On This Day: February 16

Tornado Talk Summary

Three tornadoes were confirmed on February 16, 1995, all in Alabama. The strongest was a devastating F3 that tracked 14 miles through parts of Cullman and Marshall Counties. Read the full summary here

SIGTOR Spotlight

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

February 16, 1903: An F2 moved 15 miles from Honea Path, SC to south of Owings. Three were killed. A woman was killed in a small home. “School had just let out, and three boys ran to a store for shelter as the tornado approached. Two were crushed by a two-story brick wall.”

Twister From The 2000s

On February 16, 2001, an F2 tornado hit Holmes County State Park near Durant, MS. A woman was killed at the park when she took refuge in a ditch, and her car was thrown onto her. Source

Weather Rewind

There is more weather phenomenon than just tornadoes? 

On This Day in OTHER weather history!

On February 16, 1943, an artic outbreak caused the temperatures to plunge to cold as -39 degrees in parts of the Northeast. Source

Map via the Midwestern Regional Climate Center.

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 1959, Fidel Castro becomes the 16th Prime Minister of Cuba after overthrowing Fulgencio Batista. Check out more historical events at onthisday.com

Famous Birthday

On this day in 1959, John McEnroe, American tennis player who established himself as a leading competitor in the late 1970s and the ’80s. He also was noted for his poor behaviour on court, which resulted in a number of fines and suspensions and, on January 21, 1990, in his default at the Australian Open, was born in Wiesbaden, West Germany [now in Germany]). Source:  Britannica

Film & TV

On this day in 1950, Longest-running prime-time game show, “What’s My Line” begins on CBS! Get more daily history at onthisday.com

Music Trivia

On this day in 2002, Thieves broke into George Michael’s London home and stole over £100,000 ($170,000) worth of paintings, jewellery and designer clothes and drove off in his £80,000 ($136,000) Aston Martin DB7. They also caused £200,000 ($340,000) worth of damage to his home. Get into the groove with more music trivia at thisdayinmusic.com

Photo of the Day

February 16, 1968: In Haleyville, Alabama, the first 9-1-1 emergency telephone system goes into service.

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