Two Florida tornadoes were confirmed on October 19, 1958: An F1 in Sarasota County and a stronger F3 that moved 20+ miles through parts of Palm Beach and Martin Counties. We look at the F3 in this summary. There was one fatality and 24 injuries. Read the full summary here!
Highlighting a Tornado Before 1950
from Significant Tornadoes by Thomas Grazulis!
October 19, 1937: And F2 tornado moved near Rockingham, NC. It unroofed or damaged at least a dozen barns and farmhouses. Large electrical transmission towers were downed. Six were injured.
On October 19, 2012, an EF1 tornado tracked through parts of Lancaster County, PA, for 16 miles. About 50 buildings were damaged or destroyed, and 2,000-3,000 trees were knocked over. In Paradise, 15 people were injured when a pavilion collapsed. Source.
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On This Day in OTHER weather history!
October 19, 2000: Three high school students were struck by lightning in Tuscon, AZ, when they took cover from the storm under a tree. Source.
A Look Back Through The Ages! On This Day In History!
On this day 1983, the US Senate established Martin Luther King Jr. a federal holiday. Check out more historical events at onthisday.com!
On this day in 1667, Jonathan Swift, Anglo-Irish author, who was the foremost prose satirist in the English language, was born in Dublin, Ireland. He died in 1745. Source: Britannica.
Film & TV
On this day in 1954, KAKE TV channel 10 in Wichita, KS (ABC) began broadcasting! Get more daily history at onthisday.com!
On this day in 1989, Alan Murphy guitarist with English band Level 42 died of pneumonia related to aids. Murphy also worked with Kate Bush, Go West and Mike & the Mechanics. Get into the groove with more music trivia at thisdayinmusic.com!
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