On This Day: September 8

Tornado Talk Summary

An estimated F1 tornado hit parts of Fremont County, IA on this day in 1989. An RV was blown off of I-29 and 3 people were injured. There were destroyed grain bins near Thurman and an overturned mobile home east of town. Read the full summary here

SIGTOR Spotlight

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

September 8, 1885: An estimated F3 tornado moved 15 miles through parts of Fayette County, Ohio. It moved east from 7 miles west of Washington Court House, passing through the center of town. 300 buildings were damaged/destroyed, 200 of which were homes. “Detailed studies of this tornado included tracing what was probably the path of a 40 foot diameter suction vortex arcing in around a 250 foot radius.” 6 were killed, 125 injured. 

Twister From The 2000s

September 8, 2002: A high-end F2 tornado struck the town of Manti, UT. Several buildings were destroyed, and a house was unroofed. An RV was thrown 200 yards and disintegrated. More information here. 

Weather Rewind

There is more weather phenomenon than just tornadoes? 

On This Day in OTHER weather history!

The “Galveston Hurricane” made landfall on September 8, 1900, in Galveston, TX, as a Category 4. It is the deadliest hurricane in US History, killing between 6,000 and 12,000. The entire town of Galveston was damaged or destroyed by a combination of the winds and a 15-foot storm surge. More information can be found here

A young boy sits amongst the debris in Galveston. Photo via the Library of Congress.

Pieces of the Past

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

Sources:  onthisday.com, thisdayinmusic.com & Britannica

Historical Event

In 1504, Michelangelo’s statue of David was unveiled in Florence. Check out more historical events at onthisday.com!

Famous Birthday

Peter Sellers, English actor and comedian (The Goon Show, Bobo, Pink Panther) was born in Southsea, England on this day in 1925. He died in 1980. Source:  Britannica.

Film and TV

On this day in 1921, the 1st Miss America was crowned in Atlantic City – Margaret Gorman (16) of Washington, D.C. Get more daily history at onthisday.com

Music Trivia

In 2002, Iron Maiden singer Bruce Dickinson started his new job as an airline pilot. The heavy metal singer qualified as a £35,000 – a year first officer with Gatwick based airline Astraeus who took holidaymakers to Portugal and Egypt. Get into the groove with more music trivia at thisdayinmusic.com

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