On This Day: February 4

Tornado Talk Summary

Grenada County, MS F2 Tornado – February 4, 1971: This tornado was one of eight that occurred on February 4, 1971. It was given a rating of F2, and tragically seven members of one family were killed when their mobile home was hit. Read the full summary here

SIGTOR Spotlight

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

February 4, 1924: Grazulis documents an F3 tornado that briefly hit in Jefferson County, AL at Rocky Ridge. One house was demolished and several others had minor damage. “The wife of a minister and two of their children were killed in the destroyed home. The minister himself, and his four other children were severely injured. Rescuers had to cut through a mile of trees blowing Rocky Ridge Road, 11m S of Birmingham, to reach the victims.”

Twister From The 2000s

 February 4, 2006: An F1 tornado tracked for two miles near Callands, VA. It snapped several trees damaged a church and a few homes. One person was injured. Source

Weather Rewind

There is more weather phenomenon than just tornadoes? 

On This Day in OTHER weather history!

February 4, 2011: A winter storm brought 4-6″ of snow to the Dallas, TX Metro. Dallas averages 2.6″ of snow per year. Source

Snow cover over northern Texas on February 4, 2011. Photo via NASA.

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 1789, 1st US electoral college chooses George Washington as President and John Adams as Vice-President. Check out more historical events at onthisday.com

Famous Birthday

On this day in 1913, Rosa Parks, American civil rights activist whose refusal to relinquish her seat on a public bus precipitated the 1955–56 Montgomery bus boycott in Alabama, which became the spark that ignited the civil rights movement in the United States, was born in uskegee, Alabama. She died in 2005. Source:  Britannica

Film & TV

On this day in 1991, Alex Trebek becomes first person to host three American game shows at the same time (Jeopardy!, Classic Concentration, To Tell the Truth)! Get more daily history at onthisday.com

Music Trivia

On this day in 1996, Former Milli-Vanilli member Rob Pilatus was hospitalised after a man hit him over the head with a baseball bat in Hollywood, California. Pilatus was attempting to steal the man’s car at the time of the attack. Get into the groove with more music trivia at thisdayinmusic.com

Photo of the Day

Facebook was founded on February 4, 2004. Photo via Wikimedia Commons.

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