On This Day: November 22

Tornado Talk Summary

During the widespread tornado outbreak of November 21-23, 1992, 11 tornadoes traveled through parts of Georgia. Two were rated F4. We look at one of those destructive tornadoes in this summary. The path length was 20 miles through parts of Cobb and Cherokee Counties in the northern Atlanta suburbs. Read the full summary here

SIGTOR Spotlight

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

November 22, 1874: Grazulis documents an F4 with a 23 mile path from 5 miles SW of Tuscumbia, AL to near “Brickville.” About one third of Tuscumbia was damaged/destroyed. 12 were killed in the town, some in “mansions.” The twister destroyed a railroad bridge and derailed a train a few minutes later. Some passengers were injured.  

Twister From The 2000s

November 22, 2010, an EF2 tornado hit the town of Caledonia, IL. Several structures were heavily damaged or destroyed in town, and metal truss towers were toppled.  Source

A service station that was leveled. Photo via NWS Chicago.
A home that was unroofed, photo via NWS Chicago.

Weather Rewind

There is more weather phenomenon than just tornadoes? 

On This Day in OTHER weather history!

November 22, 2010: A storm system brought mixed precipitation across Alaska. Some places picked up over 1/2″ of freezing rain! Source

Satellite imagery of the storm, via NWS Aberdeen.

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 2005, Angela Merkel becomes the first female Chancellor of Germany. Check out more historical events at onthisday.com

Famous Birthday

On this day in 1890, Charles de Gaulle, French soldier, writer, statesman, and architect of France’s Fifth Republic, was born in Lille, France. He died in 1970. Source:  Britannica

Film & TV

On this day in 1984, Fred Rogers of PBS “Mr Rogers Neighborhood” presents a sweater to Smithsonian Institution! Get more daily history at onthisday.com

Music Trivia

On this day in 1997, INXS singer Michael Hutchence was found dead in his hotel suite in Sydney. He was 37. Hutchence body was found at 11.50am naked behind the door to his room. He had apparently hanged himself with his own belt and the buckle broke away and his body was found kneeling on the floor and facing the door. It had been suggested that his death resulted from an act of auto eroticism, no forensic or other evidence to substantiate that suggestion was found.  Get into the groove with more music trivia at thisdayinmusic.com

Photo of the Day

November 22, 1963: U.S. President John F. Kennedy is assassinated and Texas Governor John Connally is seriously wounded by Lee Harvey Oswald, who also kills Dallas Police officer J. D. Tippit after fleeing the scene. U.S Vice President Lyndon B. Johnson is sworn in as the 36th President of the United States afterwards. Image description: Secret Service agent Clinton Hill shielding the occupants of President Kennedy's limousine. (They were President Kennedy, Jackie Kennedy, Texas Governor John Connally and his wife, Nellie.) Image credit: Justin Newman, Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons

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