On This Day: December 29

Tornado Talk Summary

A large winter outbreak occurred across the state of Texas on December 29, 2006. Officially, the SPC Database lists 27 tornadoes. The max rating was F2 and there were four tornadoes given that rating. We look at one of the F2 twisters in this summary. This tornado had a path of just over 20 miles through parts of Limestone County. Read the full summary here

SIGTOR Spotlight

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

December 29, 1946: A “bouncing type of tornado” moved across the Camp Campbell Military Storage area in Kentucky. This was 16 miles south of Hopkinsville. Approximately 100 trucks were destroyed, along with several buildings. There were six injuries.

Twister From The 2000s

December 29, 2014, an EF2 tornado hit Valdosta, GA. Along the 0.80 mile path, a warehouse was destroyed, and nine people were injured.  Source

A warehouse that was destroyed. Photo via NWS Tallahassee.

Weather Rewind

There is more weather phenomenon than just tornadoes? 

On This Day in OTHER weather history!

December 29, 1876: A railroad bridge over the Ashtabula River in Ashtabula, OH, collapsed in the midst of a blizzard. A passenger train was plunged into the river during the collapse. 92 people were killed, and 64 were injured. Source

Illustration of the Ashtabula Bridge Disaster, 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 1170, English Archbishop of Canterbury, Thomas Becket assassinated before the high altar of Canterbury Cathedral by four knights. Check out more historical events at onthisday.com

Famous Birthday

On this day in 1936, Mary Tyler Moore, American actress best remembered for her roles in two highly successful television comedies in the 1960s and ’70s—The Dick Van Dyke Show and The Mary Tyler Moore Show, was born in Brooklyn, New York. She died in 2017. Source:  Britannica

Film & TV

On this day in 1991, “A Christmas Carol”, starring Patrick Stewart, in a one-man show, closes at Eugene O’Neill Theater, NYC, after a limited run of 14 performances! Get more daily history at onthisday.com

Music Trivia

On this day in 2013, American guitarist, drummer, and songwriter Benjamin Curtis died age 35. He was a founding member of the bands Secret Machines, School of Seven Bells, and UFOFU. He was also drummer for the band Tripping Daisy from 1997 to 1999. It was announced in late February 2013 that he had been diagnosed with T-cell lymphoblastic lymphoma. Get into the groove with more music trivia at thisdayinmusic.com

Photo of the Day

December 29, 2013: A suicide bombing took place at the Volgograd-1 station in the city of Volgograd, in the Volgograd Oblast of Southern Russia. 18 people were killed and at least 44 others were injured. Photo via Wikimedia Commons.

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