On This Day: October 19

Tornado Talk Summary

Two Florida tornadoes were confirmed on October 19, 1958: An F1 in Sarasota County and a stronger F3 that moved 20+ miles through parts of Palm Beach and Martin Counties. We look at the F3 in this summary. There was one fatality and 24 injuries. Read the full summary here

SIGTOR Spotlight

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

October 19, 1937: And F2 tornado moved near Rockingham, NC. It unroofed or damaged at least a dozen barns and farmhouses. Large electrical transmission towers were downed. Six were injured.

Twister From The 2000s

On October 19, 2012, an EF1 tornado tracked through parts of Lancaster County, PA, for 16 miles. About 50 buildings were damaged or destroyed, and 2,000-3,000 trees were knocked over. In Paradise, 15 people were injured when a pavilion collapsed. Source.

A tree that fell onto a car. Photo via NWS State College.

Weather Rewind

There is more weather phenomenon than just tornadoes? 

On This Day in OTHER weather history!

October 19, 2000: Three high school students were struck by lightning in Tuscon, AZ, when they took cover from the storm under a tree. 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 1983, the US Senate established Martin Luther King Jr. a federal holiday. Check out more historical events at onthisday.com

Famous Birthday

On this day in 1667, Jonathan Swift, Anglo-Irish author, who was the foremost prose satirist in the English language, was born in Dublin, Ireland. He died in 1745. Source:  Britannica

Film & TV

On this day in 1954, KAKE TV channel 10 in Wichita, KS (ABC) began broadcasting! Get more daily history at onthisday.com

Music Trivia

On this day in 1989, Alan Murphy guitarist with English band Level 42 died of pneumonia related to aids. Murphy also worked with Kate Bush, Go West and Mike & the Mechanics. Get into the groove with more music trivia at thisdayinmusic.com

Photo of the Day

October 19, 1987: Black Monday: The Dow Jones Industrial Average falls by 22%, 508 points. Image via Wikimedia Commons. Own work by uploader; DJIA values from http://www.cs.princeton.edu/introcs/data/DJIA.csv

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