The Spencer, SD F4 tornado of May 30, 1998 was 1 of 5 tornadoes produced by one supercell that tracked about 30 miles. This destructive tornado had a path length of 14 miles and hit the small town of Spencer (population at the time of 320) destroying most of its 190 buildings. 6 people were killed and 150 were injured. The tornado was estimated to reach a width of a mile. Read our full summary here!
Highlighting a Tornado Before 1950
from Significant Tornadoes by Thomas Grazulis!
May 30, 1931: An F2 tornado tracked from 10 miles NE of downtown Columbus, OH near Central College and the Westerville area. Three barns were demolished, along with a filling station, garage, cars, a truck and a bus. No injuries or fatalities reported.
On this day in 2004, an F3 tornado tracked for five miles near Peru, IN. Several homes and businesses were damaged or destroyed. A communications tower was topped. One person was injured. Source.
Tornado and Other Weather Events From On This Day
On this day in 2020, Tropical Storm Amanda formed in the Pacific and made landfall in Gautama. Amanda moved across Mexico and emerged into the Gulf of Mexico, on June 1, being renamed to Tropical Storm Cristobol. Source.
A Look Back Through The Ages! On This Day In History!
On this day in 1868: “Decoration Day”, later called Memorial Day is first observed in Northern US states. Check out more historical events at onthisday.com!
CeeLo Green was born May 30, 1974, in Atlanta, Georgia. He is a singer, rapper, and songwriter known for his soulful voice and flamboyant persona, both as a solo performer and as part of the rap group Goodie Mob and the eclectic duo Gnarls Barkley. Source: Britannica.
Film & TV
On this day in 1987: North American Philips Company unveils compact disc video. Get more daily history at onthisday.com!
On this day in 2007: A leaked copy of the new White Stripes album ‘Icky Thump’ was played completely on Chicago’s radio station Q101-WKQX. Jack White personally called the US radio station from Spain, where he was touring, to voice his displeasure. Get into the groove with more music trivia at thisdayinmusic.com!
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