Shawnee-Prague-Paden, OK F4 Tornado – October 5, 1970: This twister had a skipping 25 mile path and began over Shawnee in Pottawatomie County. 157 businesses, 564 residential homes, 12 public buildings, 10 churches and 5 schools were damaged at Shawnee. Four were killed and 84 injured. Read the full summary here!
Highlighting a Tornado Before 1950
from Significant Tornadoes by Thomas Grazulis!
October 5, 1948: Grazulis documents three hurricane-spawned tornadoes in Florida on this day. All were given an F2 rating. Two were in Broward County and one in Dade County. A total of 27 people were injured.
There is more weather phenomenon than just tornadoes?
On This Day in OTHER weather history!
October 5, 2013, a devastating early season blizzard ripped across the Black Hills of South Dakota. Several feet of snow and wind gusts 50-70 mph caused widespread damage. Bear Ridge, SD picked up 58″ of snow! Source.
On this day in 1274, Around 1,000 soldiers of the Mongol army land on the Japanese island of Tsushima, the first attack of Kublai Khan’s Mongol invasion of Japan. Check out more historical events at onthisday.com!
On this day in 1955, Steve Jobs, cofounder of Apple Computer, Inc. (now Apple Inc.), and a charismatic pioneer of the personal computer era, was born in San Francisco, California. He died in 2011. Source: Britannica.
On this day in 2006, Reggae legend Bob Marley was honoured with a heritage plaque at his former north London home at 34 Ridgmount Gardens in Camden. The event was part of Black History Month, a season of events promoting the contribution of African-Caribbean communities in London. Get into the groove with more music trivia at thisdayinmusic.com!
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