On This Day: September 9

Tornado Talk Summary

There were 6 tornadoes confirmed on September 9, 2016. Four were in the state of Illinois including the strongest – an EF2 that crossed through parts of Champaign County. The estimated peak winds were 125 mph. Read the full summary here

Tornado south-southeast of Sidney. Photo Courtesy of Jeff Frame via NWS East Central Illinois

SIGTOR Spotlight

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

September 9, 1934: Grazulis rated a tornado that moved through parts of Tillman County, Oklahoma as an F2. It hit the southern edge of Frederick. Several homes and industrial buildings were unroofed and torn apart.  

Twister From The 2000s

On September 9, 2001, an F1 tornado tracked for 8 miles through Lansing, MI. The worst damage was to the Board of Water and Lights Erickson Power Plant. $4 Million in damage occurred there as the twister toppled six water cooling towers. More information here.  

Weather Rewind

There is more weather phenomenon than just tornadoes? 

On This Day in OTHER weather history!

September 9, 2000: lightning struck a power pole at the fairgrounds in South Windsor, CT. 12 people were injured, 6 of the injured were hospitalized. Source

Pieces of the Past

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

Sources:  onthisday.com, thisdayinmusic.com & Britannica

Historical Event

In 1908, Orville Wright made his 1st 1-hr airplane flight in Fort Myer, Virginia. Check out more historical events at onthisday.com!

Famous Birthday

Colonel Harland Sanders, American founder of Kentucky Fried Chicken, was born in Henryville, Indiana on this day in 1890. He died in 1980. Source:  Britannica.

Film and TV

On this day in 2001, Band of Brothers” based on the book by Stephen E. Ambrose, created by Steven Spielberg and Tom Hanks premiered, then most expensive miniseries ever made. Get more daily history at onthisday.com

Music Trivia

In 1956, Elvis Presley made his first appearance on ‘The Ed Sullivan show’, performing ‘Don’t Be Cruel’, ‘Love Me Tender’ and ‘Ready Teddy’ from the CBS TV Studios in Los Angeles. Get into the groove with more music trivia at thisdayinmusic.com

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