14 tornadoes moved through parts of TX, OK and MO on October 30, 1979. We look at the Oklahoma tornado in this summary. It was given a rating of F3 and moved about 8 1/2 miles through parts of Carter County. Two mobile homes were completely destroyed near Newport. Mrs. Teresa A. Carroll was killed instantly. Her daughter Sadie died a few days later at the hospital. Mr. Jimmie Lee Bob who was pouring concrete just outside the Carroll trailer was killed by flying debris. There were two injuries. Read the full summary here!
Highlighting a Tornado Before 1950
from Significant Tornadoes by Thomas Grazulis!
October 30, 1929: “A tornado dipped three times” in NE Houston, TX. Total path length of 10 miles and there were five injuries. During the second “touchdown”, between Almeda and Park Place, two homes were destroyed and a three-room cottage was moved 100 yards. A woman was reportedly carried 150 yars in her bed and was not injured.
On October 30, 2015, an EF2 tornado tracked for a little over five miles through central Wilson County, Texas. The town of Floresville took a direct hit. Several homes and the town’s high school sustained significant damage. Source.
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On This Day in OTHER weather history!
On this day in 1973, The Bosphorus Bridge in Istanbul, Turkey is completed, connecting the continents of Europe and Asia over the Bosporus for the first time. Check out more historical events at onthisday.com!
On this day in 1735, John Adams, the first vice president (1789–97) and second president (1797–1801) of the United States, was born in Braintree [now in Quincy], Massachusetts. He died in 1826. Source: Britannica.
Film & TV
On this day in 1938, a radio broadcast of H. G. Wells “The War of the Worlds”, narrated by Orson Welles, allegedly caused a mass panic! Get more daily history at onthisday.com!
On this day in 1990, Guns N’ Roses singer Axl Rose was released on $10,000 bail, after being arrested for allegedly hitting a neighbour over the head with a bottle. The incident happened after a complaint to the police about loud music coming from the singer’s house. Get into the groove with more music trivia at thisdayinmusic.com!
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