On This Day: September 30

Tornado Talk Summary

An F3 tornado produced by the remnants of Hurricane Gracie hit on this day in 1959. In Ivy, a devastating event occurred at a duplex that was used as the apple pickers’ bunk house. Ten members of the Ervin Morris family died at this location. The victims ranged in age from 7 months to 48 years old. An update to this summary coming soon!  Link

SIGTOR Spotlight

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

September 30, 1926: A possible F3 tornado described as “a huge balloon with trailing prongs” moved near Worthing and Canton, SD. At a farm, all buildings and the house were destroyed. At at least five other farms, hogs were killed and more buildings were heavily damaged. 

Twister From The 2000s

On September 30, 2013 an EF1 tornado hit Frederickson, WA. Several trees were snapped and roofs were stripped in an industrial park. Source

Weather Rewind

There is more weather phenomenon than just tornadoes? 

On This Day in OTHER weather history!

On September 30, 1896 a hurricane transitioned into an extra-tropical cyclone just west of Washington DC. The storm originally made landfall in Florida on the 29th as a Category 3. 202 people were killed, 43 of those were in the Mid-Atlantic, due to the flooding. Source

Destruction left behind in downtown Staunton, VA after the September 30 Hurricane. 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

On this day in 1938, the Treaty of Munich was signed by Adolf Hitler, Benito Mussolini, Édouard Daladier and Neville Chamberlain, forces Czechoslovakia to give territory to Germany. Chamberlain infamously declared “Peace for our time” on his return to London. Check out more historical events at onthisday.com

Famous Birthday

On this day in 1924, Truman Capote, American novelist, short-story writer, and playwright, was born in New Orleans, LA. He died in 1984. Source:  Britannica

Film & TV

On this day in 1939, in the first televised college football game, Fordham beat Waynesburg, 34-7 at Randalls Island, NY! Get more daily history at onthisday.com

Music Trivia

On this day in 2007, Country music singer Keith Urban crashed his motorcycle on the way to an Alcoholics Anonymous meeting. The 39-year-old, who was not injured, said he was being followed by a photographer when the accident happened near his home in Sydney, Australia. Get into the groove with more music trivia at thisdayinmusic.com

Photo of the Day

September 30, 1962: James Meredith entered the University of Mississippi, defying racial segregation rules. Image from Darrell Blakely, Darrell.Blakely@gmail.com, CC BY 3.0 , via Wikimedia Commons.

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