A total of 21 tornadoes occurred on October 24, 1967. There were five given a rating of F3 and we look at one of those in this summary. This F3 tracked 15 miles through parts of Colbert and Lawrence Counties in Alabama. Three people were injured. Read the full summary here!
Highlighting a Tornado Before 1950
from Significant Tornadoes by Thomas Grazulis!
October 24, 1925: An F2 tornado destroyed three barns and two dozen small homes at “Mt. Carmel,” NE of Covington, TN. “Giant forest trees” were uprooted.
On October 24, 2010, an EF2 tornado hit the town of Rice, TX. Several homes and a school were damaged. A train was derailed, and vehicles were flipped on Interstate 45. Four people were injured. Source.
There is more weather phenomenon than just tornadoes?
On This Day in OTHER weather history!
On this day in 1911, Orville Wright remained in the air 9 minutes and 45 seconds in a glider at Kill Devil Hills, North Carolina setting a new world record that stood for 10 years. Check out more historical events at onthisday.com!
On this day in 1788, Sarah Josepha Hale, American writer who, as the first female editor of a magazine, shaped many of the attitudes and thoughts of women of her period, was born in Newport, New Hampshire. She died in 1879. Source: Britannica.
On this day in 2006, Forbes.com revealed that Kurt Cobain had overtaken Elvis Presley as the highest earning dead celebrity. Cobain’s work earned $50m (£27m) in the 12 months to October 2006, compared with Presley’s $42m (£22m). Former Beatle John Lennon earned $35m (£19m). Get into the groove with more music trivia at thisdayinmusic.com!
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