WX History: April 22nd

1883: A tornado outbreak from Louisiana to Kansas claimed the lives of at least 127 people and injured over 800 others. One of the tornadoes destroyed the town of Beauregard, Mississippi.

Source: GenDisasters.com

1978: Lightning sometimes strikes tents. In this case, a tent containing some sleeping Girl Scouts was hit by lightning as they were camping at DeGray Lake in Arkansas. Two of the Girl Scouts suffered minor burns.

1999: A one million dollar air charter Boeing 727 flew into large hail. Although the plane and it 66 occupants landed safely, the aircraft was declared a total loss.

2011: A strong, EF4 tornado ripped through St. Louis County, causing extensive damage.

2017: The impetus behind the first Earth Day.

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