There were 37 tornadoes recorded on May 10, 2008. The strongest, an EF4 that caused extensive damage in the town of Picher, OK. 200 homes were destroyed here and 6 people were killed. Read the full summary here!
Highlighting a Tornado Before 1950
from Significant Tornadoes by Thomas Grazulis!
May 10, 1880: An F4 tornado moved 20 miles through Scott and Morgan Counties in Illinois. “The tornado was at its most violent south of Pisgah.” 50 head of livestock was killed and 30 buildings were demolished. Seven people were killed and 18 injured.
On this day in 2016 an EF3 tornado tracked for 19 miles passing just north of Mayfield, KY. Dozens of structures including mobile homes, businesses, barns, and garages were destroyed. Several homes received major damage or were destroyed. Some cars were tossed around and lofted atop other cars or structures. Ten people were injured. Source.
Tornado and Other Weather Events From On This Day
On this day in 1801: First Barbary War: The Barbary pirates of Tripoli declare war on the United States of America (1st US foreign war). Check out more historical events at onthisday.com!
On this day in 1985: All girl group The Go-Go’s announced they were breaking up. The members went on to enjoy solo success, (Belinda Carlisle and Jane Wiedlin) and the group reformed in the late 90s.. Get into the groove with more music trivia at thisdayinmusic.com!
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