In this summary, we look back at May 6, 1930 and two tornadoes in two different areas of Texas that caused widespread devastation. They were later given ratings of F4. Read the full summary here!
Highlighting a Tornado Before 1950
from Significant Tornadoes by Thomas Grazulis!
May 6, 1915: An F2 tornado moved 11 miles from 8 miles west of Clarksdale, MS to near Jonestown. There were six fatalities, three of which occurred on two plantations. A total of four plantations were heavily damaged in the northern part of Coahoma County.
On this day in 2015, a one-mile-wide EF3 tornado tracked for 10 miles through Bridge Creek, OK. Many homes were damaged or destroyed. Source.
Tornado and Other Weather Events From On This Day
A Look Back Through The Ages! On This Day In History!
On this day in 1840: World’s first adhesive postage stamp, the “Penny Black”, is first used in Great Britain. Check out more historical events at onthisday.com!
George Clooney was born on May 6, 1961, in Lexington, Kentucky. He is an actor and filmmaker who emerged in the 1990s as a popular leading man, known for his good looks and versatility, and who later became a respected director and screenwriter. Source: Britannica.
Film & TV
On this day in 1995: Classic Sports Network begins on cable TV. Get more daily history at onthisday.com!
On this day in 1965: In their Clearwater, Florida hotel room, Mick Jagger and Keith Richards worked out the opening guitar riff of ’(I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction’ following Richard’s purchase of a Gibson fuzz-box earlier that day. The song is considered to be one of the all-time greatest rock songs ever recorded. In 2004 Rolling Stone magazine placed ‘Satisfaction’ in the second spot on its list of The 500 Greatest Songs of All Time. Get into the groove with more music trivia at thisdayinmusic.com!
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