On This Day: January 14

Tornado Talk Summary

11 tornadoes struck parts of south-central and southeast Texas on January 14, 1991. The strongest was an F2 that hit in Bastrop County. Three homes were damaged and young calves were killed in a pasture. This summary focuses on an F1 tornado in Colorado County. Even though the tornado was “weaker”, it still caused great damage and there was a fatality. Read the full summary here

SIGTOR Spotlight

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

January 14, 1932: East of Eaton, TN, a possible F4 tornado swept away nine “substantial homes.” 10 of 13 members of one family were killed.

Twister From The 2000s

January 14, 2005: An F2 tornado dipped briefly just northeast of Rockwell, NC. Along the 0.30 mile path, two metal buildings and a barn were leveled. Source

Weather Rewind

There is more weather phenomenon than just tornadoes? 

On This Day in OTHER weather history!

January 14, 2016: Tropical Storm Alex strengthened into a Category 1 hurricane, becoming the first hurricane in January since Alice in 1955. Source.  

Hurricane Alex at peak intensity on January 14. Photo 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 1943, World War II: Franklin D. Roosevelt travels from Miami to Morocco to meet with Winston Churchill, becoming the first American president to travel overseas by airplane. Check out more historical events at onthisday.com

Famous Birthday

On this day in 1968, LL Cool J, American rapper and actor, was born in Bay Shore, Long Island, New York. Source:  Britannica

Film & TV

On this day in 1993, David Letterman announces his show is moving from NBC to CBS! Get more daily history at onthisday.com

Music Trivia

On this day in 2003, Linda Gail Lewis the sister of Jerry Lee Lewis, dropped a claim of sex discrimination against Van Morrison. Lewis had claimed that Morrison had ‘publicly humiliated’ her on stage and had tried to ruin her life by asking her for sex. She withdrew her claim after discussions with her lawyer. Morrison denied all the allegations. Get into the groove with more music trivia at thisdayinmusic.com

Photo of the Day

January 14, 1907: A magnitude 6.2 earthquake devastated Kingston, Jamaica. At least 1,000 people were killed. Photo via Wikimedia Commons.

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