On This Day: March 19

Tornado Talk Summary

This summary looks at a tornado that zipped through parts of Robertson and Sumner Counties in Tennessee on March 19, 1963. It moved ESE from east of Orlinda to Fountain Head. Approximately 500 buildings were hit with varying degrees of damage. The heaviest damage was north of Main Street in Portland. Read the full summary here

SIGTOR Spotlight

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

March 19, 1931: An F3 tornado cut a 15-block-long path through the west side of Clinton, OK. Twelve homes and three schools were demolished. Two were killed and 20 injured. A third fatality occurred by electrocution after the event.

Twister From The 2000s

On March 19, 2018, an EF3 tornado struck Jacksonville, AL. Several homes and apartments were damaged or destroyed, and buildings were torn apart on the Jacksonville State University campus. Four people were injured. Source

A house that was destroyed, photo via NWS Birmingham.
An apartment building that was ripped open. Photo via NWS Birmingham.

Weather Rewind

There is more weather phenomenon than just tornadoes? 

On This Day in OTHER weather history!

On this day in 2003, a major blizzard affected the Denver, CO, area. 31.8″ of snow fell at Stapleton Airport in Denver, stranding 4,000 travelers. Source.  

Photo of the snow via NWS Aberdeen.

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 2003, Airstrikes by an American and British-led coalition signal the beginning of the invasion of Iraq, without United Nations support and in defiance of world opinion. Check out more historical events at onthisday.com

Famous Birthday

On this day in 1947, Glenn Close, American actress who drew acclaim for her considerable range and versatility, was born in Greenwich, Connecticut. Source:  Britannica

Film & TV

On this day in 1964, Sean Connery’s 1st day of shooting on James Bond film “Goldfinger”! Get more daily history at onthisday.com

Music Trivia

On this day in 1974, Jefferson Airplane re-named the group and became Jefferson Starship. The new line-up included Paul Kantner, Grace Slick, drummer Johnny Barbata, David Freiberg, Peter Kaukonen, Cragi Chaquico and Papa John Creach.  Get into the groove with more music trivia at thisdayinmusic.com

Radar of the Day

A very brief but strong EF2 tornado devestates the Chestnut Ridge subdivision in Fairburn, Georgia on March 19, 2018. More than 50 homes sustained visible damage with at least half sustaining significant damage. Several homes lost significant portions of their roofs and upper exterior walls. Radar snapshot from GRAnalyst, courtesy of Gio Rizzotti.

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