A powerful tornado strikes central Illinois killing at least one and injuring dozens more
A large and powerful tornado struck Moultrie County in central Illinois, as well as its neighboring counties of Shelby in the south and Douglas in the east. At least one person was killed and dozens others injured as the storm destroyed up to thirty dwellings and farm buildings and carried away livestock. (By John Osborne)
"Fierce Tornado: Terrible Loss of Property," Chicago Tribune, March 29, 1866, p.2.