On This Day: May 14

Tornado Talk Summary

An F4 tornado made a non-continuous trek of 29-30 miles across parts of Marion, Hancock, Madison and Henry counties on May 14, 1972. Close to 70 homes were destroyed or damaged in Marion County, “some to kindling wood.” In the 1400 block of North German Church Road, “twigs were embedded in tree trunks and two 1 X 6 boards were driven into the ground with such force that two men could not remove them.” Read the full summary here

SIGTOR Spotlight

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

May 14, 1886: An F4 tornado moved 35 miles trhough parts of Jay County, IN and Mercer County, OH. Grazulis documents at least nine homes were demolished in Indiana. A death occurred at the state line at a leveled farm. Northwest of Celina, five people were killed on several farm houses. 20 people were injured.

Twister From The 2000s

On this day in 2014, an EF3 tornado tracked for 9 miles through Greene County, Ohio, near Cedarville. An old, frail house was leveled, several other homes were damaged or destroyed, and trees were debarked.  Source. 

A destroyed house. Photo via NWS Wilmington.
A debarked tree, photo via NWS Wilmington.

Weather Rewind

Tornado and Other Weather Events From On This Day

A 1.5-mile-wide F5 tornado tracked for 45 miles through Howard and Mitchel Counties in Texas on this day in 1923. “Entire farms were wiped off the face of the earth,” 23 people were killed, and 250 others were injured.  Source

The tornado's path via Tornadoarchive.com

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 1948: Israel declares independence from British administration. Check out more historical events at onthisday.com

Famous Birthday

Mark Zuckerberg was born on May 14, 1984, in White Plains, New York. He is a computer programmer who was co-founder and CEO (2004– present) of Facebook, a social networking Web site. Source:  Britannica

Film & TV

On this day in 1897: Oldest continuously operating movie theater in the world, the State Theatre first opens in Washington, Iowa. Get more daily history at onthisday.com

Music Trivia

On this day in 1957: Elvis Presley was rushed to a Los Angeles hospital after swallowing a porcelain cap from one of his front teeth, which then lodged its-self in one of his lungs.  Get into the groove with more music trivia at thisdayinmusic.com

Photo of the Day

On this day in 1863: American Civil War: The Battle of Jackson takes place. Photo via Wikimedia Commons.

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