It was a busy go of it on January 7-8 of 2008. 33 tornadoes were confirmed on the 7th and another 23 on the 8th. We look at an EF2 in this summary that tracked through parts of North Central Arkansas during the AM of January 8, 2008. Read the full summary here!
Highlighting a Tornado Before 1950
from Significant Tornadoes by Thomas Grazulis!
January 8, 1939: An estimated F2 tornado moved south of Cisco, TX. Three farm homes were destroyed. Eight people were injured.
There is more weather phenomenon than just tornadoes?
On This Day in OTHER weather history!
January 8, 1973: A crippling ice storm began on the evening of the 7th and continued through the 8th in the Atlanta, GA Metro. Up to 4″ of ice accretion caused extensive tree and power-line damage. Source.
On this day in 1935, Elvis Presley, American popular singer widely known as the “King of Rock and Roll” and one of rock music’s dominant performers from the mid-1950s until his death, was born in Tupelo, Mississippi. He died in 1977. Source: Britannica.
Film & TV
On this day in 1993, NBC offers “The Tonight Show” to David Letterman! Get more daily history at onthisday.com!
On this day in 1957, Bill Haley & His Comets started the first ever ‘rock & roll tour’ of Australia, playing two sold out nights in Sydney. Get into the groove with more music trivia at thisdayinmusic.com!
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