On This Day: February 23

Tornado Talk Summary

Seven tornadoes were confirmed on February 23, 1975, across parts of the south. This summary looks at a significant tornado, given an F4 rating, that crossed through parts of Tuscaloosa County, AL. 49 people were injured and there was one fatality. Read the full summary here

SIGTOR Spotlight

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

February 23, 1917: An F3 tornado moved 17 miles through Hale and Perry Counties in Alabama. Six were killed in homes with poor construction in Hale County. “The worst damage was on four farms between Newbern and Greensboro.”

Twister From The 2000s

On this day in 2016, an EF3 tornado tracked for 8 miles across Pensacola and Ferry Pass, FL, across Escambia Bay, and into Avalon. A GE plant and several apartments were destroyed, and many other buildings sustained varying degrees of damage. Three people were injured. Source

A townhouse that was leveled. Photo via NWS Mobile.

Weather Rewind

There is more weather phenomenon than just tornadoes? 

On This Day in OTHER weather history!

Category 3 Cyclone Bobby made landfall in Western Australia on February 23, 1995. It caused heavy damage and flooding, killing eight people. Source

Cyclone Bobby at landfall, 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 1455, Johannes Gutenberg prints his first Bible (estimated date). Check out more historical events at onthisday.com

Famous Birthday

On this day in 1685, George Frideric Handel, German-born English composer of the late Baroque era, noted particularly for his operas, oratorios, and instrumental compositions, was born in Halle, Brandenburg [Germany]. He died in 1759. Source:  Britannica

Film & TV

On this day in 1940, Walt Disney’s animated movie “Pinocchio” released! Get more daily history at onthisday.com

Music Trivia

On this day in 2003, The News Of The World reported that Michael Jackson had undergone scores of painful operations to strip his body of black skin until he appeared white. And that surgeons at a Santa Monica clinic eventually refused him any more treatment. An insider told the paper that Jackson had been anaesthetised on a weekly basis to have his skin peeled and bleached. Get into the groove with more music trivia at thisdayinmusic.com

Photo of the Day

February 23, 1987: Supernova 1987a is seen in the Large Magellanic Cloud. Photo via Wikimedia Commons.
February 23, 1987: Supernova 1987a is seen in the Large Magellanic Cloud. Photo via Wikimedia Commons.

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