On This Day: March 15

Tornado Talk Summary

On this day in 1982, an F3 tornado tracked for 70 miles from near Girard, KS to Osceola, MO. Several homes on the south side of Arma were moved off their foundation.  At Mulberry, 50 homes were destroyed, another 90 were damaged. Read the full summary here

Photos via the March 1982 Storm Data Publication.

SIGTOR Spotlight

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

March 15, 1938: An F4 tornado moved 12 miles through St. Clair County, IL. It moved due north from 5 miles SSW of Belleville to the western part of O’Fallon. Sixty homes were demolished along an 18-block section of Belleville. Eight people were killed here and 52 injured. Two others were killed near O’Fallon. Grazulis denoted that a piece of plate glass from a gas station was carried north for 25 miles.

Twister From The 2000s

On March 15, 2016, an EF2 tornado tracked along a nearly 5-mile path near Rapids City, IL. Forty homes were damaged, and five were destroyed. Ten people were injured. Source

A home 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!

Between March 15 and 16, 1952, 73.62 inches of rain fell on Reunion Island in the Indian Ocean. 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 1493, Christopher Columbus returns to Spain after his first voyage to the New World. Check out more historical events at onthisday.com

Famous Birthday

Ruth Bader Ginsburg was born March 15, 1933, in Brooklyn, New York— associate justice of the Supreme Court of the United States from 1993 to 2020. She was the second woman to serve on the Supreme Court. She died in 2020. Source:  Britannica

Film & TV

On this day in 1954, “CBS Morning Show” premieres with Walter Cronkite & Jack Paar. Get more daily history at onthisday.com

Music Trivia

The Spice Girls went to No.1 on the UK singles chart with ‘Mama’, making them the first act ever to have their first four singles reach No.1 on the UK chart.  Get into the groove with more music trivia at thisdayinmusic.com

Photo of the Day

March 15, 1877: First-ever official cricket test match is played: Australia vs England at the MCG Stadium, in Melbourne, Australia. Photo via Wikimedia Commons.

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