On This Day: September 23

Tornado Talk Summary

A handful of tornadoes occurred across parts of the Deep South on September 23, 1985. We look in this summary at an F2 that skipped about 22 miles through Conecuh County, AL. At least three homes were demolished, four people were injured. Read the full summary here

SIGTOR Spotlight

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

September 23, 1926: An F2 tornado skipped its ways 17 miles across parts of Columbiana County, OH. Near Summitville, a rural properties in four townships accrued $30,000 in damages. The funnel was described as having “a wall of boiling, grayish water.” A two-year-old boy was killed and three others injured near Glasgow. 

Twister From The 2000s

On September 23, 2019, an EF1 tornado tracked for 1.7 miles through the northwestern part of Wilcox, AZ. A family of five were injured when their trailer was blown off its foundation. For more information check out the summary from NWS Tucson.

Damage to a metal building, photo via NWS Tucson.
Roofing damage to a house, photo via NWS Tucson.
Snapped trees, photo via NWS Tucson.

Weather Rewind

There is more weather phenomenon than just tornadoes? 

On This Day in OTHER weather history!

September 23, 1975: Hurricane Eloise made landfall in the Florida Panhandle as a Category 3 hurricane with 125 mph winds. After landfall, significant flooding occurred inland as far north as the Northeast. 80 people were killed. Source

Hurricane Eloise prior to landfall. 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 1957, President Dwight D. Eisenhower ordered US troops to support integration of nine black students at Little Rock Central High School in Arkansas. Check out more historical events at onthisday.com

Famous Birthday

On this day in 1930, American pianist, singer, composer, and bandleader Ray Charles, was born in Albany, GA. He died in 2004. Source:  Britannica

Film & TV

On this day in 1962, ABC’s 1st color TV series – The Jetsons by Hanna-Barbera first broadcast! Get more daily history at onthisday.com

Music Trivia

On this day in 2004, A bodyguard for rapper Lil’ Kim was sentenced to 12 years in prison after admitting firing at least 20 times in a shoot-out with a rival gang. The judge sentencing Suif Jackson, said society needed protection from a gun-toting man with five convictions. The shooting took place when the entourages of Lil’ Kim and Capone-N-Noreaga crossed at a New York radio station. Get into the groove with more music trivia at thisdayinmusic.com

Photo of the Day

September 23, 1913: Roland Garros of France becomes the first to fly in an airplane across the Mediterranean (from St. Raphael in France to Bizerte, Tunisia). Photographie de presse de l'agence Meurisse, Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons

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