The Galveston Hurricane of 1900 - the deadliest natural disaster in United States history - after which floods swept thousands of people to their death, and many more left homeless as millions of dollars worth of property was destroyed.
Without the kind of winter weather equipment we take for granted, removing snow from city streets and sidewalks was a huge undertaking. Here's a look!
A witness describes how water was blown over in the Galveston hurricane disaster of 1900 - the wind blowing at the rate of eighty miles an hour straight from the gulf, and driving the seawater before it in great waves.
The blanket of snow was heaviest today in the District of Columbia, with the fall recorded at 10 o’clock as an even two feet. At that time, it was still snowing and the Weather Bureau prediction was for a continuation of the fall through the day and into the night.
On August 27, 1883, the volcano of Krakatoa in the Sundra Strait between Java and Sumatra erupted in cataclysmic fashion. Considered the single largest explosion in recorded human history, the eruption killed upwards of 36,000 people.
The tornado that hit St Louis, Missouri -- and its sister city in Illinois, East St Louis -- on May 27, 1896, is considered one of the deadliest on re... Click to read more...