The Great White Hurricane

The Great White Hurricane

March 11, 1888 - One of the most severe weather events in American history began on this day.

The infamous Nor'easter would crush the east coast from Chesapeake Bay to Maine with crippling cold and massive snowfalls. Winds were recorded at up to 45 miles an hour. Snowdrifts formed over 50 feet high.

In western North Carolina an entire herd of cattle froze to death. Their remains littered the area which became known as the Bone Valley Trail.

The final death toll on land and sea was over 400 people. More than half of the fatalities were in New York City.

Galileo's Middle Finger

Galileo's Middle Finger

The Strowger Switch

The Strowger Switch