the first vampire film “Nosferatu”, an un-authorized adaptation of Bram Stoker’s Dracula, premieres at the Berlin Zoological Garden, Germany. Get more daily history at onthisday.com!
On this day in 1974, ABBA released ‘Waterloo’ the first single from their second album and the first single to be credited to the group performing under the name ABBA. It later became the winning entry for Sweden in the 1974 Eurovision Song Contest and a No.1 hit in several countries. It reached the US Top 10 and went on to sell nearly six million copies, making it one of the best-selling singles in history. Get into the groove with more music trivia at thisdayinmusic.com!
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