1982: Typhoon Bess struck the Japanese island of Honshū, killing 59 people.
1922: A typhoon made landfall near Swatow, China late at night, killing 50,000 of the city's 65,000 residents.
2008: A rare F4 (T8) tornado struck the town of Hautmont, France, killing three people.
1980: Hurricane Allen reached category 5 strength for the first time in the late evening. Allen was at this strength for a total of almost three days, the longest of any Atlantic hurricane on record, and the third-longest in the world.
1997: Hurricane Guillermo reached a peak intensity of 919 millibars (27.1 inHg) over the eastern Pacific Ocean, making it the second-strongest Pacific hurricane on record at the time (since surpassed by two other storms).
1879: The easternmost major tornado ever recorded in North America struck Bouctouche, New Brunswick.
1979: Several tornadoes killed 2 people in the Woodstock, Ontario area.
1899: Hurricane San Ciriaco began crossing the island of Puerto Rico, eventually killing more than 3,000 people. The storm had an accumulated cyclone energy of 73.57, the highest on record in the Atlantic basin.
1878: The deadliest tornado in Connecticut history, and one of the worst ever in the Northeastern United States, destroyed the town of Wallingford, killing 34 people.
1856: A hurricane destroyed a resort on Last Island, Louisiana, killing more than 200 people.
1979: A dam in the Rajkot district of Gujarat, India failed due to major flooding, resulting in the deaths of thousands.
1955: Hurricane Connie made landfall in North Carolina. Five days later, Hurricane Diane would strike the same area, causing catastrophic flooding throughout the Mid-Atlantic and New England regions of the United States.
1916: The dam holding back Lake Toxaway in Transylvania County, North Carolina failed due to severe flooding.
1812: A tropical cyclone was sighted near Jamaica. This storm would eventually strike New Orleans as a major hurricane, killing around 100 people.
1787: The Four-State Tornado Swarm, the most extensive tornado outbreak in early American history, killed two people in New England.
2003: Hurricane Erika made landfall in the Mexican state of Tamaulipas, causing minor damage and two deaths.
1969: Hurricane Camille, the second strongest hurricane ever to strike the United States, made landfall at Bay St. Louis, Mississippi. Camille caused more than $1 billion (1969 USD) in damage and 250 deaths.
2007: Typhoon Sepat struck the island of Taiwan, killing at least 43 people.
1991: Hurricane Bob made landfall in eastern New England, causing more than $2 billion (2006 USD) in damage.
2009: Eighteen tornadoes touched down in southern Ontario, marking the most extensive tornado outbreak in Canadian history.
1918: 36 people were killed when a tornado struck Tyler, Minnesota.
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.
1992: Hurricane Andrew, the last Category 5 hurricane to hit the United States, devastated the area around Miami, Florida.
1986: The remnants of Hurricane Charley passed just south of Ireland, causing record rainfall and major flooding which killed four 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.
1989: Hurricane Kiko (1989) struck the southern tip of Baja California as a category 3 hurricane, but caused no deaths.
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.
2005: Hurricane Katrina pushed an incredible storm surge onshore in Louisiana, Mississippi, and Alabama, killing almost 2,000 people and causing more than $80 billion in damage. It was the costliest Atlantic hurricane in history, as well as the deadliest in the United States since the 1928 Okeechobee Hurricane.
1878: A record flood killed almost 400 people in and around Miskolc, Hungary.
1971: Hurricane Lily struck western Mexico, causing devastating flooding in Puerto Vallarta.