On This Day: September 3

Tornado Talk Summary

Per The Storm Prediction Center there were three tornadoes on September 3, 1963. This summary looks at the strongest, an F3 that hit Elk County in Central Pennsylvania. Path length of 8.4 miles and 20 were injured. Read the full summary here

SIGTOR Spotlight

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

September 3, 1879: Grazulis documented a “copper and reddish-black” tornado that moved NNE at Sandy Springs, MD. “Large trees were snapped and whirled 600 feet into the air.” 

Twister From The 2000s

On September 3, 2016, Tropical Storm Hermine spawned a brief EF0 tornado in Hatteras, NC. It had a path length of only 100 yards. Three people were injured as it destroyed five travel trailers. For more information, click here.  

Weather Rewind

There is more weather phenomenon than just tornadoes? 

On This Day in OTHER weather history!

September 3, 1821: An estimated Category 3 to Category 4 hurricane swept across the Delmarva, New Jersey, and then made landfall in New York City. A 13-foot storm surge inundated Battery Park in Manhattan. At least 22 people were killed. Extensive damage occurred to trees and buildings across the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast. For more information, click here. 

The path of the 1821 New York City Hurricane.

Pieces of the Past

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

Sources:  onthisday.com, thisdayinmusic.com & Britannica

Historical Event

In 1838, Frederick Douglass escaped from slavery disguised as a sailor. Check out more historical events at onthisday.com!

Famous Birthday

Louis Sullivan, American architect (father of skyscrapers), was born on this day in Boston, Massachusetts. He died in 1926. Source:  Britannica.

Film and TV

In 1951, the TV soap opera “Search for Tomorrow” debuted on CBS. Get more daily history at onthisday.com

Music Trivia

In 1970, Arthur Brown was arrested at the Palermo Pop ’70 Festival in Italy, after he set fire to his helmet (during the performance of his hit ‘Fire’), and stripped naked during his stage performance. The singer spent four days in solitary confinement before he was released. Get into the groove with more music trivia at thisdayinmusic.com

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