This Day in History

On April 14, 1935, a devastating dust storm known as “Black Sunday” strikes the Great Plains during the Dust Bowl era, engulfing the region in darkness and wreaking havoc on farms and communities. The storm, fueled by severe drought and soil erosion caused by intensive farming practices, serves as a stark reminder of the environmental and human cost of unchecked exploitation of natural resources, and prompts efforts to address soil conservation and land management practices.