The Northeastern US is the smallest but most populous region of the US. It has a continental climate, meaning cold summers and hot winters. It has perhaps the richest history and greatest influence on the US's history. It is also perhaps the most important part of the US today.
Isaac Newton made several truly revolutionary breakthroughs in science, and is remembered as the greatest scientist in history. He did fundamental work in the fields of gravity, optics, and mechanics, and was co-inventor (with Leibnitz) of the mathematical technique of calculus.
Alaska - 1964 - Magnitude 9.2. The 3rd largest earthquake ever recorded on earth. The earthquake that caused the greatest number of casualties in US history however was the 1906 San Francisco earthquake (it is estimated that over 3,000 people were killed).