On August 28, 1844, Photographer F.N. Robinson captured a photo of a tornado near Howard, South Dakota. This photo was for a very long time believed to be the first-ever of a tornado. But it turns out that may not be the case.
With the lack of rain in 2011, the result was extreme drought conditions and numerous wildfires across East Texas, including the Bear Creek Fire in September, the largest wildfire in East Texas History.