On This Day: April 2

Tornado Talk Summary

This summary looks back at an estimated F4 tornado from April 2, 1936. It crossed through parts of Guilford County, NC and the town of Greensboro. It was one of several tornadoes the pressed through the southeast April 1 and 2 of 1936. 14 people were killed and 144 were injured. Read the full summary here

SIGTOR Spotlight

Highlighting a Tornado Before 1950
from Significant Tornadoes by Thomas Grazulis!

April 2, 1880: An estimated F3 tornado crossed 20 miles through Crawford County, KS. It moved from seven miles SW of Girard, passing one mile south of twon. Several farms were leveled. “Two children and two adults were killed in four separate homes.”

Twister From The 2000s

On this day in 2017, an EF2 tornado tracked for nearly 14 miles through La Salle County, LA, near the town of Jena. It was up to 1.30 miles wide and caused extensive tree damage. Several homes and schools had parts of their roofs blown off.  Source. 

Extensive tree, photo via Damage Assessment Toolkit (DAT).
An outbuilding that was destroyed, photo via the Damage Assessment Toolkit (DAT).

Weather Rewind

There is more weather phenomenon than just tornadoes? 

On This Day in OTHER weather history!

On this day in 1957, an F3 tornado struck Dallas, TX. 10 people were killed, and 200 were injured as it damaged or destroyed numerous buildings.  Source

A view of the tornado from downtown Dallas. Photo via the NOAA Library.

Pieces of the Past

A Look Back Through The Ages!  On This Day In History! 

Sources:  onthisday.com, thisdayinmusic.com & Britannica

Historical Event

On this day in 1513: Explorer Juan Ponce de León claims Florida for Spain as the first known European to reach Florida. Check out more historical events at onthisday.com

Famous Birthday

Marvin Gaye was born April 2, 1939, in Washington, D.C. He was a soul singer-songwriter-producer who, to a large extent, ushered in the era of artist-controlled popular music of the 1970s. Gaye passed away in 1984. Source:  Britannica

Film & TV

On this day in 1902: “Electric Theatre”, the first full-time movie theater in the United States, opens in Los Angeles, California. Get more daily history at onthisday.com

Music Trivia

On this day in 1977: ABBA were at No.1 on the UK singles chart with their fifth No.1 ‘Knowing Me, Knowing You.’ The song was also a Top 10 hit in over 15 countries.  Get into the groove with more music trivia at thisdayinmusic.com

Radar of the Day

A powerful F3 tornado barrels into the town of Caruthersville, Missouri during the evening of April 2, 2006. The tornado, which was on the ground for 77 miles and previously made a direct hit on the town of Marmaduke, Arkansas destroyed 426 homes and businesses along its path. 2 people were killed and 177 others were injured. Radar snapshot from GRAnalyst, courtesy of Gio Rizzotti.

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