On This Day: November 8

Tornado Talk Summary

Stantonsburg-Rocky Mount, NC F3 Tornado – November 8, 1957: One of those summaries that we thought would be straight-forward but became difficult! Read the full summary here

SIGTOR Spotlight

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

November 8, 1879: Grazulis documents a family of tornadoes that moved through parts of Cass, Johnson and Lafayette Counties in Missouri. At Strasburg, a church, three homes and four stoes were dsetroyed. 11 miles SE of Lexington, the railroad depot and several homes were devastated. Two people were killed. 

Twister From The 2000s

On November 8, 2011, an EF2 tornado tracked for 10 miles near Longstreet, LA. It caused extensive tree damage, and several homes and vehicles were damaged or destroyed by falling trees. Source. 

A home that was crushed by a falling tree, photo via NWS Shreveport.

Weather Rewind

There is more weather phenomenon than just tornadoes? 

On This Day in OTHER weather history!

November 8, 1994: A tropical depression formed off of the coast of Nicaragua. It would go on to become Hurricane Gordon. Gordon dropped heavy rain and triggered flooding across the Caribbean islands and into the southeastern United States.  Sadly the storm led to the deaths of over 1,100 people. Source

Gordon's path via Wikimedia Commons.

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 1966, Edward W. Brooke (Rep-R-Mass) becomes 1st African American popularly elected to the US Senate. Check out more historical events at onthisday.com

Famous Birthday

On this day in 1608, John Milton, English poet, pamphleteer, and historian, considered the most significant English author after William Shakespeare, was born in London, England. He died in 1674. Source:  Britannica

Film & TV

On this day in 1956, “The Ten Commandments”, directed by Cecil B. DeMille, starring Charlton Heston and Yul Brynner opens in the US! Get more daily history at onthisday.com

Music Trivia

On this day in 2012, Reports surfaced that Jermaine Jackson had filed legal papers at Los Angeles County Superior Court asking to have the spelling of his surname altered to Jacksun for “artistic reasons.” The request would be granted in February, 2013.  Get into the groove with more music trivia at thisdayinmusic.com

Photo of the Day

November 8, 1972: American pay television network Home Box Office (HBO) launches. Image via Wikimedia Commons .

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