On This Day: July 29

Tornado Talk Summary

Deer Park, TX F2 Tornado – July 29, 1971! Six mobile homes were blown from their foundations and two trailers were demolished. There were 8 minor injuries. The path was reported to be only 0.3 miles. Read the full summary here

SIGTOR Spotlight

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

July 29, 1896: An F2 crossed through Athens County, OH and the town of Glouster. Homes and a store were demolished and the owner of the store died as he became buried under the debris. Newspapers reported that a woman was “so badly frightened” that she died as well.

Twister From The 2000s

On this day in 2021, an EF3 tornado tracked for 3.5 miles through parts of Philadelphia and Trevose, PA. EF3 damage occurred to a car dealership that was destroyed and nearby trees that were stripped. Homes in the path sustained mostly minor damage. A sign from the PA Turnpike was thrown 1/2 mile. This was the first F3/EF3 tornado in PA since July 2004. Source. 

The destroyed car dealership in Trevose. Photo via NWS Mt. Holly.

Weather Rewind

Tornado and Other Weather Events From On This Day

On this day in 2021, an EF1 tornado tracked for nearly 5 miles through parts of Fayette and Westmoreland Counties in PA, near Donegal. Numerous trees were knocked down, and a garage was leveled. Source

The destroyed garage, photo via Tornado Talk writer Nick Wilkes.

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 1609: Samuel de Champlain shoots and kills two Iroquois chiefs at Ticonderoga, New York setting the stage for French-Iroquois conflicts for the next 150 years. Check out more historical events at onthisday.com

Famous Birthday

Benito Mussolini was born July 29, 1883, Predappio, Italy. He was the Italian prime minister (1922–43) and the first of 20th-century Europe’s fascist dictators. He died in 1945. Source:  Britannica

Film & TV

On this day in 1954: Publication of “Fellowship of the Ring” 1st volume of “Lord of the Rings” by J. R. R. Tolkien by George Allen and Unwin in London. Get more daily history at onthisday.com

Music Trivia

On this day in 2007: Heart problems forced Kiss singer and guitarist Paul Stanley to abandon a show in California. Paramedics stopped and restarted his heart to give it a regular rhythm after his heart spontaneously jumped to 190 plus beats per minute. Get into the groove with more music trivia at thisdayinmusic.com

Photo of the Day

An EF2 tornado crosses into New Jersey from Pennsylvania, near the town of Pennington, during the afternoon of July 29, 2021.

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