...1703... A general snowstorm occurred from Philadelphia to Boston. according to Judge Samuel Sewall's diary, "the snow is three to four inches deep...a sad face of winter."
...1903... New York City was deluged with 11.17 inches of rain 24 hours to establish a state record. Severe flooding occurred in the Passaic Valley of New Jersey where more than fifteen inches of rain was reported.
...1961... Newport, Rhode Island was deluged with .72 inches of rain in one hour during a thunderstorm.
...1980... Nashville, Tennessee, set two records in opposite directions. On Monday, October 6th, the morning low temperature was 31 - a record cold for so early in the season. Then, on Thursday, the 9th, the high was 91 degrees - a record high for so late in the season!
...1981... The temperature at San Juan, Puerto Rico, soared to 98 degrees to establish an all-time record for that location.
...1982... Tropical Depression Tina became extra tropical in the central Pacific. Tina, once a 150 mph hurricane, was around for 22 days with 89 advisories issued -- a new record for the longest lasting tropical system in the central and eastern Pacific. Hurricane John broke this record in September, 1994.
...1987... Eighteen cities in the southeastern U.S. and the Middle Atlantic Coast Region reported record low temperatures for the date. Asheville NC dipped to 29 degrees, and the record low of 47 degrees at Jacksonville FL marked their fourth of the month. A second surge of cold air brought light snow to the Northern Plains, particularly the Black Hills of South Dakota.
...1988... Ten cities in the northeastern U.S. reported record low temperatures for the date, including Hartford CT with a reading of 28 degrees. Snow continued in northern New England through the morning hours. Mount Washington NH reported five inches of snow. Warm weather continued in the western U.S. Los Angeles CA reported a record high of 102 degrees.
...1989... Unseasonably cold weather continued in the Upper Midwest. Thirteen cities in Ohio, Michigan and Indiana reported record low temperatures for the date, including Marquette MI with a reading of 20 degrees. Unseasonably warm weather continued in the western U.S. as the San Francisco Giants won the National League pennant. San Jose CA reported a record high of 91 degrees.
...2011... The high temperature of 85 degrees occurred at Newport, Rhode Island, tying the monthly high temperature record.