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Sunday, September 25, 2022

News and Weather Briefing for Sunday, Sptember 25, 2022



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Hazards and Tropical Weather
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Macon Calendar
Local and StateNews
The Passing of Queen Elizabeth II
Russo-UKrainian War Updates
National News Roundup
COVID-19 News and Updates
Science and Technology
Russo-Ukrainian War Videos (mostly long form)
On This Day
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GENERAL OUTLOOK

Warming continues today with scattered showers and isolated thunderstorms, mainly across the mountains. Dry and mild high pressure returns Monday. Cool Canadian high pressure drops south across the Great Lakes through midweek creating progressively cooler weather each day. Tropical cyclone Ian moves north from the Caribbean and may affect our weather by Friday.



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Local Weather

General Forecast Through Tuesday Night





Franklin Area

Today

A chance of showers between 8am and 1pm, then a chance of showers and thunderstorms after 1pm. Mostly cloudy, with highs in the mid-to-upper 70s. Calm winds in the morning increasing to come out of the west 5 to 10 mph in the afternoon. Chance of rain is 50%. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

Tonight

Patchy fog after 4am. Otherwise, partly cloudy, with lows around 50. Calm winds.

Monday

Patchy fog before 9am. Otherwise, cloudy through mid morning, then gradual clearing, with highs in the mid 70s. Calm winds in the morning increasing to come out of the northwest 5 to 10 mph in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 20 mph.

Monday Night

Clear, with lows in the mid 40s. Light winds out of the northwest.

Tuesday

Sunny, with highs near 70.

Tuesday Night

Mostly clear, with lows in the mid 40s.


Highlands Plateau

Today

A chance of showers, with thunderstorms also possible after 2pm. Mostly cloudy, with highs near 70. Winds out of the west 5 to 10 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph. Chance of rain is 50%. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

Tonight

Partly cloudy, with lows around 50. Winds out of the northwest around 8 mph.

Monday

Sunny, with highs in the mid 60s. Winds out of the northwest 5 to 10 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph.

Monday Night

Clear, with lows in the low-to-mid 40s. Winds out of the northwest 5 to 10 mph.

Tuesday

Sunny, with highs in the mid 60s.

Tuesday Night

Mostly clear, with lows around 40.


Otto and South Central Macon County

Today

A chance of showers, with thunderstorms also possible after 1pm. Mostly cloudy, with highs in the mid 70s. Calm winds in the morning increasing to come out of the west 5 to 10 mph in the afternoon. Chance of rain is 50%. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

Tonight

Patchy fog after 4am. Otherwise, partly cloudy, with lows in the lower 50s. Light winds out of the northwest.

Monday

Patchy fog before 9am. Otherwise, partly sunny, then gradually becoming sunny, with highs in the low-to-mid 70s. Winds out of the northwest 3 to 10 mph. Winds could gust as high as 20 mph.

Monday Night

Clear, with lows in the mid 40s. Light winds out of the northwest.

Tuesday

Sunny, with highs near 70.

Tuesday Night

Mostly clear, with lows in the mid 40s.


Nantahala Area

Today

Showers likely, with thunderstorms also possible after noon. Mostly cloudy, with highs near 70. Calm winds becoming west southwest 5 to 10 mph in the afternoon. Chance of rain is 60%. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

Tonight

Partly cloudy, with lows around 50. Winds out of the northwest 3 to 5 mph.

Monday

Patchy fog before 9am. Otherwise, sunny, with highs in the upper 60s. Calm winds early in the morning increasing to come out of the northwest 5 to 10 mph by midmorning.

Monday Night

Clear, with lows in the mid 40s. Light winds out of the northwest.

Tuesday

Sunny, with highs in the mid 60s.

Tuesday Night

Mostly clear, with lows in the mid 40s.




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Hazards and Tropical Weather

Isolated thunderstorms are possible across the area this afternoon. A few of these storms may be strong to possibly severe, mainly across the North Carolina mountains, foothills, and northwest Piedmont. Damaging winds and possibly large hail would be the main threats.





TROPICAL WEATHER OUTLOOK




Tropical Weather Outlook
NWS National Hurricane Center Miami FL
200 AM EDT Sun Sep 25 2022

For the North Atlantic...Caribbean Sea and the Gulf of Mexico:

Active Systems:
The National Hurricane Center is issuing advisories on Tropical Storm Ian, located over the western Caribbean Sea, on Tropical Storm Gaston, located near the western Azores, and on Tropical Depression Hermine, located over the far eastern Atlantic.

