Illinois Weather Trivia for April 22nd

4/22/1888
An early evening tornado hit the south edge of DuQuoin, injuring 3 people. A two story brick building was leveled, and barns lost their roofs. A train engineer saw the funnel approach the town, and was able to stop the train in time to let the tornado pass.
4/22/1963
A tornado caused a path of destruction from Illiopolis (far eastern Sangamon County) eastward to Decatur. One man was carried 200 yards; he died from his injuries several days later. The storm also produced two inch diameter hail in Decatur. The tornado's path was nearly identical to the tornado which affected the area on April 19, 1996.

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