On This Day: August 12

Tornado Talk Summary

Ryan, IA F4 Tornado – Aug 12, 1974! 5 mile path. 12 injured. 44 homes hit, 20 of which were destroyed. A school, a church & several businesses also destroyed. Newspapers reported that receipts from a home in Ryan landed in Galena, IL, 60+ mi. away. Read the full summary here

SIGTOR Spotlight

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

August 12, 1893: An F2 tornado moved through portions of Logan County, KS. Two children were killed near Winona. A collapsed wall of a sod house landed on them. All livestock and chickens on a farm at the end of the path were killed.

Twister From The 2000s

On this day in 2005, an F2 tornado hit Wright, Wy. It moved through a trailer park, and 120 trailers were affected, 91 were completely destroyed. Two people were killed, and 13 were injured. Source. 

Weather Rewind

Tornado and Other Weather Events From On This Day

On this day in 2010, an EF3 tornado tracked for five miles through Burke and Ward Counties in North Dakota. One person was killed, and another was injured. Source

Photo of the tornado via NWS Bismarck.

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 1851: American inventor Isaac Singer patents the sewing machine. Check out more historical events at onthisday.com

Famous Birthday

George Soros was born on August 12, 1930, in Budapest, Hungary. He is a financier, author, philanthropist, and activist whose success as an investor made him one of the wealthiest men in the world. He was also known as a powerful and influential supporter of liberal social causes. Source:  Britannica

Film & TV

On this day in 1999: Shakira records her first live album in New York City, titled “MTV Unplugged”. Get more daily history at onthisday.com

Music Trivia

On this day in 1972: Alice Cooper was at No.1 on the UK singles chart with ‘School’s Out’. The bands only UK No.1, which was also a No.7 hit on the US chart. Cooper has said he was inspired to write the song when answering the question, “What’s the greatest three minutes of your life?”. Cooper said: “There’s two times during the year. One is Christmas morning, the next one is the last three minutes of the last day of school.” Get into the groove with more music trivia at thisdayinmusic.com

Photo of the Day

On this day in 1990: Sue, the largest and most complete Tyrannosaurus rex skeleton found to date, is discovered by Sue Hendrickson in South Dakota. Photo via Wikimedia Commons.

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