An estimated F2 tornado hit in Manchester, Vernon and Talcottville in Connecticut on this day in 1973. Most of the damage was to roofs and there were garages that were destroyed. There were no injuries and no fatalities. Read the full summary here!
Highlighting a Tornado Before 1950
from Significant Tornadoes by Thomas Grazulis!
September 6, 1898: Grazulis documents an estimated F3 tornado that moved northeast, passing four miles NW of Geneva, NY near Phelps. A family of five were seriously injured. He denoted one man killed in the destruction of a farm home. Some newspapers reported that his wife was killed as well.
Tropical Storm Hanna spawned an EF1 tornado in Allentown, PA, on September 6, 2008. The tornado was only down for 0.58 miles, but it caused $1.5 million in damage. Extensive damage occurred to the Louis E. Dieruff High School and several neighboring houses. For more information, click here.
There is more weather phenomenon than just tornadoes?
On This Day in OTHER weather history!
September 6, 1667: A catastrophic hurricane struck the Outer Banks of North Carolina and Virginia. Over 10,000 homes were “blown down”. A 12-foot storm surge accompanied the hurricane. For more information click here.
In 1522, Ferdinand Magellan’s Spanish expedition aboard the Vitoria returned to Spain without their captain. First to circumnavigate the earth. Check out more historical events at onthisday.com!
John Dalton, English physicist and chemist who developed the atomic theory of matter and researched colour blindness, born in Eaglesfield, England on this day in 1766. He died in 1844. Source: Britannica.
Film and TV
On this day in 1994, Actor Jackson Pinckney was awarded $487,000 for being partially blinded by Jean-Claude Van Damme during filming of “Cyborg”. Get more daily history at onthisday.com!
In 1970, Jimi Hendrix made his final live appearance when he appeared at the Isle Of Fehmarn in Germany. The guitarist died 12 days later on 18th Sept 1970 after choking on his own vomit. Get into the groove with more music trivia at thisdayinmusic.com!
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