On This Day: September 1

Tornado Talk Summary

A significant tornado traveled through parts of Butler and Bremer Counties in Iowa on September 1, 1961. Per Thomas Grazulis in Significant Tornadoes, the tornado began NW of Dumont and ended NE of Horton. Several farms along the path were “leveled”. It was reported at one farm that fruit jars were “sucked out of the basement” after the house was swept away. Read the full summary here

SIGTOR Spotlight

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

September 1, 1931: Grazulis rated a tornado F2 that moved two miles through parts of St. Louis County, MO. A small home and barns were unroofed on the SE side of Eureka. 

Twister From The 2000s

September 1, 2014: An EF1 tornado slashed across a four mile path in northeastern Kalkaska County, MI. The 100 mph winds toppled many trees. Some of the fallen trees landed on homes. Source

A tree that fell onto a house. Photo via the Damage Assessment Toolkit (DAT).
Downed trees. Photo via the Damage Assessment Toolkit (DAT).
Trees that were snapped off at the base. Photo via the Damage Assessment Toolkit (DAT).

Weather Rewind

There is more weather phenomenon than just tornadoes? 

On This Day in OTHER weather history!

A large wildfire incinerated the entire town of Hinckley, MN, on September 1, 1894. Tragically at least 418 people lost their lives. The fire scorched 400 square miles. For more information head on over to the town’s website, here!

The ruins that were left behind after the fire. 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

In 1715, King Louis XIV of France died after a reign of 72 years—the longest of any major European monarch. Check out more historical events at onthisday.com!

Famous Birthday

Born on this day in 1938: Alan Dershowitz, American lawyer and author known for his writings and media appearances in which he strongly and often controversially defended civil liberties in Brooklyn, NY. Source:  Britannica.

Film and TV

On this day in 1954, “Rear Window”, directed by Alfred Hitchcock and starring James Stewart and Grace Kelly, is released. Get more daily history at onthisday.com

Music Trivia

In 2016, A Blue Plaque marking the first home Freddie Mercury lived in when he arrived in England was unveiled. The Queen frontman moved to the semi-detached home in Feltham, west London, after his family left Zanzibar in 1964 when Mercury was 17. Get into the groove with more music trivia at thisdayinmusic.com

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