On This Day: July 19

Tornado Talk Summary

Lima, OH F3 Tornado – July 19, 1950.  Hundreds of homes were damaged, 3 were destroyed. A drive-in theater, which had only been built 2 weeks before the tornado hit, was leveled. The Lennox Furnacing Company was unroofed and a wall collapsed. Read the full summary here

SIGTOR Spotlight

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

July 19, 1935: Grazulis documents an F2 tornado in Jefferson County, NY. A woman and her child were killed at their farm house near Philadelphia. “The husband-father watched from a field as the farm house was thrown over a 12-foot ledge and collapsed.”

Twister From The 2000s

On this day in 2018, an EF3 tornado moved through downtown Marshalltown IA; several businesses were damaged or destroyed. The clock tower on the courthouse was demolished. The Lennox plant on the east side of town was ripped apart. 22 people were injured. Source. 

The Lennox plant. Photo via NWS Des Moines.
Damage in downtown Marshalltown. Photo via NWS Des Moines.

Weather Rewind

Tornado and Other Weather Events From On This Day

On this day in 1996, a brief but intense F3 tornado tracked for just over 2 miles near Gamber, MD. 37 homes and apartments were damaged, and 12 were destroyed. Trees were debarked. Three 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 1969: Apollo 11 goes into Moon orbit. Check out more historical events at onthisday.com

Famous Birthday

Lizzie Borden was born July 19, 1860, in Fall River, Massachusetts. She was suspected of murdering her stepmother and father in 1892; her trial became a national sensation in the United States. She died in 1927. Source:  Britannica

Film & TV

On this day in 2011: “Captain America: The First Avenger”, directed by Joe Johnston, starring Chris Evans and Hayley Atwell, premieres in Los Angeles. Get more daily history at onthisday.com

Music Trivia

On this day in 1996: The Spice Girls made their debut on UK TV music show Top Of The Pops performing their debut single ‘ Wannabe’ which gave them their first of nine UK chart toppers. Get into the groove with more music trivia at thisdayinmusic.com

Photo of the Day

A powerful EF3 tornado clips the eastern edge of Pella, Iowa during the afternoon of July 19, 2018. Radar snapshot from GRAnalyst, courtesy of Gio Rizzotti.

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