Maryville, MO F2 Tornado – October 23, 1934! Move northeast from 4 miles SW of Maryville, through town and hit a depression-era Civilian Conservation Corps camp. The barracks were destroyed and five were killed here. Read the full summary here!
Highlighting a Tornado Before 1950
from Significant Tornadoes by Thomas Grazulis!
October 23, 1934: A farm was hit 6 miles SW of Holstein, IA. All buidlings except the house were destroyed. One person was injured. Estimated rating given, F2.
On October 23, 2017, an EF2 tornado hit an industrial area in the northwestern part of Spartanburg, SC. Several businesses and warehouses were damaged or torn apart. At the beginning of the path, a few homes were hit. One person was injured. Source.
There is more weather phenomenon than just tornadoes?
On This Day in OTHER weather history!
October 23, 1920: Dr. Ted Fujita, tornado researcher and creator of the Fujita Scale that classified tornado damage, was born. He passed away on November 19, 1998. Source.
A Look Back Through The Ages! On This Day In History!
On this day in 1915, An estimated 25,000 supporters in a women’s suffrage march on New York’s Fifth Ave, led by Dr. Anna Shaw and Carrie Chapman Catt, founder of the League of Women Voters. Check out more historical events at onthisday.com!
On this day in 1942, Michael Crichton, American writer known for his thoroughly researched popular thrillers, which often deal with the potential ramifications of advancing technology, was born in Chicago, Illinois. He died in 2008. Source: Britannica.
Film & TV
On this day in 2018, Freddie Mercury bio film “Bohemian Rhapsody” directed by Bryan Singer, starring Rami Malek (Best Actor Academy Awards 2019) premiered in London! Get more daily history at onthisday.com!
On this day in 1964, All four members of US band Buddy and the Kings were killed when they hired a Cesna Skyhawk to take them to a gig in Harris County. Piloted by the bands drummer Bill Daniles, the plane crashed nose first killing all on board. Singer with the group Harold Box had replaced Buddy Holly in The Crickets after his death in a plane crash. He sang lead vocals on ‘Peggy Sue Got Married.’ The Great Gig In The Sky. Get into the groove with more music trivia at thisdayinmusic.com!
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