On This Day: June 3

Tornado Talk Summary

Reedsville, WV-Crellin, MD F3 Tornado – June 3, 1980! 19 injuries. A mobile home park was hit near Kingwood. A 2-year old was tossed into a pasture ~ mile away from her home. She suffered head injuries & fractured legs but survived.  Read the full summary here

SIGTOR Spotlight

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

June 3, 1933: Grazulis documents an F2 tornado that moved near Wilmot, SD. Dozens of farms were hit and debris was scattered for miles. A man was killed in a barn.

Twister From The 2000s

On this day in 2008, an EF3 tornado struck Moscow, IN. One person was killed and 8 were injured. Dozens of homes were damaged or destroyed, including some that were swept away.   Source. 

A house that was swept away. Photo via NWS Indianapolis.

Weather Rewind

Tornado and Other Weather Events From On This Day

On this day in 1860, an F4 tornado tracked for 80 miles through parts of Iowa and Illinois. The town of Camanche, IA was destroyed. 111 people were killed, and 200 were injured. Source: F5-F6 Tornadoes by Thomas Grazulis. 

Illustration of the damage at Camanche from Harpers Weekly via peoplesweathermap.org

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 1979: Ixtoc I rig in the Gulf of Mexico blows, spilling 3 million barrels of oil in one of the worst oil spills in history. Check out more historical events at onthisday.com

Famous Birthday

Anderson Cooper was born June 3, 1967, in New York City, New York. He is a television journalist and entertainer best known as the anchor of the Cable News Network (CNN) news and commentary program Anderson Cooper 360°. Source:  Britannica

Film & TV

On this day in 1969: Last episode of Star Trek airs on NBC. Get more daily history at onthisday.com

Music Trivia

On this day in 2006: Red Hot Chili Peppers were at No.1 on the UK and US album charts with Stadium Arcadium the bands ninth studio album. Get into the groove with more music trivia at thisdayinmusic.com

Photo of the Day

On this day in 1980: "Night of the Twisters", Seven tornadoes slashed across Grand Island, NE, the strongest was an F4. Another F4 tornado struck Apollo and Vandergrift in Pennsylvania. Six people were killed and over 400 others were injured during the "Night of the Twister." Photo of two of the tornadoes striking Grand Island, via Wikimedia Commons.

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