On This Day: October 25

Tornado Talk Summary

An F4 tornado crossed 65 miles through parts of Crenshaw, Pike, Bullock, and Barbour Counties in Alabama on October 25, 1925. 60 people were injured and there were 18 fatalities. Dozens of homes destroyed in rural communities near the Crenshow/Pike County line. At least 7 people died in that area. This included 4 children and their aunt in one home and a 105-year-old woman in another. Read the full summary here

SIGTOR Spotlight

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

October 25, 1856: Grazulis documents a tornado that destroyed most of Littleton, IL (about 30 buildings). 

Twister From The 2000s

On October 25, 2010, an EF2 tornado tracked for 20 miles across parts of Jackson and Dekalb Counties in Alabama and across the Georgia state line into Dade County. Along the 20 mile path, several buildings were damaged or destroyed, and bleachers were torn apart at the Ider High School Football Field. There was also extensive tree damage. Source

A house that was severely damaged near Ider, photo via NWS Huntsville.
Bleachers torn apart, photo via NWS Huntsville.

Weather Rewind

There is more weather phenomenon than just tornadoes? 

On This Day in OTHER weather history!

October 25, 1975: The first image taken by a GOES weather satellite occurred. The satellite was first launched on October 16 and transmitted the first image on the 25th. Source

The first image taken from the GOES-1. Photo via the NOAA Library.
The first image taken from the GOES-1. Photo via the NOAA Library.

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 1929, Former Interior Secretary Albert B. Fall was convicted of accepting $100,000 bribe in the Teapot scandal – 1st US Cabinet member to go to jail. Check out more historical events at onthisday.com

Famous Birthday

On this day in 1881, Pablo Picasso, Spanish expatriate painter, sculptor, printmaker, ceramicist, and stage designer, was born in Málaga, Spain. He died in 1973. Source:  Britannica

Film & TV

On this day in 1978, “Halloween”, directed by John Carpenter, starring Donald Pleasence and Jamie Lee Curtis in her film debut, was released! Get more daily history at onthisday.com

Music Trivia

On this day in 1969, ‘Sugar Sugar’ by The Archies was at No.1 on the UK singles chart. It stayed at the top for eight weeks, and was also No.1 in the US, selling over six million copies worldwide. The Archies were a rock group based on comic book characters.  Get into the groove with more music trivia at thisdayinmusic.com

Photo of the Day

October 25, 1995: A commuter train slams into a school bus in Fox River Grove, Illinois, killing seven students. Image via the NTSB report of the event via Wikimedia Commons.

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