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April 2, 1958

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com in 1958 a tornado in Wichita Falls, Texas set a new wind speed record of 450 kph (280 mph). These speeds were so high that the WTAB (Witches Travel Advisory Board) advised that all brooms be grounded and not to use the bicycle/tornado assisted jump to Oz at that time … Continue reading

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August 28, 1884

On this date in Twisted-History.com in 1884 the 1st known photograph of a tornado was made near Howard, South Dakota. This was at the same time and area that semi-famous balloonist Dorian Francis Gale disappeared while testing his new high altitude balloon and wasn’t heard from again until he was discovered confused and hallucinating in … Continue reading

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