On This Day: February 21

Tornado Talk Summary

The Mississippi Delta Tornado Outbreak occurred February 21-22, 1971. There were 19 tornadoes across nine states. 123 people were killed, with most of those occurring on the 21st. Nearly 1600 injuries were reported. Read the full summary here

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SIGTOR Spotlight

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

February 21, 1939: An F2 tornado moved through portions of Bertie County, NC. Near Windsor, 15 small homes were destroyed and three people were killed. “A fourth officially listed death was actually caused indirectly by the tornado. A police car collided with a school bus that had sopped because of downed trees. The police chief was killed.”

Twister From The 2000s

An EF2 tornado tracked for 17.5 miles across Laurens and Johnson Counties in Georgia on February 21, 2014. North of Dublin, a house was destroyed, and 59 others were damaged. Source

The house near Dublin that was destroyed 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 21, 1918, Chinook winds caused the temperature at Granville, ND, to climb from -33 degrees to 50 degrees in 12 hours. A rise of 83 degrees! 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 1947, 1st instant developing camera demonstrated by Edwin Land at the Optical Society of America in NYC. Check out more historical events at onthisday.com

Famous Birthday

On this day in 1955, Kelsey Grammer, American actor, perhaps best known for his portrayal of the pompous, acerbic, but somehow lovable psychiatrist Dr. Frasier Crane on the television series Cheers and its spin-off Frasier, was born in St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands. Source:  Britannica

Film & TV

On this day in 2003, Bill Maher’s political talk show “Real Time with Bill Maher” debuts on HBO! Get more daily history at onthisday.com

Music Trivia

On this day in 1998, Celine Dion went to No.1 on the UK singles chart with ‘My Heart Will Go On’. The song was the theme from the movie Titanic. The world’s best selling single of 1998. Get into the groove with more music trivia at thisdayinmusic.com

Photo of the Day

February 21, 1965: Malcolm X is assassinated while giving a talk at the Audubon Ballroom in Harlem. Photo via Wikimedia Commons.

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