A large tornado outbreak occurred on November 23 and 24, 2001. A total of 66 tornadoes were confirmed across eight states. 34 tornadoes occurred in the state of Alabama. We look at one of those in this summary. It was an F4 that moved 10.1 miles through parts of Blount and Etowah Counties. There were no fatalities and 22 injuries. Read the full summary here!
Highlighting a Tornado Before 1950
from Significant Tornadoes by Thomas Grazulis!
November 24, 1949: A deadly F2 tornado moved from east of Hackneyville, AL to 8 miles NE of Alexander City. ” A woman and nine children died when their small home was picked up and thrown into another home over 150 yards away. Residents of the second home were injured.”
There is more weather phenomenon than just tornadoes?
On This Day in OTHER weather history!
On this day in 1974, Most complete early human skeleton (Lucy, Australopithecus) discovered by Donald Johanson, Maurice Taieb, Yves Coppens and Tim White in the Middle Awash of Ethiopia’s Afar Depression. Check out more historical events at onthisday.com!
On this day in 1864, Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, French artist who observed and documented with great psychological insight the personalities and facets of Parisian nightlife and the French world of entertainment in the 1890s, was born in Albi, France. He died in 1901. Source: Britannica.
Film & TV
On this day in 1979, “Salem’s Lot”, American two-part miniseries based on the horror novel of the same name by Stephen King, concludes in the United States! Get more daily history at onthisday.com!
On this day in 2007, Red Hot Chili Peppers bassist Flea lost his multi-million pound house in a wildfire that swept through Malibu, 53 other properties were destroyed by the blaze. Flea told the Los Angeles Times the $4.8m (£2.3m) property was “burnt to a crisp”. Get into the groove with more music trivia at thisdayinmusic.com!
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