On This Day: July 9

Tornado Talk Summary

A significant tornado crossed through parts of Rush County, IN on July 9, 1980. There was a total 9 tornadoes that day across 4 states. The strongest was this F4 in Rush County. Read the full summary here

SIGTOR Spotlight

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

July 9, 1926: An F2 tornado moved through portions of LaPorte and St. Joseph Counties in Indiana and Berrien County in Michigan. Barns were destroyed and trees were uprooted north of Hudson Lake. Four cottages were leveled on Batchelors Island. “Three women at lunch in one of them were killed instantly. Three others in the cabin were seriously injured.” The island was “virtually stripped of trees.”

Twister From The 2000s

On this day in 2015, an EF1 tornado touched down briefly near Farragut PA. Several outbuildings were destroyed and trees were toppled.  Source. 

An orchard that that blown over by the tornado. Photo via the Damage Assessment Toolkit (DAT).

Weather Rewind

Tornado and Other Weather Events From On This Day

On this day in 1979, Tropical Storm Bob formed in the Gulf of Mexico; it became a hurricane on July 10. Bob was the first storm to receive a male name in the Atlantic. Source

Bob nearing peak intensity on July 10. 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 1868: Louisiana and South Carolina are the last states to ratify the 14th Amendment to the United States Constitution, guaranteeing civil rights. Check out more historical events at onthisday.com

Famous Birthday

Lindsey Graham was born July 9, 1955, in Central, South Carolina.  He is a politician who was elected as a Republican to the U.S. Senate in 2002 and began representing South Carolina the following year. He previously served in the U.S. House of Representatives (1995–2003). Source:  Britannica

Film & TV

On this day in 1999: Coming of age film “American Pie” is released, directed by Paul Weitz, starring Jason Briggs, Eugene Levy and an ensemble cast. Get more daily history at onthisday.com

Music Trivia

On this day in 1958: Johnny Cash signed with Columbia Records, where he would remain for the next 30 years releasing over 60 albums. Get into the groove with more music trivia at thisdayinmusic.com

Photo of the Day

On this day in 1958: A 7.8 Mw strike-slip earthquake in Alaska causes a landslide that produces a megatsunami. The runup from the waves reached 525 m (1,722 ft) on the rim of Lituya Bay; five people were killed. Damage from the 1958 Lituya Bay megatsunami can be seen in this oblique aerial photograph of Lituya Bay, Alaska as the lighter areas at the shore where trees have been stripped away. The red arrow shows the location of the landslide, and the yellow arrow shows the location of the high point of the wave sweeping over the headland. Photo and caption via Wikipedia.

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