1933: The Chesapeake–Potomac hurricane struck the Outer Banks late in the evening, killing as many as 30 people.
1853: The World Meteorological Organization, originally the International Meteorological Organization, was formed.
1956: Severe flooding began in Mannum, South Australia, after a levee broke outside of town.
1635: A major hurricane struck southeastern New England, killing more than 46 people.
1995: As part of a hyperactive hurricane season, 5 tropical cyclones existed in the Atlantic basin simultaneously, the only time in history this has ever occurred.
1893: The Sea Islands Hurricane struck near Savannah, Georgia, the last major hurricane to do so.
1983: Hurricane Barry made landfall about 35 miles (56 km) south of the Texas border, in the Mexican state of Tamaulipas. Hundreds of homes were destroyed, but no one was killed.