1. Central Tropical Atlantic:
An area of low pressure located several hundred miles west of the Cabo Verde Islands is producing minimal shower activity. Any development of this system should be slow to occur while it moves very little through the early portion of next week. Environmental conditions could become marginally more conducive for development by the middle portion of next week, when the system is forecast to begin moving slowly northward.

* Formation chance through 48 hours...low...10 percent.
* Formation chance through 5 days...low...20 percent.



Tropical Storm Ian Discussion Number 8
NWS National Hurricane Center Miami FL AL092022
1100 PM EDT Sat Sep 24 2022

A NOAA G-IV Hurricane Hunter jet flew a surveillance around and across Ian at high altitude earlier this evening and dropped several dropsondes near the estimated center. The surface winds from the instruments suggested that Ian had an elongated surface circulation from northwest to southeast, but one dropsonde in particular had a lower pressure than the others, which helped to located the center. Some new convection has been forming near this location recently, which provides a little more confidence in the estimate. The minimum pressure has fallen to 1002 mb, a consensus of satellite intensity estimates suggests that the maximum winds are now near 45 kt.

The track forecast reasoning remains unchanged, with Ian expected to curve around the western periphery of the Atlantic subtropical ridge through the 5-day forecast period. There has also been little change in the individual model solutions--the ECMWF remains on the eastern side of the guidance envelope and the GFS remains on the western side. Since there has been no significant change in the guidance, the new NHC track forecast is very similar to the previous one through day 3, although it has been nudged slightly westward (again) on days 4 and 5 over the eastern Gulf of Mexico in the direction of the TVCN and HCCA consensus aids.

Ian is now in an environment of low shear and high atmospheric moisture and over waters of high ocean heat content. Once the circulation becomes vertically stacked, which should be soon, these conditions favor rapid intensification (RI) while Ian moves over the northwestern Caribbean Sea. Several RI indices support this scenario, with the Deterministic to Probabilistic Statistical Rapid Intensification Index (DTOPS) in particular showing a greater than 90 percent chance of RI during the ensuing 48- and 72-hour forecast periods. The NHC official forecast explicitly shows RI beginning on Sunday, with Ian predicted to peak at category 4 intensity over the eastern Gulf of Mexico in about 3 days.

By days 4 and 5, global models are leaning toward a scenario where Ian enters into an environment of very strong southwesterly shear, and weakening is therefore expected while Ian approaches the coast of the Florida panhandle. That said, Ian is likely to have an expanding wind field and will be slowing down by that time, which will have the potential to produce significant wind and storm surge impacts despite any potential weakening. Users are urged to not focus on specific forecast intensities in the 4- and 5-day forecasts and instead focus on the potential hazards Ian may produce across portions of Florida.

Key Messages:

1. Ian is expected to produce heavy rainfall and instances of flash flooding and possible mudslides in areas of higher terrain, particularly over Jamaica and Cuba. Flash and urban flooding is possible with rainfall across the Florida Keys and Florida peninsula through mid next week. Additional flooding on rivers across northern Florida and parts of the Southeast cannot be ruled out.

2. Hurricane or tropical storm conditions are expected on Grand Cayman beginning early Monday.

3. Ian is forecast to be a major hurricane when it passes near or over western Cuba, and there is increasing confidence in a life-threatening storm surge and hurricane-force winds in portions of western Cuba beginning late Monday. Hurricane and tropical storm watches are now in effect for much of western Cuba.

4. Ian is expected to remain a major hurricane when it moves generally northward across the eastern Gulf of Mexico during the middle of next week, but uncertainty in the long-term track and intensity forecast is higher than usual. Regardless of Ian’s exact track and intensity, there is a risk of dangerous storm surge, hurricane-force winds, and heavy rainfall along the west coast of Florida and the Florida Panhandle by the middle of next week, and residents in Florida should ensure they have their hurricane plan in place, follow any advice given by local officials, and closely monitor updates to the forecast.

