The 2005 Azores subtropical storm was the nineteenth nameable storm of
that year's record-breaking Atlantic hurricane season. It developed on
October 4 in the eastern Atlantic Ocean out of a low-pressure area that
gained subtropical characteristics. Crossing over the Azores later that
day, it became extratropical again the following day. No damage or
fatalities were reported. The storm was not officially named by the US
National Hurricane Center as it was classified at the time as a non-
tropical low, partly due to its unusual location and wide wind field.
Months after the hurricane season, when the Center was performing its
annual review of the season and its named storms, forecasters Jack Beven
and Eric Blake identified a well-defined center convecting around a warm
core—the hallmark of a subtropical storm. After being absorbed into a
cold front, the system went on to become Hurricane Vince. Weakening to a
tropical depression, this storm became the first tropical system to make
landfall on the Iberian Peninsula since the 1842 Spain hurricane.
Read more: <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2005_Azores_subtropical_storm>
Today's selected anniversaries:
Texas A&M; University opened as the first public institution of
higher education in the US state of Texas.
First World War: The British devastated the German defence in
the Battle of Broodseinde, which prompted a crisis among the German
commanders and caused a severe loss of morale in the German Fourth Army.
Soviet spacecraft Sputnik 1 (replica pictured), the first
artificial satellite to orbit the Earth, was launched by an R-7 rocket
from the Baikonur Cosmodrome.
A suicide bomber killed 21 people and injured more than 50
others inside the Maxim restaurant in Haifa, Israel.
The dam holding a waste reservoir in western Hungary collapsed,
freeing 1 million cubic metres (1,300,000 cu yd) of red mud, which
flooded nearby communities and killed at least nine people.
Wiktionary's word of the day:
1. Food or fodder, particularly that taken in by plants or animals.
2. Material that feeds a fire.
3. (figuratively) Food for thought.
4. (figuratively) Bland intellectual fare; an undemanding diet of words.
Wikiquote quote of the day:
Yeah, it's over before you know it. It all goes by so fast. And
bad nights last forever And the good nights don't ever seem to last. And
man, we never had the real thing, But sometimes we used to kiss Back
when we didn't understand What we were caught up in. Wherever you are
tonight I wish you the best of everything, in the world, And I hope you
found Whatever you were looking for.
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