On This Day: January 13

Tornado Talk Summary

Belleville, AL F1 Tornado – January 13, 2006. This summary looks at one of 15 tornadoes that hit on January 13, 2006. All were rated F0 or F1. The Belleville tornado is the only one that caused a fatality. Read the full summary here

SIGTOR Spotlight

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

January 13, 1899: An F2 tornado moved 10 miles in Gregg and Harrison Counties, TX. It moved northeast from 4 miles NW of Longview. Six people were injured as four small homes were destroyed. Several acres of trees were mowed down. 

Twister From The 2000s

January 13, 2006: An F1 tornado touched down just west of Manning, SC and moved northeast for six miles, dissipating north of town. Six mobile homes were destroyed, over 20 others were damaged, and two frame houses were damaged. Eighteen people were injured. 

Weather Rewind

There is more weather phenomenon than just tornadoes? 

On This Day in OTHER weather history!

January 13, 1862: California’s “Great Flood of 1862” devastated the Central Valley. The flooding came after nearly two months of heavy snow in the higher elevations, which quickly melted. The flooding caused $100,000,000 in damage, equivalent to $3.117 Billion in today’s money! At least 4,000 people (1% of California’s population at the time) were killed. Source

Lithograph of the flood 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 1994, Tonya Harding’s bodyguard, Shawn Eric Eckardt & Derrick Brian Smith arrested & charged with conspiracy in attack of figure skater Nancy Kerrigan. Check out more historical events at onthisday.com

Famous Birthday

On this day in 1832, Horatio Alger, one of the most popular American authors in the last 30 years of the 19th century and perhaps the most socially influential American writer of his generation, was born in Chelsea, Mass. He died in 1899. Source:  Britannica

Film & TV

On this day in 2015, TV comedy “Schitt’s Creek” created by and starring Eugene Levy and Dan Levy premieres on CBC in Canada! Get more daily history at onthisday.com

Music Trivia

On this day in 2010, Soul singer Teddy Pendergrass died at the age of 59 following a difficult recovery from colon cancer surgery. Pendergrass enjoyed early success with Harold Melvin and the Blue Notes, whose hits included If You Don’t Know Me By Now, before going solo in 1976. He was the first black male singer to record five consecutive multi-platinum albums in the US. Get into the groove with more music trivia at thisdayinmusic.com

Photo of the Day

January 13, 1982: Shortly after takeoff, Air Florida Flight 90 crashes into Washington, D.C.'s 14th Street Bridge and falls into the Potomac River, killing 78, including four motorists. Photo via Wikimedia Commons.

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