Illinois Weather Trivia for June 18th

6/18/1835
A tornado moved southeast across west central Illinois, touching down midway between Canton and Fairview. Farms were destroyed before the tornado moved across Canton, where 50 buildings were damaged or destroyed. The tornado killed 8 people, including the founder of Canton and his son.
6/18/1998
Severe thunderstorms moved across a large portion of northern and central Illinois. Most of the damage occurred in the northeast part of the state, from near Rockford to the Chicago area. In Boone County, a 120-year-old barn was destroyed. Vehicles were blown off I-80 in Joliet, several schools in the Chicago area had damage, and numerous trees and power lines were blown down. A waterspout also formed on Lake Michigan. One person was injured, when a tree fell on him.

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