A total of five tornadoes were confirmed on October 2, 1969. We look at the strongest, an F2 that had a skipping path from near Vaughan, NC to Lake Gaston. Storm Data lists one church, 2 homes, several tobacco barns and other outbuildings were destroyed. More details in our full summary here!
Highlighting a Tornado Before 1950
from Significant Tornadoes by Thomas Grazulis!
October 2, 1880: A possible F3 tornado moved ESE from Johnstown Township in Michigan passing south of Assyria. A house in extreme SW Eaton County was carried 200 feet. Two children were killed here. Ten buildings were damaged/destroyed in town or at the Baptist Female College.
On October 2, 2018, a rare late-season tornado outbreak spawned 16 tornadoes across Pennsylvania. One of the strongest was an EF2 that hit near Conneautville, PA. It heavily damaged a nursing home, injuring one person. Source.
There is more weather phenomenon than just tornadoes?
On This Day in OTHER weather history!
October 2, 1898: A Category 4 hurricane made landfall in Camden County, GA. A 16-foot storm surge inundated Brunswick. At least 179 Georgians lost their lives in the hurricane. For more information, click here.
On this day in 1869, Mahatma Gandhi, Indian lawyer, politician, social activist, and writer who became the leader of the nationalist movement against the British rule of India, was born in Porbandar, India. He died in 1948. Source: Britannica.
On this day in 1995, Oasis released their second album ‘(What’s The Story), Morning Glory’, which entered the UK chart at No.1. The album has gone on to sell over 18 million copies worldwide, and it won the award for the best British Album of the last 30 Years at the 2010 Brit Awards. Get into the groove with more music trivia at thisdayinmusic.com!
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