On This Day: September 5

Tornado Talk Summary

A total of 19 tornadoes occurred on September 5, 1979. All but one were in association with the remnants of Hurricane David and eight were in the state of Virginia. One traveled through Fairfax County and was rated F3. Ninety homes were damaged, 17 of which were uninhabitable. Read the full summary here

SIGTOR Spotlight

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

September 5, 1935: Another hurricane-spawned tornado crossed through parts of Prince Edward and Cumberland Counties in Virginia! Huge trees were uprooted at Hampton Sidney College. Two fatalities occurred in two destroyed homes. Grazulis documented 12 injuries. 

Twister From The 2000s

On September 5, 2020, an EF2 pyrotornado moved along a 12-mile path north of Mammoth Pool through the Wagner Campground. Numerous large trees were snapped 20-30 feet up with branches and bark removed. Source. 

Weather Rewind

There is more weather phenomenon than just tornadoes? 

On This Day in OTHER weather history!

Tropical Depression Norman made landfall in California on September 5, 1978. This was the most recent tropical cyclone landfall in the state. Source

Graphic via NWS San Diego about Tropical Depression Norman.

Pieces of the Past

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

Sources:  onthisday.com, thisdayinmusic.com & Britannica

Historical Event

In 2005, Mandala Airlines Flight 91 crashed into a heavily-populated residential area, seconds after taking off from Medan in Sumatra, Indonesia, killing 100 people on board and 49 people on the ground. Check out more historical events at onthisday.com!

Famous Birthday

Freddie Mercury, British rock singer and songwriter (lead singer for Queen), was born in Stone Town, Zansibar (now Tanzania) on this day in 1946. He died in 1991. Source:  Britannica.

Film and TV

On this day in 1976, Jim Henson’s “The Muppet Show” premiered on television with Mia Farrow as the guest star. Get more daily history at onthisday.com

Music Trivia

In 1956, Elvis Presley surprised his mother with a gift of a pink Cadillac. The car remained in the Presley family and eventually went on display at Graceland. Get into the groove with more music trivia at thisdayinmusic.com

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