1895 - The wood schooner-barge, 2-mast Richard J. Carney, while carrying lumber, was stranded and pounded to pieces near Shelldrake dock, where she had been loading lumber. Caught by a gale, she was driven ashore, along with her tow steamer Nellie Torrent near Shelldrake, MI, Whitefish Bay in Lake Superior. A separate incident also occurred this day. A wood schooner-barge, 2-mast Elma, while carrying lumber, was in tow of the steamer P.H. Birckhead with 2 other barges. The tow was broken up during a gale, and soon after Elma's steering was disabled and she was cast ashore under Miner's Castle at Pictured Rocks near Munising, MI in Lake Superior. One crewman died trying to take a rope ashore. Another finally made it and sat shivering all night on the rocks, holding on to the rescue line. The rest of her crew came ashore in the morning.
1905 - Heat dominated the West Michigan weather as Grand Rapids reaches a steamy 86°, Muskegon 90°, Lansing 88°, and Detroit 87°.
1967 – This is a chilly day for central and eastern Michigan. Alpena sees a record cool high temperature of 47°, Detroit 47°, Flint 45°, and Houghton Lake 46°.
1991 - A record freeze hits western Michigan. Grand Rapids falls to 27°, setting record lows for the date and month. Muskegon also hits 27°, setting a record for that date and tying the monthly low. Lansing plunges to 22°, tying the record low for the date set in 1893. Other records for the date include Detroit 33°, Flint 26°, and Marquette 24°.