Illinois Weather Trivia for November 9th

11/9/1864
A tornado in southeastern Missouri crossed the Mississippi River into southwestern Illinois, affecting the areas around Chester and Richview. A ferry boat on the river was hit, with much of the debris being blown over a quarter mile. Four people in Chester were killed when the late-night tornado destroyed 14 houses.
11/9/1984
A strong tornado moved across Bond and Fayette Counties, from Dudleyville to Brownstown. This tornado, with a track of 30 miles, damaged 175 homes. Much of the damage was in Brownstown, where 25 homes were destroyed and 144 were damaged. 11 injuries were reported.

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