...1752... The second severe hurricane in two weeks hit the Carolinas. The Onslow County Courthouse was destroyed along with all its records, and Beacon Island disappeared.
...1837... The H.M.S. Racer was dismasted in the Gulf of Mexico by the famous "Racer's hurricane". The storm swept through Texas, then into the Gulf States, then to Cape Hatteras, North Carolina.
...1893... The second great hurricane of the 1893 season hit the Mississippi Delta Region drowning more than 1000 persons.
...1959... The remnants of Hurricane Gracie passed through southern New Hamphire from the west. Newport, Rhode Island received .09 inches of rain, wind gust of 28 miles per hour and a low barometer of 29.70 inches.
...1987... A blast of cold arctic air hit the north central U.S. An afternoon thunderstorm slickened the streets of Duluth MN with hail and snow, and later in the afternoon, strong northerly winds reached 70 mph. Unseasonably warm weather continued in the Pacific northwest. Afternoon highs of 90 degrees at Olympia WA, 92 degrees at Portland OR, and 89 degrees at Seattle WA, were records for the month of October. For Seattle WA it marked the twenty- first daily record high for the year, a record total in itself.
...1988... Afternoon and evening thunderstorms produced severe weather across central Oklahoma and the eastern half of Texas. Thunderstorms in Texas produced softball size hail northwest of Nocona, and baseball size hail at Troy and Park Springs.
...1989... Thunderstorms produced severe weather in the southeastern U.S. through the daytime and evening hours. Severe thunderstorms spawned eleven tornadoes, with seven of those tornadoes in Georgia. A tornado southwest of Moultrie GA killed two persons and injured a dozen others. Tornadoes also injured one person north of Graceville FL, and two persons at Bartow GA.
...1992... The low temperature at Newport, Rhode Island dipped to 34 degrees.
...2003... Strong southerly winds over Alaska pushed temperatures to all-time record levels for October at the following locations: Fairbanks - 72 degrees, Delta Junction - 70 degrees, Tanana - 66 degrees, and Fort Yukon - 63 degrees.
...2010... Remnants of Hurricane affected Newport, Rhode Island with .76 inches of rain, wind gust of 36 miles per hour and a low barometer of 29.53 inches.