On This Day: March 1

Tornado Talk Summary

On this day in 2007, a violent EF4 tornado slashed through Enterprise, Alabama. The high school was destroyed, and nine students lost their lives there. A 9th fatality occurred at a nearby house, and there were 50 injuries as well. Full Summary here

Damage sustained by the Enterprise High School from the deadly tornado that struck on Thursday, March 1, 2007.

SIGTOR Spotlight

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

March 1, 1888: A possible F3 tornado pushed 20 miles through Sedgwick and Harvey Counties in KS. A woman was killed in her home seven miles south of Halstead. “With her family safely in the basement, she was on the steps herself, when the tornado shifted the home and she was crushed against the foundation.” At least a dozen barns were destroyed. “Soft earth was scooped out to a depth of one foot, in a spot that was 20 feet in diameter.” There was another fatality near Newton.

Twister From The 2000s

March 1, 2007: An EF3 tornado tracked for nearly 10 miles through rural Crawford and Bibb Counties in Georgia. Several homes were damaged or destroyed and extensive tree damage occurred. There were nine injuries. Source

A leveled house, photo via NWS Peachtree City.
Destruction in Crawford County, photo via NWS Peachtree City.

Weather Rewind

There is more weather phenomenon than just tornadoes? 

On This Day in OTHER weather history!

On this day in 2006: Dallas, Texas, reached 93 degrees, breaking the 107-year-old record! 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 1872, Yellowstone becomes the world’s 1st national park. Check out more historical events at onthisday.com

Famous Birthday

Dalia Grybauskaite, who served as president of Lithuania from 2009 to 2019, was born on this day in 1956. She was the first woman to hold the post. Source:  Britannica

Film & TV

On this day in 1953, WFBG TV (later WTAJ) channel 10 in Altoona, PA (CBS) begins broadcasting. Get more daily history at onthisday.com

Music Trivia

On this day in 1994, Nirvana played their final ever concert when they appeared at The Terminal Einz in Munich, Germany. The 3,000 capacity venue was a small Airport Hanger. The power went off during the show so they played an impromptu acoustic set including a version of The Cars ‘My Best Friend’s Girl.’  Get into the groove with more music trivia at thisdayinmusic.com

Photo of the Day

March 1, 1954: The Castle Bravo, a 15-megaton hydrogen bomb, is detonated on Bikini Atoll in the Pacific Ocean, resulting in the worst radioactive contamination ever caused by the United States. Photo via Wikimedia Commons.

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