On This Day: December 20

Tornado Talk Summary

A quick-hitting F2 tornado moved through parts of southern Miami-Dade County on December 20, 1973. It was one of two tornadoes to strike the area. The other hit near Kendall and was later rated F1. Read the full summary here

SIGTOR Spotlight

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

No listing on this day before 1950. 

Twister From The 2000s

December 20, 2007: An EF2 tornado tracked for 9 miles across Lincoln County, MS. Two mobile homes were obliterated, and one person was injured. Source

Weather Rewind

There is more weather phenomenon than just tornadoes? 

On This Day in OTHER weather history!

December 20, 1929: A heavy snowstorm moved across central Texas. Hillsboro received 26″ of snow, which sets the record of the biggest snowfall in the state of Texas.  Source

A family stands in the snow in Vaughn, just southwest of Hillsboro. Photo via NWS Dallas/Fort Worth.

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 1803, French flag lowered in New Orleans to mark the formal transfer of the Louisiana Purchase from France to USA for $27M Check out more historical events at onthisday.com

Famous Birthday

On this day in 1902, John Steinbeck, American novelist, best known for The Grapes of Wrath (1939), was born in Salinas, California. He died in 1968. Source:  Britannica

Film & TV

On this day in 1946, Christmas classic “It’s a Wonderful Life” film premieres in New York, directed by Frank Capra, starring James Stewart, Donna Reed and Lionel Barrymore! Get more daily history at onthisday.com

Music Trivia

On this day in 1967, Folk singer Joan Baez was sentenced to 45 days in prison after being arrested during an anti-war demonstration. Get into the groove with more music trivia at thisdayinmusic.com

Photo of the Day

Tropical Storm Lilli strengthened to a Category 1 hurricane on December 20, 1984 in the Central Atlantic. Photo via Wikimedia Commons.

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