On This Day: August 4

Tornado Talk Summary

The SPC Database shows two tornadoes on August 4, 1958. There was an estimated F1 in Madison County, NE and the F1 that is the topic of this summary. Read it here!Β 

SIGTOR Spotlight

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

August 4, 1923: An estimated F2 tornado moved across Leoti, KS. Several homes were heavily damaged and eight people were injured.

Twister From The 2000s

On this day in 2020, Hurricane Isaias spawned an EF3 tornado near Windsor, NC. Two people were killed, and 14 were injured. Several mobile homes and stick-built homes were annihilated.Β Source.Β 

A leveled stick-built home. Photo via NWS Wakefield.

Weather Rewind

Tornado and Other Weather Events From On This Day

On this day in 2009, an F2 tornado hit Mont-Laurier, Quebec. 28 homes were destroyed, and 40 others were damaged. A few people were injured.Β Source.Β 

Photo of the tornado via Climate Quebec.

Pieces of the Past

A Look Back Through The Ages!Β  On This Day In History!Β 

Sources:Β  onthisday.com,Β thisdayinmusic.com & Britannica!Β 

Historical Event

On this day in 1944: Anne Frank arrested in Amsterdam by German Security Police (GrΓΌne Polizei) following a tip-off from an informer who was never identified. Check out more historical events at onthisday.com!Β 

Famous Birthday

Barack Obama was born on August 4, 1961, Honolulu, Hawaii. He is the 44th president of the United States (2009–17) and the first African American to hold the office. Source:Β  Britannica.Β 

Film & TV

On this day in 1958: The Billboard Hot 100 is published for the 1st time, with “Poor Little Fool” by Ricky Nelson at #1. Get more daily history at onthisday.com!Β 

Music Trivia

On this day in 1984: Prince started a 24 week run at the top of the US album charts with Purple Rain. His sixth studio album which features the hits ‘When Doves Cry’ and ‘Let’s Go Crazy’, as well as the title track has sold over 20 million copies worldwide, becoming the seventh best-selling soundtrack album of all time. Get into the groove with more music trivia at thisdayinmusic.com!Β 

Photo of the Day

A EF1 tornado plows towards the city of Suffolk, Virginia during the early morning hours of August 4, 2020. It was spawned by Hurricane Isaias. Radar snapshot from GRAnalyst, courtesy of Gio Rizzotti.

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