On This Day: February 12

Tornado Talk Summary

Ark-La-Tex Tornadoes of February 12, 1950: A challenging event and we plan to give this another look soon to fine-tune the details. Meanwhile, read what we have so far in this summary here

SIGTOR Spotlight

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

February 12, 1945: An F3 tornado moved 13 miles through Montgomery County, AL. It brushed the west side of Montgomery and then demolished 30 homes in the cotton mill community of Chisolm. “Deaths occurred in 15 different homes in a 20-block area, and losses totalled about $1,700,000.” A total of 26 people were killed and over 290 injured.

Twister From The 2000s

An EF1 tornado touched down briefly near Branchville, SC on February 12, 2019. Several trees were snapped and some farm buildings were damaged. Source

A tree that fell onto a house. Photo via the Damage Assessment Toolkit (DAT).

Weather Rewind

There is more weather phenomenon than just tornadoes? 

On This Day in OTHER weather history!

On February 12, 1958, 2.8″ of snow fell at Tallahassee, Florida. Source

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 1700, The Great Northern War begins in Northern Europe between Denmark–Norway, Saxony and Russia and the Swedish Empire. Check out more historical events at onthisday.com

Famous Birthday

On this day in 1809, Abraham Lincoln, 16th president of the United States (1861–65), who preserved the Union during the American Civil War and brought about the emancipation of enslaved people in the United States, was born in Hodgenville, Kentucky. He died in 1865. Source:  Britannica

Film & TV

On this day in 1914, “The Squaw Man”, 1st feature-length film shot in Hollywood, directed by Cecil B. DeMille and Oscar Apfel, is released in the US! Get more daily history at onthisday.com

Music Trivia

On this day in 2017, American singer and musician Al Jarreau died of respiratory failure at the age of 76, just two days after announcing his retirement. During his career he received a total of seven Grammy Awards and is best known for his 1981 album Breakin’ Away. He also sang the theme song of the late-1980s television series Moonlighting. Get into the groove with more music trivia at thisdayinmusic.com

Photo of the Day

The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) was founded on February 12, 1909. Photo via Wikimedia Commons.

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