On This Day: March 22

Tornado Talk Summary

After a devastating day with 27 tornadoes on March 21, 1952, parts of the south were again dealing with severe weather on March 22. This time four tornadoes were confirmed in TN, KY, and AL. This narrative will look into the details of the strongest tornado that occurred on this day. It was given a rating of F4 and traveled through parts of Morgan and Madison Counties in Alabama. Read the full summary here

SIGTOR Spotlight

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

March 22, 1932: An F3 tornado moved from south of downtown Athens, GA to NE of Comer. 12 people were killed and 35 injured. One woman died in a small home SE of the University of Georgia campus. 25 homes were damaged in the Athens area. 75 more homes were affected from Colbert to Paola to Comer.

Twister From The 2000s

On this day in 2011, an EF2 tornado tracked for 11 miles near Winterset, IA. Several homes had major roof damage, and one newly built house slid off its foundation. Source. 

A mini van that pierced by flying debris. Photo via NWS Des Moines.

Weather Rewind

There is more weather phenomenon than just tornadoes? 

On This Day in OTHER weather history!

On this day in 1920, the northern lights were visible as far south as Bradenton, FL, and El Paso, TX. 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 1622: First American Indian (Powhatan) massacre of Europeans in Jamestown Virginia, 347 killed. Check out more historical events at onthisday.com

Famous Birthday

William Shatner was born on March 22, 1931, in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. He is best known for playing Capt. James T. Kirk in the science fiction television series Star Trek (1966–69) and in several Star Trek films. Source:  Britannica

Film & TV

On this day in 1962: Musical “I Can Get It For You Wholesale” starring Barbra Streisand in her Broadway debut opens at Shubert NYC for 300 performances. Get more daily history at onthisday.com

Music Trivia

On this day in 2009, Lady Gaga started a three week run at No.1 on the UK singles chart with ‘Poker Face’, her second UK chart topper and a No.1 hit in over 20 countries.  Get into the groove with more music trivia at thisdayinmusic.com

Photo of the Day

On this day in 1933: Nazi Germany opens its first concentration camp, Dachau. Photo of Dachau via Wikimedia Commons.

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