On This Day: March 21

Tornado Talk Summary

A tornado outbreak occurred on March 21, 1952. Officially, the SPC lists 27 tornadoes with 10 given a rating of F4. Through his research, Thomas Grazulis in Significant Tornadoes shows 7-F4 tornadoes. This summary looks at one of those F4s. It was the deadliest of the outbreak. Read the full summary here

SIGTOR Spotlight

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

March 21, 1888: Grazulis documents an F3 tornado in Telfair and Wheeler Counties in Georgia. It traveled two miles NW of Lumber City. There were four fatalities and ten injuries. “Debris was carried for 20 miles.”

Twister From The 2000s

On March 21, 2012, an EF2 tornado tracked for 10 miles across parts of Claiborne and Warren Counties in Mississippi. The 1/2 mile wide funnel caused extensive tree damage and destroyed two mobile homes.   Source

Weather Rewind

There is more weather phenomenon than just tornadoes? 

On This Day in OTHER weather history!

On this day in 1936, the Connecticut River at Hartford crested at 38 feet, the highest crest ever recorded there. Major flooding affected many other towns across New England. Source

Flooding in Nashua, NH. Photo via the NWS Northeast River Forecast Center (RFC).

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 1965, Martin Luther King Jr. begins march from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama. Check out more historical events at onthisday.com

Famous Birthday

On this day in 1985, Adrian Peterson, American professional gridiron football player who is considered one of the finest running backs in the history of the sport, was born in Palestine, Texas. Source:  Britannica

Film & TV

On this day in 1980, On season finale cliffhanger of TV show “Dallas”, villain J.R. Ewing is shot by unknown assailant! Get more daily history at onthisday.com

Music Trivia

On this day in 1984, Strawberry Fields, an area in Central Park bought by Yoko Ono in memory of her late husband was opened. Get into the groove with more music trivia at thisdayinmusic.com

Photo of the Day

Twitter was founded on March 21, 2006. Photo of the Twitter logo via Wikimedia Commons.

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