On This Day: June 26

Tornado Talk Summary

Forty tornadoes were confirmed on June 26, 1994 per the Storm Prediction Center Tornado Database. One of the strongest pressed through parts of Southern Tennessee into Northern AL. 22 people were injured. Approx. 75% of the buildings in Iron City, TN were damaged. Read the full summary here

SIGTOR Spotlight

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

June 26, 1887: An F3 tornado moved from near New Prospect, TX to NE of Fair Play. A tree fell on a house and a woman and two children were killed. Three men were killed when the house they sheltered in was swept away.

Twister From The 2000s

On this day in 2018, an EF3 tornado struck Eureka, KS. Eight people were injured, and numerous homes were damaged or destroyed.  Source. 

A house that was destroyed, photo via NWS Wichita.

Weather Rewind

Tornado and Other Weather Events From On This Day

On this day in 1807, lightning struck a gun powder factory in Luxembourg, killing 300 people.  Source

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: Panama Canal’s third set of locks opens for commercial traffic, doubling the Canal’s capacity at an estimated cost of $5.25 billion. Check out more historical events at onthisday.com

Famous Birthday

Ariana Grande was born June 26, 1993, in Boca Raton, Florida. She is a pop singer and actress who burst onto the pop music scene in the early 2010s and became one of the genre’s most successful performers, known for her four-octave range. Grande began singing and acting when she was young. In 2008 she won a role in the Broadway play 13, and she soon began appearing in bit parts on television shows. Her big break came in 2010 when she landed a role on the Nickelodeon TV series Victorious. Source:  Britannica

Film & TV

On this day in 1925: “The Gold Rush”, directed, starring and written by Charlie Chaplin, is released. Get more daily history at onthisday.com

Music Trivia

On this day in 1974: Cher divorced Sonny Bono after 10 years of marriage. Four days later, Cher married guitarist Gregg Allman, the couple split 10 days after that, got back together and split again. They did stay married for three years, producing Elijah Blue Allman.  Get into the groove with more music trivia at thisdayinmusic.com

Photo of the Day

On this day in 1927: The Cyclone roller coaster opens on Coney Island. Photo via Wikimedia Commons.

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