On This Day: January 27

Tornado Talk Summary

Felton, DE F2 Tornado – January 27, 1967: Per the Storm Data Publication, this was the first tornado to hit Delaware during the winter months (December through February). The twister moved to the northeast for only 1/2 mile. Four houses were destroyed. Read the full summary here

SIGTOR Spotlight

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

No tornadoes pre-1950 on this day.

Twister From The 2000s

January 27, 2021: An EF1 tornado tracked for 21 miles across Leon County, FL. Damage was primarily confined to sporadically snapped or uprooted trees; however, at the Tallahassee International Airport, a 737 was moved, and a small plane was overturned. Source

A flipped plane at the airport. Photo via the Damage Assessment Toolkit (DAT).

Weather Rewind

There is more weather phenomenon than just tornadoes? 

On This Day in OTHER weather history!

On January 27, 1989, the mercury at Tanana, AK, dropped to -78 degrees. The high temperature this day climbed to -60 degrees. 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 1888, The National Geographic Society is founded in Washington, D.C. for “the increase and diffusion of geographic knowledge”. Check out more historical events at onthisday.com

Famous Birthday

On this day in 1756, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Austrian composer, widely recognized as one of the greatest composers in the history of Western music, was born in Salzburg, archbishopric of Salzburg [Austria]. He died in 1791. Source:  Britannica

Film & TV

On this day in 1984, Michael Jackson is burned during filming for Pepsi commercial! Get more daily history at onthisday.com

Music Trivia

On this day in 1972, American gospel singer Mahalia Jackson died in Chicago of heart failure and diabetes complications aged 60. Known as the “Queen of Gospel Music” she recorded over 30 albums and became one of the most influential gospel singers in the world and was heralded internationally as a singer and civil rights activist.  Get into the groove with more music trivia at thisdayinmusic.com

Photo of the Day

Steve Jobs unveiled the original iPad, on January 27, 2010. Photo via Wikimedia Commons.

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