On This Day: June 28

Tornado Talk Summary

38 tornadoes are found in the SPC Database for June 28, 1979. It is an F3 that barreled through the town of Algona, IA that is the topic of this summary. In the town, 104 homes and 20 businesses were destroyed. Two women were killed. Read the full summary here

SIGTOR Spotlight

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

June 28, 1924: An F3 tornado crossed through portions of Portage County, Ohio. “Three men were killed at milking time in three separate barns near Mantua.” At Nelson, many of the buildings were unroofed or had other varying degrees of damage.

Twister From The 2000s

On this day in 2018, what was likely a violent tornado (but rated EF3 based on current damage indicators) tracked for nearly 7 miles from near Capitol, MT, to near Camp Cook, SD. A tractor near Camp Cook was thrown several miles to the northwest (the tornado was moving northeast), landing in Montana. A large farm building was swept away and had chunks of its foundation ripped up and tossed. Source. 

Photo of the tornado taken by Roger Hill, provided by NWS Rapid City.

Weather Rewind

Tornado and Other Weather Events From On This Day

On this day in 1924, an F4 tornado devastated the towns of Sandusky and Lorain, OH. 85 people were killed and over 300 others were injured as over 1,000 homes and many businesses were leveled. 15 deaths occurred in a theatre that was destroyed. Other killer tornadoes struck near Nelson, OH and Custards, PA.  Source

"Ohio National Guard Soldiers conduct patrols in a damaged section of Lorain, Ohio after a deadly tornado struck the city on June 28, 1924. Nearly 1,500 Guard members provided military support to local officials and earned considerable praise for their rapid response." Photo and caption via the Ohio National Guard.

From the Podcast Archives!  Our Episode about the Sandusky-Lorain Tornado!

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 1919: Treaty of Versailles, ending WWI and establishing the League of Nations, is signed in France. Check out more historical events at onthisday.com

Famous Birthday

Elon Musk, was born June 28, 1971, in Pretoria, South Africa.  He is an entrepreneur who cofounded the electronic-payment firm PayPal and formed SpaceX, maker of launch vehicles and spacecraft. He was also one of the first significant investors in, as well as chief executive officer of, the electric car manufacturer Tesla. Source:  Britannica

Film & TV

On this day in 2003: “Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl”, directed by Gore Verbinski, starring Johnny Depp, Keira Knightley and Orlando Bloom, premieres at Disneyland. Get more daily history at onthisday.com

Music Trivia

On this day in 1997: The Pink Floyd album The Dark Side Of The Moon spent its 1056th week on the US album chart. It was rumoured at the time that if the album was played while watching The Wizard of Oz movie, and started exactly when the MGM lion roared the third time during the movie’s intro, very interesting connections could be made between the two. Get into the groove with more music trivia at thisdayinmusic.com

Photo of the Day

On this day in 1904: The SS Norge runs aground on Hasselwood Rock in the North Atlantic 430 kilometres (270 mi) northwest of Ireland. More than 635 people die during the sinking. Photo via Wikimedia Commons.

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