On This Day: July 2

Tornado Talk Summary

Jacksonville-Hubert, NC F2 Tornado – July 2, 1986: There were numerous storms across North Carolina on this day. Several reports of non-tornado damage from straight line winds. This appears to be a tornado that was embedded within a line that pushed through the area. Read the full summary here

SIGTOR Spotlight

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

July 2, 1921: An F2 tornado moved near Frederick, SD. “A boy who could not make it to the cellar was killed in the open near a barn”

Twister From The 2000s

On this day in 2010, an EF2 tornado ripped through the Crazy Mountains in Park and Meagher Counties in Montana, leveling thousands of trees. Source

Tree damage in the Crazy Mountains. Photo via US Forest Service.

Weather Rewind

Tornado and Other Weather Events From On This Day

On this day in 1843, an alligator reportedly fell from the sky during a thunderstorm at Charleston, SC. 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 1964: US President Lyndon B. Johnson signs Civil Rights Act and Voting Rights Act into law. Check out more historical events at onthisday.com

Famous Birthday

Larry David was born July 2, 1947, in Brooklyn, New York.  He is a comedian and actor who was best known as the cocreator of the television series Seinfeld (1989–98) and as the star of Curb Your Enthusiasm (2000– ). Source:  Britannica

Film & TV

On this day in 1980: Comedy film “Airplane!” written and directed by David Zucker, Jim Abrahams, and Jerry Zucker and starring Robert Hays and Julie Hagerty premieres. Get more daily history at onthisday.com

Music Trivia

On this day in 1991: Axl Rose caused a riot to break out during a Guns N’ Roses gig after leaping into the crowd to remove a camera from a fan at the Riverpoint Amphitheatre, Maryland Heights. Over 50 people were injured and 15 fans were arrested. Get into the groove with more music trivia at thisdayinmusic.com

Photo of the Day

On this day in 1994: USAir Flight 1016 crashes near Charlotte Douglas International Airport, killing 37 of the 57 people on board. Photo via Wikimedia Commons.

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