On This Day: December 24

Tornado Talk Summary

There has been two F4/EF4 tornadoes on Christmas Eve since records began in 1950. We look at one of those in this summary that hit in 1988. It traveled an intermittent six mile path through parts of Williamson County, TN. Seven were injured and one was killed. Read the full summary here

SIGTOR Spotlight

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

December 24, 1945: An F2 tornado destroyed six houses, two churches, and a store NW of Sumrall, MS. Three were killed in one home. One body was carried for a quarter mile. “Groceries from the store were scattered across half a quare mile.” 

Twister From The 2000s

December 24, 2002: An F1 tornado tracked for 33 miles across Henry County, AL, into Early County, GA. Six planes and a hangar at the Headland Airport were destroyed. Several mobile homes along the path were damaged or destroyed, and ten people were injured. Source

Weather Rewind

There is more weather phenomenon than just tornadoes? 

On This Day in OTHER weather history!

December 24, 2004: A rare snowfall affected coastal southeastern Texas. 4.4″ of snow fell at Corpus Christi. Source

Snow at the NWS Corpus Christi.

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 1974, Former US astronaut John Glenn join the Senate for Ohio. Check out more historical events at onthisday.com

Famous Birthday

On this day in 1922, Ava Gardner, American film actress of the 1940s and ’50s who, despite her renowned beauty and sensuality, successfully resisted being typecast as a sex symbol, was born in Grabtown, North Carolina. She died in 1990. Source:  Britannica

Film & TV

On this day in 1970, Walt Disney’s “Aristocats” is released! Get more daily history at onthisday.com

Music Trivia

On this day in 2003, Jack White of The White Stripes turned himself in to Detroit police to face aggravated assault charges stemming from a bar room altercation in which he allegedly attacked Jason Stollsteimer of The Von Bondies. White was also fingerprinted and formally booked on the charges before he was released on bail. Get into the groove with more music trivia at thisdayinmusic.com

Photo of the Day

Photo of the earth taken by the Apollo 8 astronauts from the moon, on December 24, 1968. Photo via NASA.

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