On This Day: December 2

Tornado Talk Summary

A total of 29 tornadoes pushed through four states on December 2, 1982. Nine twisters were in Arkansas, five of which were given an F3 rating. We look at one of those in this summary. It had an 18 mile path. 53 were injured and two were killed. Read the full summary here

SIGTOR Spotlight

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

No listing in Significant Tornadoes before 1950 on December 2. 

Twister From The 2000s

December 2, 2018: An EF3 tornado struck the Naval Submarine Base Kings Bay near St. Marys, GA. A docked coast guard vessel recorded a 144 mph wind gust as the twister passed over. Four injuries were reported. Source.  

Weather Rewind

There is more weather phenomenon than just tornadoes? 

On This Day in OTHER weather history!

December 2, 2019: Typhoon Kammuri made landfall in the Philippines as a Category 4. 17 people lost their lives due to the storm. Source

Typhoon Kammuri at peak intensity on December 2 just prior to landfall. Photo via Wikimedia Commons.

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 1976, Communist revolutionary Fidel Castro became President of Cuba, replacing Osvaldo Dorticós Torrado. Check out more historical events at onthisday.com

Famous Birthday

On this day in 1981, Britney Spears, American singer who helped spark the teen-pop phenomenon in the late 1990s, was born in McComb, Mississippi. Source:  Britannica

Film & TV

On this day in 1988, the “Naked Gun” movie based on TV’s “Police Squad” premiered! Get more daily history at onthisday.com

Music Trivia

On this day in 2008, American singer, actress, guitarist, songwriter, and a civil and human rights activist Odetta died of heart disease age 77. She influenced many of the key figures of the folk-revival of that time, including Bob Dylan, Joan Baez, Mavis Staples, and Janis Joplin. Time magazine included her song ‘Take This Hammer’ on its list of the 100 Greatest Popular Songs. Martin Luther King Jr. called her the queen of American folk music. Get into the groove with more music trivia at thisdayinmusic.com

Photo of the Day

December 2, 2001: Enron files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy. Image credit: Paul Rand, Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons.

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