On This Day: June 4

Tornado Talk Summary

Colfax, WI F5 Tornado – June 4, 1958! 33.7 mile path. 21 killed, 74 injured. Dozens of homes were leveled. Before lifting ENE of Colfax, farm houses were demolished. 2 were killed when a car was thrown from Highway 40 near the end of the path. Read the full summary here

SIGTOR Spotlight

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

June 4, 1914: An F2 tornado moved ENE from near Confluence, PA to near Ursina and then through the Casselman River Valley. An elderly woman was killed in her home at Ursina. 9 people were injured.

Twister From The 2000s

On this day in 2005, an F2 tornado struck near Hiawatha, KS, damaging or destroying 15 buildings.    Source. 

A barn exploding into the twister. Photo via NWS Topeka.
Photo of the tornado via NWS Topeka.

Weather Rewind

Tornado and Other Weather Events From On This Day

On this day in 1975, an F2 tornado tracked for 45 miles through parts of Beaver, Allegheny, and Westmoreland Counties, in Pennsylvania, through the Pittsburgh Metro area. Pennsylvania Governor Hilton Shapp, from a car on the highway near Ambridge, saw the tornado. 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 1945: US, Soviet Union, Britain and France agree to divide up occupied Germany. Check out more historical events at onthisday.com

Famous Birthday

Angelina Jolie, was born June 4, 1975, in Los Angeles, California. She is an actress and director known for her sex appeal and edginess as well as for her humanitarian work. Source:  Britannica

Film & TV

On this day in 1982: “Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan,” released in USA. Get more daily history at onthisday.com

Music Trivia

On this day in 1976: The Sex Pistols appeared at The Lesser Free Trade Hall, Manchester, England. The now legendary night is regarded as a catalyst to the punk rock movement. In the audience was, Morrissey, Bernard Sumner, Peter Hook (soon to form Joy Division) and Mark E Smith, (The Fall). Tickets cost £1. Get into the groove with more music trivia at thisdayinmusic.com

Photo of the Day

An EF1 tornado makes a direct hit on the town of Ceresco, Nebraska during the evening of June 4, 2008. In town, 4 homes suffered major damage and another 71 suffered some form of damage. Several businesses were also damaged and many trees and power lines were taken down throughout town. 30 homes were also damaged outside of town. Radar snapshot from GRAnalyst, courtesy of Gio Rizzotti.

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