On This Day: March 7

Tornado Talk Summary

A dozen tornadoes occurred across parts of Florida and Georgia on March 7, 2008. This summary looks at an EF2 that moved through parts of Columbia County, FL, and the town of Lake City. A woman was killed when a tree went through her mobile home. Read the full summary here

SIGTOR Spotlight

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

March 7, 1830: Grazulis documents a tornado that moved through portions of Halifax County, VA. Cabins and barns were demolished south of Meadesville.  “Three people were killed by a falling chimney after they had survived the destruction of a home.”

Twister From The 2000s

An EF2 tornado cut a 36.7-mile path across Newton and Searcy Counties in Arkansas. Extensive tree damage occurred, and several homes were damaged or destroyed. Source

All that remained of a double-wide 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!

March 7, 1970, a solar eclipse was visible over the United States, with parts of the southeast being in “totality” where the sun was completely blocked by the moon.  Source

The path of totality, 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 1936: Adolf Hitler breaks the Treaty of Versailles by sending troops into the Rhineland. Check out more historical events at onthisday.com

Famous Birthday

Bryan Cranston was born on March 7, 1956, in Los Angeles, CA. He is best known for his intense portrayal of Walter White, a chemistry teacher turned drug kingpin, in the television series Breaking Bad. Source:  Britannica

Film & TV

On this day in 1955: Musical “Peter Pan”, starring Mary Martin broadcast live on NBC as part of “Producers’ Showcase” series; attracts a then record 65 million viewers. Get more daily history at onthisday.com

Music Trivia

On this day in 1987: The Beastie Boys became the first rap act to have a No.1 album in the US with their debut album, Licensed To Ill. The album is one of Columbia Records’ fastest-selling debut records to date. The group originally wanted to title the album Don’t Be a Faggot, but Columbia Records refused to release the album under this title – arguing that it was homophobic.  Get into the groove with more music trivia at thisdayinmusic.com

Photo of the Day

March 7, 1965: Bloody Sunday: A group of 600 civil rights marchers is brutally attacked by state and local police in Selma, Alabama. Photo via Wikimedia Commons.

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