A total of 14 tornadoes occurred on November 12, 2005. All but two were in the state of Iowa. The strongest is the topic of this summary. It had a 17.6 mile path and developed just south of Boxholm. A farm was hit, 2 horses were killed and a pickup truck was flipped over. Numerous homes heavily damaged at Stratford. A woman was killed in one of these homes. Read the full summary here!
Highlighting a Tornado Before 1950
from Significant Tornadoes by Thomas Grazulis!
November 12, 1912: This possible F2 tornado moved from SW of Martinsville, IL to along the southeast edge of the town. An elderly woman was killed in her home. “The second floor was ripped off and carried over 1000 feet.”
On November 12, 2005, an F2 tornado tracked for 11 miles through Dallas and Boone Counties in IA. The town of Woodward was hit hard. Several unanchored homes were pushed off their foundations and destroyed, and two people were injured. Source.
There is more weather phenomenon than just tornadoes?
On This Day in OTHER weather history!
On this day in 1927, Leon Trotsky is expelled from the Soviet Communist Party, paving the way for Joseph Stalin to consolidate complete power. Check out more historical events at onthisday.com!
On this day in 1961, Nadia Comăneci, Romanian gymnast who was the first gymnast to be awarded a perfect score of 10 in an Olympic event, was born in Gheorghe Gheorghiu-Dej [now Onești], Romania. Source: Britannica.
Film & TV
On this day in 1910, 1st possible movie stunt: man jumps into the Hudson river from a burning balloon! Get more daily history at onthisday.com!
On this day in 2020, Jim Tucker the original rhythm guitarist with American rock band The Turtles died age 74. He played with The Turtles from 1965 to 1968 and was featured on many of the band’s biggest hits, including the chart-topping 1967 classic ‘Happy Together,’ plus ‘She’d Rather Be with Me’ and the group’s 1965 cover of Bob Dylan’s ‘It Ain’t Me Babe.’ Get into the groove with more music trivia at thisdayinmusic.com!
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