On This Day: July 15

Tornado Talk Summary

Oakland-Craig, NE F4 Tornado – July 15, 1950! Four farm homes were destroyed, 26 other ones were damaged. 40 cattle and 100 hogs were killed. Cars and trucks were carried several hundred feet. Read the full summary here

SIGTOR Spotlight

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

July 15, 1885: An F3 tornado moved through portions of Hyde County, MN. The path length was 7 miles. Three homes were destroyed at Highmore. A farm was killed 2 miles east of town. 10 people were injured.

Twister From The 2000s

On this day in 2013, an EF2 tornado tracked for 25 miles through the Fort Peck Indian Reservation in Roosevelt County, MT. It caused extensive tree damage, and a tree was even debarked. One farm sustained minor damage. Source. 

Photo of the tornado via NWS Glasgow.

Weather Rewind

Tornado and Other Weather Events From On This Day

On this day in 1988, three tornadoes (one rated F1, one F2, and one F3) hit Council Bluffs, IA. 21 homes were destroyed, and over 1000 others were damaged. 88 people were injured.   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 1799: The Rosetta Stone is found in the Egyptian village of Rosetta by French Captain Pierre-François Bouchard during Napoleon’s Egyptian Campaign. Check out more historical events at onthisday.com

Famous Birthday

Jesse Ventura was born July 15, 1951, in Minneapolis, Minnesota. He was a professional wrestler, actor, and politician who served as governor of Minnesota (1999–2003). Source:  Britannica

Film & TV

On this day in 1974: TV news reporter Christine Chubbuck shoots herself live on WXLT-TV, Florida, first person to commit suicide in a live broadcast. Get more daily history at onthisday.com

Music Trivia

On this day in 2018: ‘November Rain’ by Guns N’ Roses became the first ’90s video to pass a billion views on YouTube. The next closest ’90s video was ‘Zombie’ by The Cranberries, at 739 million. Get into the groove with more music trivia at thisdayinmusic.com

Photo of the Day

On this day in 1888: The stratovolcano Mount Bandai erupts killing approximately 500 people, in Fukushima Prefecture, Japan. Illustration via Wikimedia Commons.

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