On This Day: August 13

Tornado Talk Summary

What happened August 13, 1952 in Saunders and Cass Counties, NE? Well, once again we had to do a little detective work to find clues and draw some conclusions. Read the full summary here

SIGTOR Spotlight

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

August 13, 1943: Grazulis documents an estimated F3 tornado in Stark County, OH. It moved near Massillon and across the south part of Canton. 47 buildings were destroyed. “One man was killed under the falling walls of a fright terminal.” There were 34 injuries.

Twister From The 2000s

On this day in 2004, Tropical Storm Bonnie spawned an F2 tornado near Rocky Point, NC. Three people were killed, and 29 were injured as 17 homes were destroyed and nearly 60 others were damaged. Source. 

The Remains of a double-wide trailer. Photo via NWS Wilmington, NC.

Weather Rewind

Tornado and Other Weather Events From On This Day

On this day in 1990, an F0 tornado tracked for 25 miles through parts of Sussex and Passaic Counties in New Jersey, downing numerous trees. 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 1942: The ‘Manhattan Project’ commences, under the direction of US General Leslie Groves: its aim – to deliver an atomic bomb. Check out more historical events at onthisday.com

Famous Birthday

Alfred Hitchcock was born August 13, 1899, in London, England. He was a motion-picture director whose suspenseful films and television programs won immense popularity and critical acclaim over a long and tremendously productive career. His films are marked by a macabre sense of humour and a somewhat bleak view of the human condition. He died in 1980. Source:  Britannica

Film & TV

On this day in 1967: “Bonnie and Clyde” crime film directed by Arthur Penn and starring Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway, is released. Get more daily history at onthisday.com

Music Trivia

On this day in 1994: Woodstock ’94 was held in Saugerties, New York, attended by over 350,000 fans, the festival featured Green Day, Nine Inch Nails, Aerosmith and Red Hot Chili Peppers. Tickets cost $135.00, (£89.00). Get into the groove with more music trivia at thisdayinmusic.com

Photo of the Day

On this day in 2004: Air Tahoma Flight 185 crashes near Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport, killing the first officer and injuring the captain. Photo via Wikimedia Commons.

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