On This Day: September 19

Tornado Talk Summary

A hurricane-spawned tornado hit Apalachicola, FL on September 19, 1947. Thomas Grazulis in Significant Tornadoes gave this twister an F3 rating. There were 2 fatalities and 100 injuries. Read the full summary here

SIGTOR Spotlight

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

September 19, 1924: A tornado with a skipping path struck parts of Garland County, AR. It mainly hit in the Hot Springs area. A large church was destroyed and a man was killed there. A hotel was unroofed. 

Twister From The 2000s

On September 19, 2017, an EF1 tornado touched down briefly near Lacomb, OR. It damaged or destroyed about 10 sheds and barns, snapped two power poles, and damaged several trees. Source

Graphic via NWS Portland.

Weather Rewind

There is more weather phenomenon than just tornadoes? 

On This Day in OTHER weather history!

September 19, 1991: Temperatures fell into the lower 20s across parts of South Dakota. Timber Lake set a record low of 21 degrees. Source

Pieces of the Past

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

Sources:  onthisday.com, thisdayinmusic.com & Britannica

Historical Event

In 1985, an 8.1 earthquake in Mexico City killed an estimated 10,000 and leaves 250,000 homeless. Check out more historical events at onthisday.com

Famous Birthday

On this day in 1974, American comedian, talk show host, and writer Jimmy Fallon, was born in New York, New York. Source:  Britannica

Film & TV

On this day in 1952, “Adventures of Superman” TV series starring George Reeves premiered in syndication in the US! Get more daily history at onthisday.com

Music Trivia

On this day in 1981, Simon And Garfunkel reunited for a concert in New York’s Central Park. Over 400,000 fans attend the show. The performance was recorded for a record and video release.  Get into the groove with more music trivia at thisdayinmusic.com

Photo of the Day

The collapsed general hospital in the September 19, 1985 Mexico earthquake. Image via United States Geological Survey, Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons.

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