1900 -- The Galveston Hurricane killed at least 6,000 people and did $30 million in damage (1900 dollars). It was the United States' worst natural disaster ever recorded at the time. Warnings of the storm were issued as early as September 4, but the extreme magnitude of the storm was unanticipated.
2001 -- Two men were struck by lightning while working on a car in Mishawaka (Saint Joseph County Indiana). Thunderstorms blew trees down in South Bend and three miles south of Bluffton. Power lines were blown down five miles north of Hartford City, in Three Rivers (Saint Joseph County Michigan), and in Antwerp and Oakwood in Paulding County.