On This Day: July 8

Tornado Talk Summary

13 tornadoes were confirmed on July 8, 2009. 8 of them were in the state of North Dakota. Most were rated EF0/EF1 but there was one that much stronger. It traveled just south of Dickinson and produced EF3 damage. Read the full summary here

SIGTOR Spotlight

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

July 8, 1680: A tornado hit at Cambridge, MA. This is the first confirmed true tornado in the United States…” A servant was killed. A barn was unroofed and many large trees were snapped.

Twister From The 2000s

On this day in 2014, an EF2 struck Smithfield, NY. At least three homes were destroyed, including a three-story house that was swept away, and three people were killed. Source. 

The three-story home that was swept away. Photo via NWS Binghamton.
A house that was completely destroyed.

Weather Rewind

Tornado and Other Weather Events From On This Day

On this day in 2020, an extremely photogenic EF4 tornado tracked through parts of Grant and Otter Tail Counties in MN, near the town of Ashby. EF4 damage occurred when a house and a machine shop were swept away, trees were debarked, and the ground was scoured. Source

Photo of the tornado via NWS Grand Forks.

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 1099: First Crusade: 15,000 starving Christian soldiers march in religious procession around Jerusalem as its Muslim defenders look on. Check out more historical events at onthisday.com

Famous Birthday

Beck was born July 8, 1970, in Los Angeles, California. He is a singer-songwriter who brought Bob Dylan’s embodiment of the hipster folk minstrel into the age of hip-hop and sampling. Source:  Britannica

Film & TV

On this day in 2005: Marvel superhero film “The Fantastic Four” starring Ioan Gruffudd, Jessica Alba, Chris Evans and Michael Chiklis premieres. Get more daily history at onthisday.com

Music Trivia

On this day in 2016: Canadian rapper and singer Drake was at No.1 on the US chart with his fourth studio album Views. With Views, Drake also joined Adele, Michael Bublé and Taylor Swift as the only artists in the 2010s decade to have an album remain at No.1 on the Billboard 200 for six consecutive weeks. Get into the groove with more music trivia at thisdayinmusic.com

Photo of the Day

On this day in 1892: St. John's, Newfoundland is devastated in the Great Fire of 1892. Photo via Wikimedia Commons.

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