On This Day: August 8

Tornado Talk Summary

Brooklyn, NY EF2 Tornado – August 8, 2007! 5.87 mile path. 9 injuries. One of the strongest on record to hit portions of the Bronx. Damage on Bay Ridge Avenue consisted of 11 homes with moderate to severe roof damage. Read the full summary here

SIGTOR Spotlight

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

August 8, 1939: An F4 tornado moved through portions of Kalamazoo County, MI. Two people were killed in the SE part of Kalamazoo. 25 “nice homes” were destroyed at Comstock.

Twister From The 2000s

On this day in 2021, an EF1 tornado struck near Coloma, WI. Numerous trees were downed. Source. 

Tree damage. Photo via NWS Green Bay.

Weather Rewind

Tornado and Other Weather Events From On This Day

On this day in 1874, a swarm of millions of Rocky Mountain Locusts invaded Denver, CO. They were carried by a thunderstorm’s gust front.  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 1925: First national march of Ku Klux Klan (between 25,000 and 40,000 marchers) in Washington, D.C.. Check out more historical events at onthisday.com

Famous Birthday

Dustin Hoffman was born on August 8, 1937, in Los Angeles, California. He is an acclaimed American actor known for his versatile portrayals of antiheroes and vulnerable types. Short in stature and not typically handsome, he helped to usher in a new Hollywood tradition of average-looking but emotionally explosive leading men. Source:  Britannica

Film & TV

On this day in 1991: Actor Gary Oldman is arrested for drunk driving. Get more daily history at onthisday.com

Music Trivia

On this day in 1969: The photo session for the cover of The Beatles Abbey Road album took place on the crossing outside Abbey Road studios. Photographer Iain McMillan, balanced on a step-ladder in the middle of the road took six shots of John, Ringo, Paul, and George walking across the zebra crossing while a policeman held up the traffic. The band then returned to the studio and recorded overdubs on ‘The End’, ‘I Want You (She’s So Heavy)’ and ‘Oh! Darling’. Get into the groove with more music trivia at thisdayinmusic.com

Photo of the Day

On this day in 1991: The Warsaw radio mast, at one time the tallest construction ever built, collapses. Photo via Wikimedia Commons.

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