On This Day: June 23

Tornado Talk Summary

10 tornadoes were confirmed on June 23, 1969. 6 were in Texas and Oklahoma. An F1 briefly hit Wallowa County, OR. The strongest of the day was an F4. It crossed through parts of Sedgwick County, KS. The tornado began 12 miles west of the Wichita Airport and lifted 5 miles SW of the airport. A pickup truck at one of several destroyed homes was tossed 300 yards. Read the full summary here

SIGTOR Spotlight

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

June 24, 1924: At least four small houses were demolished between Bishopville and Elliott, SC by an estimated F2 tornado. A mother and child were killed.

Twister From The 2000s

On this day in 2003, an F4 tornado hit Coleridge, NE. The F4 damage occurred just northeast of town, where a farm was leveled. Here at the farm, trees were debarked, there was severe ground scouring, and vehicles were hurled.  Source. 

F4 damage, photo via NWS Omaha.
F4 damage, photo via NWS Omaha.

Weather Rewind

Tornado and Other Weather Events From On This Day

On this day in 1952 an F2 tornado tracked east-southeast for 150 miles from near Appleton, MN to Rosemont, passing through parts of the Twin Cities Metro. Per Thomas Grazulis this was “a complex and near-impossible-to-sort-out combination of tornadoes and downbursts.” 10 people were injured.  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 2016: Brexit referendum: United Kingdom votes to leave the European Union. Check out more historical events at onthisday.com

Famous Birthday

Clarence Thomas was born June 23, 1948, in Pinpoint, near Savannah, Georgia. He is an associate justice of the Supreme Court of the United States from 1991, the second African American to serve on the court. Appointed to replace Thurgood Marshall, the court’s first African American member, Thomas gave the court a decisive conservative cast. Source:  Britannica

Film & TV

On this day in 1980: “David Letterman Show” debuts on NBC-TV daytime. Get more daily history at onthisday.com

Music Trivia

On this day in 1975: During his ‘Welcome To My Nightmare’ tour in Vancouver, Canada, Alice Cooper fell from the stage and broke six ribs.  Get into the groove with more music trivia at thisdayinmusic.com

Photo of the Day

On this day in 1991: Sonic the Hedgehog is released in North America on the Sega Genesis platform, beginning the popular video game franchise. Photo via Wikimedia Commons.

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