On This Day: January 12

Tornado Talk Summary

Five tornadoes were reported on January 12, 2005. Three were confirmed in Missouri. One was in Claiborne Parish, LA and the strongest was an F3 that moved through Union County, AR. We discuss that event in this summary. Read it here

Radar velocity of tornado in Union County, AR

SIGTOR Spotlight

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

January 12, 1932: An F3 tornado moved through portions of Hale and Tuscaloosa Counties in Alabama. It moved 8 miles across the east side of Moundville. 30 homes were destroyed along with a two-story grammar school. 9 were killed in 5 different homes. 29 were injured. 

Twister From The 2000s

January 12, 2013: An EF2 tornado moved through the town of Hampton, KY, along a 1.83-mile path. A church was destroyed, and another lost its steeple. Many trees were blown down. Source

The destroyed church. Photo via the Damage Assessment Toolkit (DAT).

Weather Rewind

There is more weather phenomenon than just tornadoes? 

On This Day in OTHER weather history!

January 12, 1888, The “Children’s Blizzard” blasted the plains.  It caught many people off guard, including hundreds of school kids. At least 235 people were killed. Many were children. Source

"Frank Leslie's Weekly, Scenes and Incidents from the Recent Terrible Blizzard in Dakota, 1888." Image and caption via NWS Aberdeen.

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 1820, Astronomical Society of London (now the Royal Astronomical Society) founded in England. Check out more historical events at onthisday.com

Famous Birthday

On this day in 1737, John Hancock, American statesman who was a leading figure during the Revolutionary War and the first signer of the U.S. Declaration of Independence, was born in Quincy, Massachusetts. He died in 1793. Source:  Britannica

Film & TV

On this day in 1966, “Batman”, starring Adam West as Batman, Burt Ward as Robin, and Cesar Romero as The Joker, debuts on ABC! Get more daily history at onthisday.com

Music Trivia

On this day in 1977, Rolling Stone Keith Richards was fined £750 ($1,275) for possession of cocaine found in his car after the guitarist had been involved in a car crash. Get into the groove with more music trivia at thisdayinmusic.com

Photo of the Day

A magnitude 7.0 earthquake devastated Haiti. An estimated 100,000-316,000 people were killed. Photo via Wikimedia Commons.

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