On This Day: October 16

Tornado Talk Summary

A total of four tornadoes were confirmed on October 16, 1998: Two in Nebraska and two in Kansas. We look at one of the Kansas twisters in this summary. Per the National Weather Service, a total of 10 homes were damaged or destroyed. There was on injury. Read the full summary here

SIGTOR Spotlight

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

October 16, 1925: A family of tornadoes and downbursts moved ENE from 6 miles West of Bowling Green, KY to beyond Munfordville. Ten people were injured in two homes that were blown into the Barren River. Barns and a hotel were torn apart near Mammoth Cave National Park. There was one fatality. Rating given F3. 

Twister From The 2000s

On October 16, 2019, an EF1 tornado moved through Rural Calcasieu Parish, just northeast of Lake Charles, LA. An RV was flipped onto a home, and several farm buildings were damaged or destroyed along the 2.74-mile path. Source.

The RV that was thrown into a home, photo via the Damage Assessment Toolkit (DAT).
House with roof damage, photo via the Damage Assessment Toolkit (DAT).
A shed that was rolled over, photo via the Damage Assessment Toolkit (DAT).

Weather Rewind

There is more weather phenomenon than just tornadoes? 

On This Day in OTHER weather history!

October 16, 1944, a Category 4 Hurricane made landfall in Cuba, causing extensive damage and killing 300 people. Two days later, it made landfall in Florida, where 18 more people lost their lives. Check out more information on this hurricane here.

Path of the 1944 hurricane, photo 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 1901, Booker T. Washington and his family were invited to dine at the White House with Teddy and Edith Roosevelt, prompting condemnation from the South. Check out more historical events at onthisday.com

Famous Birthday

On this day in 1925, Angela Lansbury, British-born American character actress who achieved success and acclaim for her stage, film, and television work, was born in London, England. Source:  Britannica

Film & TV

On this day in 2019, Netflix revealed its most popular original movie was Sandra Bullock’s “Bird Box” and TV series “Stranger Things” for the year! Get more daily history at onthisday.com

Music Trivia

On this day in 1967, Folk singer Joan Baez was arrested, along with 123 others, for blocking the entrance to an Armed Forces Induction Center in Oakland, California. Get into the groove with more music trivia at thisdayinmusic.com

Photo of the Day

On this day in 1984 – Desmond Tutu was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize. Image via Wikimedia Commons.

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