A total of 12 tornadoes pushed across parts of Texas and Louisiana on October 28, 1974. We look at a tornado given an official rating of F3 that hit Baytown, TX. It hit the south end of the Baytown tunnel at rush hour. A tunnel guard described the event, “It was just like a big vacuum cleaner.” At least a dozen cars were picked up at the end of the tunnel. There was one fatality. Read the full summary here!
Highlighting a Tornado Before 1950
from Significant Tornadoes by Thomas Grazulis!
October 28, 1896: A possible F3 tornado moved 8 miles through parts of Lincoln County, OK. Four homes were destroyed near “Mitchell Post Office” int he northwest part of the county. The postmaster and his wife were killed in their post office home. Another man was killed at his farm. Grazulis notes, “other people may have died in this or in other tornadoes in the county, or in Payne County, this day.”
There is more weather phenomenon than just tornadoes?
On This Day in OTHER weather history!
On this day in 2015, Longest ever 1st game of Baseball World Series (5 hours, 9 minutes); Kansas City Royals beat New York Mets, 5-4; also joint longest by innings (14). Check out more historical events at onthisday.com!
On this day in 1632, John Locke, English philosopher whose works lie at the foundation of modern philosophical empiricism and political liberalism, was born in Wrington, Somerset, England. He died in 1704. Source: Britannica.
On this day in 1978, The live-action movie KISS Meets the Phantom of the Park, was shown on NBC-TV in the U.S. The four rock stars had to deal with a mad scientist who went crazy in an amusement park. All four members of Kiss had just released their individual solo albums. Get into the groove with more music trivia at thisdayinmusic.com!
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