On This Day: June 27

Tornado Talk Summary

Cass-Adair County, IA F5 Tornado – June 27, 1953: Four farms were destroyed. Per Grazulis, “Virtually nothing was left on the site of a farm near the county border. Heavy machinery was thrown over 100 yards, and boards were driven into trees.” Read the full summary here

SIGTOR Spotlight

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

June 27, 1946: An F2 tornado moved north then north-northwest from Windsor, Ontario to just NE of downtown Detroit. In NE Detroit, a bus garage and industrial buildings were unroofed. Nine were injured.

Twister From The 2000s

On this day in 2015, an EF2 tornado tracked for four miles through rural Grand Forks County, ND, east of Northwood. It tracked through open farm fields and shelterbelts. Extensive tree damage occurred in the shelterbelts, with some trees being debarked.  Source. 

Tree damage via the Damage Assessment Toolkit (DAT).

Weather Rewind

Tornado and Other Weather Events From On This Day

On this day in 1992, an F4 tornado struck Fritch, TX. A man recording the tornado was struck by lightning; he continued to record the tornado as it tore apart his house; he was knocked out by flying debris but survived. The video can be viewed below.  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 1929: 1st color TV demo, performed by Bell Laboratories in NYC. Check out more historical events at onthisday.com

Famous Birthday

J.J. Abrams was born June 27, 1966, in New York City, New York. He is a writer, director, and producer who was known for his role in creating several hit television series, including Lost (2004–10), and for his blockbuster action and science-fiction movies, notably Star Wars: The Force Awakens (2015). Source:  Britannica

Film & TV

On this day in 1994: Spalding Gray”s one-man show “Gray’s Anatomy” closes at Beaumont Theater, NYC, after 8 performances. Get more daily history at onthisday.com

Music Trivia

On this day in 1970: The newly formed Queen featuring Freddie Mercury (possibly still known as Freddie Bulsara) on vocals, guitarist Brian May, drummer Roger Taylor and Mike Grose on bass played their first gig at Truro City Hall, Cornwall, England. They were billed as Smile, Brian and Roger’s previous band, for whom the booking had been made originally. Original material at this time included an early version of ‘Stone Cold Crazy’.  Get into the groove with more music trivia at thisdayinmusic.com

Photo of the Day

A likely intense EF-1 tornado churns through open farmland near the town of Hope, North Dakota during the late afternoon of June 27, 2015. The rather large tornado snapped a few power poles and damaged numerous trees in shelterbelts along its 3.23 mile path. No structures were damaged. Radar snapshot from GRAnalyst, courtesy of Gio Rizzotti.

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