On This Day: August 14

Tornado Talk Summary

East Lansing-Gregory, MI F2 Tornado – August 14, 1988! 26.6 mile path. A warehouse was unroofed and a wall blown from the Amtrak station. A man was killed when a tree fell on a camper 2 miles north of Stockbridge. Read the full summary here

SIGTOR Spotlight

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

August 14, 1898: An F4 tornado moved 20 miles through parts of Deuel County, SD. Grazulis documents eight fatalities, this includes five members of one family killed at their farm.

Twister From The 2000s

On this day in 2020, five tornadoes ripped through Grant County, MN. The strongest was an EF2 near Elbow Lake. Source. 

Photo of one of the tornadoes via NWS Grand Forks.

Weather Rewind

Tornado and Other Weather Events From On This Day

On this day in 1953, Category 1 Hurricane Barbara made landfall in the Outer Banks of North Carolina; nine people were killed.  Source

Hurricane Barbara's rainfall map. Photo via Wikimedia Commons.

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 1969: British Army deploys on the streets of Northern Ireland, marking the beginning of Operation Banner. Check out more historical events at onthisday.com

Famous Birthday

Halle Berry was born on August 14, 1966, in Cleveland, Ohio. She is a film actress, the first African American to win the Academy Award for best actress. She received the honour for her nuanced portrayal of Leticia Musgrove, a down-on-her-luck character in Monster’s Ball (2001). Source:  Britannica

Film & TV

On this day in 1965: Beatles tape an appearance for “The Ed Sullivan Show”. Get more daily history at onthisday.com

Music Trivia

On this day in 1995: Foo Fighters made their network television debut on The Late Show with David Letterman when they performed their new single ‘This Is A Call’. Get into the groove with more music trivia at thisdayinmusic.com

Photo of the Day

On this day in 2021: A magnitude 7.2 earthquake strikes southwestern Haiti, killing at least 2,248 people and causing a humanitarian crisis. Photo via Wikimedia Commons.

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