1918 Cloquet Fire, Minnesota, 453 people killed. This fire was mainly caused by dry conditions
1962 Columbus Day Storm, struck the U.S. Pacific Northwest with record wind velocities killing 46 people.
1979 Typhoon Tip, the lowest recorded non-tornadic atmospheric pressure of 87.0 kPa or 870 mbar (25. 69 in Hg) occurred in the Western Pacific during Typhoon Tip.
1992 a 5.8 magnitude earthquake occurred in Cairo, Egypt, killing 510 people.