On This Day: March 23

Tornado Talk Summary

18 tornadoes were confirmed across parts of Texas, Oklahoma and New Mexico on March 23, 2007. 10 were in New Mexico. This summary looks at a tornado rated EF2 that moved 8.35 miles through parts of Lea County. Read the full summary here

Image provided to NWS by Jim Morrison.

SIGTOR Spotlight

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

March 23, 1913: A devastating F4 tornado moved through Ralston, NE killing seven people. It then crossed through Omaha, killing 94. 600 homes were destroyed and 1100+ were damaged. The tornado crossed into Iowa where two children were killed SE of Beebeetown.

The German Lutheran Church in Omaha. Photo via NWS Omaha.

Twister From The 2000s

On this day in 2011, an EF2 tornado tracked for 7 miles through Hempfield Township, PA, near Greensburg. The Hempfield High School football field had heavy damage. Several homes were damaged or destroyed. Source

Damage to the Hempfield High School football stadium. Photo from NWS Pittsburgh.

Weather Rewind

There is more weather phenomenon than just tornadoes? 

On This Day in OTHER weather history!

On this day in 1907, Washington DC reached 93 degrees. The warmest ever recorded in the month of March. 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 1775: Patrick Henry proclaims “Give me liberty or give me death” in speech in favour of Virginian troops joining US Revolutionary war. Check out more historical events at onthisday.com

Famous Birthday

Wernher von Braun was born March 23, 1912, Wirsitz, Germany (now Wyrzysk, Poland). He was an engineer who played a prominent role in all aspects of rocketry and space exploration, first in Germany and after World War II in the United States. He died in 1977. Source:  Britannica

Film & TV

On this day in 1940: 1st radio broadcast of “Truth or Consequences” on CBS. Get more daily history at onthisday.com

Music Trivia

On this day in 1972: The film of The Concert For Bangladesh featuring George Harrison, Bob Dylan and Eric Clapton premiered in New York. The event was the first benefit concert of this magnitude in world history. The concert raised $243,418.51 for Bangladesh relief, which was administered by UNICEF. Sales of the album and DVD continue to benefit the George Harrison Fund for UNICEF.  Get into the groove with more music trivia at thisdayinmusic.com

Photo of the Day

On this day in 2021: A container ship runs aground and obstructs the Suez Canal for six days. Photo via Wikimedia Commons.

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