On This Day: July 6

Tornado Talk Summary

A tornado made a trek through parts of Myrtle Beach, SC on July 6, 2001. It began near the Myrtle Beach Pavilion at 9th Ave N and moved just offshore becoming a waterspout. It skirted the beach causing F2 damage, overturning buses and causing damage to hotels along the beach. After moving down the beachfront, the tornado skipped over and hit the Seagate RV park. 10 RVs destroyed, 40 more damaged. There was also weaker F0 damage at the Myrtle Beach International Airport. There were 39 injuries and no fatalities. Read the full summary here

Waterspout just off the beach of Myrtle Beach Grand Strand. Photo via Myrtle Beach Sun-News, extracted from Storm Data.

SIGTOR Spotlight

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

July 6, 1916: Grazulis documents an F2 tornado spawned by a hurricane in Grady County, GA. One person was killed and 3 injured in a destroyed home north of Cairo. The home was “carried 150 feet, then blown apart and scattered over a 10-acre field.”

Twister From The 2000s

On this day in 2005, Tropical Storm Cindy spawned an F2 tornado at the Atlanta Motor Speedway in Hampton, GA. Several structures were damaged or destroyed. Source. 

A collapsed structure, photo via NWS Peachtree City.
A collapsed structure, photo via NWS Peachtree City.

Weather Rewind

Tornado and Other Weather Events From On This Day

On this day in 1893, an F5 tornado leveled the town of Pomeroy, IA. 71 people were killed and at least 200 others were injured.  Source: Significant Tornadoes 1880-1989. 

Devastation in Pomeroy via IAgenweb.org.

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 1885: Louis Pasteur successfully give an anti-rabies vaccine to 9-year-old Joseph Meister, saving his life. Check out more historical events at onthisday.com

Famous Birthday

George W. Bush was born July 6, 1946, in New Haven, Connecticut. He was the 43rd president of the United States (2001–09), who led his country’s response to the September 11 terrorist attacks in 2001 and initiated the Iraq War in 2003. Source:  Britannica

Film & TV

On this day in 1994: “Forrest Gump”, directed by Robert Zemeckis and starring Tom Hanks, Robin Wright, and Gary Sinise, is released (Academy Awards Best Picture 1995). Get more daily history at onthisday.com

Music Trivia

On this day in 1999: East 17 were dropped by their record company after the bands last album had sold less than 20,000 copies.  Get into the groove with more music trivia at thisdayinmusic.com

Photo of the Day

On this day in 2013: A 73-car oil train derails in the town of Lac-Mégantic, Quebec and explodes into flames, killing at least 47 people and destroying more than 30 buildings in the town's central area. Photo via Wikimedia Commons.

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