Hurricane Fay was the first of two hurricanes to make landfall on
Bermuda in October 2014. The fifth hurricane of the 2014 Atlantic
hurricane season, it was Bermuda's first landfalling hurricane since
Emily in 1987. Fay briefly achieved Category 1 hurricane status while
making landfall on Bermuda early on October 12, and despite its modest
strength, produced extensive damage. Winds gusting over 100 mph
(160 km/h) clogged roadways with downed trees and utility poles, and
left a majority of the island's electric customers without power. The
terminal building at L.F. Wade International Airport was flooded, and
along the coast, the storm unmoored and destroyed numerous boats. Within
six days, before cleanup efforts could be completed, the stronger
Hurricane Gonzalo struck the island and compounded the damage. Fay and
Gonzalo marked the first recorded instance of two Bermuda hurricane
landfalls in one season.
Read more: <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hurricane_Fay>
Today's selected anniversaries:
Ten days after being formed by an earthquake, a landslide dam
on the Dadu River in China was destroyed by an aftershock, causing a
flood that killed an estimated 100,000 people.
At least 28 unarmed Indigenous Australians were massacred at
Myall Creek, New South Wales.
Hussein bin Ali, Sharif of Mecca, orchestrated a revolt against
the Ottoman Empire with the aim of creating a single unified and
independent Arab state.
Eleven-year-old Jaycee Dugard was kidnapped in South Lake
Tahoe, California; she remained a captive until 2009.
Wiktionary's word of the day:
1. (archaic) The action of holding the tip of a finger against the thumb
and then releasing it with a snap; a flick.
2. A smart strike or tap made using this action, or (by extension) by
3. (by extension) Something unimportant, a trifle; also, the brief time
it takes to flick one's finger (see noun sense 1); a jiffy.
4. (by extension) Something that excites or stimulates.
Wikiquote quote of the day:
There is no God but Love.
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