On This Day: September 11

Tornado Talk Summary

A quick-hitting F3 tornado (another from Hurricane Carla) struck Channelview, TX on September 11, 1961. 22 were injured. 18 homes and 6 commercial buildings were destroyed. Read the full summary here

SIGTOR Spotlight

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

September 11, 1885: An estimated F3 tornado moved NNW near Ord, NE. Many buildings were destroyed and two were killed in one home. 

Twister From The 2000s

On September 11, 2017, Hurricane Irma spawned an EF2 tornado in Cresent Beach, FL. The Summer House condominium complex took a direct hit. Significant damage occurred to the condos. Source

Weather Rewind

There is more weather phenomenon than just tornadoes? 

On This Day in OTHER weather history!

On September 11, 2001, Hurricane Erin paralleled the east coast of the United States. Sadly, the satellite imagery taken of the hurricane also showed the smoke rising from the Twin Towers after the terrorist attack in Manhattan. Source

Satellite imagery of Hurricane Erin also captured the smoke from the Twin Towers. Photo via NWS Aberdeen.

Pieces of the Past

A Look Back Through The Ages!  On This Day In History! 

Sources:  onthisday.com, thisdayinmusic.com & Britannica

Historical Event

On the morning of September 11, 2001, al-Qaeda terrorists hijacked four aircraft over the skies of America and flew them into the Twin Towers in New York City, the Pentagon in Virginia and crashed a fourth in rural Pennsylvania after passengers on board revolted. The attacks shocked the world. It remains the deadliest terrorist incident in history – almost 3,000 people died – and caused billions in damage, as well as the destruction of the entire World Trade Center after the Twin Towers collapsed. Check out more historical events at onthisday.com

Famous Birthday

On this day in 1924, Tom Landry, American NFL player (NY Giants) and coach (Dallas Cowboys), was born in Mission, Texas. He died in 2000. Source:  Britannica

Film & TV

On this day in 1875, the first newspaper cartoon strip was produced! Get more daily history at onthisday.com

Music Trivia

On this day in 1956, Police were called to break up a crowd of rowdy teenagers following the showing of the film Rock Around the Clock at the Trocadero Cinema in London, England. The following day, The Times printed a reader’s letter that said: “The hypnotic rhythm and the wild gestures have a maddening effect on a rhythm loving age group and the result of its impact is the relaxing of all self control.”  Get into the groove with more music trivia at thisdayinmusic.com

Photo of the Day

View of the Statue of Liberty as seen from the water on the morning of September 11, 2001 with the World Trade Center towers in the New York Skyline. Image via National Park Service.

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