April 9, 1897 – Five inches of snow fell in Indianapolis, the most ever in a 24-hour period in April.
April 9, 1947 – A tornado struck Woodward, OK, during the late evening killing 95 persons and causing six million dollars damage. The tornado, one to two miles in width, and traveling at a speed of 68 mph, killed a total of 167 persons along its 221 mile path from Texas into Kansas, injured 980 others, and caused nearly ten million dollars damage. A man looking out his front door was swept by a tornado from his home near Higgins TX and carried two hundred feet over trees.
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