FORECAST POSITIONS AND MAX WINDS

INIT 25/0300Z 14.7N 77.7W 45 KT 50 MPH
12H 25/1200Z 15.3N 79.3W 55 KT 65 MPH
24H 26/0000Z 16.6N 81.0W 70 KT 80 MPH
36H 26/1200Z 18.3N 82.5W 85 KT 100 MPH
48H 27/0000Z 20.1N 83.7W 100 KT 115 MPH
60H 27/1200Z 22.0N 84.5W 115 KT 130 MPH...OVER WEST TIP OF CUBA
72H 28/0000Z 23.9N 84.9W 120 KT 140 MPH...OVER WATER
96H 29/0000Z 27.2N 84.8W 115 KT 130 MPH
120H 30/0000Z 29.6N 84.1W 80 KT 90 MPH

TROPICAL TIDBITS

Tropical Tidbits is a website run by Macon Media's favorite no-nonsense tropical forecaster, Levi Cowan. He does not post material just to get clicks or to sensationalize the storms he covers to "make them more exciting." He is reliable and sober, unlike The Weather Channel crowd of Drama Queen Meteorologists.

Levi typically posts videos late in the afternoon or early before midnight on Youtube. [Youtube Channel]

[Friday / Sept 23] TD9 gets named Ian; Significant Hurricane Expected to impact Caribbean and U.S.



What's Up in the Tropics with Mark Sudduth - September 24, 2022: Tropical Storm Ian Evening Discussion





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Almanac

24 Hour Smoke Forecast

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Air quality is in the UPPER range of green for most of the county, with the ridges and other higher elevations today being in the UPPER range of green.

Fire and Smoke Map




Local Air Monitor



Pollen

Pollen levels are expected to be in the medium-high range 4.0 out of 12) today with Ragweed, Chenopods, and Grasses being the main culprits. Tomorrow is expected to be in the medium-high range (7.1 out of 12).



Record Weather Events for September 25th

Record weather events for this date in Macon County
(1872-2016)

Highest Temperature 89°F at the Coweeta Experimental Station in 2016
Lowest Temperature 32°F at the Coweeta Experimental Station in 1983
Greatest Rainfall 2.12 inches in Highlands in 2020

Highest Temperature 98°F in Franklin on 09-04-1975
Lowest Temperature 27°F in Franklin on 09-30-1967
Greatest Rainfall 11.87 inches in Highlands on 09-27-1964
Greatest Snowfall no measurable snowfall has been recorded since records started being kept in 1873

Weather Extremes for North Carolina for the month of September Data available from 1870 to 2018

Highest Temperature 108°F Belhaven, Beaufort County 09-25-1921
Lowest Temperature 23°F Marion, McDowell County 09-28-2000
Greatest One-Day Rainfall 21.00 in Wilmington, New Hanover County 09-17-2018

Monthly Averages

Warmest Weather Station 75.4°F Morehead City, Carteret County
Coldest Weather Station 55.0°F Mount Mitchell, Yancey County
Wettest Weather Station 8.93 in Southport, Brunswick County
Driest Weather Station 2.94 in Marshall, Madison County




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Macon Calendar
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Local and State News


• North Carolina Medicaid expansion hits Certificate of Need snag [BPR]

• How they voted: NC congressional votes for the week ending Sept. 22 [WRAL-TV (Raleigh, NC)]

• Gov. Cooper promotes prisons chief Todd Ishee to lead new cabinet-level agency [Raleigh News and observer]

• Cherokee County to build high school, consolidate 3 existing, with $50 million state grant [WLOS-TV (Asheville, NC)]

• Cochran seeks fifth term as Swain Sheriff [Smoky Mountain News]

• Obituary: Patrick Francis Dempsey [Macon Media]

• Macon County Board of Commissioners - September 2022 Regular Meeting [Macon Media]

• Franklin Town Council - September 2022 Regular Meeting [Macon Media]

• Franklin Town Council - Special Called Meeting for August 30, 2022 [Macon Media]


State Budget Details

• NC Budget Table of Contents [Google Drive (PDF)]

• NC House Bill 103: 2022 Appropriations Act [Google Drive (PDF)]

• Joint Conference Committee Report on the Current Operations Appropriations Act of 2022 [Google Drive (PDF)]

• House Bill 103 Information and Voting History [NC General Assembly Website]

• Raises for state employees, preparations for recession, in proposed state budget [WRAL-TV (Raleigh, NC)]

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Special Section: Russo-Ukrainian War Updates
(sharing of a particular source is not an endorsement)
(Longer videos are in the Russo-Ukraine Videos section)



• Russian Offensive Campaign Assessment, September 24 [Institute for the Study of War] [PDF for September 23rd]

Captured Russian Equipment in Ukraine - (Featuring the @The Chieftain ) | Perun



Ukraine War: Operational silence across southern Ukraine | Sky News



Timothy Snyder: The Making of Modern Ukraine. Class 6: The Grand Duchy of Lithuania



• Russia-Ukraine war: List of key events, day 213 [Al Jazeera]




JOMINI OF THE WEST MAP (UTVD Operational Update: ZSU Counter Offensive in Kharkiv, 10-12 Sep 22.)







