Hurricane Humberto was a large and powerful tropical cyclone that caused
extensive wind damage in the British Overseas Territory of Bermuda
during September 2019. It was the eighth named storm and third
hurricane of the 2019 Atlantic hurricane season. Humberto formed on
September 13, then paralleled the eastern coastline of Florida until
September 16, when it turned sharply northeastward and became a
hurricane. It reached peak intensity as a Category 3 hurricane on
September 18. After its center passed within 65 miles (100 km) of
Bermuda on September 19, the storm transitioned the next day to a
potent extratropical cyclone. Rip currents killed one person in Florida
and another in North Carolina. In Bermuda, peak surface winds of around
110 mph (180 km/h), with higher gusts, caused widespread damage to
trees, roofs, crops, and power lines. About 600 buildings had roof
damage, and L.F. Wade International Airport and the Bermuda Weather
Service campus suffered property damage.
Read more: <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hurricane_Humberto_%282019%29>
Today's selected anniversaries:
Harriet Tubman escaped from slavery in the U.S. state of
Maryland, and later orchestrated the rescues of other slaves via the
World War II: The Soviet Union invaded Poland from the east,
sixteen days after Nazi Germany's attack on the country from the west.
Solidarity, a Polish trade union, was founded as the first
independent labor union in an Eastern Bloc country.
Adbusters, a Canadian anti-consumerist publication, organized a
protest against corporate influence on democracy at Zuccotti Park in New
York City that became known as Occupy Wall Street.
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programme, theater production, etc.
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production, etc., containing excessively contrived, hackneyed, or
4. (uncountable, music) A genre of blues song or music, often
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Wikiquote quote of the day:
My dad died, and my grandfather died, and my great-grandfather
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