On This Day: October 10

Tornado Talk Summary

On October 10, 1992, an F2 tornado moved a quick two miles through Columbus, MS. Per the Storm Data entry, the twister developed near the city limits on the northwest side of town and moved southeast. There were 16 injuries and no fatalities. Two mobile homes were destroyed and five other sustained damage. Three frame homes were demolished, 70 others were damaged. 30+ businesses received damage. Read the full summary here

SIGTOR Spotlight

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

October 10, 1949: An estimated F3 tornado moved NNE from 9 miles west of Hartington, NE, passing near “Constance” and ending five miles north of “Pleasant Valley.” Two farms were hit with near-F4 damage to one of the homes. 

Twister From The 2000s

On October 10, 2020, an EF1 tornado touched down briefly near Nielton, WA. Several trees were knocked over along a 0.50-mile path. Source

Downed trees, photo via NWS Seattle.

Weather Rewind

There is more weather phenomenon than just tornadoes? 

On This Day in OTHER weather history!

October 10, 2009: A band of snow moved across parts of Nebraska and Iowa. Up to 7″ of snow fell in areas. Source

Graphic via NWS Des Moines.

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 1871, The Great Chicago Fire is finally extinguished after 3 days, leaving approximately 300 dead, 100,000 homeless, and costing $222m in damage. Check out more historical events at onthisday.com

Famous Birthday

On this day in 1969, Brett Favre, American professional gridiron football player who broke all the major National Football League (NFL) career passing records as quarterback of the Green Bay Packers, was born in Gulfport, Mississippi. Source:  Britannica

Film & TV

On this day in 1956, “Giant”, directed by George Stevens, starring Elizabeth Taylor, Rock Hudson and James Dean in his last role, premiered in NYC! Get more daily history at onthisday.com

Music Trivia

On this day in 1939, The real Eleanor Rigby died in her sleep of unknown causes at the age of 44. The 1966 Beatles’ song that featured her name wasn’t written about her, as Paul McCartney’s first draft of the song named the character Miss Daisy Hawkins. Eleanor Rigby’s tombstone was noticed in the 1980s in the graveyard of St. Peter’s Parish Church in Woolton, Liverpool, a few feet from where McCartney and Lennon had met for the first time in 1957. Get into the groove with more music trivia at thisdayinmusic.com

Photo of the Day

October 10, 1973: U.S. Vice President Spiro Agnew resigns after being charged with evasion of federal income tax. Image via Wikipedia.

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