On This Day: July 26

Tornado Talk Summary

Scottsbluff, NE F2 Tornado – July 26, 1993! A furniture store was destroyed, 6 people inside were injured. 6 homes were destroyed in a subdivision. As the tornado moved east away from Scottsbluff, 2 more homes and a quilt shop were heavily damaged. Read the full summary here

SIGTOR Spotlight

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

July 26, 1890: An F3 tornado moved ENE, parallell and south of the Merrimack River in Essex County, MA. 35 homes were destroyed and 60 others were damaged. Grazulis documents 8 fatalities and 63 injuries.

Twister From The 2000s

On this day in 2010, an EF3 tornado hit near Reserve, MT. The Smith Ranch was completely destroyed. Two people were killed, and one was injured in the basement of the house. Vehicles and farm implements were thrown 1/4 of a mile away and mangled. Source. 

The Smith Ranch, via NWS Glasgow.

Weather Rewind

Tornado and Other Weather Events From On This Day

On this day in 1981, an F3 tornado tracked for 4 miles from Berlinsville to Danielsville, PA. Three homes were completely destroyed, and a mattress was carried 1 mile from of on the homes. Two 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 1803: The Surrey Iron Railway, arguably the world’s first public railway, opens in south London. Check out more historical events at onthisday.com

Famous Birthday

Sandra Bullock was born July 26, 1964, Arlington, Virginia. She is an actress and film producer known for her charismatic energy and wit onscreen, especially as girl-next-door characters in romantic comedies. Source:  Britannica

Film & TV

On this day in 1896: Vitascope Hall, the first permanent for-profit movie theatre, opens in New Orleans. Get more daily history at onthisday.com

Music Trivia

On this day in 1968: The Jackson Five signed a one-year contract with Motown Records. They made history in 1970 as the first recording act to have their first four singles to reach No.1 on the Billboard Hot 100, with the songs being ‘I Want You Back’, ‘ABC’, ‘The Love You Save’ and ‘I’ll Be There’. Get into the groove with more music trivia at thisdayinmusic.com

Photo of the Day

On this day in 1874, a devastating flash flood affected parts of the Pittsburgh, PA, area. 134 people were killed. Per Thomas Grazulis in Significant Tornadoes, this flood was erroneously listed by John Finley as a tornado in Erie, PA, in 1875. Illustration of the flood via Significant Tornadoes.

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