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2011-05-03 10:45:00

Tornado tracks from last week's powerful tornado outbreak are visible in data from NASA's Aqua satellite and the Landsat satellite. Among the more than 150 tornadoes reported on April 27 and 28, 2011, was a rare EF-5 storm. Such a storm has the capacity to collapse a concrete building. The tornado hit Smithville, Mississippi, where it killed at least 14 people, and moved northeast nearly 3 miles toward the Alabama border. It is the first EF5 tornado to occur in Mississippi since 1966,...

2011-04-08 23:01:00

WASHINGTON, April 9, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following is the daily "Profile America" feature from the U.S. Census Bureau: (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20090226/CENSUSLOGO) SATURDAY, APRIL 9: DEADLY TEXAS TORNADO Profile America -- Saturday, April 9th. One of the deadliest tornadoes in U.S. history raked across Texas, Oklahoma and Kansas on this date in 1947. Known as the Glazier-Higgins-Woodward Tornado, it is now thought to have been a family of tornadoes, which...


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  • A rich embroidered or brocaded silk fabric woven originally with a warp of gold thread.
'Baudekin' seems to be an alternative form of 'baldachin,' from the Italian 'Baldacco,' Baghdad, the city where the material was made.
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