Sept 8, 1900. The worst national disaster in US history in terms of lives lost. More than 6,000 people were killed when a hurricane struck Galveston, TX, with winds of more than 120 mph, followed by a huge tidal wave. More than 2,500 buildings were destroyed. Read more at http://www.1900storm.com/.
Photo: Photo: Griffith & Griffith; Restoration: Lise Broer