On This Day: September 29

Tornado Talk Summary

There was one tornado on September 29, 1966: An estimated F3 that moved through parts of the Cleveland, OH area. 22 people had minor injuries. Approximately 248 structures were damaged or destroyed. The tornado moved eastward near Warrensville Heights and North Randall. Per Thomas Grazulis in Significant Tornadoes, one home was “nearly leveled”. He also notes that the tornado was described as “a big pillar”. Read the full summary here

SIGTOR Spotlight

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

September 29, 1938: Five tornadoes moved through parts of Charleston County, SC. Three were estimated F1 events and are not a part of Significant Tornadoes. Two were given F2 ratings. The first F2 moved NNE from the edge of Seabrook Island to the city of Charleston. Five were killed and 20 injured. The second F2 was more devastating. Many buildings collapsed on Market and Broad Streets on James Island. People were crushed and 27 were killed. 

Twister From The 2000s

On September 29, 2015 an EF1 tornado tracked for about 2.5 miles through Rohrerstown in Lancaster, County, PA. It caused extensive tree damage and ripped apart a warehouse. Source

Weather Rewind

There is more weather phenomenon than just tornadoes? 

On This Day in OTHER weather history!

September 29, 2002: Lightning struck a cork-producing factory in Trevor, WI, and the spark started a fire that caused extensive damage to the building and the contents inside. Source

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 2008, the Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 777.68 points, its largest single-day point loss, following the bankruptcies of Lehman Brothers and Washington Mutual. Check out more historical events at onthisday.com

Famous Birthday

On this day in 1935, Jerry Lee Lewis, American singer and pianist whose virtuosity, ecstatic performances, and colourful personality made him a legendary rock music pioneer, was born in Ferriday, LA. Source:  Britannica

Film & TV

On this day in 1948, “Hamlet” directed by and starring Laurence Olivier’s opened at Park Avenue Cinema (Best Picture 1949)! Get more daily history at onthisday.com

Music Trivia

On this day in 1984, Prince and the Revolution started a two week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with ‘Let’s Go Crazy’, his second US No.1, and a No.7 hit in the UK. It was the opening track on both the album and the film Purple Rain. Get into the groove with more music trivia at thisdayinmusic.com

Photo of the Day

September 29, 2004: The asteroid 4179 Toutatis passed within four lunar distances of Earth. Image: Yun Jiang, Jianghui Ji, Jiangchuan Huang, Simone Marchi, Yuan Li & Wing-Huen Ip, CC BY 4.0 , via Wikimedia Commons

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