On This Day: October 26

Tornado Talk Summary

On October 26, 1941, a devastating F4 tornado struck Hamburg, AR. Per Thomas Grazulis in Significant Tornadoes, the path length was 10 miles. 75 people were injured and there were 15 fatalities. Over 50 homes were destroyed, with several of the leveled houses “the best in town.” Read the full summary here

SIGTOR Spotlight

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

October 26, 1921: A possible F2 tornado moved less than a mile in the southeastern part of Sacramento, CA. A few cars were rolled 100 yards and there was damage to approximately 35 homes. Five people were injured.

Twister From The 2000s

On October 26, 2010, an EF0 tornado tracked for four miles through eastern Clinton County, OH, into western Fayette County. Several farm buildings were damaged along the path. Source

Damage to a farm building, via NWS Wilmington.

Weather Rewind

There is more weather phenomenon than just tornadoes? 

On This Day in OTHER weather history!

October 26, 1998: Hurricane Mitch reached peak intensity as a Category 5 with 180 mph winds. It went on to devastate parts of Central America, where over 11,000 were killed. Source

Hurricane Mitch at peak intensity on October, 26. 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 1949, US President Harry Truman increased the minimum wage from 40 cents to 75 cents. Check out more historical events at onthisday.com

Famous Birthday

On this day in 1947, Hillary Clinton, American lawyer and politician who served as a U.S. senator (2001–09) and secretary of state (2009–13), was born in Chicago, Illinois. Source:  Britannica

Film & TV

On this day in 1984, “The Terminator” directed by James Cameron, starring Arnold Schwarzenegger and Linda Hamilton was released in the US! Get more daily history at onthisday.com

Music Trivia

On this day in 1958, Bill Haley and his Comets played the first rock ‘n’ roll concert in Germany. Over 7,000 rock ‘n’ roll fans turned the show into a riot. Get into the groove with more music trivia at thisdayinmusic.com

Photo of the Day

October 26, 1995: An avalanche hits the Icelandic village Flateyri, destroying 29 homes and burying 45 people, 20 of whom died. Image taken by of the monument to those who died. Christian Bickel fingalo, CC BY-SA 2.0 DE https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0/de/deed.en, via Wikimedia Commons

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