On This Day: June 30

Tornado Talk Summary

This summary explores an very interesting event. The SPC has a tornado rated while Thomas Grazulis lists this as F2. A newspaper reports says this was not a tornado! What happened in Fremont, OH on June 30, 1977? Read the full summary here

SIGTOR Spotlight

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

June 30, 1814: Grazulis documents an event in Beaufort County, SC. “A tornado moved to the E out over Port Royal Sound. In this waterspout form, the vortex hit the schooner Alligator, sinking it, and drowning at least 23 of the 40 people aboard.” It moved back over land and ripped apart thousands of trees on Paris Island.

Twister From The 2000s

On this day in 2014, an EF2 tornado struck the southwestern side of Traer, IA. A farm sustained major damage.  Source. 

The farm that sustained major damage. Photo via NWS Des Moines.

Weather Rewind

Tornado and Other Weather Events From On This Day

On this day in 1912, an F4 tornado devastated Regina, Saskatchewan. 28 people were killed, and over 300 were injured. It is Canada’s deadliest tornado. Source

Destruction in Regina, photo via the University of Alberta.

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 1908: A giant fireball, most likely caused by the air burst of a large meteoroid or comet flattens 80 million trees near the Stony Tunguska River in Yeniseysk Governorate, Russia, in the largest impact event in recorded history. Check out more historical events at onthisday.com

Famous Birthday

Michael Phelps, was born June 30, 1985, Baltimore, Maryland. He is a swimmer, who was the most-decorated athlete in Olympic history with 28 medals, which included a record 23 gold. At the 2008 Games in Beijing, he became the first athlete to win eight gold medals at a single Olympics. Source:  Britannica

Film & TV

On this day in 1955: “Johnny Carson Show” debuts on CBS-TV. Get more daily history at onthisday.com

Music Trivia

On this day in 1990: New Kids On The Block started a three week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with ‘Step By Step’. The group’s third US No.1, a No.2 hit in the UK. Their album ‘Step By Step’ also went to No.1 on the UK album chart today. Get into the groove with more music trivia at thisdayinmusic.com

Photo of the Day

A likely intense tornado, spawned on the leading edge of a derecho, tears through Marshall County, Iowa during the early morning of June 30, 2014. Along the path of the tornado, which was rated EF1, numerous outbuildings and grain bins were damaged or destroyed, while numerous trees were snapped or uprooted. Radar snapshot from GRAnalyst, courtesy of Gio Rizzotti.

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