Today in History for August 17th

Highlights of this day in history: Hurricane Camille hits Gulf Coast; President Clinton admits relationship with Monica Lewinsky; Gold found in Canada’s Yukon; Robert Fulton’s steamboat ride; Rudolf Hess dies; Actor Robert DeNiro born. (Aug. 17)

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Authorities: Lightning hurts 8 at Florida beach

Authorities say a lightning strike at a Gulf Coast beach in Florida left eight people hurt, one of them critically. Reports say the man in critical condition suffered cardiac arrest and seven others nearby were injured, at least one with burns. (July 22)

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U.S. slave ship descendants gather at ‘Africatown’

Descendants of the African captives who were aboard the last U.S. slave ship are gathering in ‘Africatown,’ the Gulf Coast community settled by their ancestors. (Feb. 8)

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Hurricane leaves Mexico Beach in shreds

(12 Oct 2018) Hurricane Michael all but erased the tiny community of Mexico Beach on Florida’s Gulf Coast, reducing some homes to mere concrete slabs and leaving others in shreds.

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High tide and winds as Hurricane nears Florida

(10 Oct 2018) WINK NEWS in Ft. Myers, Florida reported that tides were unusually high as Hurricane Michael approached the state on Tuesday. Winds grew stronger on the Gulf Coast early Wednesday. (Oct. 10)

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Tropical storm threatens Florida Gulf Coast

(8 Oct 2018) Tropical Storm Michael rapidly formed off Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula, has gained new strength and could become a dangerous Category 2 hurricane. Forcasters say it’s expected to strike the Gulf Coast in the Florida Panhandle midweek. (Oct. 8)

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Crews aid 2 melon-headed whales off Fla. beach

(29 Aug 2018) Crews worked to help two melon-headed whales distressed in shallow waters on Florida’s Gulf Coast. (Aug. 29)

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Today in History for August 17th

(17 Aug 2018) Highlights of this day in history: Hurricane Camille hits Gulf Coast; President Clinton admits relationship with Monica Lewinsky; Gold found in Canada’s Yukon; Robert Fulton’s steamboat ride; Rudolf Hess dies; Actor Robert DeNiro born. (Aug. 17)

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