On This Day: June 14

Tornado Talk Summary

Per the Storm Prediction Center Database, there were 12 tornadoes confirmed on June 14, 1957. The strongest of the day is the topic of this summary. It tracked through the southeastern part of Springfield, IL near Jerome and was later rated F4. Read the full summary here

SIGTOR Spotlight

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

June 14, 1923: An F2 tornado moved to the northeast passing south of Peck, KS. A boy was killed and his father was injured as a barn “exploded” in the “Waco” community. Other buildings lost their roofs. 3 foot thick trees were uprooted.

Twister From The 2000s

On this day in 2001, an EF2 tornado struck Blue Grass, IA. Three homes were unroofed, and many others were damaged. Three people were injured. Source. 

Weather Rewind

Tornado and Other Weather Events From On This Day

On this day in 1937, as many as three tornadoes touched down near Greensburg, PA. Barns and homes were destroyed, and two people were injured. Thomas Grazulis notes that the tornadoes’ paths could not be separated from the downburst damage, and the path of damage was 12 miles long; he gives an F3 rating. Source: Significant Tornadoes, 1880-1989.

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 1940: Auschwitz concentration and extermination camp opens in Nazi controlled Poland with Polish POWs, later expanded to include civilian Jews and gypsies (approx. 3 million would die within its walls). Check out more historical events at onthisday.com

Famous Birthday

Donald Trump was born June 14, 1946, in New York, New York. He was the 45th president of the United States (2017–21). Prior to becoming president, Trump was a real-estate developer and businessman who owned, managed, or licensed his name to several hotels, casinos, golf courses, resorts, and residential properties in the New York City area and around the world. Source:  Britannica

Film & TV

On this day in 1967: The Steve Allen Comedy Hour” premieres on CBS-TV. Get more daily history at onthisday.com

Music Trivia

On this day in 1961: Patsy Cline was seriously injured in a car accident. During her two month hospital stay, her song “I Fall to Pieces” gave the singer her first Country No.1 and also became a huge country-pop crossover hit.  Get into the groove with more music trivia at thisdayinmusic.com

Photo of the Day

On this day in 2017: A fire in a high-rise apartment building in North Kensington, London, UK, leaves 72 people dead and another 74 injured. Photo via Wikimedia Commons.

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