On This Day: August 2

Tornado Talk Summary

It was an F3 that developed quickly, tracked about 1 mile and hit portions of Dane County, WI. It moved SE to the Northwest shore of Lake Mendota and lifted over the lake. Three cottages were destroyed and several other homes were damaged. Per Thomas Grazulis, “the cottages had appearance of F4 damage but probably not well constructed.” Read the full summary here

SIGTOR Spotlight

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

August 2, 1896: An F3 tornado moved through portions of Walsh County, ND. Homes and barns were leveled near Grafton. Debris was carried about 2 miles. Grazulis denotes 3 injuries and states a “child probably died from injuries.”

Twister From The 2000s

On this day in 2015, an EF1 tornado hit Owendale, MI. The tornado destroyed numerous trees and outbuildings. A warehouse sustained major damage. Source. 

Damage in Owendale. Photo via the Damage Assessment Toolkit (DAT).

Weather Rewind

Tornado and Other Weather Events From On This Day

On this day in 1934, an F2 tornado came ashore off the Magothy River at Grays Creek, MD. Eight people were injured as five homes were destroyed and 20 boats sank. Source: Significant Tornadoes 1680-1991. 

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 2018: Apple becomes the first American public listed company to reach $1 trillion in value. Check out more historical events at onthisday.com

Famous Birthday

Wes Craven was born on August 2, 1939, in Cleveland, Ohio. He was a director and screenwriter who was known for his horror films, several of which are classics of the genre. He died in 2015. Source:  Britannica

Film & TV

On this day in 1999: “The Sixth Sense”, starring Bruce Willis, Toni Collette, and Haley Joel Osment, premieres. Get more daily history at onthisday.com

Music Trivia

On this day in 2013: Nielsen SoundScan reported that US album sales totaled 4.68 million for the week ending July 28, the lowest weekly total since the tracking system was formed in May, 1991. Get into the groove with more music trivia at thisdayinmusic.com

Photo of the Day

On August 2, 1985: Delta Air Lines Flight 191, a Lockheed L-1011 TriStar, crashes at Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport killing 137 while landing during a microburst. Photo via Wikimedia Commons.

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