On This Day: December 17

Tornado Talk Summary

This summary looks back at an estimated F2 tornado from December 17, 1915. There were five injuries and two fatalities. Read the full summary here

SIGTOR Spotlight

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

December 17, 1933: A possible F2 tornado moved through Caddo Parish, LA. It had a path length of 20 miles. Five were killed and 20 injured. A lumber camp was hit near Dixie. Four of the fataities were here. “One person was killed in a tenant home on the “Soda Fountain” plantation near Dixie.” 

Twister From The 2000s

December 17, 2019: An EF2 tornado tracked for 19 miles through Irwin and Ben Hill Counties, Georgia. The town of Mystic was hit hard, with extensive damage occurring to dozens of buildings. Source.  

Significant tree damage in Mystic. Photo via NWS Tallahassee.

Weather Rewind

There is more weather phenomenon than just tornadoes? 

On This Day in OTHER weather history!

December 17, 2020: A major winter storm blasted across the northeast from the evening of December 16 through December 17. Several places in Pennsylvania, New York, Vermont, and New Hampshire picked up over 40″ of snow! Source

Kettle Street in Altoona, PA during the height of the storm. Altoona picked up a total of 13 inches. Photo via Tornado Talk Writer, Nick Wilkes.

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 1986, Mrs Davina Thompson makes medical history by having the 1st heart, lung & liver transplant at Papworth Hospital in Cambridge, England. Check out more historical events at onthisday.com

Famous Birthday

On this day in 1978, Manny Pacquiao, professional boxer, media celebrity, and politician, was born in Kibawe, Bukidnon province, Mindanao, Philippines. Source:  Britannica

Film & TV

On this day in 1964, “Goldfinger”, 3rd James Bond film, starring Sean Connery and Honor Blackman premieres in London! Get more daily history at onthisday.com

Music Trivia

On this day in 1963, James Carroll at WWDC in Washington, DC, became the first disc jockey to broadcast a Beatles record on American radio. Carroll played ‘I Want To Hold Your Hand’, which he had obtained from his stewardess girlfriend, who brought the single back from the UK. Due to listener demand, the song was played daily, every hour. Since it hadn’t been released yet in the States, Capitol Records initially considered court action, but instead released the single earlier than planned. Get into the groove with more music trivia at thisdayinmusic.com

Photo of the Day

December 17, 1903: The Wright brothers took their first flight, in Kitty Hawk, NC. Photo via the Library of Congress.

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