Saragosa, TX F4 Tornado – May 22, 1987! Horribly tragic event. 30 killed, 22 of which were in one location: Saragosa Hall. Families had gathered for a graduation ceremony for Head Start 4-year-olds. Most of those killed were parents or grandparents. Read the full summary here!
Highlighting a Tornado Before 1950
from Significant Tornadoes by Thomas Grazulis!
May 22, 1916: An F2 tornado moved through mining camps, 6 miles SW of Birmingham, AL. “Steel high-tension towers were blown down, and several trees were snapped off a few feet above the ground.” Three of four members of a family were killed in a home near Spring Gap.
Tornado and Other Weather Events From On This Day
Ted Kaczynski (the Unabomber), was born May 22, 1942, in Evergreen Park, Illinois. He was a criminal who conducted a 17-year bombing campaign that killed 3 and wounded 23 in an attempt to bring about “a revolution against the industrial system.” Source: Britannica.
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