An F4 tornado was confirmed on March 9, 1992. It moved almost 20 miles through parts of Sharkey, Washington and Humphreys Counties in Mississippi. In Murphy, seven homes were leveled. Read the full summary here!
Highlighting a Tornado Before 1950
from Significant Tornadoes by Thomas Grazulis!
March 9, 1901: An estimated F3 tornado traveled 15 miles from Wills Point, TX to four miles west of Emory. Four children were killed in three separate homes. A four foot piece of sheet iron fell east of Cooper, 50 miles NE of Wills Point. “It probably originated at a cotton gin in Wills Point.”
There is more weather phenomenon than just tornadoes?
On This Day in OTHER weather history!
On this day in 1522: Martin Luther begins preaching his “Invocavit Sermons” in the German city of Wittenberg, reminding citizens to trust God’s word rather than violence and thus helping bring to a close the revolutionary stage of the Reformation. Check out more historical events at onthisday.com!
Yuri Gagarin was born on March 9, 1934, in Russia. Gagarin was the cosmonaut who in 1961 became the first man to travel into space. He died in 1968. Source: Britannica.
Film & TV
On this day in 1981: Dan Rather becomes primary anchorman of CBS-TV News. Get more daily history at onthisday.com!
On this day in 1970: Having recently changed their name from Earth to Black Sabbath, Ozzy Osbourne, Tony Iommi, Geezer Butler and Bill Ward made their concert debut at The Roundhouse, London. Get into the groove with more music trivia at thisdayinmusic.com!
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