1919 -- A tornado demolished half of Fergus Falls, Minnesota and hit the Oriental Limited train. Seven of its eleven coaches were ripped off the tracks, and the baggage car was torn completely from the train and thrown 30 feet. The tracks were pulled out of the ground.
1928 -- A farmer near Greensburg, Kansas reported looking up into a funnel cloud that had just recently been a tornado. The interior of the funnel had "rotating clouds and was brilliantly lighted with constant flashes of lightning, which zig-zagged from side to side".
2003 -- The United States' second largest recorded hailstone
fell on Aurora, Nebraska. The diameter of this monsterous hailstone was 7" with
a circumference of 18.75".
See this webstory from the Hastings Nebraska NWS office for more information on this historical hailstone.
2006 -- A macroburst damaging wind event occurred from western Indiana to northwest Ohio. Widespread damaging winds up to 85 mph felled numerous trees and damaged homes from Logansport to Lima with the towns of Miami...Marion...Van Buren...Liberty Center...Willshire and Lima hardest hit. 17 aircraft and two hangers at the Lima Airport were damaged or destroyed. In addition...4 tornadoes up to F1 intensity were confirmed over Van Wert and Allen county.