On This Day: November 26

Tornado Talk Summary

A total of 12 tornadoes were confirmed on November 26, 2001. The strongest is the topic of this summary. It hit late in the night in Henry County, TN, southeast of Paris and moved northeast five miles ending near Oakland. Two were killed and 12 injured. Read the full summary here

SIGTOR Spotlight

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

November 26, 1887: At Mineola, TX, an F2 destroyed a dance hall. Five were killed here as it was unroofed and the walls collapsed. 

Twister From The 2000s

On November 26, 2013, an EF2 tornado came ashore at Atlantic Beach, NC, and continued north-northeast into Morehead City. Extensive damage occurred to trees, and roofs were torn off several condominiums. In Morehead City, the tornado damaged several buildings at Carteret Community College. Source

Condos that were ripped open at Atlantic Beach, photo via NWS Wilmington.
Damage at the Carteret Community College. Photo via NWS Wilmington.

Weather Rewind

There is more weather phenomenon than just tornadoes? 

On This Day in OTHER weather history!

November 26, 2007: Thunderstorms led to havoc at the Miami Dolphins vs. Pittsburgh Steelers game in Pittsburgh, PA. Thanks to the muddy field, the final score was 3-0, one of the lowest-scoring games in the NFL. The Steelers won. 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 1998, Tony Blair becomes the first Prime Minister of the United Kingdom to address the Republic of Ireland’s parliament. Check out more historical events at onthisday.com

Famous Birthday

On this day in 1922, Charles Schultz, American cartoonist who created Peanuts, one of the most successful American comic strips of the mid-20th century, was born in Minneapolis, Minnesota. He died in 2000. Source:  Britannica

Film & TV

On this day in 1942, “Casablanca” directed by Michael Curtiz and starring Humphrey Bogart and Ingrid Bergman premieres at Hollywood Theater, NYC (Academy Awards Best Picture 1943)! Get more daily history at onthisday.com

Music Trivia

On this day in 2010, Willie Nelson was arrested for possession of six ounces of marijuana found in his tour bus while travelling from Los Angeles to Texas. He was released after paying bail of $2,500. Prosecutor Kit Bramblett supported not sentencing Nelson to jail due to the amount of marijuana being small, but suggested instead a $100 fine and told Nelson that he would have him sing “Blue Eyes Crying in the Rain” for the court.  Get into the groove with more music trivia at thisdayinmusic.com

Photo of the Day

November 26, 1922: Howard Carter and Lord Carnarvon become the first people to enter the tomb of Pharaoh Tutankhamun in over 3000 years. Image credit: Roland Unger, CC BY-SA 3.0 https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0, via Wikimedia Commons

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