Illinois Weather Trivia for April 6th

4/6/1872
A tornado touched down near Bogota, southwest of Newton in southeast Illinois. The tornado, estimated at F3 intensity, destroyed barns, homes, and timber. Three people were killed in homes about a mile apart.
4/6/1988
High winds affected Illinois, with the northeast part of the state hit hardest. In Chicago, 97 windows were blown out of the Sears Tower, and the state's oldest tree, estimated to be 700 years old, was blown over. Wind gusts reached 75 mph at the Chicago lakefront, 60 mph in Bloomington, and 59 mph at Decatur.

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