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On this day: March 25

POSTED: 04:26 PM PDT Mar 19, 2013    UPDATED: 11:00 PM PDT Mar 24, 2014 

The Scottsboro Boys are arrested, John and Yoko take to bed, a New York City nightclub fire kills 87, and mad cow disease halts British beef exports, all on this day.

OTD March 25 - tornado forecast
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1948: The first successful tornado forecast predicts that a tornado will strike Tinker Air Force Base in Oklahoma. Meteorologists at the base noticed similarities between the weather conditions of that day and March 20, when the base had been struck by another tornado, and issued the forecast, which was verified when a tornado struck the base that evening.

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