On This Day: February 1

Tornado Talk Summary

This summary explores tornadoes from February 1, 1955. They are not a part of the official SPC Database. Read the full summary here

SIGTOR Spotlight

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

No tornadoes listed on this day before 1950

Twister From The 2000s

A brief EF1 tornado struck near Stewart, TX, on February 1, 2011. A home was unroofed, and several farm buildings were damaged or destroyed. Source.  

Weather Rewind

There is more weather phenomenon than just tornadoes? 

On This Day in OTHER weather history!

February 1, 1951: A major winter storm blasted Arkansas with up to 9.5″ of snow. Record cold with temperatures as cold as -10 followed the storm. Source

Graphic via NWS Little Rock.

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 1968, Saigon police chief Nguyễn Ngọc Loan executes Viet Cong officer Nguyễn Văn Lém with a pistol shot to head. The execution is captured by photographer Eddie Adams and becomes an anti-war icon.. Check out more historical events at onthisday.com

Famous Birthday

On this day in 1901, Clark Gable, American film actor who epitomized the American ideal of masculinity and virility for three decades, was born in Cadiz, Ohio. He died in 1960. Source:  Britannica

Film & TV

On this day in 1893, Thomas Edison completes worlds 1st movie studio at West Orange, New Jersey! Get more daily history at onthisday.com

Music Trivia

On this day in 1949, RCA Records issued the first ever 45rpm single, the invention of this size record made jukeboxes possible. Get into the groove with more music trivia at thisdayinmusic.com

Radar of the Day

February 1, 2003: Space Shuttle Columbia disintegrated during the reentry of mission STS-107 into the Earth's atmosphere, killing all seven astronauts aboard. The WSR-88D Radar in Shreveport, LA detected the smoke and debris from the disintegrated shuttle. Photo via Wikimedia Commons.

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