On This Day: January 22

Tornado Talk Summary

43 tornadoes occurred on January 22, 1999, and one of the strongest devastated Clarksville, TN. A 5-block area of downtown was destroyed. Read the full summary here

SIGTOR Spotlight

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

January 22, 1904: An estimated F4 tornado moved from 2 miles SW of Moundville, AL. It leveled the northern half of town. “Half the population was killed or injured. Bodies were carried for a half mile. Sections of NE Moundville were left with only bare ground.” The path length was 15 miles. 150 were injured and 36 killed.

Twister From The 2000s

January 22, 2017: An EF3 tornado tracked for 70 miles across southwestern Georgia. It struck the city of Albany, causing extensive damage. 5 people were killed, and 88 others were injured. Source

A concrete block building that was demolished. Photo via NWS Tallahassee.
A home that had significant roof damage. Photo via NWS Tallahassee.

Weather Rewind

There is more weather phenomenon than just tornadoes? 

On This Day in OTHER weather history!

January 22, 1943: A combination of Chinook winds and a warm front caused the temperatures at Spearfish, SD, to rise from -4 degrees to 45 degrees in just two minutes. A few hours later, when the cold front pushed south, the temperatures plunged from 54 degrees to -4 degrees in the span of 27 minutes. Source

Map showing the frontal position on January 22, 1943, in the Black Hills region. Photo via NWS Rapid City.

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 1987, Pennsylvania politician R. Budd Dwyer shoots and kills himself at a press conference on live national television, leading to debates on boundaries in journalism. Check out more historical events at onthisday.com

Famous Birthday

On this day in 1788, Lord Byron, British Romantic poet and satirist whose poetry and personality captured the imagination of Europe, was born in London, England. He died in 1824. Source:  Britannica

Film & TV

On this day in 2010, Conan O’Brien’s last The Tonight Show episode after a big controversy over the Tonight Show timeslot! Get more daily history at onthisday.com

Music Trivia

On this day in 1959, Alone with an acoustic guitar and tape recorder in his New York City apartment Buddy Holly made his last recordings, including ‘Peggy Sue Got Married’, ‘Crying, Waiting, Hoping’, ‘That’s What They Say’, ‘What To Do’, ‘Learning The Game’ and ‘That Makes It Tough’. The recordings would be overdubbed posthumously and were later released by Coral Records.  Get into the groove with more music trivia at thisdayinmusic.com

Photo of the Day

The Boeing 747, the world's first "jumbo jet", enters commercial service for Pan American Airways with its maiden voyage from John F. Kennedy International Airport to London Heathrow Airport. Photo of a Boeing 747 via Wikimedia Commons.

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