On This Day: March 24

Tornado Talk Summary

It is called the “Governor’s Tornado.” The twister moved 14.8 miles through parts of Fulton County, GA, on March 24, 1975. It began in West Atlanta, moved to the northeast at approximately 50 miles, and ended in the Brookhaven Area. It hit an industrial area, two large apartment complexes, several businesses, and hundreds of “fine homes.” It also hit the Governor’s Mansion located off West Paces Ferry Road. Read the full summary here

SIGTOR Spotlight

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

March 24, 1902: Approximately ten homes were destroyed in Vermilion Parish, LA by an F2 tornado. Three were killed and 12 injured.

Twister From The 2000s

On this day in 2017, an EF2 tornado tracked through parts of Pulaski and Faulkner Counties in Arkansas. Four mobile homes were destroyed. Source. 

A destroyed trailer, photo via the Damage Assessment Toolkit (DAT).

Weather Rewind

There is more weather phenomenon than just tornadoes? 

On This Day in OTHER weather history!

On this day in 1929, St. Louis, MO, reached 92 degrees. The warmest temperature that was ever recorded in 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 1837, Canada gives its black citizens the right to vote. Check out more historical events at onthisday.com

Famous Birthday

Harry Houdini, was born March 24, 1874, in Budapest. Houdini was a magician noted for his sensational escape acts. He died in 1926. Source: Britannica

Film & TV

On this day in 1932, 1st US radio broadcast from a moving train (Belle Baker WABC from MD). Get more daily history at onthisday.com

Music Trivia

On this day in 1992: A Chicago court settled the Milli Vanilli class action suit by approving cash rebates of up to $3 (£1.76) to anyone proving they bought the group’s music before November 27 1990, the date the lip synching scandal broke. Milli Vanilli won the 1989 best new artist Grammy after hits like ‘Blame it on the Rain’ and ‘Girl, You Know It’s True,’ selling 30 million singles and 14 million albums. But in late 1990, the performers were stripped of the award after it was revealed that neither actually sang on the Milli Vanilli album. Get into the groove with more music trivia at thisdayinmusic.com

Photo of the Day

On this day in 1989: In Prince William Sound in Alaska, the Exxon Valdez spills 240,000 barrels (38,000 m3) of crude oil after running aground. Photo via Wikimedia Commons.

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