On This Day: December 27

Tornado Talk Summary

Haines City, FL F2 Tornado – December 27, 1997! A total of 75 homes were destroyed & another 75-100 had major damage. Most of the destroyed homes were mobile or pre-fabricated. 10 vehicles were damaged/destroyed. Read the full summary here

SIGTOR Spotlight

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

December 27, 1922: An estimated F2 tornado moved northeast from 3 miles East of Edwards, MS. It destroyed a half dozen frail rural cabins. Five members of one family were killed in one of those cabins. 

Twister From The 2000s

December 27, 2015: An EF2 tornado damaged several homes north of Marshall, TX. Source

A home that was damaged north of Marshall. Photo via the Damage Assessment Toolkit (DAT).

Weather Rewind

There is more weather phenomenon than just tornadoes? 

On This Day in OTHER weather history!

December 27, 2001: Typhoon Vamei made landfall in Malaysia. Five people were killed. 

Typhoon Vamei at 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 1939, Between 20,000 and 40,000 die in magnitude 8 earthquake in Erzincam, Turkey. Check out more historical events at onthisday.com

Famous Birthday

On this day in 1822, Louis Pasteur, A French chemist and microbiologist who was one of the most important founders of medical microbiology, was born in Dole, France. He died in 1895. Source:  Britannica

Film & TV

On this day in 1979, Soap Opera “Knots Landing” premieres on CBS-TV! Get more daily history at onthisday.com

Music Trivia

On this day in 1978, American singer, songwriter and guitarist Chris Bell from Big Star was killed after his car crashed into a telephone pole, he was 27. Bell inspired the likes of Beck, R.E.M., Teenage Fanclub, Primal Scream, Wilco, The Posies, and The Replacements, all of which have covered his music or name-dropped Big Star in the press. Get into the groove with more music trivia at thisdayinmusic.com

Photo of the Day

President Vladimir Putin visiting Rescue Centre No. 179 of the Ministry of Civil Defence, Emergencies and Disaster Relief. The President examines rescue equipment. Photo and caption via Wikimedia Commons.

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