On This Day: September 15

Tornado Talk Summary

In this summary, we look at an F2 spawned by Hurricane Ivan in 2004. There was a massive 3-day outbreak of 120 tornadoes that occurred with the passage of Ivan. At least 8 people were killed and 17 were injured. 4 deaths are attributed to this F2 in Calhoun County, FL. Read the full summary here

SIGTOR Spotlight

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

September 15, 1912: An estimated F2 tornado moved 10 miles through parts of Onondaga County, NY on this day. It moved east from near the “Long Branch” resort at the outlet of Onondaga Lakes and passed 2 miles north of the Syracuse city limits. Grazulis notes that 15 homes and approximately 100 other buildings were damaged or destroyed. 3 were killed and 40+ were injured.  

Twister From The 2000s

On September 15, 2006, an F2 tornado hit Surprise, NE. The twister had a path length of only 1 mile and was embedded within a downburst. Significant damage to trees and structures occurred in the town of Surprise. Source

Weather Rewind

There is more weather phenomenon than just tornadoes? 

On This Day in OTHER weather history!

September 15, 1945: A Category 4 hurricane made landfall in Homestead, FL. Sustained winds of 145 mph gusting to over 170 at times completely destroyed the Homestead Army Air Corps Base. Thousands of homes across FL were damaged or destroyed. There were 26 fatalities, 22 of which were in the Turks and Caicos and the Bahamas. More information can be found here

Pieces of the Past

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

Sources:  onthisday.com, thisdayinmusic.com & Britannica

Historical Event

In 1974, Air Vietnam flight 727 was hijacked, then crashed while attempting to land with 75 on board. Check out more historical events at onthisday.com

Famous Birthday

On this day in 1890, English detective novelist and playwright Agatha Christie was born in Torquay, Devon, England. She died in 1976. Source:  Britannica

Film & TV

On this day in 2019, Norman Lear became the oldest person to win an Emmy at 97, in the variety special category for ABC’s “Live in Front of a Studio Audience”! Get more daily history at onthisday.com

Music Trivia

On this day in 2014, Apple released a tool to remove U2’s new album from its customers’ iTunes accounts six days after giving away the music for free. Some users had complained about the fact that their latest album Songs of Innocence had automatically been downloaded to their devices without their permission. Get into the groove with more music trivia at thisdayinmusic.com

Photo of the Day

On this day in 1978, Muhammad Ali outpointed Leon Spinks in a rematch to become the first boxer to win the world heavyweight title three times at the Superdome in New Orleans. Source: Wikipedia. Image information: Rosenberg, Ira, photographer. Muhammad Ali, bust portrait / World Journal Tribune photo by Ira Rosenberg. Photograph. Retrieved from the Library of Congress www.loc.gov/item/96500238.

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