On This Day: June 12

Tornado Talk Summary

Seventeen tornadoes occurred on June 12, 1970 per the Storm Prediction Center Database. The strongest is the topic of this summary. It was rated F4 and traveled 16-17 miles across parts of Chariton and Macon Counties in Missouri. Read the full summary here

SIGTOR Spotlight

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

June 12, 1881: A possible F4 tornado moved 17 miles in Cowley County, KS. It devastated the town of Floral, many of the homes there were leveled. “The tornado’s progress was watched for a half hour from Seely and Akron. It was described as looking like rope at first, and then changed its form to resemble an elephant’s trunk.” 3 people were killed.

Twister From The 2000s

On this day in 2013, an EF3 tornado struck the northern side of Belmond, IA. It damaged or destroyed several structures.   Source. 

A house that was leveled, photo via NWS Des Moines.

Weather Rewind

Tornado and Other Weather Events From On This Day

On this day in 1899, an F5 tornado devastated the town of New Richmond, WI. 117 people were killed, and 200 were injured. This ranks as the 8th deadliest tornado in US history. Source: Significant Tornadoes 1880-1989.

Devastation in New Richmond, photo via University of Wisconsin Madison Libraries.

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 1931: Al Capone is indicted on 5,000 counts of prohibition and perjury. Check out more historical events at onthisday.com

Famous Birthday

Anne Frank was born June 12, 1929, in Frankfurt am Main, Germany. She was a Jewish girl whose diary of her family’s two years in hiding during the German occupation of the Netherlands became a classic of war literature. She died in 1945. Source:  Britannica

Film & TV

On this day in 1913: “Dachshund” by Pathe Freres, early animated cartoon, released. Get more daily history at onthisday.com

Music Trivia

On this day in 1989: The Elvis Presley Autoland Museum opened at Graceland. The museum contained over 30 cars which were owned by Presley including his famous Pink Cadillac, Harley-Davidson motorcycles, Stutz Blackhawks, a 1975 Dino Ferrari, a 1956 Cadillac Eldorado Convertible, and the red MG that Elvis drove in the film Blue Hawaii. Get into the groove with more music trivia at thisdayinmusic.com

Photo of the Day

On this day in 2018: United States President Donald Trump and Kim Jong-un of North Korea held the first meeting between leaders of their two countries in Singapore. Photo via Wikimedia Commons.

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