On This Day: May 6

Tornado Talk Summary

In this summary, we look back at May 6, 1930 and two tornadoes in two different areas of Texas that caused widespread devastation. They were later given ratings of F4. Read the full summary here

Downtown Frost After the Tornado

SIGTOR Spotlight

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

May 6, 1915: An F2 tornado moved 11 miles from 8 miles west of Clarksdale, MS to near Jonestown. There were six fatalities, three of which occurred on two plantations. A total of four plantations were heavily damaged in the northern part of Coahoma County.

Twister From The 2000s

On this day in 2015, a one-mile-wide EF3 tornado tracked for 10 miles through Bridge Creek, OK. Many homes were damaged or destroyed. Source. 

A home that was leveled. Photo via the Damage Assessment Toolkit (DAT).
The remains of a trailer, photo via the Damage Assessment Toolkit (DAT).

Weather Rewind

Tornado and Other Weather Events From On This Day

A brief but intense EF3 tornado moves slowly through southern Oklahoma City, Oklahoma during the evening of May 6, 2015. A motel was completely destroyed and numerous RVs were damaged at an adjacent RV park. 12 people were injured. Radar snapshot from GRAnalyst, courtesy of Gio Rizzotti.

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 1840: World’s first adhesive postage stamp, the “Penny Black”, is first used in Great Britain. Check out more historical events at onthisday.com

Famous Birthday

George Clooney was born on May 6, 1961, in Lexington, Kentucky. He is an actor and filmmaker who emerged in the 1990s as a popular leading man, known for his good looks and versatility, and who later became a respected director and screenwriter. Source:  Britannica

Film & TV

On this day in 1995: Classic Sports Network begins on cable TV. Get more daily history at onthisday.com

Music Trivia

On this day in 1965: In their Clearwater, Florida hotel room, Mick Jagger and Keith Richards worked out the opening guitar riff of ’(I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction’ following Richard’s purchase of a Gibson fuzz-box earlier that day. The song is considered to be one of the all-time greatest rock songs ever recorded. In 2004 Rolling Stone magazine placed ‘Satisfaction’ in the second spot on its list of The 500 Greatest Songs of All Time. Get into the groove with more music trivia at thisdayinmusic.com

Photo of the Day

On this day in 1937: Hindenburg disaster: The German zeppelin Hindenburg catches fire and is destroyed within a minute while attempting to dock at Lakehurst, New Jersey. Thirty-six people are killed. Photo via Wikimedia Commons.

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