On This Day: November 11

Tornado Talk Summary

It was the second tornado to hit in a matter of days across the Naples area. The first hit on November 9, 1968 and resulted in two fatalities and 17 injuries. Two days later, another twister began off Vanderbilt Beach as a waterspout. It moved into North Naples destroying five homes and damaging 12 others. It skipped northeasterly across Big Cypress Swamp and struck a barn near Clewiston. Read the full summary about this second tornado here

SIGTOR Spotlight

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

November 11, 1940: A possible F3 tornado moved 15 miles from near Longwood, MS to near Hollandale. “Every home in Longwood was unroofed or damaged.” 33 people were injured. 

Twister From The 2000s

On November 11, 2015, an EF2 tornado tracked for 14.5 miles through parts of Wayne, Appanoose & Monroe Counties, Iowa crossing Lake Rathburn. Several homes and farms were damaged or destroyed. Source

A garage that was leveled, photo via the Damage Assessment Toolkit (DAT).
A home that lost its roof, photo via the Damage Assessment Toolkit (DAT).

Weather Rewind

There is more weather phenomenon than just tornadoes? 

On This Day in OTHER weather history!

November 11, 1911: “The Great Blue Norther” swept across the midwest. It brought a magnitude of weather events ranging from dust storms to tornadoes to blizzards and frigid cold. At Janesville, WI, an F4 tornado devastated the town; one hour later, a blizzard hit. Source

Map showing the low temperatures after the cold front swept through on November 11. Photo via NWS Louisville.

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 1921, US President Warren G. Harding dedicated Tomb of Unknown Soldier at Arlington Cemetery. Check out more historical events at onthisday.com

Famous Birthday

On this day in 1885, George Patton, U.S. Army officer who was an outstanding practitioner of mobile tank warfare in the European and Mediterranean theatres during World War II, was born in San Gabriel, California. He died in 1945. Source:  Britannica

Film & TV

On this day in 1954, Publication of “Two Towers”, 2nd volume of “Lord of the Rings”, by J. R. R. Tolkien by George Allen and Unwin in London! Get more daily history at onthisday.com

Music Trivia

On this day in 1969, The FBI in Phoenix, Arizona arrested Jim Morrison for drunk and disorderly conduct aboard a plane. The Doors singer who was on his way to a Rolling Stones concert with actor Tom Baker had been drinking and annoying the stewardesses. The pair spent the night in jail and were released on $2,500 bail.  Get into the groove with more music trivia at thisdayinmusic.com

Photo of the Day

November 11, 1966: NASA launches Gemini 12. Photos shows Astronaut Edwin E. Aldrin., Jr., pilot of the Gemini 12 spaceflight, performs standup extravehicular activity during the first day of the 4-day mission in space. Command pilot for the Gemini 12 mission, the last in the Gemini series, was astronaut James A. Lovell, Jr. Gemini 12 is docked to the Agena Target Docking Vehicle in background. Photo credit: NASA, Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons.

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