On This Day: September 25

Tornado Talk Summary

We go back to 1900 in this summary. Thomas Grazulis noted a “ball-like” tornado developed approximiately 3 miles SW of Haverhill, IA and moved to the east-northeast. F3 damage occurred to a farm house SW of Ferguson. A hotel was “blown apart.” Eleven people were injured and two were killed. Read the full summary here

SIGTOR Spotlight

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

September 25, 1878: Grazulis documents a possible F2 tornado in Ionia County, MI. There were three injuries. A husband and wife had severe injuries when their home was destroyed near Pine Lake. A man was killed by debris as he entered his barn in a wagon. 

Twister From The 2000s

On September 25, 2011, an EF1 tornado tracked for nearly 4 miles near Okawville, IL. Several barns were damaged or destroyed. The driver of a tractor-trailer was injured when the twister flipped his truck on Interstate 64. Source.  

Weather Rewind

There is more weather phenomenon than just tornadoes? 

On This Day in OTHER weather history!

September 25, 1998: Four simultaneous hurricanes were observed in the Atlantic Ocean. This was the first time this had occurred since 1893. Source

Photo via NWS Aberdeen showing the four simultaneous hurricanes on September 25, 1998.

Pieces of the Past

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

Sources:  onthisday.com, thisdayinmusic.com & Britannica

Historical Event

On this day in 1974, Scientists first report that freon gases from aerosol sprays are destroying the ozone layer. Check out more historical events at onthisday.com

Famous Birthday

On this day in 1897, William Faulkner, American novelist and short-story writer who was awarded the 1949 Nobel Prize for Literature, was born in New Albany, MS. He died in 1962. Source:  Britannica

Film & TV

On this day in 1997, the Medical drama “ER” was performed live on TV! Get more daily history at onthisday.com

Music Trivia

On this day in 1976, Paul McCartney and Wings played a charity concert in St Marks Square, Venice to raise funds for the historic city. The night was a success but the weight of the equipment used by the group caused more damage to the square.  Get into the groove with more music trivia at thisdayinmusic.com

Photo of the Day

September 25, 1956: TAT-1, the first submarine transatlantic telephone cable system, is inaugurated. Image from the American Telephone and Telegraph Company, No restrictions, via Wikimedia Commons

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