On This Day: December 15

Tornado Talk Summary

A total of 40 tornadoes are a part of the Storm Prediction Center (SPC) Database, December 14-15, 1971. Most that occurred on the 15th were during the early AM hours. We look at one of those in this summary. It was given a rating of F2 and had an intermittent path of 22+ miles through from Bell City to Scott City in Missouri. Read the full summary here

SIGTOR Spotlight

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

December 15, 1893: Grazulis reported that a possible F3 tornado moved through parts of Union County, AR. Several small homes were leveled about 20 miles south of Camden. Four were killed

Twister From The 2000s

On December 15, 2007, an EF2 tornado struck rural areas of Treutlen County, GA, just southwest of Soperton. It caused extensive tree damage along a 3.5-mile path. A fire station and a trailer were destroyed as well.  Source

Weather Rewind

There is more weather phenomenon than just tornadoes? 

On This Day in OTHER weather history!

December 15, 2015: Typhoon Melor made landfall in the Philippines with 145 mph winds (Category 4). The strong winds and storm surge killed 51 people. 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 1791, US Bill of Rights ratified when Virginia gives its approval, becomes amendments 1-10 of the US constitution. Check out more historical events at onthisday.com

Famous Birthday

On this day in 1899, Harold Abrahams, British athlete who won a gold medal in the 100-metre dash at the 1924 Olympic Games in Paris, was born in Bedford, England. He died in 1978. Source:  Britannica

Film & TV

On this day in 1939, “Gone With The Wind”, drama film directed by Victor Fleming and starring Clark Gable and Vivien Leigh, premieres in Atlanta (Best Picture 1940, inflation not adjusted highest-grossing film of all time)! Get more daily history at onthisday.com

Music Trivia

On this day in 1944, Hank Williams married Audrey Sheppard, with the ceremony taking place at a filling station. Their son, Randall Hank Williams would achieve fame in his own right as Hank Williams Jr., who was born on May 26, 1949. The marriage ended in divorce on May 29, 1952. Get into the groove with more music trivia at thisdayinmusic.com

Photo of the Day

Cyclone John made landfall in Western Australia on December 15, 1999, as a Category 4. Photo of Cyclone John, via Wikimedia Commons.

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