On This Day: March 9

Tornado Talk Summary

An F4 tornado was confirmed on March 9, 1992. It moved almost 20 miles through parts of Sharkey, Washington and Humphreys Counties in Mississippi. In Murphy, seven homes were leveled. Read the full summary here

SIGTOR Spotlight

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

March 9, 1901: An estimated F3 tornado traveled 15 miles from Wills Point, TX to four miles west of Emory. Four children were killed in three separate homes. A four foot piece of sheet iron fell east of Cooper, 50 miles NE of Wills Point. “It probably originated at a cotton gin in Wills Point.”

Twister From The 2000s

On this day in 2017 an EF2 tornado tracked about 10 miles from near Hickman, KY to near Woodland Mills, TN. 45 buildings were damaged or destroyed. Source

A house in Hickman, that was unroofed, photo via the Damage Assessment Toolkit (DAT).

Weather Rewind

There is more weather phenomenon than just tornadoes? 

On This Day in OTHER weather history!

On March 9, 1957, a magnitude 8.6 earthquake shook the Aleutian Islands in Alaska. It trigger a tsunami that caused significant damage in Hawaii. 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 1522: Martin Luther begins preaching his “Invocavit Sermons” in the German city of Wittenberg, reminding citizens to trust God’s word rather than violence and thus helping bring to a close the revolutionary stage of the Reformation. Check out more historical events at onthisday.com

Famous Birthday

Yuri Gagarin was born on March 9, 1934, in Russia. Gagarin was the cosmonaut who in 1961 became the first man to travel into space. He died in 1968. Source:  Britannica

Film & TV

On this day in 1981: Dan Rather becomes primary anchorman of CBS-TV News. Get more daily history at onthisday.com

Music Trivia

On this day in 1970: Having recently changed their name from Earth to Black Sabbath, Ozzy Osbourne, Tony Iommi, Geezer Butler and Bill Ward made their concert debut at The Roundhouse, London.  Get into the groove with more music trivia at thisdayinmusic.com

Photo of the Day

On this day in 2011: Space Shuttle Discovery makes its final landing after 39 flights. Photo via Wikimedia Commons.

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