On This Day: May 28

Tornado Talk Summary

North Central KY F4 Tornado – May 28, 1996: The supercell that produced this tornado had already spawned an F2 in Harrison County, IN. The storm progressed across the Ohio River and another tornado formed, quickly strengthening. Most of the damage was F3 in Bullitt and Spencer Counties. There was at least one home surveyed by the NWS in Hillview that had F4 damage. Read our full summary here

Image via NWS Louisville.

SIGTOR Spotlight

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

May 28, 1880: Grazulis assigned an F4 rating to a tornado that traveled 5 miles through parts of Fannin County, TX. It barrelled through Savoy. 13 were killed in town and one NE of town. 19 stores and 25 homes were totally destroyed. “A dead child was reportedly carried for a half mile.”

Twister From The 2000s

On this day in 2013, an EF3 tornado meandered around an eight-mile path just west of Bennington, KS. The tornado moved slowly for an hour, and it grew to nearly a mile wide. 100 head of cattle were killed.  Source. 

Photo of the tornado via NWS Topeka.

Weather Rewind

Tornado and Other Weather Events From On This Day

On this day in 2019, an EF4 tornado tracked for 32 miles through Douglas and Leavenworth Counties in northeastern Kansas. The worst damage was in and around Linwood as the mile-wide funnel leveled several homes. 18 people were injured.   Source

EF4 damage at Linwood, photo via NWS Kansas City.

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 1830: US President Andrew Jackson signs the Indian Removal Act, a key law leading to the forced removal of the Cherokee, Chickasaw, Choctaw, Creek, and Seminole tribes out of Georgia and surrounding states, setting the stage for the Cherokee Trail of Tears. Check out more historical events at onthisday.com

Famous Birthday

Rudy Giuliani was born May 28, 1944, in Brooklyn, New York.  He is a lawyer and politician who served as mayor of New York City (1994–2001). He was especially known for his handling of the September 11 attacks of 2001. Source:  Britannica

Film & TV

On this day in 1953: Premier of 1st animated 3-D cartoon in Technicolor-“Melody”. Get more daily history at onthisday.com

Music Trivia

On this day in 1973: Pink Floyd’s The Dark Side Of The Moon was on both the UK and US album charts. It remained in the US charts for 741 discontinuous weeks from 1973 to 1988, longer than any other album in history. (After moving to the Billboard Top Pop Catalog Chart, the album notched up a further 759 weeks, and had reached a total of over 1,500 weeks on the combined charts by May 2006).  Get into the groove with more music trivia at thisdayinmusic.com

Photo of the Day

On this day in 2016: Harambe, a gorilla, is shot to death after grabbing a three-year-old boy in his enclosure at the Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden, resulting in widespread criticism and sparking various internet memes. Photo via Wikimedia Commons.

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