On This Day: July 16

Tornado Talk Summary

On this day, July 16, 1979: It is considered the most destructive tornado in Wyoming’s history and it was the first tornado to ever hit the city of Cheyenne. An F3 crossed through the northern parts of the Cheyenne housing and airport areas. Per the NWS Cheyenne, “It thoroughly demonstrated the destructive capability of a tornado occurring along the front range of the Rocky Mountains.” Read the full summary here

Tornado moving east near Buffalo Ridge.

SIGTOR Spotlight

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

July 16, 1821: “A boy was killed by a “whirlwind” at New Orleans. Another man was critically injured.”

Twister From The 2000s

On this day in 2015, an EF2 tornado struck Cameron, IL. Three homes were unroofed, and one person was injured.  Source. 

A house that was unroofed. Photo via the Damage Assessment Toolkit (DAT).
Aerial image of a destroyed garage. Photo via the Damage Assessment Toolkit (DAT).

Weather Rewind

Tornado and Other Weather Events From On This Day

On this day in 1904, an F3 tornado struck Chappaqua, NY. Several homes were leveled. Two people were killed, and six were injured.   Source

Destruction in Chappaqua. 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 1940: Adolf Hitler orders preparations for the invasion of Britain (Operation Sealion). Check out more historical events at onthisday.com

Famous Birthday

Will Ferrell was born July 16, 1967, Irvine, California. He is a comedy actor, writer, and producer known for his impersonations and for his portrayal of dim-witted but endearing characters. Source:  Britannica

Film & TV

On this day in 2004: Martha Stewart is sentenced to five months in prison plus five months in home confinement for lying to federal investigators. Get more daily history at onthisday.com

Music Trivia

On this day in 2009: A stage being built in France for a concert by Madonna collapsed, killing two workers and injuring six others. Technicians had been setting up the stage at the Velodrome stadium in Marseille when the partially-built roof fell in, bringing down a crane. Madonna was performing on her Sticky and Sweet tour in Udine, Italy, when she received news of the incident and was said to be “devastated” by the news. Get into the groove with more music trivia at thisdayinmusic.com

Photo of the Day

The Atomic Age begins when the United States successfully detonates a plutonium-based test nuclear weapon near Alamogordo, New Mexico, on July 16, 1945. Photo via Wikimedia Commons.

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