On This Day: November 19

Tornado Talk Summary

A devastating F3 tornado tore through parts of McClain, Cleveland and Oklahoma counties in Oklahoma during the evening of November 19, 1973. 31 homes, two businesses, and two churches were destroyed at Blanchard. The Royal Park Trailer Park was hit at Moore. Five were killed along the path, including three infants. Read the full summary here

SIGTOR Spotlight

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

November 19, 1930: A powerful tornado, possible F4, moved NNE from 3 miles west of the Oklahoma City Limits, hitting eastern Bethany. About 1/4 of the town was damaged/destroyed. 3.5 miles NE of the Wiley Post Airport, the Camel Creek school was hit. Five students and a teacher were killed. There was a total of 23 killed from this twister.

Twister From The 2000s

On November 19, 2017, an EF1 tornado tracked for nearly three miles from Plum to Murrysville, PA. The tornado was embedded within a large swath of downburst winds and downed numerous trees. Many homes had shingle damage, and a vehicle was overturned. Source

Weather Rewind

There is more weather phenomenon than just tornadoes? 

On This Day in OTHER weather history!

November 19, 1981: A storm system dropped over 10″ of snow in the Minneapolis area. The storm caused widespread power outages and the weight of the snow ripped a hole in the roof of the newly inflated Humphrey Metrodome. 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 1805, Lewis and Clark Expedition, led by Meriwether Lewis and William Clark, reaches the Pacific Ocean, first European Americans to cross the west. Check out more historical events at onthisday.com

Famous Birthday

On this day in 1962, Jodie Foster, American motion-picture actress who began her career as a tomboyish and mature child actress, was born in Los Angeles, California. Source:  Britannica

Film & TV

On this day in 1980, CBS TV bans Calvin Klein jean ad featuring Brooke Shields! Get more daily history at onthisday.com

Music Trivia

On this day in 2012, Two farmers were found not guilty of health and safety offences after a giant hay bale crushed former ELO cellist Mike Edwards to death. He was killed instantly when the 600kg bale rolled down a field and landed on his van near Totnes in Devon in September 2010. In March 2011 in Plymouth an inquest jury returned a verdict of accidental death on Mr Edwards.  Get into the groove with more music trivia at thisdayinmusic.com

Photo of the Day

November 19, 1969: Apollo 12 astronauts Pete Conrad and Alan Bean land at Oceanus Procellarum (the "Ocean of Storms") and become the third and fourth humans to walk on the Moon. Image description: Charles Conrad Jr., Apollo 12 Commander, examines the unmanned Surveyor III spacecraft during the second extravehicular activity (EVA-2). The Lunar Module (LM) "Intrepid" is in the right background. This picture was taken by astronaut Alan L. Bean, Lunar Module pilot. The "Intrepid" landed on the Moon's Ocean of Storms only 600 feet from Surveyor III. The television camera and several other components were taken from Surveyor III and brought back to earth for scientific analysis. Surveyor III soft-landed on the Moon on April 19, 1967. Image credit: NASA, Alan L. Bean, Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons

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