On This Day: June 6

Tornado Talk Summary

Pleasanton, NE F4 Tornado – June 6, 1956! Only a 2 mile path. 2 injuries. Caused significant damage to a few farms, a house and 5 other buildings. A pilot was caught up in the storm and safely landed at the North Platte airport. Read the full summary here

SIGTOR Spotlight

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

June 6, 1917: Seven people were killed by an estimated F2 tornado that moved from two miles north of Greenville, KY to near Powderly and to the SE of Rochester. A number of homes that were poorly constructed were swept away. One man was running from a house to a barn and was killed.

Twister From The 2000s

On this day in 2008, an EF3 tornado struck near Emmaville, MN. Several homes were damaged or destroyed, some were swept away.   Source. 

A home that was leveled. Photo via NWS Grand Forks.

Weather Rewind

Tornado and Other Weather Events From On This Day

On this day in 2018, a photogenic EF3 tornado tracked nearly 12 miles near Laramie, WY. The tornado bent steel power poles and caused ground scouring. 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 1716: French transport the 1st African slaves to Louisiana. Check out more historical events at onthisday.com

Famous Birthday

David Scott was born June 6, 1932, in San Antonio, Texas. He was an astronaut who was commander of the Apollo 15 mission to the Moon. Source:  Britannica

Film & TV

On this day in 1949: “It Pays To Be Ignorant” game show debut on CBS-TV. Get more daily history at onthisday.com

Music Trivia

On this day in 1987: Whitney Houston had her second UK No.1 single with ‘I Wanna Dance with Somebody (Who Loves Me)’. It reached No.1 in over a dozen other countries and won a Grammy Award for Best Female Pop Vocal Performance in 1988. Get into the groove with more music trivia at thisdayinmusic.com

Photo of the Day

On this day in 1889: The Great Seattle Fire destroys all of downtown Seattle. Photo via Wikimedia Commons.

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