On This Day: July 23

Tornado Talk Summary

Canton, IL F3 Tornado – July 23, 1975! Part of a tornado family that Ted Fujita researched. Studied the influence microbursts may have had on the twisters. 127 businesses in a 5-block area damaged. 2 fatalities occurred at the Horton’s Mobile Home Manor. Read the full summary here

SIGTOR Spotlight

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

July 23, 1883: An F4 tornado traveled 15 miles from near Eaton Rapids, MI and ended south of Leslie. Three were killed including two children. Near Leslie, an elderly woman was killed aas her home was “blown apart.” 15 people were injured.

Twister From The 2000s

On this day in 2010 four tornadoes tore across Susquehanna, Wayne, and Pike Counties, in Northeast PA. Three were rated EF1 and one EF2. Thousands of trees were blown down, and many homes, cabins, and farm buildings were damaged or destroyed.  Source. 

Weather Rewind

Tornado and Other Weather Events From On This Day

On this day in 2010 an 8″ diameter, and 18″ circumference hailstone fell at Vivian SD. This set the record as the largest diameter hailstone. Source

The Vivian hailstone. Photo via NWS Aberdeen.

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 1829: William Austin Burt patents America’s first “typographer” (typewriter). Check out more historical events at onthisday.com

Famous Birthday

Monica Lewinsky was born July 23, 1973,  in San Francisco, California. She is an activist, public speaker, and writer, who, while a White House intern in 1995–96, had a sexual relationship with U.S. Pres. Bill Clinton that became a scandal. Source:  Britannica

Film & TV

On this day in 1989: FOX-TV tops ABC, NBC & CBS for 1st time. Get more daily history at onthisday.com

Music Trivia

On this day in 2018: The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) warned against the growing trend of people jumping out of moving cars and dancing to Drake’s ‘In My Feelings’. Get into the groove with more music trivia at thisdayinmusic.com

Photo of the Day

On this day in 1972: The United States launches Landsat 1, the first Earth-resources satellite. Photo via Wikimedia Commons.

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