On This Day: September 4

Tornado Talk Summary

There was one tornado confirmed on Labor Day of 2017 (Sept 4). It traveled almost 17 miles through parts of Crawford and Richland Counties in Ohio. There were several areas that received EF2 damage with estimated max winds of 130 mph. Two were injured. Read the full summary here

SIGTOR Spotlight

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

September 4, 1941: An estimated F2 tornado moved northeast from NW Minneapolis, diagonally across the city. A man was killed in Hennepin County at Soo Line Railroad repair shops. 200 freight cars were overturned, some full of coal weighing 80,000 pounds. There were 3 other fatalities aloing the 30 mile track.  

Twister From The 2000s

On September 4, 2016, an EF1 tornado touched down near Merna, WY. The tornado caused considerable tree damage along a 2.45-mile path. For more information check out the summary from NWS Riverton

Photo of the tornado, via NWS Riverton.
Snapped trees, photo via NWS Riverton.
Downed trees, photo via NWS Riverton.

Weather Rewind

There is more weather phenomenon than just tornadoes? 

On This Day in OTHER weather history!

 Hurricane Felix made landfall in Nicaragua as a Category 5 hurricane on September 4, 2007. 133 people were killed, and major damage was reported. For more information, click here.

Hurricane Felix after making Landfall, on September 4. 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 1888, George Eastman patented the first roll-film camera & registered “Kodak”. Check out more historical events at onthisday.com!

Famous Birthday

Paul Harvey, American news commentator and radio broadcaster (Rest of the story), was born in Tulsa, Oklahoma on this day in 1918. He died in 2009. Source:  Britannica.

Film and TV

In 2019, YouTube was fined $170 million for illegally collecting data on children’s viewing habits by US Federal Trade Commission. Get more daily history at onthisday.com

Music Trivia

In 1965, The Who had their van stolen containing over £5000 worth of equipment outside the Battersea Dogs Home. The band were inside the home at the time buying a guard dog. The van was later recovered. Get into the groove with more music trivia at thisdayinmusic.com

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