On This Day: May 9

Tornado Talk Summary

On this day in 1959: A deadly F4 tornado developed just north of Harden City in Pontotoc County, OK and moved northeastward to one mile west of Stonewall before dissipating 3 miles north of the town. The tornado hit a small, cement block cafe near Stonewall, completely destroying it and injuring several people. Nine people survived by taking refuge behind the counter in the cafe. Read the full summary here

SIGTOR Spotlight

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

May 9, 1930: An F2 tornado killed two people and injured four in Pittsburg County, OK. The path was only one mile. One home was destroyed 2 miles NW of Arpelar. A farmer here died of head injuries and a woman visiting succumbed to her injuries.

Twister From The 2000s

On this day in 2015, an EF3 tornado struck near Cisco, TX. It threw two cars and a tractor one mile, leveled a house, and caused ground scouring and tree debarking. One person was killed, and two were injured. Source. 

The house that was swept away, photo via the Damage Assessment Toolkit (DAT).
A car that was thrown and mangled, note the debarked branches nearby. Photo via the Damage Assessment Toolkit (DAT).

Weather Rewind

Tornado and Other Weather Events From On This Day

On this day in 1990, a Category 2  cyclone (hurricane) made landfall in Andhra Pradesh, India, killing 967 people. Source

Satellite Image of the cyclone via Wikimedia Commons.

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 1960: US becomes the first country to legalize the birth control pill. Check out more historical events at onthisday.com

Famous Birthday

Billy Joel was born on May 9, 1949, in Bronx, New York. He is a singer, pianist, and songwriter in the pop ballad tradition whose numerous hit songs in the 1970s and ’80s made him an enduring favorite on the concert circuit. Source:  Britannica

Film & TV

On this day in 1980: Slasher horror film “Friday the 13th” is released in US cinemas. Get more daily history at onthisday.com

Music Trivia

On this day in 1964: Chuck Berry began his first ever UK tour at The Astoria Theatre, London, supported by The Animals, The Swinging Blue Jeans, Karl Denver and the Nashville Teens.  Get into the groove with more music trivia at thisdayinmusic.com

Photo of the Day

On this day in 1974: Watergate scandal: The United States House Committee on the Judiciary opens formal and public impeachment hearings against President Richard Nixon. Photo via Wikimedia Commons.

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