In this summary, we look at an F3 that hit Franklin, IN on October 11, 1954. Per the Climatological Data National Summary (CDNS), this tornado had a skipping path of about 5 miles. Two people were killed. Read the full summary here!
Highlighting a Tornado Before 1950
from Significant Tornadoes by Thomas Grazulis!
October 11, 1927: A possible F3 tornado moved 10 miles from Dell to Blytheville, AR. Six homes were destroyed at Dell. Five were killed in three separate homes.
There is more weather phenomenon than just tornadoes?
On This Day in OTHER weather history!
October 11, 2005: Hurricane Vince weakened to a tropical depression and made landfall in Spain. Vince is only one of three known tropical cyclones to have made landfall there. The first one occurred in 1842, and the last one was Subtropical Storm Alpha in 2020. Source.
On this day in 1884, Eleanor Roosevelt, American first lady (1933–45), United Nations diplomat and humanitarian, was born in New York, NY. She died in 1962. Source: Britannica.
Film & TV
On this day in 1950, The U.S. Federal Communications Commission issued the first license to broadcast television in color, to CBS! Get more daily history at onthisday.com!
On this day in 2006, Madonna adopted a one-year-old boy in Malawi, Africa, the boy’s father, Yohane Banda, told reporters “I know he will be very happy in America.” The boy’s mother had died a week after he was born. Get into the groove with more music trivia at thisdayinmusic.com!
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