1880 - A tornado cut a 15 mile long path of destruction from southern Barry and Eaton Counties into northern Calhoun County. Two children were killed and several other people injured near Bellevue, when the tornado picked up a house and carried it 200 feet before it disintegrated. The roar of the tornado could be heard six miles away.
1901 - The wood, bulk freighter M. M. Drake, lost the line to her sinking consort the wood schooner-barge, 3-mast Michigan in a 55 mph gale, then collided with her while trying to take off her crew. The Michigan began to leak in vile weather during a gale. The Drake and Michigan both were carrying iron ore. Disabled and wallowing, the Drake began to sink, but the passing freighters Northern Wave and Crescent City stood by and rescued the crews in a feat of daring off Vermilion Point, MI in Lake Superior. One crew member perished.
1963 - Thunderstorms in Wayne County brought winds of 63mph in the evening.
1974 - This was a very cold day with record low and record cold high temperatures. Low temperature records include Grand Rapids with 27°, Muskegon 28°, Lansing 25°, Detroit 29°, Flint 27°, and Sault Ste. Marie 25°. The record chill extends into the high temperatures with many cities only reaching the upper 30s and low to mid-40s. Records for cold high temperatures include Grand Rapids at 44°, Muskegon 46°, Lansing 43°, Alpena 38°, Detroit 46°, Flint 44°, Houghton Lake 38°, and Sault Ste. Marie 39°.
1992 - After a very cold summer, Weather Forecast Office in Marquette had a record high temperature of 87° on this date, the warmest day recorded ever for October at that site.