Webb City, MO F3 Tornado – November 1, 1922: Per Thomas Grazulis in Significant Tornadoes, the tornado had a path length of two miles. 25 homes at the south edge of Webb City were destroyed, one woman killed here. The funnel lifted over Webb City’s business district and then hit again on the NE edge of town. An eight-room house was nearly leveled in this area. Read the full summary here!
Highlighting a Tornado Before 1950
from Significant Tornadoes by Thomas Grazulis!
November 1, 1888: An estimated F2 tornado moved 7 miles in Black Hawk and Benton Counties in Iowa. Near Mt. Auburn, at least one farm home lost its roof. In town, a church was destroyed and approxmiately 20 other buildings were damaged.
There is more weather phenomenon than just tornadoes?
On This Day in OTHER weather history!
The Black Death was the single worst pandemic in the history of the world. Peaking between 1347 and 1351 in Europe, estimates of the death toll vary widely, but is generally believed to have killed between 50 to 125 million people. The Black Death was essentially the spread of the disease known as plague (which is sometimes used to refer to the pandemic itself), caused by the Yersinia pestitis bacterium which was carried by the fleas on black rats. The Black Death reached London on or about November 1, 1348. Check out more historical events at onthisday.com!
On this day in 1954, Walter Payton, American professional gridiron football player whose productivity and durability made him one of the game’s greatest running backs, was born in Columbia, Mississippi. He died in 1999. Source: Britannica.
Film & TV
On this day in 1997, “Titanic” directed by James Cameron, starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet premiered at the Tokyo International Film Festival (Academy Awards Best Picture 1998)! Get more daily history at onthisday.com!
On this day in 1956, Elvis Presley bought a new Harley Davidson motorbike and spent the day riding round Memphis on his new bike with actress Natalie Wood. Get into the groove with more music trivia at thisdayinmusic.com!
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