On This Day: January 1

Tornado Talk Summary

Seven tornadoes moved through parts of Mississippi to start what would be one of the most active tornado years on record. We look at one of two EF-3 tornadoes that occurred. During the mid-afternoon of January 1, 2011, this tornado tracked almost 10 miles through parts of Noxubee County, MS. Read the full summary here

Roof damage to a home on Stoke Williams road east northeast of Macon. Photo courtesy of NWS Jackson, MS and extracted from January 2011 Storm Data Publication.

SIGTOR Spotlight

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

January 1, 1948: An estimated F3 tornado hit small communities near Kosciusko, MS in Attala County. Ten homes were demolished. Furniture was scattered for miles at “Carmack.” There was was person killed at “Mantee”. 

Twister From The 2000s

January 1, 2011: An EF3 tornado touched down in Atalla County, MS, just after midnight on January 1. It tracked for 23 miles through rural central Atalla County. Extensive tree damage occurred along the path; a church and several homes sustained major damage. Two people were injured.

An RV that was destroyed, photo via the January 2011 Storm Data Publication.

Weather Rewind

There is more weather phenomenon than just tornadoes? 

On This Day in OTHER weather history!

January 1, 1964: Heavy snow blasted the mid-south. 20″ fell in Muscle Shoals, AL, 17″ in Huntsville, AL, and 15.5″ in Waynesboro, TN. Source.  

Snowfall map via NWS Nashville.

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, Emancipation Proclamation issued by Abraham Lincoln to free slaves in US confederate states. Check out more historical events at onthisday.com

Famous Birthday

On this day in 1735, Paul Revere, folk hero of the American Revolution whose dramatic horseback ride on the night of April 18, 1775, warning Boston-area residents that the British were coming, was immortalized in a ballad by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, was born in Boston, Massachusetts. He died in 1818. Source:  Britannica

Film & TV

On this day in 1954, NBC broadcasts 1st live color US coast-to-coast telecast, the Tournament of Roses Parade, from Pasadena, California! Get more daily history at onthisday.com

Music Trivia

On this day in 1953, American singer-songwriter and musician singer Hank Williams died of a heart attack brought on by a lethal cocktail of pills and alcohol aged 29. Williams is regarded as one of the most important country music artists of all time. 35 of his singles (five released posthumously) were placed in the Top 10 of the Billboard Country & Western Best Sellers chart, 11 of which ranked at No.1, including ‘Cold, Cold Heart,’ ‘Hey, Good Lookin’, ‘I’ll Never Get Out of This World Alive,’ and ‘Your Cheatin’ Heart.’ During his last years Williams’s consumption of alcohol, morphine and painkillers severely compromised his professional life.  Get into the groove with more music trivia at thisdayinmusic.com

Photo of the Day

Ellis Island began processing Immigrants on January 1, 1892. Photo of Ellis Island via Wikimedia Commons.

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