On This Day: December 28

Tornado Talk Summary

An estimated F3 tornado moved northeast through parts of Jones County and the town of Laurel during the evening of December 28, 1954. It had a path of about ten miles per the Climatological Data National Summary (CDNS) and a width of 250 yards. Twenty-five people were injured. Read the full summary here

SIGTOR Spotlight

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

December 28, 1946: An F2 tornado moved 25 miles through parts of Howard, Pike and Montgomery Counties in Arkansas. 25 people were injured. Dozens of homes were destroyed from 6 miles West of Newhope to east of Langley to SE of Mt. Ida. 

Twister From The 2000s

December 28, 2015: An EF2 tornado struck southwest of Marianna, AR. A mobile home was destroyed, and frame houses sustained roof damage. Source

Weather Rewind

There is more weather phenomenon than just tornadoes? 

On This Day in OTHER weather history!

December 28, 1879: The Tay Bridge in Scotland collapsed during a violent gale. A passenger train was on the bridge during the collapse, and 75 people on board were killed. Source

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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 1860, Harriet Tubman arrives in Auburn, New York, on her last mission to free slaves, having evaded capture for 8 years on the Underground Railroad. Check out more historical events at onthisday.com

Famous Birthday

On this day in 1934, Maggie Smith, English stage and motion-picture actress noted for her poignancy and wit in comic roles, was born in Ilford, Essex, England. Source:  Britannica

Film & TV

On this day in 1934, Film “Bright Eyes” premieres starring Shirley Temple and featuring the song “On the Good Ship Lollipop”! Get more daily history at onthisday.com

Music Trivia

On this day in 1976, Blues guitarist Freddie King died of heart trouble and ulcers aged 42. Eric Clapton covered his ‘Have You Ever Loved A Woman’ on his Layla album. Major influence on British and American blues-rock musicians such as Jimmy Vaughan, Ronnie Earl, Peter Green and Eric Clapton. Get into the groove with more music trivia at thisdayinmusic.com

Photo of the Day

December 28, 1846, Iowa became the 26th state of United States. Photo of the Iowa State Flag via Wikimedia Commons.

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