On This Day: December 14

Tornado Talk Summary

This summary looks at an F2 tornado with a long, skipping path through parts of Southwest Missouri on December 14, 1971. There was one fatality and 22 people were injured. Read the full summary here

SIGTOR Spotlight

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

Grazulis lists no tornadoes on this day before 1950. 

Twister From The 2000s

On December 14, 2010, an EF2 tornado struck Aumsville, OR. Over 50 structures were damaged or destroyed, and two people were injured. Source

Weather Rewind

There is more weather phenomenon than just tornadoes? 

On This Day in OTHER weather history!

December 14, 1997: 4-8″ of snow fell across central Mississippi and western Alabama. The weight of the snow snapped trees and brought down power lines. 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 1542, Princess Mary Stuart succeeds her father James V and becomes Queen Mary I of Scotland at 6 days old. Check out more historical events at onthisday.com

Famous Birthday

On this day in 1546, Tycho Brahe, Danish astronomer whose work in developing astronomical instruments and in measuring and fixing the positions of stars paved the way for future discoveries, was born in Knudstrup, Scania, Denmark. He died in 1601. Source:  Britannica

Film & TV

On this day in 1974, Disaster film “The Towering Inferno” is released, starring Steve McQueen and Paul Newman! Get more daily history at onthisday.com

Music Trivia

On this day in 1963, American singer and pianist Dinah Washington died at the age of 39. An autopsy later showed a lethal combination of secobarbital and amobarbital had contributed to her death. Washington gave herself the title of “Queen of the Blues”. She had her first top ten pop hit in 1959 with a version of ‘What a Diff’rence a Day Made’, and then two successful duets in 1960 with Brook Benton, ‘Baby (You’ve Got What It Takes)’ and ‘A Rockin’ Good Way (To Mess Around and Fall in Love). Get into the groove with more music trivia at thisdayinmusic.com

Photo of the Day

December 14, 2008: Dissenters march in Moscow to protest the Russian Government. Photo via Wikimedia Commons.

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