On This Day: November 7

Tornado Talk Summary

It is considered one of the worst outbreaks to occur across Southeast Texas/Southwest Louisiana. At least 14 tornadoes hit this area on November 7, 1957. The Orange, TX F4 tornado is the topic of this summary. It was the strongest of the outbreak. 180 homes were destroyed. 115 of these were in the Riverside Housing Project. 9 ships and 3 barges were torn from their moorings. Read the full summary here

SIGTOR Spotlight

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

November 7, 1943: A possible F3 tornado moved 3 miles through Vermilion Parish, LA. A dozen homes were destroyed at the south and east parts of Maurice. Three people were killed and 20 injured. 

Twister From The 2000s

On November 7, 2011, an EF4 tornado touched down in Wilbarger County, TX, and moved northeast for 17 miles through Jackson and Tillman Counties in Oklahoma. The twister leveled the Oklahoma State University Agronomy Research Station, and nearby trees were splintered and debarked. The Tipton Mesonet was destroyed when it took a direct hit from the funnel. Source.  

Photo of the Tipton Tornado via NWS Norman.
Damage at at the Oklahoma State University Agronomy Research Station, via NWS Norman.

Weather Rewind

There is more weather phenomenon than just tornadoes? 

On This Day in OTHER weather history!

November 7, 2012: A little over a week after Hurricane Sandy battered the Northeast and New England, a nor’easter packing winds up to 65 mph plowed through the area. Several inches of snow also fell. Source

Graphic via NWS Boston.

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 1492, Ensisheim Meteorite strikes a wheat field near the village of Ensisheim in Alsace, France. Oldest meteorite with a known date of impact. Check out more historical events at onthisday.com

Famous Birthday

On this day in 1867, Marie Curie, Polish-born French physicist, famous for her work on radioactivity and twice a winner of the Nobel Prize, was born in Warsaw, Congress Kingdom of Poland, Russian Empire. She died in 1934. Source:  Britannica

Film & TV

On this day in 1976, “Gone With The Wind”, 1939 Oscar-winning film epic starring Vivien Leigh and Clark Gable, makes broadcast television debut on NBC; aired in two parts over consecutive nights; earns a then record 65% share of TV viewers! Get more daily history at onthisday.com

Music Trivia

On this day in 1987, Tiffany became the youngest act to score a US No.1 since Michael Jackson (‘Ben’, in 1972) with ‘I Think we’re Alone Now’. The song written by Ritchie Cordell was initially a 1967 hit for Tommy James & the Shondells. Get into the groove with more music trivia at thisdayinmusic.com

Photo of the Day

November 7, 1944: Franklin D. Roosevelt elected for a record fourth term as President of the United States. Image via Wikimedia Commons.

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