On This Day: March 3

Tornado Talk Summary

A long-track, killer tornado moved 68.04 miles through portions of Alabama and Georgia on this day in 2019. 23 were killed in Lee County, AL. A total of 40 tornadoes were confirmed and the Beauregard/Smiths Station/Talbotton tornado was the strongest with a rating of EF4. This was the first violent tornado to hit Lee County, AL since March 20, 1875. Read the full summary here

A home in Lee County that was obliterated, photo via NWS Birmingham.

SIGTOR Spotlight

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

March 3, 1944: Grazulis documents a possible F3 tornado that moved 15 miles through Choctaw County, OK. There were 35 injuries. 30+ homes were destroyed, over 150 damaged. The Goodland Indian School was hit. The girls’ dorm and several barns were heavily damaged. Trucks and trailers were demolished at a circus.

Twister From The 2000s

March 3, 2020: A high-end  EF3 tornado with maximum windspeeds of 165 mph, tracked for 60 miles across Davidson, Wilson, and Smith Counties in central Tennessee. It crossed the northern part of downtown Nashville, decimating many homes and businesses. Five people were killed, and 220 others were injured.  Source

Destruction at the John C Tune Airport, in Nashville, photo via NWS Nashville.
High-end EF3 damage, photo via NWS Nashville.

Weather Rewind

There is more weather phenomenon than just tornadoes? 

On This Day in OTHER weather history!

On this day in 1896, the temperature in San Francisco dropped to 33 degrees, the coldest 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 1887, Anne Sullivan begins teaching 6 year old blind-deaf Helen Keller. Check out more historical events at onthisday.com

Famous Birthday

Alexander Graham Bell was born on March 3, 1847, in Edinburgh, Scotland, he died in 1922. Scottish-born American inventor, scientist, and teacher of the deaf whose foremost accomplishments were the invention of the telephone (1876) and the refinement of the phonograph (1886). Source:  Britannica

Film & TV

On this day in 2010, “Alice in Wonderland”, inspired by Lewis Carroll directed by Tim Burton and starring Johnny Depp and Mia Wasikowska is released. Get more daily history at onthisday.com

Music Trivia

On this day in 1995, The Foo Fighters made their live debut during a benefit show at The Satyricon in Portland, Oregon.  Get into the groove with more music trivia at thisdayinmusic.com

Photo of the Day

On this day in 2010: A magnitude 8.3 earthquake strikes the Valparaíso Region of Chile, killing 177 and leaving nearly a million people homeless. Photo via Wikimedia Commons.

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