On This Day: July 22

Tornado Talk Summary

A significant tornado crossed through parts of Stearns and Sherburne Counties in Minnesota on July 22, 1967. It began near St. Augusta and crossed near Clear Lake. Damage was reported near Becker and east to Zimmerman. Per Storm Data, the tornado lifted near the Isanti County border. Read the full summary here

SIGTOR Spotlight

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

July 22, 1928: An F2 tornado moved along the Potomac River shore between Morgantown, MD and Tompkinsville. A cottage, two barns and at least 100 trees were demolished and thrown into the river. “A man was killed in the cottage and his wife was injured.”

Twister From The 2000s

On this day in 2010, an EF2 tornado hit near Big Bend, WI. A garage and pole shed were destroyed, and a camper was thrown 25 yards. A toolbox was found 1/2 mile away. Source. 

The camper that was tossed. Photo via NWS Milwaukee.
A garage that was destroyed. Photo via NWS Milwaukee.

Weather Rewind

Tornado and Other Weather Events From On This Day

On this day in 1958, a tornado tracked for 10 miles through southern Tuscarawas County, OH. A home was destroyed at Newcomerstown, and several others were heavily damaged. A man was thrown 100 yards from the destroyed house. The tornado is officially rated F2 by the SPC, but Thomas Grazulis in Significant Tornadoes rates the tornado F3. Source: Significant Tornadoes 1880-1989. 

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 1099: First Crusade: Godfrey of Bouillon is elected the first Defender of the Holy Sepulchre of The Kingdom of Jerusalem. Check out more historical events at onthisday.com

Famous Birthday

Bob Dole was born July 22, 1923, in Russell, Kansas. He was a politician who served in the U.S. Senate (1969–96) and who was the Republican Party’s nominee for president in 1996 but lost to Bill Clinton. He died in 2021. Source:  Britannica

Film & TV

On this day in 1959: Ed Wood’s cult classic “plan 9 from outer space”, called one of the worse films ever, premieres. Get more daily history at onthisday.com

Music Trivia

On this day in 2015: New research found that a person’s taste in music may offer insight into the way in which they think. A study found empathetic people preferred more mellow, low-energy music, while those who were “systemisers” – people who seeked to analyse patterns in the world enjoyed punk, heavy metal and more complex music overall. Researchers at Cambridge University, England had recruited 4,000 participants and put them through a series of different tests. Get into the groove with more music trivia at thisdayinmusic.com

Photo of the Day

On this day in 1993: Levees near Kaskaskia, Illinois rupture, forcing the entire town to evacuate by barges operated by the Army Corps of Engineers. Photo via Wikimedia Commons.

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