Rixeyville, VA F4 Tornado – September 24, 2001: On this day, one of the most significant tornadoes to ever hit the Baltimore-Washington metropolitan area occurred. Per the Storm Prediction Center (SPC), this F4 is one of only two in records going back to 1950 within the state of Virginia. The other one occurred on August 4, 1993, in Petersburg. Read the full summary here!
Highlighting a Tornado Before 1950
from Significant Tornadoes by Thomas Grazulis!
September 24, 1900: Grazulis documents and F2 tornado that moved eight miles through parts of Rice County, MN. At Gattske’s Saloon near Morristown, a dozen people sought shelter. Seven were killed when the brick building collapsed. An eighth person was killed at a barn near the tornado start point. The body was carried 400 yards.
On September 24, 2019, an EF3 tornado ripped a 5.5-mile path just northeast of Elk Mound, WI. A home was swept away, and trees were debarked. For more information check out the summary from NWS Twin Cities.
There is more weather phenomenon than just tornadoes?
On This Day in OTHER weather history!
In 1976, Newspaper heiress Patricia Hearst sentenced to 7 years for her part in a 1974 bank robbery. Released after 22 months by US President Jimmy Carter. Check out more historical events at onthisday.com!
On this day in 1936, American puppeteer and filmmaker, creator of the Muppets of television and motion pictures, Jim Henson, was born in Greenville, MS. He died in 1990. Source: Britannica.
Film & TV
On this day in 2007, “The Big Bang Theory” created by Chuck Lorre and Bill Prady and starring Johnny Galecki, Jim Parsons and Kaley Cuoco premiered on CBS! Get more daily history at onthisday.com!
On this day in 2003, The Dave Matthews Band played at Central Park in New York City, in front of almost 100,000, the band’s largest audience to date. The Central Park Concert was later released as an album. Get into the groove with more music trivia at thisdayinmusic.com!
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