The Great Galveston Hurricane of 1900, which made landfall in Texas on Sept. 8, 1900, killed some 8,000 people and caused $30 million in damage.
Even though the mega-storm remains the deadliest weather disaster in U.S. history, it was, incredibly, only a Category 4 hurricane.
As Hurricane Frances threatens Florida, its power and force recall another Labor Day storm that slammed into the Florida Keys in 1935.
The American Red Cross estimated that 409 were killed: 244 known deaths and 165 missing.
The hurricane - storms were unnamed then - was the first of three Category 5 storms to hit the U.S. mainland in the 20th century.
It was spawned east of the Bahamas...