On This Day: July 27

Tornado Talk Summary

Limerick, PA F3 Tornado – July 27, 1994! Moved over a newer housing development. Of the 27 inhabited houses, 4 were leveled, 16 damaged beyond repair. A family of 3 were killed. Missed the PECO Energy’s nuclear power plant by just over 2 miles. Read the full summary here

SIGTOR Spotlight

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

July 27, 1816: Grazulis documents a tornado in Henrico County, VA. It moved near Manchester. Two people were killed and 3 injured.

Twister From The 2000s

On this day in 2014, an EF3 tornado struck near Speedwell, TN. Several homes were damaged or destroyed. Source. 

A house that was destroyed. Photo via the Damage Assessment Toolkit (DAT).

Weather Rewind

Tornado and Other Weather Events From On This Day

On this day in 1943, a surprise hurricane struck Galveston, TX. Due to World War II, weather reports were censored, so there was no warning of its approach. A wind gust of 132 MPH was measured. Nineteen people were killed. Lieutenant Colonel Joe Duckworth and Lieutenant Ralph O’Hair flew an AT-6 Texan into the eye of the hurricane, becoming the first person to fly into the center of a hurricane. Source

Damage in Galveston, via Wikimedia Commons.

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 1866: The Transatlantic telegraph cable successfully in second attempt comes ashore at Heart’s Content, Newfoundland laid out by Isambard Kingdom Brunel’s Great Eastern steamship (1,686 miles long). Check out more historical events at onthisday.com

Famous Birthday

Alex Rodriguez (A-Rod) was born July 27, 1975, New York City, New York. He is a professional baseball player, a noted power hitter who was considered one of the greatest talents in the history of the sport but whose career was in many ways overshadowed by his use of performance-enhancing drugs. Source:  Britannica

Film & TV

On this day in 2007: Two News helicopters from Phoenix, Arizona television stations KNXV and KTVK collide over Steele Indian School Park in central Phoenix while covering a police chase; there were no survivors. Worst civil aviation incident in Phoenix history. Get more daily history at onthisday.com

Music Trivia

On this day in 2012: The Beatles returned to the Top 40 of the Billboard albums chart with the iTunes-exclusive compilation Tomorrow Never Knows. The set included 14 classic songs by the band and marked the first time The Beatles released an album exclusively to iTunes that had never been previously issued. Get into the groove with more music trivia at thisdayinmusic.com

Photo of the Day

A EF1 tornado passes through forest near the town of Helton, Kentucky during the afternoon of July 27, 2014. Radar snapshot from GRAnalyst, courtesy of Gio Rizzotti.

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