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Today in History: The Great Hurricane of 1780

Posted by Gilbert Stack on October 10, 2018 at 8:35 PM

On this day (October 10) in 1780 The Great Hurricane of 1780 struck the Caribbean killing between 20,000 and 22,000 people. Winds over Barbados reached 200 miles per hour. The storm greatly weakened the British fleet which was contesting with the Americans during the Revolutionary War. It is the most lethal Atlantic Hurricane on record.

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