1853 - The wood schooner Windsor, while carrying lumber mill provisions, went ashore in a gale and “probably” a total loss at Pilot Island in the bay of Green Bay.
1893 - The wood schooner-barge M.R. Warner, while carrying timber, was the consort of steamer Superior, when she broke loose and went ashore in a gale after drifting halfway up the lake at Sand Island, near Bayfield in Lake Superior. She broke up the following March after several salvage attempts failed.
1951 - An early cold snap on the 2nd through the 6th brought many record lows for Michigan. The records for this day include Grand Rapids at 17°, Muskegon 18°, Lansing 13°, Alpena 13°, Detroit 16°, Flint 12°, Houghton Lake 4°, and Sault Ste. Marie 8°.
1966 - A record early season snowstorm drops 6 to 12 inches of snow across southwest Lower Michigan. Grand Rapids receives 6.9” on this day, a record broken in 1991. Other daily records include Muskegon 6.1”, Lansing 5.5”, Flint 3.8”, Houghton Lake 6.9”, and Sault Ste. Marie 2.7”.
1990 - Heavy fog resulted in a fatal aircraft accident near Shelby. A private plane trying to land at the local airport in the fog stalled and crashed, killing the pilot.
1989 – Squalls in the Upper Great Lakes Region from Halloween through November 3rd buried Ironwood under 46” of snow.
1991 – Snow dominates the day as Grand Rapids receives a record 10.4”.