There were 6 tornadoes confirmed on September 9, 2016. Four were in the state of Illinois including the strongest – an EF2 that crossed through parts of Champaign County. The estimated peak winds were 125 mph. Read the full summary here!
Highlighting a Tornado Before 1950
from Significant Tornadoes by Thomas Grazulis!
September 9, 1934: Grazulis rated a tornado that moved through parts of Tillman County, Oklahoma as an F2. It hit the southern edge of Frederick. Several homes and industrial buildings were unroofed and torn apart.
On September 9, 2001, an F1 tornado tracked for 8 miles through Lansing, MI. The worst damage was to the Board of Water and Lights Erickson Power Plant. $4 Million in damage occurred there as the twister toppled six water cooling towers. More information here.
There is more weather phenomenon than just tornadoes?
On This Day in OTHER weather history!
Colonel Harland Sanders, American founder of Kentucky Fried Chicken, was born in Henryville, Indiana on this day in 1890. He died in 1980. Source: Britannica.
Film and TV
On this day in 2001, Band of Brothers” based on the book by Stephen E. Ambrose, created by Steven Spielberg and Tom Hanks premiered, then most expensive miniseries ever made. Get more daily history at onthisday.com!
In 1956, Elvis Presley made his first appearance on ‘The Ed Sullivan show’, performing ‘Don’t Be Cruel’, ‘Love Me Tender’ and ‘Ready Teddy’ from the CBS TV Studios in Los Angeles. Get into the groove with more music trivia at thisdayinmusic.com!
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