1575 An earthquake with an estimated magnitude of 8.5 struck Valdivia, Chile.
1811 New Madrid earthquake, the first two in a series of four severe earthquakes occurred in the vicinity of New Madrid, Missouri.
1920 Haiyuan Earthquake, with a magnitude of 8.5, rocked the Gansu province in China killing an estimated 273,400 people.
1973 Southern New England Ice Storm of 1973 lasted to Dec 17, 1 inch of ice, 5 in. of rain, 18 in of snow.
2009 North American Blizzard of 2009