On This Day: March 14

Tornado Talk Summary

On March 14, 2008 an EF2 tornado carved a 6.25 mile long swath through downtown Atlanta, GA. One person was killed, and 30 were injured. It caused minor damage to the Georgia Dome, during an NCAA basketball game between the University of Alabama and Mississippi State University. Other structures in downtown, sustained major damage. Read the full summary here!

A building near the CNN Center that was ripped open. Photo via Fulton EMA.

SIGTOR Spotlight

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

March 14, 1922: An F3 tornado moved two miles through West Baton Rouge Parish, LA. Eight homes were destroyed 5 miles NW of Port Allen. A freight car and a gravel plant were demolished. There were four deaths in three home at “Anchorage.” Thirty people were injured.

Twister From The 2000s

On March 14, 2019: An EF2 tracked along an 18-mile path through Shiawassee County, MI. Several homes were damaged or destroyed. Source. 

Photo of the tornado as it passed near Vernon. Photo via NWS Detroit.

Weather Rewind

There is more weather phenomenon than just tornadoes? 

On This Day in OTHER weather history!

A snowstorm moved across parts of South Dakota on March 14, 2002, dropping up to 16″ of snow. 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 1794: Eli Whitney patents the cotton gin machine revolutionizing the cotton industry in the southern US states. Check out more historical events at onthisday.com

Famous Birthday

Georg Philipp Telemann, was born March 14, 1681 in Germany. He was a composer of the late Baroque period, who wrote both sacred and secular music. He died in 1767. Source:  Britannica

Film & TV

On this day in 1968: CBS TV suspends Radio Free Europe free advertising because RFE doesn’t make it clear it is sponsored by the CIA. Get more daily history at onthisday.com

Music Trivia

On this day in 1985: Dead Or Alive were kicked off the UK music television show The Tube after admitting they were incapable of playing ‘live.’ The group scored the 1985 UK No.1 single ‘You Spin Me Round, Like A Record’.  Get into the groove with more music trivia at thisdayinmusic.com

Photo of the Day

March 14, 1903: Pelican Island National Wildlife Refuge, the first national wildlife refuge in the US, is established by President Theodore Roosevelt. Photo via Wikimedia Commons.

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