On This Day: March 12

Tornado Talk Summary

On this day in 1971, an F4 tornado tracked through Bowie County, TX. A 2.5 mile-long strip of homes were destroyed in Malta. One person was killed and five were injured. Read our full summary here

SIGTOR Spotlight

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

March 12, 1920: An F2 tornado moved near Percy and Hollandale, MS. Around 30 tenant homes were struck on 6 plantations. Five were killed in those homes. A total of 30 injuries.

Twister From The 2000s

On March 12, 2019, an EF2 tornado hit Dexter, NM. A dozen buildings were damaged, and six others were destroyed. Six people were injured.  Source

A trailer that was destroyed, photo via the Damage Assessment Toolkit (DAT).

Weather Rewind

There is more weather phenomenon than just tornadoes? 

On This Day in OTHER weather history!

On this day in 1928, the St. Francis Dam at San Francisquito Canyon, about 40 miles NW of Downtown Los Angeles, CA, collapsed. The ensuing flood killed 431 people. Source

San Francisquito Canyon after dam burst/flood, photo via Wikimedia Commons.

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 1930: Mahatma Gandhi begins his famous 200 mile (300km) protest march against the widely hated British salt tax. Check out more historical events at onthisday.com

Famous Birthday

Liza Minnelli, was born March 12, 1946 in Hollywood, California. Minelli is actress and singer perhaps best known for her role as Sally Bowles in Bob Fosse’s classic musical film Cabaret (1972). Source:  Britannica

Film & TV

On this day in 1896: The 1st movie in Netherlands (Kalverstr 220). Get more daily history at onthisday.com

Music Trivia

On This day in 1975: ABBA recorded ‘Mamma Mia’ at Metronome Studio in Stockholm, Sweden. It was the last track recorded for their self-titled third album and was never intended for release as a single. ABBA’s Australian record company, RCA, asked that ‘Mamma Mia’ be released as a single but Polar Music at first refused. The song went on to become a No.1 hit around the world.  Get into the groove with more music trivia at thisdayinmusic.com

Radar of the Day

A powerful F3 tornado plows through the suburbs of Springfield, Missouri on the evening of March 12, 2006. 211 homes were damaged while 148 homes were destroyed. 1 man was killed in the destruction of his home in Lawrence County, and 8 others were injured. Radar snapshot from GRAnalyst, courtesy of Gio Rizzotti.

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