On This Day: December 12

Tornado Talk Summary

This summary looks back at an estimated F3 tornado from December 12, 1928. It crossed through parts of Angelina County, TX. There were six injuries and two fatalities along the five mile path. Read the full summary here

SIGTOR Spotlight

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

December 12, 1940: A possible F2 tornado moved east then northeast, passing one mile north of Katy, TX in Harris County. Two farm homes were destroyed. “One couple drove a quarter mile away, then stopped and watched their home being swept away.” A man was killed an his wife was injured at the other farm home. “Nothing was left at either site.” 

Twister From The 2000s

December 12, 2015: An EF2 tornado tracked across rural McCurtain County, OK, just west and north of Valliant. Sixteen homes were torn apart, and four trailers were decimated. Three people were injured. Source

The remains of a trailer, photo via the Damage Assessment Toolkit (DAT).

Weather Rewind

There is more weather phenomenon than just tornadoes? 

On This Day in OTHER weather history!

December 12, 1968: A blizzard blasted across parts of South Dakota and Minnesota. Wind gusts up to 70 mph accompanied the heavy snow. Three fatalities occurred due to the blizzard. 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 1901, Guglielmo Marconi sends the first transatlantic radio signal, from Poldhu in Cornwall to Newfoundland, Canada. Check out more historical events at onthisday.com

Famous Birthday

On this day in 1923, Bob Barker, American game show host and animal rights activist who was best known for hosting The Price Is Right (1972–2007), was born in Darrington, WA. Source:  Britannica

Film & TV

On this day in 1977, “Saturday Night Fever”, a film starring John Travolta, premieres in NYC! Get more daily history at onthisday.com

Music Trivia

On this day in 1957, Still married to his first wife Jane Mitcham, Jerry Lee Lewis secretly married his 13-year old second cousin Myra Gale Brown. Lewis’s personal life was hidden from the public until a May 1958 British tour where Ray Berry, a news agency reporter at London’s Heathrow Airport learned about Lewis’s third wife. The publicity caused an uproar and the tour was canceled after only three concerts. Get into the groove with more music trivia at thisdayinmusic.com

Radar of the Day

A low-end EF2 tornado impacts Lindale, Texas on December 12, 2015. At least 50 homes were damaged and numerous trees were snapped or uprooted. Radar snapshot from GRAnalyst, courtesy of Gio Rizzotti.

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