On This Day: June 10

Tornado Talk Summary

A destructive tornado hit parts of El Dorado, KS in Butler County on this day in 1958. It was given a rating of F4 but Thomas Grazulis in Significant Tornadoes notes the tornado could have received an F5 rating but it was hard to determine with the available photos and descriptions. 15 people were killed. Read the full summary here

SIGTOR Spotlight

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

June 10, 1902: An F3 crosssed 15 miles from east of Canton, IL through Kingston Mines. There were 3 fatalities and 40 injuries. 16 homes were destroyed at Kingston Mines. “Twenty men and 18 engines were buried in the roundhouse there.”

Twister From The 2000s

On this day in 2013, an EF2 tornado struck near Adairsville, KY. Three people were injured. A poorly constructed house with termite damage was completely destroyed. And several other homes and farm buildings were damaged or destroyed.   Source. 

The house with termite damage that was destroyed. Photo via the Damage Assessment Toolkit (DAT).

Weather Rewind

Tornado and Other Weather Events From On This Day

On this day in 1752: Benjamin Franklin narrowly missed electrocution while flying a kite during a thunderstorm to determine if lightning is related to electricity. Source

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 1977: Apple Computer ships its first Apple II computers. Check out more historical events at onthisday.com

Famous Birthday

Judy Garland was born June 10, 1922, in Grand Rapids, Minnesota. She was singer and actress whose exceptional talents and vulnerabilities combined to make her one of the most enduringly popular Hollywood icons of the 20th century. Garland died in 1969. Source:  Britannica

Film & TV

On this day in 1982: “Taxi” last airs on ABC, moves to NBC in the fall. Get more daily history at onthisday.com

Music Trivia

On this day in 1978: John Travolta and Olivia Newton John went to No.1 on the US singles chart with ‘You’re The One That I Want’ also No.1 in the UK. Get into the groove with more music trivia at thisdayinmusic.com

Photo of the Day

An F5 tornado hit Clyde, TX, on June 10, 1938. 14 people were killed, and 40 were injured. 25 homes were destroyed. Per Thomas Grazulis: "All nine homes in one development literally vanished, with bodies carried up to 1/2 mile". Photo via University of Texas at Arlington Libraries, Special Collections.

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