On This Day: March 4

Tornado Talk Summary

On this day in 1955, an F2 tornado moved ENE on the south side of Mitchellville, TN. 20-30 homes damaged or destroyed. 50 head of livestock and 4,000 chickens were killed. Read the full summary here

SIGTOR Spotlight

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

March 4, 1842: Grazulis documents a tornado in Tuscaloosa, AL on this day. It moved through the western part of town leveling one home and damaging several others. One person was killed and ten were injured.

Twister From The 2000s

Two people were injured when an F2 tornado struck the Jim Ned high school in Tuscola, TX, on March 4, 2004. Source

Weather Rewind

There is more weather phenomenon than just tornadoes? 

On This Day in OTHER weather history!

On this day in 1873, Ulysses S. Grant was inuagurated to his second term as president. This was one of the coldest inaugurations in U.S. history with 16 °F at noon, and the inaugural ball ended early when the food froze. Source

Drawing of Grant's second inauguration. Photo via Wikimedia Commons.

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 2009, International Criminal Court issues an arrest warrant for Sudanese President Omar Hassan al-Bashir for war crimes and crimes against humanity in Darfur becoming the first sitting head of state to be indicted. Check out more historical events at onthisday.com

Famous Birthday

On March 4, 1950, Rick Perry was born in Haskell, Texas. He was the longest-serving governor of Texas (2000–2015) and later was secretary of energy (2017–2019) in the Donald Trump Administration. Source:  Britannica

Film & TV

On this day in 1922, the first vampire film “Nosferatu”, an un-authorized adaptation of Bram Stoker’s Dracula, premieres at the Berlin Zoological Garden, Germany. Get more daily history at onthisday.com

Music Trivia

On this day in 1974, ABBA released ‘Waterloo’ the first single from their second album and the first single to be credited to the group performing under the name ABBA. It later became the winning entry for Sweden in the 1974 Eurovision Song Contest and a No.1 hit in several countries. It reached the US Top 10 and went on to sell nearly six million copies, making it one of the best-selling singles in history.  Get into the groove with more music trivia at thisdayinmusic.com

Photo of the Day

On this day in 1837: The city of Chicago is incorporated. Photo of Chicago via Wikimedia Commons.

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