On This Day: October 5

Tornado Talk Summary

Shawnee-Prague-Paden, OK F4 Tornado – October 5, 1970: This twister had a skipping 25 mile path and began over Shawnee in Pottawatomie County. 157 businesses, 564 residential homes, 12 public buildings, 10 churches and 5 schools were damaged at Shawnee. Four were killed and 84 injured. Read the full summary here

SIGTOR Spotlight

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

October 5, 1948: Grazulis documents three hurricane-spawned tornadoes in Florida on this day. All were given an F2 rating. Two were in Broward County and one in Dade County. A total of 27 people were injured.  

Twister From The 2000s

On October 5, 2003, an F1 tornado tracked for four miles through Bryan, TX. One person was injured, 25 homes sustained significant damage, and over 200 others had minor damage.  Source

Weather Rewind

There is more weather phenomenon than just tornadoes? 

On This Day in OTHER weather history!

October 5, 2013, a devastating early season blizzard ripped across the Black Hills of South Dakota. Several feet of snow and wind gusts 50-70 mph caused widespread damage. Bear Ridge, SD picked up 58″ of snow! Source.  

Snow drifts at NWS Rapid City, photo via the NWS Rapid City.

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 1274, Around 1,000 soldiers of the Mongol army land on the Japanese island of Tsushima, the first attack of Kublai Khan’s Mongol invasion of Japan. Check out more historical events at onthisday.com

Famous Birthday

On this day in 1955, Steve Jobs, cofounder of Apple Computer, Inc. (now Apple Inc.), and a charismatic pioneer of the personal computer era, was born in San Francisco, California. He died in 2011. Source:  Britannica

Film & TV

On this day in 1947, Harry Truman made the 1st Presidential address televised from the White House! Get more daily history at onthisday.com

Music Trivia

On this day in 2006, Reggae legend Bob Marley was honoured with a heritage plaque at his former north London home at 34 Ridgmount Gardens in Camden. The event was part of Black History Month, a season of events promoting the contribution of African-Caribbean communities in London. Get into the groove with more music trivia at thisdayinmusic.com

Photo of the Day

October 5, 1970: The Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) is founded. Image via Jonteemil on Wikipedia. It was extracted SVG code from the PBS website which he entered into Notepad++, saved and opened in Inkscape where he changed color, added white background and saved as SVG, Fair use, https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?curid=63020684

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