Hurricane Claudette slams into the Texas coast.
It was on this day in 2002 that heavy rain began to fall around San Antonio. It would lead to massive flooding and damage around the area.
It was on this day in 2010, that the Guadalupe River flooded its banks and caused widespread damage in and around New Braunfels
It was on this day in 1997, that a powerful F5 tornado struck the central Texas town of Jarrell.
It was on this day in 1987, that a violent and deadly tornado struck the small west Texas town of Saragosa.
Two historical weather events took place on this date: the Goliad tornado of 1902, and the eruption of Mount Saint Helens
It was on this day in 1930, that a deadly tornado ripped through Karnes and DeWitt County.
It was on this day in 1922, that two tornadoes swept through Austin
It was on this day in 2007, that two large tornadoes brought significant damage to Piedras Negras, Mexico and Eagle Pass, Texas.
It was on this day in 1970, that Earth Day was created.
It was on this day in 2006, that a massive, damaging hail storm took aim on San Marcos.
It was on this day in 1973, that an F4 tornado caused serious damage near Pearsall.
It was on this day in 1964, that the most powerful earthquake in North America's reported history took place in Alaska.
It was on this day in 1948, that the first 'tornado warning' was issued.
It was on this day in 1989, that the oil tanker, Exxon Valdez, crashed near the Alaskan Coastline, spilling millions of gallons of crude into Prince William Sound.
It was on this day in 2001, that Space Station Mir came crashing back to Earth.
It was on this day in 2012 that an EF2 tornado struck Devine, destroying 14 homes. Another EF2 tornado hit southern Bexar County, while an EF1 hitting near Natalia.
It was on this day in 2011, that a massive earthquake off the coast of Japan, resulted in a devastating tsunami.
It was on this day in 1884, that the first experimental tornado forecast was put out by John Park Finley.
It was on this day in 1957, that a massive earthquake struck near Alaska, sending a damaging tsunami to the Hawaiian islands.
It was on this day in 1962, that a massive, devastating nor'easter crept up the East Coast, wreaking havoc along the way.
On this day in 1966, BOAC Flight 911 crashed near Mt. Fuji in Japan. The event was believed to be caused by clear air turbulence.
It was on this day in 1910, that Lt. Benjamin Foulois piloted the first Army aircraft over Joint Base San Antonio-Ft. Sam Houston.
It was on this day in 1962 that John Glenn was launched into space and Earth's orbit. He would become the first American to orbit the Earth.
It was on this day in 2017, that tornadoes touched down in and around San Antonio. One tornado, an EF2, caused significant damage in Alamo Heights.
It was on this day in 1895 that a record snowstorm struck San Antonio and Houston. San Antonio would receive 4.2" on that Valentine's Day, while Houston picked up an ast...
It was on this day in 1847, that the first recorded earthquake in Texas was logged near Seguin. While it is certainly not the first time that the state had seen an earth...
It was on this day in 1899 that the Great Arctic Outbreak reached Texas, resulting in record low temperatures.
It was on this day in 1971, that the coldest temperature ever recorded in the United States occurred in Prospect Creek, Alaska.
It was on this day in 2002, that the famous "Tuck Rule" or "Snow Bowl" NFL playoff game took place in Foxboro, Massachusetts.
It was on this day in 1985, that the coldest presidential inauguration in history took place.
It was on this day in 1994, that a devastating earthquake struck the Los Angeles area.
It was on this day in 1967, that Super Bowl I was played in unseasonably warm conditions in Los Angeles.
It was on this day in 1972, that the greatest 24-hour temperature change occurred in Loma, Montana.
It was on this day in 1985, that San Antonio's record snowfall finally came to an end.
It was on this day in 1966 that Reunion Island in the Indian Ocean set the 24 hour rainfall record. The small island received 71" of rain in one day!
It was on this day in 1986 that Del Rio received over 8" of snow. This occurred just one year after the 1985 record snowfall.
It was on this day in 1996, that the infamous Blizzard of '96 paralyzed the East Coast.