May 27, 1896

The tornado struck St. Louis and left 118 people dead. It was one of the most deadly and destructive tornadoes in US history. It hit the Eads bridge, among a number of other historic places, and caused more than ten million dollars (not adjusted for inflation) in damage. 

May 9, 1927

A tornado in Poplar Bluff killed 104 and injured 350 more.