The death toll from the 2013 Moore tornado in the U.S. state of Oklahoma is revised sharply downward to 24, with over one hundred people injured and many missing.
According to an article published by the ProPublica, Senators Richard Burr of North Carolina, Kelly Loeffler of Georgia, Jim Inhofe of Oklahoma, and Dianne Feinstein of California sold their stocks before the stock market crash.
A severe storm system brings tornado watches and warnings throughout the U.S. states of Oklahoma, Texas, Arkansas, and Missouri. A "large and dangerous" tornado is confirmed near Gore, Oklahoma. Several other tornadoes are seen by storm chasers.
President Trump nominates Oklahoma congressman Jim Bridenstine, member of the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology, to be Administrator of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration.
The University of Texas at Austin, seen as the key to the survival of a 10-team Big 12 Conference in the wake of the loss of Colorado to the Pacific-10 Conference and Nebraska to the Big Ten Conference, announces it will turn down an invitation from the Pac-10 and remain in the Big 12. Shortly after Texas' announcement, four other Texas and Oklahoma schools targeted by the Pac-10 pledge themselves to the Big 12.