On This Day: April 7

Tornado Talk Summary

47 tornadoes were confirmed on April 7, 2006. The deadliest crossed through parts of Davidson and Sumner Counties in TN. It was given a rating of F3. There were 128 injuries and 7 fatalities. Read the full summary here

Photo of the tornado via NWS Nashville.

SIGTOR Spotlight

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

April 7, 1903: A possible F3 tornado moved through portions of White and Cleburne Counties in Arkansas. A man was killed in his home near Rosebud. North of Pangburn, 43 homes were destroyed. Six people were killed in one home and two in another.

Twister From The 2000s

On this day in 2006, an F3 tornado tracked for 15 miles across Dickson and Cheatham Counties in Tennessee. Several homes and trailers were demolished and dozens of others were damaged. Source. 

A home that was swept away in Dickson County. Photo via NWS Nashville.

Weather Rewind

There is more weather phenomenon than just tornadoes? 

On This Day in OTHER weather history!

On this day in 1926, a lightning strike sparked a massive oil fire at San Louis Obispo, CA. The fire destroyed over 6 million gallons of oil and spread to over 900 acres as it raged on for five days. The fire spun up many fire-tornadoes, one of which leveled a farmhouse killing two people.  Source

Photos of some of the fire-tornadoes, via the April 1926 Monthly Weather Review (MWR).

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 30: Scholars’ estimate for Jesus’ crucifixion by Roman troops in Jerusalem [or April 3]. Check out more historical events at onthisday.com

Famous Birthday

Russell Crowe, was born April 7, 1964, Wellington, New Zealand. He is an actor known for his commitment, intensity, and ruggedly handsome good looks. He won an Academy Award for Gladiator (2000). Source:  Britannica

Film & TV

On this day in 1954: WALB TV channel 10 in Albany, GA (NBC/ABC) begins broadcasting. Get more daily history at onthisday.com

Music Trivia

On this day in 1990: Motley Crue’s Tommy Lee was injured when performing a stunt during a concert, falling 20 feet from a lighting rig.  Get into the groove with more music trivia at thisdayinmusic.com

Photo of the Day

April 7, 1948: The World Health Organization is established by the United Nations. Photo via Wikimedia Commons.

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