...1836... A second early season snowstorm produced eleven inches at Wilkes Barre PA and 26 inches at Auburn NY. All the mountains in the northeastern U.S. were whitened with snow.
...1941... A tornado hit Kansas City, Missouri, touching down at the intersection of 43rd and Jackson Streets. The tornado left 4 people dead and caused $250,000 in damage.
...1946... The high temperature at Newport, Rhode Island reached 85 degrees, tying the record for the hottest day in October. The other date was October 9, 2011.
...1952... A trace of snow fell at Nashville, Tennessee, going down in the record books as the earliest snow ever recorded there.
...1984... The temperature at Honolulu, Hawaii, reached 94 degrees to establish an all-time record at that location. At Newport, Rhode Island the temperature dipped to 33 degrees.
...1985... A tropical wave, later to become Tropical Storm Isabel, struck Puerto Rico. As much as 24 inches of rain fell in 24 hours, and the severe flooding and numerous landslides resulting from the rain claimed about 180 lives.
...1987... The western U.S. continued to sizzle. Afternoon highs of 85 degrees at Astoria OR, 101 degrees at Tucson AZ, and 102 degrees at Sacramento CA, equaled October records. It marked the fourth time in the month that Sacramento tied their record for October.
...1988... Cool Canadian air prevailed across the central and eastern U.S. Toledo OH reported a record low of 27 degrees. Limestone ME received an inch of snow. Warm weather continued in the western U.S. Boise ID reported a record high of 87 degrees.
...1989... Temperatures soared into the 90s across southern Texas. Afternoon highs of 93 degrees at Houston, and 96 degrees at Austin and Corpus Christi, were records for the date. Beeville was the hot spot in the nation with an afternoon high of 101 degrees.