On This Day: June 5

Tornado Talk Summary

Wood and Ottawa County, OH EF4 Tornado – June 5, 2010! At Millbury, over a dozen homes were destroyed. Debris was found dozens of miles away on some of the islands in Western Lake Erie. Estimated wind speeds of 170-175 mph. 7 were killed. Read the full summary here

EF4 damage on North side of Millbury, OH

SIGTOR Spotlight

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

June 5, 1905: Grazulis documents a possible F5 tornado in Tuscola and Sanilac Counties in Michigan. “The worst damage was north and east of Shabbona in Sanilac County, where at least three entire farms were wiped out of existence, with nothing but a bit of kindling left on the foundations.” Five people were killed.

Twister From The 2000s

On this day in 2009, an EF2 tornado tracked for 30 miles through Goshen County, WY. The twister was tracked and surrounded by researchers on the VORTEX-2 mission. The tornado was also broadcast live on The Weather Channel.   Source. 

Photo of the tornado via NWS Cheyenne.

Weather Rewind

Tornado and Other Weather Events From On This Day

On this day in 1908, an F5 tornado caused major damage in the Carleton and Geneva areas in Nebraska. 11 people were killed, and 30 were injured. Per Grazulis: “Some farms were so totally devastated that there were few signs to show that a farm had ever been there.” Source: Significant Tornadoes 1880-1989. 

Map of the tornado via Tornado Archive.

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 1981: AIDS Epidemic officially begins when US Centers for Disease Control reports on pneumonia affecting five homosexual men in Los Angeles. Check out more historical events at onthisday.com

Famous Birthday

Mark Wahlberg was born June 5, 1971, in Boston, Massachusetts. He is a singer and actor who gained fame as a member of the rap group Marky Mark and the Funky Bunch and then as a Calvin Klein model before launching a successful film career. Source:  Britannica

Film & TV

On this day in 1952: 1st sporting event televised nationally – Jersey Joe Walcott beats Ezzard Charles in 15 for heavyweight boxing title. Get more daily history at onthisday.com

Music Trivia

On this day in 2016: The four members of ABBA performed alongside one another for the first time since 1982 at a private gala to mark 50 years since songwriting duo Bjorn Ulvaeus and Benny Andersson met for the first time in Stockholm. The impromptu performance reportedly began when Agnetha Faltskog and Anni-Frid Lyngstadon recited their 1980 hit ‘Me and I’ as a tribute to Andersson and Ulvaeus, before the two others joined in and made the reunion official. Get into the groove with more music trivia at thisdayinmusic.com

Photo of the Day

Tropical Storm Allison Made Landfall on June 5, 2001. It stalled over Texas and dropped up to 40" of rain. The worst flooding occurred in Houston, where most of Allison's damage occurred: 30,000 became homeless after the storm flooded over 70,000 houses and destroyed 2,744 homes. 41 people were killed. Photo via Wikimedia Commons.

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