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Weather Fact for Today

On April 24, 1899...
Two women and one son lived to tell the story of being picked up by a tornado and carried more than a fourth of a mile, flying far above the church steeples, before being gently set down again. The young boy and one of the ladies said they had the pleasure of flying alongside a horse. The horse "kicked and struggled" as it flew high above, and was set down unharmed about a mile away.

Also on April 24, 1980...
Three of eight helicopters were damaged in a sandstorm during a failed-attempt to rescue 52 American hostages held in Iran. The hostages were later released on January 20, 1981.

 

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