On This Day: June 24

Tornado Talk Summary

There was only one tornado confirmed on June 24, 1970. It was a devastating quick-hitting twister in Nueces County, TX. It destroyed the Golden Acres Trailer Park just to the east of Bishop. Tragically, an infant was killed. Read the full summary here

SIGTOR Spotlight

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

June 24, 1914: An estimated F2 tornado destroyed a house and barn near Halder, WI. ” A wedding reception had been taking place when the storm started. The guests stayed late, waiting for the storm to end before heading home. The deaths (5) were all in the barn, where the young people had gone to wait, and most of the injuries (20) were in the home. Barn debris was carried for over a mile.”

Twister From The 2000s

On this day in 2003, an F4 tornado wiped out the town of Manchester, SD.  Four people were injured.  Source. 

Photo of the Manchester Tornado, via NWS Sioux Falls.
Devastation in Manchester, photo via NWS Sioux Falls.

Weather Rewind

Tornado and Other Weather Events From On This Day

On this day in 1979, an F3 tornado tracked through Manitou Springs and Colorado Springs, CO. Several homes and a gas station were damaged or destroyed. One person was injured. Source

Photo of the tornado via Colorado Springs Gazette. Clipping accessed from Newspaperarchives.com

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 1853: US President Franklin Pierce signs the Gadsden Purchase, buying 29,670 square-miles (76,800 square km) from Mexico for $10 million (now southern Arizona and New Mexico). Check out more historical events at onthisday.com

Famous Birthday

Mindy Kaling was born June 24, 1979, in Cambridge, Massachusetts.  She’s an actress, comedian, and author who was known for her offbeat humour, which was on display in such projects as the television show The Mindy Project (2012–17). Source:  Britannica

Film & TV

On this day in 1963: 1st demonstration of home video recorder, at BBC Studios, London. Get more daily history at onthisday.com

Music Trivia

On this day in 2007: The White Stripes went to No.1 on the UK album chart with ‘Icky Thump’ the duo’s sixth and final studio album. ‘Icky Thump’ won a Grammy Award for Best Alternative Music Album in 2008.  Get into the groove with more music trivia at thisdayinmusic.com

Photo of the Day

On this day in 2021: The Champlain Towers South condominium in Surfside, Florida suffers a sudden partial collapse, killing 98 people inside. Photo via Wikimedia Commons.

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