On This Day: January 18

Tornado Talk Summary

Corey, LA F3 Tornado – Jan 18, 1973! 38 mi path. A tenant farm destroyed. 16-year-old Julia Bass was killed. Her infant daughter was carried with the debris about 300-400 yds. The baby & Julia’s Mom were taken to the hospital due to their injuries. Read the full summary here

SIGTOR Spotlight

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

January 18, 1936: A possible F3 tornado moved 4 miles through portions of Calhoun County, GA. It struck near Edison and destroyed six barns. At least a dozen tenant homes were demolished. Seven were killed. “Bodies were carried up to 200 yards.” 

Twister From The 2000s

January 18, 2019: A waterspout formed over the Dresden Cooling Pond, northeast of Coal City, IL. Since the tornado remained over the inland lake, it caused no damage and was rated EF-U. Source

Photo of the waterspout via the Damage Assessment Toolkit (DAT).

Weather Rewind

There is more weather phenomenon than just tornadoes? 

On This Day in OTHER weather history!

January 18, 1978: The roof of the Hartford Arena, in Hartford CT, collapsed under the weight of heavy snow. It was empty at the time of the collapse, but 6 hours prior, nearly 5,000 people were in the stadium. Source. 

The collapsed arena, photo 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 2007, Hurricane Kyrill: kills at least 44 in Western Europe: strongest British storm in 17 years kills 14 people, worst German storm since 1999 with 13 deaths and causes container Ship MSC Napoli to be destroyed off coast of Devon. Check out more historical events at onthisday.com

Famous Birthday

On this day in 1904, Cary Grant, British-born American film actor whose good looks, debonair style, and flair for romantic comedy made him one of Hollywood’s most popular and enduring stars, was born in Bristol, Gloucestershire, England. He died in 1986. Source:  Britannica

Film & TV

On this day in 1973, John Cleese’s final episode on “Monty Python’s Flying Circus” on BBC TV! Get more daily history at onthisday.com

Music Trivia

On this day in 1989, At just 38 years old, Stevie Wonder became the youngest living person to be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. At a ceremony held at the Waldorf Astoria Hotel in New York, other inductees include The Rolling Stones, The Temptations, Otis Redding and Dion DiMucci.  Get into the groove with more music trivia at thisdayinmusic.com

Photo of the Day

January 18, 1993: Martin Luther King Jr. Day is officially recognized in all 50 states. Photo via Wikimedia Commons.

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