On This Day: February 3

Tornado Talk Summary

On February 3, 2016, an EF1 tornado struck Fort Stewart, GA. The most significant damage was noted at the Taylors Creek Golf Course, then stretched ENE through a neighborhood to Diamond Elementary School. Read the full summary here

Image via NWS Charleston.

SIGTOR Spotlight

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

February 3, 1930: A possible F2 tornado hit SW of Lafayette, LA. Several small homes were destroyed and debris was scattered across town. A 12-year-old boy was killed in one of those homes.

Twister From The 2000s

On February 3, 2012: An EF2 tornado touched down near Snook, Texas. Along the 1/2 mile path, several metal buildings, including a FedEx warehouse, were torn apart. Source

Weather Rewind

There is more weather phenomenon than just tornadoes? 

On This Day in OTHER weather history!

February 3, 1959, has been dubbed “The Day the Music Died.” An airplane carrying Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens, and “The Big Bopper” J.P. Richardson crashed, killing all three musicians near Mason City. IA. Snow and fog contributed to the wreck.  Source

The wrecked plane. 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 1863, Samuel Clemens first uses the pen name Mark Twain in a Virginia City newspaper, the “Territorial Enterprise”. Check out more historical events at onthisday.com

Famous Birthday

On this day in 1894, Norman Rockwell, American illustrator best known for his covers for the journal The Saturday Evening Post, was born in New York City, New York. He died in 1978. Source:  Britannica

Film & TV

On this day in 1986, Pixar Animation Studios (Toy Story; The Incredibles) headed by Edwin Catmull and Alvy Ray Smith, is spun off from Lucasfilm, Ltd as an independent film production company, with backing of Steve Jobs! Get more daily history at onthisday.com

Music Trivia

On this day in 1967, Producer Joe Meek shot his landlady Violet Shenton and then shot himself at his flat in London, Meek produced The Tornadoes hit ‘Telstar’, the first No.1 in the US by a British group. Meek was interested in spirituality and often attended séances. At one such meeting in 1958 he was warned that Buddy Holly would die on February 3. Meek tried his best to find Holly when he was in London to warn him but failed in his mission. Holly died on February 3, 1959. Get into the groove with more music trivia at thisdayinmusic.com

Photo of the Day

Damage caused by a magnitude 7.8 earthquake at Hawks Bay, New Zealand, on February 3, 1931. 256 people were killed by the tremor. Photo via Wikimedia Commons.

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