1997: A volcano on the Caribbean Island of Montserrat erupts and leaves 19 people dead. The airport was destroyed, which greatly damaged the tourism industry.
1993: Kim Campbell sworn in as Canada’s 19th Prime Minister, and Canada’s first woman Prime Minister. She replaces Brian Mulroney, who resigned. A few months later, in October, 1993, the Conservatives were reduced to just two seats, and Campbell lost her seat in Vancouver.
1957: A hurricane watch is declared for Texas and Louisiana, as a tropical depression from the Gulf of Mexico heads toward the U.S. The storm soon becomes Hurricane Audrey, which kills 431 people and leaves 40,000 people homeless. As the storm moves through Ontario and Quebec a week later, 27 people were killed from the storm, or accidents related to the storm.