On This Day: August 1

Tornado Talk Summary

Groundhog Mountain, VA F1 #Tornado – Aug 1, 1965! One mile path. Hit about 2 miles east of Groundhog Mountain upsetting a trailer home. The home toppled down a bank and the 5 people inside were injured. 200+ trees were damaged and crops were flattened. Read the full summary here

SIGTOR Spotlight

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

August 1, 1936: An F2 tornado pushed through parts of Montgomery County, KS. It demolished the Grange Hall and several homes at Havana.

Twister From The 2000s

On this day in 2006, an F3 tornado touched down briefly near Butterfield, MN. A house was leveled. Source. 

Weather Rewind

Tornado and Other Weather Events From On This Day

On this day in 1983, a microburst produced a 149 mph wind gust at Andrews AFB in Washington DC. President Reagan had just landed 10 minutes before the microburst. Source

Photo via NWS Aberdeen.

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 1958: US atomic submarine USS Nautilus begins 1st transit of North Pole “Operation Sunshine”. Check out more historical events at onthisday.com

Famous Birthday

Herman Melville was born August 1, 1819, in New York City. He was a novelist, short-story writer, and poet, best known for his novels of the sea, including his masterpiece, Moby Dick (1851). He died in 1891. Source:  Britannica

Film & TV

On this day in 1927: Earliest date for a film to be considered for the Academy Awards. Get more daily history at onthisday.com

Music Trivia

On this day in 1971: The Sonny & Cher Comedy Hour started on prime time American TV. By this time, Sonny and Cher had stopped producing hit singles so the duo decided to sing and tell jokes in nightclubs across the country. CBS head of programming Fred Silverman saw them one evening and offered them their own show.  Get into the groove with more music trivia at thisdayinmusic.com

Photo of the Day

MTV begins broadcasting in the United States and airs its first video, "Video Killed the Radio Star" by The Buggles on August 1, 1981. Photo via Wikimedia Commons.

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