On This Day: November 23

Tornado Talk Summary

The Widespread Outbreak of November 21-23, 1992 was still ongoing during the early AM of Monday, November 23. There were two F3 tornadoes reported in NC during this time. This summary looks at one of those that rolled through parts of Orange County. There were two people killed, including a 2-year-old and ten were injured. Read the full summary here

SIGTOR Spotlight

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

November 23, 1908: A possible F2 moved 8 miles through Polk County, AR. Near Mena, two homes were destroyed. Two were killed and three more injured.  

Twister From The 2000s

On November 23, 2004, an F3 tornado hit the town of Olla, LA. One person was killed, and 20 were injured as 90 homes were damaged or destroyed. Source

A home that was destroyed in Olla. Photo via NWS Shreveport.

Weather Rewind

There is more weather phenomenon than just tornadoes? 

On This Day in OTHER weather history!

November 23, 1912: The Rouse Simmons, a ship carrying a load of Christmas trees to Chicago, sank on Lake Michigan during a violent storm. All on board 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 1921, US President Warren G. Harding signs Willis Campell Act (anti-beer bill) forbidding doctors prescribing beer or liquor for medicinal purposes. Check out more historical events at onthisday.com

Famous Birthday

On this day in 1859/1860, Billy the Kid, one of the most notorious gunfighters of the American West, was born in New York, New York. He died in 1881. Source:  Britannica

Film & TV

On this day in 1984, “A Christmas Carol” directed by Clive Donner starring George C. Scott premieres in the UK! Get more daily history at onthisday.com

Music Trivia

On this day in 1956, Sheet metal worker Louis Balint was arrested after punching Elvis Presley at a Hotel in Toledo. Balint claimed that his wife’s love for Elvis had caused his marriage to break up. He was fined $19.60 but ended up being jailed because he was unable to pay the fine. Get into the groove with more music trivia at thisdayinmusic.com

Photo of the Day

November 23, 1978: Cyclone kills about 1,000 people in eastern Sri Lanka. Image via NOAA, Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons.

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