1091: One of the earliest recorded tornadoes killed two people in London.
1944: A major hurricane struck Isla de la Juventud, Cuba, killing around 300 people.
1998: Heavy rainfall, which would eventually cause severe flooding, began in central Texas, resulting in almost $1 billion (USD) in damage.
1985: Typhoon Dot, one of the most severe tropical cyclones ever to strike the area, struck the Bicol Region of the Philippines, killing 101 people.
1924: The earliest known category 5 hurricane struck the Pinar del Río Province of Cuba, killing around 90 people.
2005: Hurricane Wilma produced the lowest surface atmospheric pressure ever recorded in the Western Hemisphere while over the Caribbean Sea, at 882 millibars (26.05 inHg).
1991: A severe wildfire fueled by Santa Ana winds became a firestorm in the northern suburbs of Oakland, California, destroying almost 4,000 structures and killing 25 people.
1638: The Great Thunderstorm produced an occurrence of ball lightning in a church in Widecombe-in-the-Moor, Dartmoor, England, killing four people.
1972: Cyclone Bebe struck Funafuti atoll in the Ellice Islands (now Tuvalu), completely flooding the island and killing 28 people.
1998: Typhoon Babs struck the Philippines just days after the destructive landfall of Typhoon Zeb, killing more than 200 people.
1943: The crew of a German U-boat covertly planted Weather Station Kurt in northern Newfoundland and Labrador, attempting to gain an advantage in wartime weather forecasting.
1091: The London Tornado of 1091, the earliest and possibly strongest tornado in the history of Britain, hit downtown London, killing two people.
1878: A hurricane struck North Carolina with winds of at least 100 miles per hour (160 km/h).
1920: Ted Fujita, arguably the most influential severe weather researcher of all time, was born in Japan.