On This Day: July 28

Tornado Talk Summary

Sidney, OH F3 Tornado – July 28, 1961! The path length was only 1/2 mile. It struck the Stewart subdivision in the SW edge of town. 10 homes were destroyed, 7 damaged. The Sidney Machine Tool Company plant sustained heavy damage. Read the full summary here

SIGTOR Spotlight

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

July 28, 1942: An F2 tornado struck near Hancock, WI. A barn and a hog house were destroyed on two different farms. Lake front cottages had roof damage.

Twister From The 2000s

On this day in 2018, an EF3 tornado tracked for 4.5 miles near Douglas, WY. It caused major damage to a ranch. Per NWS Cheyenne: “Two large utility trailers (weighing several thousand pounds) were lofted and (at the time of the survey) had not been located with the exception of 1 axel set.”  Source. 

Photo of the tornado via NWS Cheyenne.
A house that was unroofed. Photo via NWS Cheyenne.

Weather Rewind

Tornado and Other Weather Events From On This Day

On this day in 1976, two earthquakes rattled Tangshan, China. The first one was a 7.6, and the second was a 7.0. The quakes killed at least 240,000 people. Source

The destruction caused by the quakes via the USGS.

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 1943: Operation Gomorrah: RAF bombing over Hamburg causes a firestorm that kills 42,600 German civilians. Check out more historical events at onthisday.com

Famous Birthday

Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis was, born July 28, 1929 in Southampton, New York. She was the first lady (1961–63), who was the wife of John F. Kennedy, 35th president of the United States, and was noted for her style and elegance. Her second husband, Aristotle Onassis, was one of the wealthiest men in the world. She died in 1994 Source:  Britannica

Film & TV

On this day in 1951: Walt Disney’s animated musical film “Alice In Wonderland” released. Get more daily history at onthisday.com

Music Trivia

On this day in 2011: 63-year-old singer Meat Loaf, passed out onstage at Pittsburgh’s Trib Amphitheater during an apparent asthma attack. After about ten minutes he regained his composure and finished the show. Get into the groove with more music trivia at thisdayinmusic.com

Photo of the Day

A U.S. Army B-25 bomber crashes into the 79th floor of the Empire State Building killing 14 and injuring 26, on July 28, 1945. Photo via Wikimedia Commons.

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