On This Day: January 29

Tornado Talk Summary

This summary looks back at an estimated F4 tornado from January 28, 1947. It moved from parts of Fulton County, Arkansas, into Oregon and Carter Counties in Missouri. There were 19 injuries and one fatality. Read the full summary here

SIGTOR Spotlight

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

January 29, 1939: A possible F2 tornado moved northeast from the west side of Coker, AL in Tuscaloosa County. The path length was six miles. A school was demolished. Five people were inured in a home near the end of the path. Another six people were hurt in homes near Coker.

Twister From The 2000s

An EF2 tornado struck near Posey, IN, on January 29, 2008. Two people were killed a trailer was destroyed. Several other homes and barns were damaged. Source

A home that was damaged. Photo via NWS Paducah.

Weather Rewind

There is more weather phenomenon than just tornadoes? 

On This Day in OTHER weather history!

“The Great Olympic Blowdown” occurred on January 29, 1921, in the Pacific Northwest. At least eight million board feet of lumber was blown down from the 150 mph winds. Source.  

Path of the gale. Map via the Washington State Climatology Office.

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 1595, William Shakespeare’s play “Romeo and Juliet” is thought to have been first performed. Officially published early 1597. Check out more historical events at onthisday.com

Famous Birthday

On this day in 1954, Oprah Winfrey, American television personality, actress, and entrepreneur whose syndicated daily talk show was among the most popular of the genre, was born in Kosciusko, Mississippi. Source:  Britannica

Film & TV

On this day in 1959, Walt Disney’s “Sleeping Beauty” released! Get more daily history at onthisday.com

Music Trivia

On this day in 1961, Bob Dylan achieved his dream of meeting his idol Woody Guthrie when Guthrie was on weekend release from hospital where he was being treated for Huntington’s Chorea. Dylan told him; ‘I was a Woody Guthrie jukebox’. Guthrie gave Dylan a card which said: ‘I ain’t dead yet’.  Get into the groove with more music trivia at thisdayinmusic.com

Photo of the Day

January 29, 2020: The Trump administration establishes the White House Coronavirus Task Force under Secretary of Health and Human Services Alex Azar. Photo via Wikimedia Commons.

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