On This Day: August 10

Tornado Talk Summary

Locust Grove, OK EF2 Tornado – Aug 10, 2011! 5 mile path. Destroyed a double wide mobile home, debris carried several hundred yards downstream. 82-year-old Beverly Reed was killed. Two more single wide mobile homes were damaged, 2 people were injured. Read the full summary here

SIGTOR Spotlight

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

August 10, 1928: An F2 tornado destroyed several tenant homes near Batesburg, SC. These were spawned by a tropical storm. Two people were killed and 9 were injured.

Twister From The 2000s

On this day in 2010, a brief but intense EF2 tornado struck near Holmes, ND. Several pieces of farm equipment were tossed, and a grain bin was thrown 300 yards. Source. 

Weather Rewind

Tornado and Other Weather Events From On This Day

On this day in 1924, an F4 tornado hit Thurman, CO. A farm was leveled. The men had left after seeing a tornado touch down to help rescue anyone. They found no damage. They watched their home being swept away as they returned, killing 10 people inside and injuring eight others.  Source: Significant Tornadoes 1680-1991.  

Map of the tornado via Tornado Archive.

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 1846: US Act of Congress passes establishing the Smithsonian Institution, now world’s largest museum and research complex. Check out more historical events at onthisday.com

Famous Birthday

Suzanne Collins was born on August 10, 1962, in Hartford, Connecticut. She is an author and screenwriter, best known for the immensely popular Hunger Games series of young-adult novels. Source:  Britannica

Film & TV

On this day in 1960: Los Angeles premiere of Alfred Hitchcock’s “Psycho” starring Anthony Perkins and Janet Leigh. Get more daily history at onthisday.com

Music Trivia

On this day in 2008: American singer-songwriter Katy Perry went to No.1 on the UK singles chart with ‘I Kissed A Girl’. The track was a worldwide hit topping the charts in over than 20 countries. Get into the groove with more music trivia at thisdayinmusic.com

Photo of the Day

A violent derecho tears through Central/Eastern Iowa, during the afternoon of August 10, 2020. This derecho was the strongest and most destructive derecho ever documented, with winds of 140mph estimated at Cedar Rapids, Iowa and damage estimated at $11 billion. Radar snapshot from GRAnalyst, courtesy of Gio Rizzotti.

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