• Russians Seek to Mount Resistance to Putin as Mobilization Gears Up [Wall Street Journal]

• The Making of Modern Ukraine: A Free Online Course from Yale Professor Timothy Snyder [Open Culture]

• Putin seeks to 'make Ukraine run out of bullets before Russia runs out of soldiers' [DW News]

• Russia’s Lavrov vows ‘full protection’ for any annexed territory [Al Jazeera]

• What could happen if Putin used nuclear weapons in Ukraine? [France 24]

• Russia’s EU Neighbors Won’t Welcome Conscripts Fleeing Mobilization for Ukraine War [Wall Street Journal]

• Ukraine 'referendums': Soldiers go door-to-door for votes in polls [BBC News]


News from Russian or pro-Russian outlets or Video About the Russian Perspective

• Ukraine, EU’s dictatorship and change of global order: Lavrov speaks at UNGA [Russia Today]

• Russia's surprise decisions cause panic in Ukraine and the West [Pravda ]

• Highlights of Lavrov’s speech: World order without twisting arms and UN protection [TASS Russian News Agency]

Sep 7, 2022 | Eastern Economic Forum plenary session | kremlin



The Ukraine War From Russia's Perspective




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National and World News Roundup

Tropical Storm Ian 11 p.m. update | WESH-TV (Daytona Beach, FL)



• The Fed says unemployment will rise. Here's who economists say would lose their jobs first. [ABC News]

• Iran says U.S. move to ease internet sanctions is part of its hostile stance [Reuters]

• Pensions Brace for Private-Equity Losses [Wall Street Journal]

• More than 1K migrants bused to Chicago area by Texas governor, city expects additional arrivals [WLS-TV (Chicago, IL)]

• North Korea fires ballistic missile ahead of U.S. VP Harris visit [Reuters]

• Rudy Giuliani Has 2 Weeks to Pay Ex-Wife $225K or Face Jail Time [WNBC-TV (New York City, NY)]

• They Were Entitled to Free Care. Hospitals Hounded Them to Pay. [New York Times]


Mahsa Amini: Iranian government imposes Internet blackout to curb dissent | Global News



Party Drugs (Full Episode) | To Catch a Smuggler | National Geographic



Global National: Sept. 23, 2022 | Maritimers brace for hurricane Fiona’s landfall in Canada



Nightly News Full Broadcast (September 24th)


PBS NewsHour full episode, September 23, 2022



• Yes, the Great Books Make Us Better People [New York Times]



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COVID-19 News and Updates

Here is a section on COVID-19. It includes local, regional, state, national, and global items.



COVID-19 Numbers for Macon County:






• WHO Coronavirus (COVID-19) Dashboard [World Health Organization]

Globally, as of 5:39pm CEST, 23 September 2022, there have been 611,421,786 confirmed cases of COVID-19, including 6,512,438 deaths, reported to WHO. As of 20 September 2022, a total of 12,640,866,343 vaccine doses have been administered.

In United States of America, from 3 January 2020 to 5:39pm CEST, 23 September 2022, there have been 94,618,978 confirmed cases of COVID-19 with 1,044,127 deaths, reported to WHO. As of 16 September 2022, a total of 604,511,670 vaccine doses have been administered.

• Don’t ask when the pandemic will end. Ask how we’re going to live with covid. [Grid News]

• Should masks return in fall and winter to prevent a COVID surge? [ABC News]

• What to know about the BA.4.6, BF.7 and BA.2.75 variants now growing nationwide [CBS News]

• TWiV 938: Clinical update with Dr. Daniel Griffin [Microbe TV]

• TWiV 939: From lizards to Lassa with Tom Monath[Microbe TV]




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Science and Technology News Roundup

• James Earl Jones Retires From Voicing Darth Vader [Collider]

• NASA's Artemis I launch is delayed for a third time thanks to Tropical Storm Ian [Mashable]

• Mozilla reaffirms that Firefox will continue to support current content blockers [ghacks]

• Mark Zuckerberg: The metaverse will unfold in 3 steps, and one is happening ‘sooner than I thought’ [CNBC]

