Per the Storm Prediction Center, 7 tornadoes occurred on May 4, 1950. The strongest was an F4 that tracked over 30 miles through parts of Pawnee and Barton Counties in KS. The max width was 150 yards. There were 30 injuries reported. Read the full summary here!
Highlighting a Tornado Before 1950
from Significant Tornadoes by Thomas Grazulis!
May 4, 1761: Grazulis documents a tornado appearing as “a stupendous thick black pillar of clouds” about 20 miles NW of Charleston, SC, near Stonto. “Four people were killed as buildings were destroyed on plantations.” The twister moved across the Ashley River and “seemed to impel the water to a mountainous wave about 12 feet high.” A fleet of 40 sailing ships that were anchored were destroyed and sunk killing four people.
Tornado and Other Weather Events From On This Day
On this day in 1471: Battle of Tewkesbury, Gloucestershire, final battle between the Houses of Lancaster and York: Prince of Wales, Edward of Westminster killed and King Edward IV restored to his throne. Re-restores political stability to England until his death in 1483. Check out more historical events at onthisday.com!
Julia Tyler was born on May 4, 1820, in Gardiners Island, New York. She was the first lady (June 26, 1844–March 4, 1845), the wife of John Tyler, 10th president of the United States. For eight months she presided over the White House with charming exuberance. Tyler died in 1889. Source: Britannica.
Film & TV
On this day in 2008: Seth MacFarlane reaches an agreement worth $100 million with Fox to keep “Family Guy” and “American Dad” on television until 2012, making MacFarlane the world’s highest paid television writer. Get more daily history at onthisday.com!
On this day in 1974: ABBA were at No.1 on the UK singles chart with ‘Waterloo’, the group’s first of nine UK No.1 singles was the 1974 Eurovision song contest winner for Sweden. The song was first called ‘Honey Pie’.. Get into the groove with more music trivia at thisdayinmusic.com!
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