On This Day: October 30

Tornado Talk Summary

14 tornadoes moved through parts of TX, OK and MO on October 30, 1979. We look at the Oklahoma tornado in this summary. It was given a rating of F3 and moved about 8 1/2 miles through parts of Carter County. Two mobile homes were completely destroyed near Newport. Mrs. Teresa A. Carroll was killed instantly. Her daughter Sadie died a few days later at the hospital. Mr. Jimmie Lee Bob who was pouring concrete just outside the Carroll trailer was killed by flying debris. There were two injuries. Read the full summary here

SIGTOR Spotlight

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

October 30, 1929: “A tornado dipped three times” in NE Houston, TX. Total path length of 10 miles and there were five injuries. During the second “touchdown”, between Almeda and Park Place, two homes were destroyed and a three-room cottage was moved 100 yards. A woman was reportedly carried 150 yars in her bed and was not injured. 

Twister From The 2000s

On October 30, 2015, an EF2 tornado tracked for a little over five miles through central Wilson County, Texas. The town of Floresville took a direct hit. Several homes and the town’s high school sustained significant damage.  Source

Damage to the Floresville High School, 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 30, 2012. Post Tropical Cyclone Sandy continued to move inland during the early morning. Extensive damage occurred in Central Pennsylvania. Source

A brick facade collapsed on a house in Altoona, PA. Photo via Tornado Talk writer, Nick Wilkes.

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 1973, The Bosphorus Bridge in Istanbul, Turkey is completed, connecting the continents of Europe and Asia over the Bosporus for the first time. Check out more historical events at onthisday.com

Famous Birthday

On this day in 1735, John Adams, the first vice president (1789–97) and second president (1797–1801) of the United States, was born in Braintree [now in Quincy], Massachusetts. He died in 1826. Source:  Britannica

Film & TV

On this day in 1938, a radio broadcast of H. G. Wells “The War of the Worlds”, narrated by Orson Welles, allegedly caused a mass panic! Get more daily history at onthisday.com

Music Trivia

On this day in 1990, Guns N’ Roses singer Axl Rose was released on $10,000 bail, after being arrested for allegedly hitting a neighbour over the head with a bottle. The incident happened after a complaint to the police about loud music coming from the singer’s house. Get into the groove with more music trivia at thisdayinmusic.com

Photo of the Day

October 30, 1944: Anne and Margot Frank are deported from Auschwitz to the Bergen-Belsen concentration camp, where they die from disease the following year, shortly before the end of WWII. This is the The last known photograph of Anne taken in May 1942, taken at a passport photo shoot. (Photo collection Anne Frank House, Amsterdam. Public Domain Work)]

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