January 21, 2023

Today in History: The Galveston Storm

Last Updated on September 22, 2022


Today in History–September 8–the Library of Congress features the Galveston storm of 1900, which made landfall on this day and, according to the National Weather Service was the deadliest cyclone in U.S. history, responsible for the deaths of at least 8,000 people. Find out more by visiting the Today in History section, then click the links below to access more primary sources related to the 1900 Galveston hurricane and Galveston in general, as well as other digital hurricane resources from the Library.

 

Galveston disaster images

Galveston disaster films

The Great Galveston Disaster 1900

Galveston Flood of 1900: Topics in Chronicling America select articles & timeline

More Galveston storm 1900 historical newspaper coverage

Galveston primary source set

Galveston Storm from America’s Library

This Day in History: Deadliest Hurricane Ever Strikes Galveston Library of Congress Blog

Hurricane resources

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