On This Day: November 18

Tornado Talk Summary

There were four tornadoes on November 18, 1985. The strongest was an F3 that moved through during the late evening through parts of Marion and Baxter Counties in Arkansas. It traveled a good 34 miles causing damage from the community of Ralph to Rea Valley to the SE part of Mountain Home to the north side of Norfolk Lake. Read the full summary here

SIGTOR Spotlight

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

November 18, 1938: An estimated F2 tornado skipped 38 miles from 3 miles south of Centreville, MS to Auburn. There were small homes and a few barns damaged or destroyed. A woman was killed near Centreville. 

Twister From The 2000s

On November 18, 2015, an EF1 tornado touched down for over 2.5 miles in Fairborn, GA. Numerous trees were knocked over, and homes had siding torn off. One person was injured when a tree fell onto their car. Source.  

Tree damage, via the Damage Assessment Toolkit (DAT).

Weather Rewind

There is more weather phenomenon than just tornadoes? 

On This Day in OTHER weather history!

November 18, 1421: What is now called the St. Elizabeth’s Flood affected the Netherlands. A heavy storm caused dikes to break, and several villages were flooded. An estimated 2,000-10,000 people were killed. Source

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 1978, In Jonestown, Guyana, 918 members of the Peoples Temple are murdered or commit suicide under the leadership of cult leader Jim Jones. Check out more historical events at onthisday.com

Famous Birthday

On this day in 1939, Margaret Atwood, Canadian writer best known for her prose fiction and for her feminist perspective, was born in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. Source:  Britannica

Film & TV

On this day in 1992, “Malcolm X” film directed by Spike Lee starring Denzel Washington and Angela Bassett is released in the US. Get more daily history at onthisday.com

Music Trivia

On this day in 1972, Singer, songwriter Danny Whitten died of a drug overdose aged 29. He was a member of Neil Young’s Crazy Horse and writer of ‘I Don’t Wanna Talk About It’, covered by Rod Stewart, Rita Coolidge and Everything But The Girl. The Neil Young song ‘The Needle and the Damage Done’ was written about Whitten’s heroin use (before he died of an overdose). Get into the groove with more music trivia at thisdayinmusic.com

An artist's rendition of the St. Elizabeth's Flood. Photo via Wikimedia Commons.

Photo of the Day

November 18, 1999: At Texas A&M University, the Aggie Bonfire collapses killing 12 students and injuring 27 others. Image of the bonfire in 2007 from Mikel Duke from College Station, USA, CC BY-SA 2.0 https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0, via Wikimedia Commons

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