On This Day: July 3

Tornado Talk Summary

Another intriguing tornado event! We look at the history surrounding an official F4 tornado in parts of Anoka County, MN, on July 3, 1983. Read the full summary here

SIGTOR Spotlight

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

July 3, 1945: Two tornadoes occurred in Beadle County, SD on this day. One, rated F3, destroyed 17 farms NW of Huron. Approximately 500 chickens and 50 head of livestock were killed. The second was given an F2 rating and was related to the F3. It moved SE from 7 miles SE of Huron. A barn was destroyed

Twister From The 2000s

On this day in 2003, an F2 tornado tracked for three miles near Tuthill, SD, destroying a garage and a trailer.  Source

Weather Rewind

Tornado and Other Weather Events From On This Day

On this day in 1994, Tropical Storm Alberto made landfall in the Florida Panhandle. It brought heavy rain and devastating flooding to parts of Florida, Georgia, and Alabama. 32 people were killed. Source

Tropical Storm Alberto's rainfall map.

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 1884: Dow Jones publishes its 1st stock index, the Dow Jones Transportation Average. Check out more historical events at onthisday.com

Famous Birthday

Tom Cruise was born July 3, 1962, in Syracuse, New York. He is an actor who emerged in the 1980s as one of Hollywood’s most popular leading men, known for his clean-cut good looks and versatility. Source:  Britannica

Film & TV

On this day in 1985: “Back to the Future” directed by Robert Zemeckis and starring Michael J. Fox and Christopher Lloyd is released. Get more daily history at onthisday.com

Music Trivia

On this day in 2012: Kiss announced that they were set to release a guitar size book containing unseen photographs from their 40-year career. The limited edition called Monster would have a $4,299 price tag and at 3 feet tall, 2.5 feet wide, was reported to be the largest music book ever published. Get into the groove with more music trivia at thisdayinmusic.com

Photo of the Day

On this day in 1863: American Civil War: The final day of the Battle of Gettysburg culminates with Pickett's Charge. Photo via Wikimedia Commons.

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