Highlighting a Tornado Before 1950
from Significant Tornadoes by Thomas Grazulis!
November 8, 1879: Grazulis documents a family of tornadoes that moved through parts of Cass, Johnson and Lafayette Counties in Missouri. At Strasburg, a church, three homes and four stoes were dsetroyed. 11 miles SE of Lexington, the railroad depot and several homes were devastated. Two people were killed.
There is more weather phenomenon than just tornadoes?
On This Day in OTHER weather history!
November 8, 1994: A tropical depression formed off of the coast of Nicaragua. It would go on to become Hurricane Gordon. Gordon dropped heavy rain and triggered flooding across the Caribbean islands and into the southeastern United States. Sadly the storm led to the deaths of over 1,100 people. Source.
On this day in 1608, John Milton, English poet, pamphleteer, and historian, considered the most significant English author after William Shakespeare, was born in London, England. He died in 1674. Source: Britannica.
On this day in 2012, Reports surfaced that Jermaine Jackson had filed legal papers at Los Angeles County Superior Court asking to have the spelling of his surname altered to Jacksun for “artistic reasons.” The request would be granted in February, 2013. Get into the groove with more music trivia at thisdayinmusic.com!
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