A devastating F3 tornado tore through parts of McClain, Cleveland and Oklahoma counties in Oklahoma during the evening of November 19, 1973. 31 homes, two businesses, and two churches were destroyed at Blanchard. The Royal Park Trailer Park was hit at Moore. Five were killed along the path, including three infants. Read the full summary here!
Highlighting a Tornado Before 1950
from Significant Tornadoes by Thomas Grazulis!
November 19, 1930: A powerful tornado, possible F4, moved NNE from 3 miles west of the Oklahoma City Limits, hitting eastern Bethany. About 1/4 of the town was damaged/destroyed. 3.5 miles NE of the Wiley Post Airport, the Camel Creek school was hit. Five students and a teacher were killed. There was a total of 23 killed from this twister.
On November 19, 2017, an EF1 tornado tracked for nearly three miles from Plum to Murrysville, PA. The tornado was embedded within a large swath of downburst winds and downed numerous trees. Many homes had shingle damage, and a vehicle was overturned. Source.
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On This Day in OTHER weather history!
November 19, 1981: A storm system dropped over 10″ of snow in the Minneapolis area. The storm caused widespread power outages and the weight of the snow ripped a hole in the roof of the newly inflated Humphrey Metrodome. Source.
On this day in 1805, Lewis and Clark Expedition, led by Meriwether Lewis and William Clark, reaches the Pacific Ocean, first European Americans to cross the west. Check out more historical events at onthisday.com!
On this day in 1962, Jodie Foster, American motion-picture actress who began her career as a tomboyish and mature child actress, was born in Los Angeles, California. Source: Britannica.
On this day in 2012, Two farmers were found not guilty of health and safety offences after a giant hay bale crushed former ELO cellist Mike Edwards to death. He was killed instantly when the 600kg bale rolled down a field and landed on his van near Totnes in Devon in September 2010. In March 2011 in Plymouth an inquest jury returned a verdict of accidental death on Mr Edwards. Get into the groove with more music trivia at thisdayinmusic.com!
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