This summary looks at one of the 76 tornadoes that occurred in the Veteran’s Day Weekend Tornado Outbreak of November 9-11, 2002. It tracked 10 miles through parts of Carroll County, TN. 15 were injured, 2 were killed in a mobile home. Read the full summary here!
Highlighting a Tornado Before 1950
from Significant Tornadoes by Thomas Grazulis!
November 9, 1926: A devasting F3 tornado moved northeast from near the Potomac River to La Plata. It ended near Cedarville. 17 were killed, 14 of which occurred at a small school near La Plata. Per Grazulis, the school “was lifted, thrown into a grove of trees, and blown apart. The body of one child was found in a tree 300 feet away. A page from the school ledger was found near Bowie, 36 miles to the north-northeast.”
There is more weather phenomenon than just tornadoes?
On This Day in OTHER weather history!
On this day in 1934, Carl Sagan, American astronomer and science writer, was born in Brooklyn, New York. He died in 1996. Source: Britannica.
Film & TV
On this day in 1984, Wes Craven’s horror film “A Nightmare on Elm Street” premiered in the US! Get more daily history at onthisday.com!
On this day in 1967, The first issue of Rolling Stone Magazine was published in San Francisco. It featured a photo of John Lennon on the cover, dressed in army fatigues while acting in his recent film, How I Won the War and the first issue had a free roach clip to hold a marijuana joint. The name of the magazine was compiled from three significant sources: the Muddy Waters song, the first rock ‘n’ roll record by Bob Dylan and The Rolling Stones. Get into the groove with more music trivia at thisdayinmusic.com!
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