On This Day: February 25

Tornado Talk Summary

Five tornadoes were confirmed across parts of the northeast on February 25, 2017.  The strongest moved through parts of NE PA.  It was given a rating of EF2.  There were no fatalities or injuries. Read our full summary here!

A large barn that was destroyed. Photo via NWS Binghamton.

SIGTOR Spotlight

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

February 25, 1929: An F4 tornado moved 12 miles through Bolivar County, MS. It went through the town of Duncan. 20 homes and 13 brick buildings were demolished. 19 people were killed and 42 were injured.

Twister From The 2000s

OTD in 2017, an EF1 tornado tracked for nearly 9 miles from near La Plata through Waldorf, MD. Numerous trees were toppled, and several homes and shingle and siding damage. Source

Weather Rewind

There is more weather phenomenon than just tornadoes? 

On This Day in OTHER weather history!

February 25, 1991: Black rain fell over Turkey, staining people’s clothes and skin. It was caused by soot from burning oil well fires. Source

Oil fields burning outside of Kuwait during Operation Desert Storm. Photo 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 1862: First Legal Tender Act 1862 is passed by the US Congress, authorizing the United States note (greenback) into circulation, the first fiat paper money that was legal tender in AmericaCheck out more historical events at onthisday.com

Famous Birthday

On this day in 1845: Pierre-Auguste Renoir, a French painter originally associated with the Impressionist movement was born in Limoges, France. He died in 1919. Source:  Britannica

Film & TV

On this day in 1950, “Your Show of Shows” with Sid Caesar & Imogene Coca premieres on NBC. Writers include Mel Brooks, Neil Simon and Woody Allen. Get more daily history at onthisday.com

Music Trivia

On this day in 1956: Elvis Presley had his first national hit when ‘I Forgot To Remember To Forget’ went to No.1 on the Billboard Country & Western chart. The Beatles covered this song once for the BBC radio show, From Us To You, on 1 May 1964, with George Harrison on lead vocals.  Get into the groove with more music trivia at thisdayinmusic.com

Photo of the Day

February 25, 1932: Adolf Hitler, having been stateless for seven years, obtains German citizenship when he is appointed a Brunswick state official by Dietrich Klagges, a fellow Nazi. As a result, Hitler is able to run for Reichspräsident in the 1932 election. Photo via Wikimedia Commons.

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