On This Day: March 6

Tornado Talk Summary

A strong tornado hit Marion, IN, on March 6, 1956. It moved through the western and northern parts of Marion and then out into the open country. 45 homes were destroyed. 40 others had major damage, and 350 had minor damage. There was one fatality and 31 injuries. Read the full summary here

SIGTOR Spotlight

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

March 6, 1930: A possible F3 tornado moved east for 2 miles near Skene, MS. Two large homes and 12 smaller ones were destroyed. Five plantations were hit and there were two fatalities in tenant homes. Thirteen people were injured.

Twister From The 2000s

On this day in 2017, an EF2 moved through Smithville and Lathrope, MO. Several homes were swept away  Source

A home in Smithville that was swept away. Photo via NWS Kansas City.

Weather Rewind

There is more weather phenomenon than just tornadoes? 

On This Day in OTHER weather history!

The Ash Wednesday Storm of 1962 occurred on March 5–9, 1962 along in the Mid-Atlantic. It was considered by the U.S. Geological Survey to be one of the most destructive storms ever to affect the Mid-Atlantic states.  Strong winds and storm surge flooding produced major damage. Forty people were killed. Source

Storm surge damage at Harvey Cedars, NJ. 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 1899: “Aspirin” (acetylsalicylic acid) was patented by Felix Hoffmann at German company Bayer. Check out more historical events at onthisday.com

Famous Birthday

Shaquille O’Neal, in full Shaquille Rashaun O’Neal (Shaq), was born March 6, 1972, in Newark, New Jersey. In 1996 National Basketball Association (NBA) put him on their list of its 50 greatest players of all time. Source:  Britannica

Film & TV

On this day in 1981: Walter Cronkite signs off as anchorman of “CBS Evening News.” Get more daily history at onthisday.com

Music Trivia

On this day in 2001: A man who hid for 24 hours in the rafters of a Cathedral and secretly filmed the Christening of Madonna’s baby appeared in court. Security staff discovered the man after the ceremony when he made a noise as he climbed down from the rafters.  Get into the groove with more music trivia at thisdayinmusic.com

Photo of the Day

On this day in 2018: Forbes names Jeff Bezos as the world's richest person, for the first time, at $112 billion net worth. Photo via Wikimedia Commons.

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