On This Day: August 3

Tornado Talk Summary

Glassport, PA F3 Tornado – August 3, 1963! Complex event! A roller skating rink collapsed. 2 killed in a 3-story demolished home. Heavy damage to the Allegheny Co. Airport. Clubhouse at Butler’s Golf Course destroyed. Read the full summary here

SIGTOR Spotlight

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

August 3, 1885: An F2 tornado moved 8 miles from south Philadelphia, PA to Camden, NJ. “A child and a railroad worker were killed at the south edge of Philadelphia, three people died at Camden, and one person drowned when the tornado struck and tore apart the steamer “Major Reybold” in the Delaware River.” 58 injuries were documented.

Twister From The 2000s

On this day in 2020, Hurricane Isaias spawned an EF2 tornado at Bald Island and Southport, NC. Several homes had extensive damage. Source. 

Tree damage. Photo via the Damage Assessment Toolkit (DAT).

Weather Rewind

Tornado and Other Weather Events From On This Day

On this day in 2018, an EF4 tornado struck near Alonsa, MB. A house was swept away. One person was killed, and five were injured. Source

Photo of the tornado via This Day in Weather History.

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 1972: US Senate ratifies the Anti-Ballistic Missile Treaty with the Soviet Union to limit the use of missile systems capable of defending against missile-delivered nuclear weapons. Check out more historical events at onthisday.com

Famous Birthday

Martha Stewart was born on August 3, 1941,  in Jersey City, New Jersey. She is an entrepreneur and domestic lifestyle innovator who built a catering business into an international media and home-furnishing corporation, Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia, Inc. Source:  Britannica

Film & TV

On this day in 1995: CNN en Espanol premieres. Get more daily history at onthisday.com

Music Trivia

On this day in 2008: Kid Rock was at No.1 on the UK singles chart with ‘All Summer Long’. The song is based on Warren Zevon’s ‘Werewolves of London’ and Lynyrd Skynyrd’s ‘Sweet Home Alabama’. Get into the groove with more music trivia at thisdayinmusic.com

Photo of the Day

Hurricane Isaias makes landfall in Brunswick County, North Carolina, as a Category 1 hurricane on the evening of August 3, 2020.

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