Highlighting a Tornado Before 1950
from Significant Tornadoes by Thomas Grazulis!
May 1, 1933: A destructive tornado given an F4 rating roared through Minden, LA. 500 homes were damaged/destroyed. 28 were killed and 400 injured. “At least 16 of the deaths were in the Gillark community, SW of Minden. Homes were seen to be carried aloft and then blown apart and scattered in mid-air.”
On this day in 2018, a strong tornado developed in far northern Saline County and tracked NE through SW Ottawa County. Multiple buildings received EF2 damage, with the worst damage occurring near the end of the tornado’s path where low-end EF3 damage was found. Source.
Tornado and Other Weather Events From On This Day
On this day in 1924: German automobile manufacturers Daimler-Motoren-Gesellschaft and Benz & Cie begin their first joint venture (later merge into Mercedes-Benz). Check out more historical events at onthisday.com!
Tim McGraw was born on May 1, 1967, in Delhi, Louisiana. He is a musician and actor whose melodic heartfelt songs and sandy Southern twang made him one of the most popular country music singers in the 1990s and early 21st century. Source: Britannica.
On this day in 1956: Johnny Cash released his classic song, ‘I Walk the Line’, which became his first No.1 Billboard country hit and remained on the charts for over 43 weeks, selling over 2 million copies. The unique chord progression for the song was inspired by backwards playback of guitar runs on Cash’s tape recorder while he was in the Air Force stationed in Germany. Get into the groove with more music trivia at thisdayinmusic.com!
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