On This Day: February 27

Tornado Talk Summary

This summary looks at a tornado that moved 15 miles through parts of Sumner County, TN, on February 27, 1956. It was the strongest of three that were confirmed on this day. It moved to the northeast. Per the Climatological Data National Summary, “most damage occurred in a triangular sector between Portland, Gallatin, and White House.” Read the full summary here

SIGTOR Spotlight

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

February 27, 1876: A possible F3 tornado moved seven miles through Madison County, IL. Eleven homes, two churches and a school in the western part of New Douglas were destroyed. “At one church, where services were in progress, the preacher was killed and many other people were injured.” A funeral procession was hit and vehicles in the path were destroyed. A total of three people killed and 30 injured.

Twister From The 2000s

On this day in 2011, an EF2 tornado tracked for nearly 3-miles through Troy, IL. A well-constructed house lost its entire roof. Source

The house that was unroofed. Photo via NWS St Louis.

Weather Rewind

There is more weather phenomenon than just tornadoes? 

On This Day in OTHER weather history!

February 27, 2010: A magnitude 8.8 earthquake rattled Chile. The quake triggered a tsunami that rippled across the Pacific Ocean. The earthquake killed 525 people. Source

A building destroyed by the earthquake. 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 2012, Wikileaks begins disclosing 5 million emails from private intelligence company Stratfor. Check out more historical events at onthisday.com

Famous Birthday

On this day in 280, Constantine I, byname Constantine the Great, Latin in full Flavius Valerius Constantinus, (born February 27, after 280 CE?, Naissus, Moesia [now Niš, Serbia]—died May 22, 337, Ancyrona, near Nicomedia, Bithynia [now İzmit, Turkey]), first Roman emperor to profess Christianity. He not only initiated the evolution of the empire into a Christian state but also provided the impulse for a distinctively Christian culture that prepared the way for the growth of Byzantine and Western medieval culture. Source:  Britannica

Film & TV

On this day in 1996, American film production company “Happy Madison Productions” is founded by Adam Sandler. Get more daily history at onthisday.com

Music Trivia

On this day in 1964: The Rolling Stones made their second appearance on BBC TV show Top Of The Pops performing their latest single ‘Not Fade Away’.  Get into the groove with more music trivia at thisdayinmusic.com

Photo of the Day

February 27, 2001: Loganair Flight 670A crashes while attempting to make a water landing in the Firth of Forth in Scotland. Photo via Wikimedia Commons.

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