On This Day: March 10

Tornado Talk Summary

On this day in 1964, an F1 tornado tracked for nearly 60 miles through Gloucester, Camden, Burlington, and Ocean Counties in NJ.  A trailer park near Mount Holly was torn apart, and five people were injured. Read the full summary here

SIGTOR Spotlight

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

March 10, 1876: A possible F3 tornado moved through Hazel Green, WI. It was described as “a solid mass of heavy rubbish.” Grazulis states that parts of a church steeple were carried more than three miles. Reports of people “crushed beyond recognition” in their houses. “Two children were carried 400 yards and set down, badly bruised by alive.” A total of nine people were killed and 50 injured.

Twister From The 2000s

On March 10, 2000, an F3 tornado tracked for 21 miles through Burleson County, TX. Several trailers were destroyed, and a ranch-house was leveled. Two people were injured. Source

Weather Rewind

There is more weather phenomenon than just tornadoes? 

On This Day in OTHER weather history!

On this day in 1884, John P Finley issued the first tornado forecast, using many of the same parameters that are used in modern-day tornado forecasts. 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 241 BC: First Punic War: Battle of the Aegates Islands – The Romans sink the Carthaginian fleet bringing the First Punic War to an end. Check out more historical events at onthisday.com

Famous Birthday

Carrie Underwood was born March 10, 1983, in Muskogee, Oklahoma, U.S. She is a country music performer who got her start after winning American Idol. Source:  Britannica

Film & TV

On this day in 1902: A United States court of appeals rules that Thomas Edison did not invent the movie camera. Get more daily history at onthisday.com

Music Trivia

On this day in 1996, Alanis Morissette won Best Album for Jagged Little Pill, Best Female singer, Best Rock Album, Best songwriter and best single at the 25th Juno Awards held in Hamilton, Canada.  Get into the groove with more music trivia at thisdayinmusic.com

Photo of the Day

March 10, 1945: The U.S. Army Air Force firebombs Tokyo, and the resulting conflagration kills more than 100,000 people, mostly civilians. Photo via Wikimedia Commons.

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