On This Day: October 24

Tornado Talk Summary

A total of 21 tornadoes occurred on October 24, 1967. There were five given a rating of F3 and we look at one of those in this summary. This F3 tracked 15 miles through parts of Colbert and Lawrence Counties in Alabama. Three people were injured. Read the full summary here

SIGTOR Spotlight

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

October 24, 1925: An F2 tornado destroyed three barns and two dozen small homes at “Mt. Carmel,” NE of Covington, TN. “Giant forest trees” were uprooted. 

Twister From The 2000s

On October 24, 2010, an EF2 tornado hit the town of Rice, TX. Several homes and a school were damaged. A train was derailed, and vehicles were flipped on Interstate 45. Four people were injured. Source

Weather Rewind

There is more weather phenomenon than just tornadoes? 

On This Day in OTHER weather history!

October 24, 1998: A dust storm hit just east of Hanford, CA, and it caused a 15 car pile-up that injured eight people. 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 in 1911, Orville Wright remained in the air 9 minutes and 45 seconds in a glider at Kill Devil Hills, North Carolina setting a new world record that stood for 10 years. Check out more historical events at onthisday.com

Famous Birthday

On this day in 1788, Sarah Josepha Hale, American writer who, as the first female editor of a magazine, shaped many of the attitudes and thoughts of women of her period, was born in Newport, New Hampshire. She died in 1879. Source:  Britannica

Film & TV

On this day in 1976, 1st Toronto International Film Festival opened! Get more daily history at onthisday.com

Music Trivia

On this day in 2006, Forbes.com revealed that Kurt Cobain had overtaken Elvis Presley as the highest earning dead celebrity. Cobain’s work earned $50m (£27m) in the 12 months to October 2006, compared with Presley’s $42m (£22m). Former Beatle John Lennon earned $35m (£19m). Get into the groove with more music trivia at thisdayinmusic.com

Radar of the Day

Hurricane Wilma makes landfall on Cape Romano, Florida as a Category 3 hurricane on October 24, 2005. Radar snapshot from GRAnalyst, courtesy of Gio Rizzotti.

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