On This Day: August 9

Tornado Talk Summary

Cincinnati, OH F3 Tornado – August 9, 1969! 22.2 mile path. Within the tornado’s path, close to 2500 homes had some sort of damage. 27 of those homes were demolished. 247 injuries were recorded and 4 fatalities. Read the full summary here

SIGTOR Spotlight

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

August 9, 1878: What was called “the breath of the Death Angel” occurred on this day in New Haven County, CT. This estimated F4 tornado destroyed portions of Wallingford. A total of 34 people were killed and at least 70 were injured.

Destroyed house at Wallingford. Image via Wikipedia.

Twister From The 2000s

On this day in 2021, an EF1 tornado hit near Sycamore, IL. Several farm buildings were ripped apart, trees were downed, and a home had minor damage. Source. 

Photo of the tornado via Sean Ross.

Weather Rewind

Tornado and Other Weather Events From On This Day

On this day in 1992, an F2 tornado hit Chester, SD. Four businesses were destroyed, and several homes were damaged. An ammonia tank was damaged, and over 4,000 gallons leaked out.  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 1974: Richard Nixon resigns as President of the United States and Vice President Gerald Ford swears the oath of office to take his place as the 38th US President. Check out more historical events at onthisday.com

Famous Birthday

Gillian Anderson was born August 9, 1968, in Chicago, Illinois. She is an actress and writer best known for her role as FBI Special Agent Dana Scully on the television series The X-Files (1993–2002, 2016, and 2018). Source:  Britannica

Film & TV

On this day in 1930: Animated character Betty Boop debuts in Max Fleischer’s cartoon “Dizzy Dishes”. Get more daily history at onthisday.com

Music Trivia

On this day in 1980: ABBA scored their eighth UK No.1 single with ‘The Winner Takes It All’. Taken from their ‘Super Trouper’ album. By this time, both couples were divorced.  Get into the groove with more music trivia at thisdayinmusic.com

Photo of the Day

On this day in 1945: Nagasaki is devastated when an atomic bomb, Fat Man, is dropped by the United States B-29 Bockscar. Thirty-five thousand people are killed outright, including 23,200–28,200 Japanese war workers, 2,000 Korean forced workers, and 150 Japanese soldiers. Photo via Wikimedia Commons.

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