On This Day: July 7

Tornado Talk Summary

Hendricks-Arco-Marshall, MN F4 Tornado – July 7, 1955: This was a bit of a challenging event to determine the exact path of this tornado and what counties and towns should be included. We analyze those details. Read the full summary here

SIGTOR Spotlight

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

July 7, 1915: An F2 tornado moved east near Wentzville, Gilmore, O’Fallon and St. Peters in Missouri. “A woman and a child were killed when a horse an buggy were thrown 200 yards.” Another person died at Wenzville and another at Gilmore.

Twister From The 2000s

On this day in 2016, an EF3 tornado tracked through rural areas northwest of Eureka, KS. Damage was mainly confined to corn fields and trees, though a house was completely swept away toward the end of the path. Source. 

The house that was swept away. Photo via NWS Wichita.

Weather Rewind

Tornado and Other Weather Events From On This Day

On this day in 1947, after discovering wreckage in his field after a violent thunderstorm, farmer Mac Brazel of Corona, NM, reported to the Roswell Sherrif that something crashed in his field. The following day the Air Force announced a “Flying Saucer” crashed, but they quickly recanted that statement and began a decades-long cover-up of what actually happened. Dozens of credible eyewitnesses reported seeing several “alien” bodies. 75 years later, it is still very heavily debated on what crashed during the storm near Roswell. Source

A model of the "aliens" that were witnessed at Roswell, that is currently on display at the Roswell UFO Museum. Photo 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 2005: Coordinated terrorist bomb blasts strike London’s public transport system during the morning rush hour killing 52 and injuring 700. Get more daily history at onthisday.com

Famous Birthday

Michelle Kwan was born July 7, 1980, in Torrance, California. She is a figure skater who was one of the most decorated athletes in the sport. Combining artistry and elegance with athleticism, she won more than 40 championships, including a record-tying nine U.S. titles (1996, 1998–2005). Source:  Britannica

Film & TV

On this day in 2011: “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows part 2”, the last Harry Potter film, premieres in London. Get more daily history at onthisday.com

Music Trivia

On this day in 1984: Bruce Springsteen went to No.1 on the US album chart with ‘Born In The USA’. The album went on to spend a total of 139 weeks on the US chart. Its also one of three albums (Michael Jackson’s Thriller and Janet Jackson’s Rhythm Nation 1814) to produce seven Top-ten US singles.  Get into the groove with more music trivia at thisdayinmusic.com

Photo of the Day

A strong EF2 tornado moves through the heart of Eureka, Kansas, during the evening of July 7, 2016. This tornado was ongoing simultaneously with the EF3 mentioned above. In town, the tornado destroyed 31 homes, 23 homes had major damage, and another 32 had minor damage. Despite striking at night, there were no serious injuries or fatalities. Radar snapshot from GRAnalyst, courtesy of Gio Rizzotti.

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