We go back to 1900 in this summary. Thomas Grazulis noted a “ball-like” tornado developed approximiately 3 miles SW of Haverhill, IA and moved to the east-northeast. F3 damage occurred to a farm house SW of Ferguson. A hotel was “blown apart.” Eleven people were injured and two were killed. Read the full summary here!
Highlighting a Tornado Before 1950
from Significant Tornadoes by Thomas Grazulis!
September 25, 1878: Grazulis documents a possible F2 tornado in Ionia County, MI. There were three injuries. A husband and wife had severe injuries when their home was destroyed near Pine Lake. A man was killed by debris as he entered his barn in a wagon.
On September 25, 2011, an EF1 tornado tracked for nearly 4 miles near Okawville, IL. Several barns were damaged or destroyed. The driver of a tractor-trailer was injured when the twister flipped his truck on Interstate 64. Source.
There is more weather phenomenon than just tornadoes?
On This Day in OTHER weather history!
On this day in 1897, William Faulkner, American novelist and short-story writer who was awarded the 1949 Nobel Prize for Literature, was born in New Albany, MS. He died in 1962. Source: Britannica.
On this day in 1976, Paul McCartney and Wings played a charity concert in St Marks Square, Venice to raise funds for the historic city. The night was a success but the weight of the equipment used by the group caused more damage to the square. Get into the groove with more music trivia at thisdayinmusic.com!
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