On This Day: January 3

Tornado Talk Summary

Two F3 tornadoes occurred on January 3, 2000 in the state of Kentucky. They were both spawned by one long-track supercell. This summary looks at one of those significant tornadoes that moved through Daviess County, and the town of Owensboro. Read the full summary here

SIGTOR Spotlight

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

January 3, 1906: A possible F2 tornado moved along the northwest part of Albany, GA. “Dozens of homes were damaged or destroyed in a 12-block-section of town.” Four people were killed. There were in a rural home. A machinest died in the destruction of a chemical plant. 

Twister From The 2000s

January 3, 2015: An EF2 tornado tracked for 8 miles across Jasper County, MS. 10 homes were destroyed, and many trees were knocked over. Source.  

A home that was torn apart. Photo via the Damage Assessment Toolkit (DAT).

Weather Rewind

There is more weather phenomenon than just tornadoes? 

On This Day in OTHER weather history!

January 3, 1886: A severe ice storm affected Iowa. Ice accretion up to one inch thick caused major tree damage. 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 1925, Benito Mussolini dissolves the Italian parliament and proclaims himself dictator of Italy, taking the title “Il Duce” (the Leader). Check out more historical events at onthisday.com

Famous Birthday

On this day in 1981, Eli Manning, American professional gridiron football player who quarterbacked the New York Giants of the National Football League (NFL) to two Super Bowl championships (2008 and 2012), earning the game’s Most Valuable Player (MVP) award each time, was born in New Orleans, Louisiana. Source:  Britannica

Film & TV

On this day in 2004, After hosting the show for over 30 years, Casey Kasem gives up the hosting duties of “American Top 40” to Ryan Seacrest! Get more daily history at onthisday.com

Music Trivia

On this day in 1967, Having received a US army draft notice, Beach Boy Carl Wilson refused to be sworn in, saying he was a conscientious objector.  Get into the groove with more music trivia at thisdayinmusic.com

Photo of the Day

January 3, 1959: Alaska became the 49th state of the United States. Photo via Wikimedia Commons.

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