The 1941 Atlantic hurricane season was a relatively inactive hurricane
season, with only six known storms. Four of these attained hurricane
status, and three became major hurricanes. The season had an abnormally
late start; the first system formed on September 11, nearly three months
after the official beginning date. The season was also short-lived, as
all six storms developed in rapid succession (paths pictured). On
September 23, three hurricanes existed simultaneously in the Atlantic
basin. In total, the season resulted in about 63 fatalities and over $10
million in damages. The first and last storms of the season were largely
insignificant, although the second, fourth, and fifth storms had
considerable effects. Two hurricanes struck the United States: a major
hurricane that struck Texas and Louisiana in late September, disrupting
the Louisiana Maneuvers, and Hurricane Five, which made two landfalls in
Florida, the first of which was near Miami at Category 2 intensity,
inflicting widespread damage. Another major storm—Hurricane
Four—traversed the Caribbean before striking the Nicaragua–Honduras
border at Category 4 intensity, leaving 47 men dead at sea.
Read more: <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1941_Atlantic_hurricane_season>
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President Ramon Magsaysay and 24 others.
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Libyan Civil War: The United Nations Security Council adopted
Security Council Resolution 1973, authorizing a military intervention to
protect civilians in the Libyan Arab Jamahiriya.
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