On This Day: January 23

Tornado Talk Summary

A long-track, deadly tornado occurred on January 23, 1969. In his book, “The Tornado: Nature’s Ultimate Windstorm,” Thomas Grazulis notes that the process that brought about using the Fujita Scale to rate tornadoes can be traced to this event. (Grazulis, 2003). This tornado devastated the town of Hazlehurst, MS. It is the deadliest tornado on record (1950-current) in January. Read the full summary here

SIGTOR Spotlight

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

No entries on this day before 1950

Twister From The 2000s

January 23, 2012: An EF3 tornado struck Center Point, AL. 231 homes and businesses were damaged or destroyed along the nearly 16-mile long path. One person was killed, and 75 others were injured. Source

Homes that were torn apart, photo via NWS Birmingham.
A home that ripped open. Photo via NWS Birmingham.

Weather Rewind

There is more weather phenomenon than just tornadoes? 

On This Day in OTHER weather history!

January 23, 1971: The temperature at Prospect Creek, Alaska, dropped to -80 degrees. The coldest temperature ever recorded in the United States. Source

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 1849, Elizabeth Blackwell becomes 1st woman in the US to earn a medical degree graduating from New York’s Geneva Medical College Check out more historical events at onthisday.com

Famous Birthday

On this day in 1862, David Hilbert, German mathematician who reduced geometry to a series of axioms and contributed substantially to the establishment of the formalistic foundations of mathematics, was born in Königsberg, Prussia [now Kaliningrad, Russia]. He died in 1943. Source:  Britannica

Film & TV

On this day in 1983, “A-Team” with Mr T premieres on NBC! Get more daily history at onthisday.com

Music Trivia

On this day in 1956, Rock ‘n’ Roll fans in Cleveland aged under 18 were banned from dancing in public (unless accompanied by an adult), after Ohio Police introduced a law dating back to 1931.  Get into the groove with more music trivia at thisdayinmusic.com

Radar of the Day

A long-track, high-end EF2 wedge tornado impacts the town of Maplesville, Alabama on January 23, 2012. Along the path of the tornado, thousands of trees were snapped or uprooted. In Maplesville, 40 homes sustained minor damage, and 36 sustained major damage or were destroyed. Outside of town, several more homes and manfactured homes were damaged or destroyed as well. Image via GRAnalyst, photo courtesy of Gio Rizzoti.

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