On This Day: July 24

Tornado Talk Summary

New Hampshire EF2 Tornado – July 24, 2008! 50.46 mile path. Longest path on record for the state of NH and the longest path on record for New England. Some of the worst damage in the Deerfield area. One fatality here. 2 injuries along the path. Read the full summary here

SIGTOR Spotlight

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

July 24, 1803: Grazulis documents a tornado in Salem County, NJ. It hit west of Bridgeton and moved north. A home was heavily damaged and there were at least five injuries. Shingles were carried a distance of nine miles.

Twister From The 2000s

On this day in 2017, an EF2 tornado came off the Chesapeake Bay and tore through Stevensville, MD. Several homes, apartments, and townhouses were unroofed and ripped apart. One person was injured.  Source. 

Damage to townhouses in Stevensville. Photo via the Damage Assessment Tookit (DAT).

Weather Rewind

Tornado and Other Weather Events From On This Day

On this day in 1930, an estimated F5 tornado tracked for 50  miles near Montello, Italy. 23 people were killed, and 100 others were injured. A large stone monastery was partially leveled to the ground. Source

The monastery that was destroyed. Photo via Severe Weather Europe.

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 1832:  Benjamin Bonneville leads the first wagon train across the Rocky Mountains by Wyoming’s South Pass. Check out more historical events at onthisday.com

Famous Birthday

Jennifer Lopez (J.Lo), was born July 24, 1969, in Bronx, New York, U.S.). She is an actress and musician who began appearing in films in the late 1980s and quickly became one of the highest-paid Latina actresses in the history of Hollywood. She later found crossover success in the music industry with a series of pop albums. Source:  Britannica

Film & TV

On this day in 1998: “Captain America: “Saving Private Ryan”, directed by Steven Spielberg, starring Tom Hanks, Edward Burns and Matt Damon, is released. Get more daily history at onthisday.com

Music Trivia

On this day in 1982: Survivor started a six week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with ‘Eye Of The Tiger’, taken from the film ‘Rocky III’. Also No.1 in the UK. Survivor won the Grammy Award for Best Rock Performance for the song. Get into the groove with more music trivia at thisdayinmusic.com

Photo of the Day

A strong EF2 tornado impacts the community of Randolph, New York during the afternoon of July 24, 2010. Radar snapshot from GRAnalyst, courtesy of Gio Rizzotti.

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