1988 – Hurricane Gilbert is the strongest recorded hurricane in the Western Hemisphere, later replaced by Hurricane Wilma in 2005 (based on barometric pressure).
2008 – Hurricane Ike makes landfall on the Texas
Gulf Coast of the United States, causing heavy damage to Galveston Island, Houston, and surrounding areas.
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1953 - Brooklyn Dodgers clinch NL pennant earlier than any other team, defeating Milwaukee Braves ...record is 105-49