On This Day: February 8

Tornado Talk Summary

A squall line moved through Texas and produced four significant (F2 or higher) tornadoes on February 8, 1935. We take a look at the deadliest twister in this summary. It was an F2 that tracked from near Ninevah through Grapeland. Along the 24.6-mile path, 12 people were killed, and 70 others were injured. The Murray Plantation was laid to waste. Read the full summary here

SIGTOR Spotlight

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

February 8, 1894: An F2 tornado passed 1.5 miles NW of Port Hudson, LA. Three were killed in tenant homes on the three plantation in East Felicana Parish. Approximately five homes were destroyed and a dozen other buildings were damaged.

Twister From The 2000s

There have been no documented twisters from 2000-2021 on February 8. 

Weather Rewind

There is more weather phenomenon than just tornadoes? 

On This Day in OTHER weather history!

A blizzard affected New England on February 8, 2013. Up to 40″ of snow fell. Hurricane-force winds caused coastal flooding and brought a 4.2-foot storm surge to Boston, the fourth highest on record. Source.  

Snowfall map via the Weather Prediction Center (WPC).

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 1971, Nasdaq Composite stock market index debuts with 50 companies and a starting value of 100. Check out more historical events at onthisday.com

Famous Birthday

On this day in 1932, John Williams, American composer who created some of the most iconic film scores of all time. He scored more than a hundred films, many of which were directed by Steven Spielberg, was born in Queens, New York. Source:  Britannica

Film & TV

On this day in 1926, Disney Brothers Cartoon Studio becomes Walt Disney Studios! Get more daily history at onthisday.com

Music Trivia

On this day in 1964, With ‘Louie Louie’ by The Kingsmen under FBI investigation for containing obscene lyrics, the song’s publishers offered $1,000 to anyone who could definitively distinguish the dirty words. Get into the groove with more music trivia at thisdayinmusic.com

Photo of the Day

On February 8, 1910, the Boy Scouts of America was founded.

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