There were four tornadoes on November 18, 1985. The strongest was an F3 that moved through during the late evening through parts of Marion and Baxter Counties in Arkansas. It traveled a good 34 miles causing damage from the community of Ralph to Rea Valley to the SE part of Mountain Home to the north side of Norfolk Lake. Read the full summary here!
Highlighting a Tornado Before 1950
from Significant Tornadoes by Thomas Grazulis!
November 18, 1938: An estimated F2 tornado skipped 38 miles from 3 miles south of Centreville, MS to Auburn. There were small homes and a few barns damaged or destroyed. A woman was killed near Centreville.
On November 18, 2015, an EF1 tornado touched down for over 2.5 miles in Fairborn, GA. Numerous trees were knocked over, and homes had siding torn off. One person was injured when a tree fell onto their car. Source.
There is more weather phenomenon than just tornadoes?
On This Day in OTHER weather history!
November 18, 1421: What is now called the St. Elizabeth’s Flood affected the Netherlands. A heavy storm caused dikes to break, and several villages were flooded. An estimated 2,000-10,000 people were killed. Source.
On this day in 1978, In Jonestown, Guyana, 918 members of the Peoples Temple are murdered or commit suicide under the leadership of cult leader Jim Jones. Check out more historical events at onthisday.com!
On this day in 1939, Margaret Atwood, Canadian writer best known for her prose fiction and for her feminist perspective, was born in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. Source: Britannica.
Film & TV
On this day in 1992, “Malcolm X” film directed by Spike Lee starring Denzel Washington and Angela Bassett is released in the US. Get more daily history at onthisday.com!
On this day in 1972, Singer, songwriter Danny Whitten died of a drug overdose aged 29. He was a member of Neil Young’s Crazy Horse and writer of ‘I Don’t Wanna Talk About It’, covered by Rod Stewart, Rita Coolidge and Everything But The Girl. The Neil Young song ‘The Needle and the Damage Done’ was written about Whitten’s heroin use (before he died of an overdose). Get into the groove with more music trivia at thisdayinmusic.com!
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