24 tornadoes were confirmed on November 5, 2017. Most were in Indiana and Ohio. There was an EF1 in Richland County, IL and an EF0 in Erie County, PA. A total of five were rated EF2. We look at one of those in this summary. It moved almost 5 1/2 miles through parts of Mercer County, OH and the town of Celina. There were eight injuries and no fatalities. Per an article from 10tv.com, six people were injured at a restaurant, one at another business and another was hurt when a utility pole hit their car. Read the full summary here!
Highlighting a Tornado Before 1950
from Significant Tornadoes by Thomas Grazulis!
November 5, 1857: Grazulis documents three tornado in Ohio on this day. No ratings are given. One hit in Knox County destroying homes in Harrison and Butler Townships. Four were injured. In Richland County, 8 were injured in destroyed homes north of Crestline. Near Frankfort in Ross County, more homes were destroyed killing two people and injuring 10.
On November 5, 2002, an F2 tornado tracked right through the center of Abbeville, AL. Several homes and businesses were damaged or destroyed. One person was killed, and 20 others were injured. Source.
There is more weather phenomenon than just tornadoes?
On This Day in OTHER weather history!
On this day in 1913, Vivien Leigh, British actress who achieved motion picture immortality by playing two of American literature’s most celebrated Southern belles, Scarlett O’Hara and Blanche DuBois, was born in Darjeeling, India. She died in 1967. Source: Britannica.
Film & TV
On this day in 1997, French court orders producer Jacques Charrier, ex-husband of Brigitte Bardot, to pay the former screen star $8,300 in damages! Get more daily history at onthisday.com!
On this day in 2002, The funeral took place of Jam Master Jay, (Jason Mizell) from Run-DMC who was murdered by an assassin’s single bullet on 30th October 2002. A $30,000 reward was offered in connection with the murder, to this day nobody has ever been convicted of the killing. Get into the groove with more music trivia at thisdayinmusic.com!
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