On This Day: March 16

Tornado Talk Summary

The SPC Database lists 9 tornadoes on March 16, 1965 including a long-track F4. This tornado is listed with a path of 82.7 miles through parts of Grant, Kay Counties in Oklahoma and Sumner, Cowley Counties in Kansas. After digging into the Storm Data entry and Significant Tornadoes by Thomas Grazulis, it would appear this was more than likely not a single path. Read the full summary here

SIGTOR Spotlight

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

March 16, 1894: A possible F3 tornado moved 10 miles SE of Santa Anna, TX. “The funnel was reportedly up to a half mile wide. Four of five children in the Watson family were killed. The father died later from injuries.”

Twister From The 2000s

On this day in 2000, a brief F2 tornado moved through Leander, TX. Twenty-four homes were damaged, and one was destroyed. Source

Weather Rewind

There is more weather phenomenon than just tornadoes? 

On This Day in OTHER weather history!

Between March 15-21, 1885, Pointe-des-Monts, Quebec Canada, received 98 inches of snowfall. 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 597 BC, Babylonians capture Jerusalem, replace Jehoiachin with Zedekiah as king. Check out more historical events at onthisday.com

Famous Birthday

Josef Mengele was born on March 16, 1911, in Germany. He was a  Nazi doctor at Auschwitz extermination camp (1943–45) who selected prisoners for execution in the gas chambers and conducted medical experiments on inmates in pseudoscientific racial studies. He died in 1979. Source:  Britannica

Film & TV

On this day in 1919, Frank Wedekind’s play “Elius Erweckung” premieres in Hamburg. Get more daily history at onthisday.com

Music Trivia

On this day 1972, John Lennon lodged an appeal with the US immigration office in New York, after he was served with deportation orders arising from his 1968 cannabis possession conviction.  Get into the groove with more music trivia at thisdayinmusic.com

Photo of the Day

The Army Corps of Engineers is established to found and operate the United States Military Academy at West Point on March 16, 1802. Photo via Wikimedia Commons.

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