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St. Louis, MO (1896)
Great St. Louis tornado; 306 killed, $13 million damage.

Salton, CA (1896)
124 degrees; U.S. May record.

Minnesota (1931)
Tornado struck Empire Builder, near Moorhead, MN. Five coaches, each weighing 70 tons, was lifted off the track; one was carried 80 feet. Fifty-seven of the 117 passengers were injured; one was blown through a window and killed.