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.
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.
— NWS St. Louis (@NWSStLouis) April 23, 2017
2017: The impetus behind the first Earth Day.
— NOAA (@NOAA) April 22, 2017