ON THIS DAY IN UNITED STATES HISTORY
March 28, 1920
The Palm Sunday Tornado Outbreak Occurs
On this day in 1920, a tornado outbreak across the Midwest and Deep South left over 380 dead and more than 1,215
injured. The death count in the south could well have been higher in some areas since fatalities of non-whites were
often omitted from the state record. The outbreak included at least 38 significant tornadoes. Many were caught
unprepared as the storms headed northeast at speeds over 60 miles per hour.