On This Day: April 6

Tornado Talk Summary

On this day in 1936, a family of F4 tornadoes ravaged Gainesville, GA. 203 people were killed, and at least 1600 were injured.  Read the full summary here

SIGTOR Spotlight

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

April 6, 1919: Grazulis documents four tornadoes in Nebraska on this day, all assigned an F2 rating. On was well-photographed as it moved west of Elmwood. The town was spared but many farms south of the railroad tracks were hit. Debris from demolished buildings were carried aloft and were seen by many. Another F2 hit southeast of Madison and then another hit NE of that town. The last struck Southwest Omaha, “just west of the area where the 1913 tornado entered the city.”

Twister From The 2000s

On this day in 2018, an EF2 tornado struck Coushatta, LA. It had a path length of about 10 miles and was over one mile wide at times. It caused extensive tree damage, and several metal buildings were damaged or destroyed.  Source. 

A destroyed metal building, 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 1902, Robert Perry and five others reached what they determined to be the North Pole. They, however, were off by a few miles.  Source

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 1917: US declares war on Germany, enters World War I. Check out more historical events at onthisday.com

Famous Birthday

Michele Bachmann was born on April 6, 1956, in Waterloo, IA. She served as a member of the U.S. House of Representatives (2007–15); and sought the Republican nomination for president in 2012. Source:  Britannica

Film & TV

On this day in 1906: World’s 1st animated cartoon is released, “humorous phases of Funny Faces” by J. Stuart Blackton. Get more daily history at onthisday.com

Music Trivia

On this day in 2000: An all-star tribute to Joni Mitchell was held at the Hammerstein Ballroom in New York City featuring performances by Elton John, Bryan Adams, Shawn Colvin, James Taylor, Cyndi Lauper, Richard Thompson, k.d. Lang, and Mary Chapin Carpenter. Get into the groove with more music trivia at thisdayinmusic.com

Photo of the Day

A powerful F3 tornado barrels towards the city of Brandon, Mississippi on the morning of April 6, 2005. At least three dozen homes, a dozen mobile homes, the Brandon High School, and several construction trailers were all damaged or destroyed. There were 6 injuries. Radar snapshot from GRAnalyst, courtesy of Gio Rizzotti.

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