On This Day: March 8

Tornado Talk Summary

26 tornadoes occurred on March 8, 2009. The strongest was given a rating of EF3. It was a quick-hitting tornado in Lawrence County, IN. It moved to the east-northeast for just over a mile. A house was leveled. Read the full summary here

Image via the March 2009 Storm Data Publication.

SIGTOR Spotlight

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

March 8, 1909: A devastating tornado moved from five miles WSW of Brinkley, AR to 10 miles NE of that city. “Along the entire path, homes were blown down or swept away.” In Brinkly, “several entire families were killed as over 800 buildings including 260 homes were destroyed.” 42 deaths occurred in Brinkley and seven more were in rural areas.

Twister From The 2000s

On this day in 2009, a brief EF2 tornado damaged or destroyed four cabins along the Illinois River near Rosedale, IL. A nearby farm had moderate damage. Source

Damage to the farm near Rosedale. Photo via NWS St. Louis.

Weather Rewind

There is more weather phenomenon than just tornadoes? 

On This Day in OTHER weather history!

A wind gust of 207 mph was recorded at the Thule Air Force Base in Greenland, on March 8, 1972. 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 1817: The New York Stock Exchange is founded. Check out more historical events at onthisday.com

Famous Birthday

Otto Hahn was born on March 8, 1879 in Germany. He was a chemist who, with the radiochemist Fritz Strassmann, is credited with the discovery of nuclear fission. Hahn Passed away in 1968. Source:  Britannica

Film & TV

On this day in 1987: The A-Team last aired on NBC-TV after 4 years. Get more daily history at onthisday.com

Music Trivia

On this day in 1965: David Bowie made his TV debut with The Manish Boys on a UK program called ‘Gadzooks! It’s All Happening’ when they performed their current single ‘I Pity The Fool.’  Get into the groove with more music trivia at thisdayinmusic.com

Photo of the Day

On this day in 2014: In one of aviation's greatest mysteries, Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, carrying a total of 239 people, disappears en route from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing. The fate of the flight remains unknown. Flight path map via Wikimedia Commons.

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