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Today in History: September 13

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – A legendary musician is born, a US navy vessel goes under, and Tropical Storm Humberto. See what events took place on this day in history.





THE BAHAMAS – On this day in Bahamian history, on the 13th of September 1922 – Louis George Adams Sr. was born in Nassau, Bahamas.

Adams was a legendary Bahamian trumpeter, singer, conductor and entertainer. He founded the Lou Adams orchestra which performed at many of the high-profile hotels and clubs in The Bahamas and internationally, including the Lyford Cay Club.

Adams passed away on 25th April 2017 in Nassau, Bahamas at the age of 94.

Then in 1944, the United States naval vessel USS Warrington DD-383 sank as a result of a hurricane 175 nautical miles east-south-east of Great Abaco, Bahama Islands.

The ship was on its way from Norfolk, Virginia to Trinidad when it was caught in the storm. Rescue ships were sent to assist the distressed vessel. Only five officers and 68 men of the destroyer’s 20 officers and 301 men. 

And in 2019, Tropical Storm Humberto affected the central and northwest Bahamas. No loss of life was caused by Humberto, however, it did affect rescue and emergency services on islands that had been devastated by Hurricane Dorian just two weeks prior.