On This Day: June 25

Tornado Talk Summary

Per the SPC Tornado Database, 22 tornadoes were confirmed on June 25, 2010. The strongest was rated EF4. It traveled almost 14 miles for 30-40 minutes through parts of Lyon and Osceola Counties in Iowa. 13 people were injured. Read the full summary here

A picture of the back of the car. Notice the back tire is now behind the car and the axle has been snapped.

SIGTOR Spotlight

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

June 25, 1902: An F2 tornado across portions of Garrard and Madison Counties in Kentucky. An elderly man and a child were killed in a house 2 miles west of Berea. Two others died near Cartersville. At least 15 homes were destroyed.

Twister From The 2000s

On this day in 2010, an EF2 tornado struck the town of Courtland, MN. Widespread tree and powerline damage occurred, and several farm buildings were destroyed.  Source. 

Weather Rewind

Tornado and Other Weather Events From On This Day

On this day in 1967 three F3 tornadoes ripped through the Netherlands. 180 homes were destroyed and 900 others were damaged. Seven people were killed. Source

Photo of one of the tornadoes via The Royal Netherlands Meteorological Institute (KNMI).

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 2021: WHO head Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus confirms the COVID-19 Delta variant is the most transmissible to date, now present in 85 countries and spreading rapidly. Check out more historical events at onthisday.com

Famous Birthday

George Orwell was born June 25, 1903, in Motihari, Bengal, India. He was a novelist, essayist, and critic famous for his novels Animal Farm (1945) and Nineteen Eighty-four (1949), the latter a profound anti-utopian novel that examines the dangers of totalitarian rule. Source:  Britannica

Film & TV

On this day in 1949: “Long-Haired Hare”, animated short starring Bugs Bunny, is released in theaters. Get more daily history at onthisday.com

Music Trivia

On this day in 1984: Prince released his sixth studio album Purple Rain the first to feature his band the Revolution, and the soundtrack to the 1984 film of the same name. The first two singles from the album, ‘When Doves Cry’ and ‘Let’s Go Crazy’, topped the US singles charts, and were hits around the world, while the title track went to No.2 on the Billboard Hot 100.  Get into the groove with more music trivia at thisdayinmusic.com

Photo of the Day

On this day in 1978: The rainbow flag representing gay pride is flown for the first time during the San Francisco Gay Freedom Day Parade. Photo via Wikimedia Commons.

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