1950 Storm of the Century, a violent snowstorm took shape on this date before paralyzing the northeastern United States and the Applaachians. The next day, bringing winds up to 100 mph and sub-zero temperatures. Pickens, West Virginia recorded 57 inches of snow. 353 people would die as a result of this storm.
1966 North American Blizzard of 1966
1976 Caldiran-Muradiye earthquake, in eastern Turkey kills between 4,000 and 5,000 people.