Seven tornadoes were confirmed on September 28, 1986. 4 of the 7 were in the state of Iowa and this strongest of the day was this F4 that travels through parts of Polk and Jasper Counties. The Storm Data entry states, “the devastation might have been much greater, but the storm missed hitting any towns.” Read the full summary here!
Highlighting a Tornado Before 1950
from Significant Tornadoes by Thomas Grazulis!
September 28, 1884: “A balloon-shaped funnel” moved to the northeast at Shongo, NY. Half of the town was ripped apart. Three were killed, 31 injured.
On September 28, 2004, the remnants of Hurricane Jeanne spawned an F2 tornado in Wilmington, DE. It tracked for 5 miles causing significant damage. Five C-130 cargo planes were destroyed at the New Castle Airport, and several homes and businesses were damaged. There were five reported injuries. Source.
There is more weather phenomenon than just tornadoes?
On This Day in OTHER weather history!
On September 28, 1837, “Racer’s Hurricane” struck Jamaica and the Caiman Islands, it would go on to cause damage across Mexico, Texas, and the Southeastern US over the next several days. 105 people were killed. Source.
On this day in 1839, Frances Willard, American educator, reformer, and founder of the World Woman’s Christian Temperance Union, was born in Churchville, NY. She died in 1898. Source: Britannica.
Film & TV
On this day in 1987, “Star Trek: The Next Generation,” starring Patrick Stewart debuted on syndicated TV! Get more daily history at onthisday.com!
On this day in 1972, Motown Records released The Temptations version of ‘Papa Was a Rollin’ Stone’. Written by Norman Whitfield and Barrett Strong in 1971, The Temptations version was a No.1 hit on the Billboard Hot 100 and won three Grammy Awards in 1973. The song had originally been recorded by Motown recording act The Undisputed Truth. Get into the groove with more music trivia at thisdayinmusic.com!
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