On This Day: July 10

Tornado Talk Summary

A tornado outbreak occurred across parts of the Northeast on July 10, 1989. A total of 17 tornadoes were confirmed. Per the SPC Database, there have been only 2 recorded F4 tornadoes in the state of Connecticut (since records began in 1950). One occurred Oct 3, 1979. There were 3 fatalities and 500 injuries. The second was part of this July 10, 1989 outbreak. Read the full summary here

SIGTOR Spotlight

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

July 10, 1883: A F3 moved near Soldier, KS. 20 buildings were destroyed on the east side of town. “Goods from the stores were carred for miles.” There were Four people killed and 14 injured.

Twister From The 2000s

On this day in 2021, an EF2 tornado struck Dexter, MO. 150 homes and a hospital were damaged. Source. 

Damage to the hospital. Photo via NWS Paducah.

Weather Rewind

Tornado and Other Weather Events From On This Day

On this day in 1989 an F4 tornado skipped for 44 miles through parts of Montgomery, Schoharie, Albany and Green Counties in New York. Thomas Grazulis in Significant Tornadoes rates this tornado as an F3 and noted that “damage in the first segment of the path was near-F4 intensity.” He also noted that the skipping path may have actually been from three separate tornadoes. Source: Significant Tornadoes 1880-1989. 

A house that was destroyed near Schoharie, NY. Photo via Schoharie County EMA.

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 1778: Louis XVI of France declares war on the Kingdom of Great Britain. Check out more historical events at onthisday.com

Famous Birthday

Sofía Vergara was born July 10, 1972, in Barranquilla, Colombia. She is an actress who was perhaps best known for her work on the television show Modern Family (2009–20). Source:  Britannica

Film & TV

On this day in 1950: Your Hit Parade” premieres on NBC-TV (later CBS), after being broadcast on radio from 1935. Get more daily history at onthisday.com

Music Trivia

On this day in 1979: Chuck Berry was sentenced to five months in jail after being found guilty of tax evasion.  Get into the groove with more music trivia at thisdayinmusic.com

Photo of the Day

On this day in 1890: Wyoming is admitted as the 44th U.S. state. Photo via Wikimedia Commons.

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