On This Day: January 7

Tornado Talk Summary

Thirty-three tornadoes across five states were confirmed on January 7, 2008. Most occurred in the state of Missouri. This included a strong, long-track twister we are highlighting in this summary. Read the full summary here

SIGTOR Spotlight

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

January 7, 1891: A possible F3 tornado moved due south from three miles east of Shiner, TX to two miles west of Yoakum. Near Shiner, an infant was killed. “Several homes were destroyed and the household goods were scattered for miles.”  Note: Newspapers at the time list the tornado hit east of Sherman not Shiner.  This is in Grayson County well north of what Grazulis has listed. I wrote to him and he said that Sherman is probably correct.

Twister From The 2000s

January 7, 2007: Just two days after an F1 tornado struck near Newnan, GA, an even stronger tornado struck southwest of the town.  One home was destroyed and several others were damaged. Source

A home that was destroyed. Photo via NWS Peachtree City.

Weather Rewind

There is more weather phenomenon than just tornadoes? 

On This Day in OTHER weather history!

January 7, 1966: Tropical Cyclone Denise dropped 71.9″ of rain on Reunion Island in the Indian Ocean. 45″ of that fell in just 12 hours. Source.  

The path of Denise, photo via Wikimedia Commons.

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 1610, Galileo Galilei discovers the first three moons of Jupiter: Io, Europa & Ganymede. Check out more historical events at onthisday.com

Famous Birthday

On this day in 1964, Nicolas Cage, American actor, perhaps best known for his performances in action films and big-budget summer blockbusters, was born in Long Beach, California. Source:  Britannica

Film & TV

On this day in 1894, William K.L. Dickson captures “Fred Ott’s Sneeze” as a motion picture at Thomas Edison’s Black Mariah Studio, West Orange, New Jersey! Get more daily history at onthisday.com

Music Trivia

On this day in 1964, English blues musician Cyril Davies died of leukaemia aged 32. Davies was a driving force in the early Sixties blues movement forming Blues Incorporated with Alexis Korner. Davies and Korner opened a London Rhythm and Blues club “England’s Firstest and Bestest Skiffle Club”, later known as the “London Blues and Barrelhouse Club”. Popular with other musicians, the club hosted gigs by blues musicians such as Muddy Waters, Sonny Terry and Brownie McGhee and Memphis Slim. Get into the groove with more music trivia at thisdayinmusic.com

Photo of the Day

A strong EF-3 tornado passed through the town of Wheatland, Wisconsin on January 7, 2008. Image via GrAnalyst 2, courtesy of Gio Rizzotti.

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