• Japan-led researchers develop rechargeable cyborg cockroach [The Mainichi]

• LinkedIn Ran Social Experiments on 20 Million Users Over Five Years [New York Times]

• TikTok Is Bleeding U.S. Execs Because China Is Still Calling The Shots, Ex-Employees Say [Forbes]

• A history of ARM, part 1: Building the first chip [ARS TECHNICA]

• NASA’s Juno To Skim the Surface of Jupiter’s Icy Moon Europa [Universe Today]


Podcasts and Long Form Videos (History, Culture, Science, Space, Technology and Current Events)
Anything covering educational, entertainment, history, current events, and technology topics

Slowmo of 7 Raptor Engine Static Fire - SpaceX Starship Booster 7 | Road To Mars Cinema 8k



TWiV 939: From lizards to Lassa with Tom Monath | Microbe TV



TWiV 938: Clinical update with Dr. Daniel Griffin | MIcrobe TV



Kuaizhou-1A launches Shiyan-14 and Shiyan-15 | SciNews



The Absurd Logistics of Concert Tours | Wendover Productions



SpaceX Starship Booster Upgrades Needed After Static Fire, Artemis 1 Ready, JWST, Soyuz MS-22 & More | Marcus House



Kepler: The Man Who Dreamed The Universe (part 1) | ParallaxNick



Post-Science Civilizations | Science and Futurism with Isaac Arthur






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Russo-Ukrainian War Videos (mostly long form)

--> Ukraine downgrades ties with Iran, Russian deputy defence minister sacked | Al Jazeera



Russian detainees expose Moscow police officer who tortured them | BBC News



Russian Federation on Ukraine | Press Conference | United Nations (24 Sept 2022)



Central Asian states drift from Moscow's orbit | Ukraine: The Latest | The Telegraph Podcast



How many troops can Russia really mobilize? | Binkov's Battlegrounds







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On This Day

September 25 is the 268th day of the year (269th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar; 97 days remain until the end of the year.

Historical Events



Historical Events

(Please note that the Wikipedia articles often contain a bibliography and links to where you can learn more about a historical event)



275 – For the last time, the Roman Senate chooses an emperor; they elect 75-year-old Marcus Claudius Tacitus.

762 – Led by Muhammad al-Nafs al-Zakiyya, the Hasanid branch of the Alids begins the Alid Revolt against the Abbasid Caliphate.

1066 – In the Battle of Stamford Bridge, Harald Hardrada, the invading King of Norway, is defeated by King Harold II of England.

1237 – England and Scotland sign the Treaty of York, establishing the location of their common border.

1396 – Ottoman Emperor Bayezid I defeats a Christian army at the Battle of Nicopolis.

1513 – Spanish explorer Vasco Núñez de Balboa reaches what would become known as the Pacific Ocean.

1555 – The Peace of Augsburg is signed by Emperor Charles V and the princes of the Schmalkaldic League.

1690 – Publick Occurrences Both Forreign and Domestick, the first newspaper to appear in the Americas, is published for the first and only time.

1768 – Unification of Nepal

1775 – American Revolution: Ethan Allen surrenders to British forces after attempting to capture Montreal during the Battle of Longue-Pointe.

1775 – American Revolution: Benedict Arnold's expedition to Quebec sets off.

1789 – The United States Congress passes twelve constitutional amendments: the ten known as the Bill of Rights, the (unratified) Congressional Apportionment Amendment, and the Congressional Compensation Amendment.

1790 – Four Great Anhui Troupes introduce Anhui opera to Beijing in honor of the Qianlong Emperor's eightieth birthday.

1804 – The Teton Sioux (a subdivision of the Lakota) demand one of the boats from the Lewis and Clark Expedition as a toll for allowing the expedition to move further upriver.

1868 – The Imperial Russian steam frigate Alexander Nevsky is shipwrecked off Jutland while carrying Grand Duke Alexei Alexandrovich of Russia.

1890 – The United States Congress establishes Sequoia National Park.

1906 – Leonardo Torres y Quevedo demonstrates the Telekino, guiding a boat from the shore, in what is considered to be the first use of a remote control.

1911 – An explosion of badly degraded propellant charges on board the French battleship Liberté detonates the forward ammunition magazines and destroys the ship.

1912 – Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism is founded in New York City.

1915 – World War I: The Second Battle of Champagne begins.

1918 – World War I: The end of the Battle of Megiddo, the climax of the British Army's Sinai and Palestine campaign under General Edmund Allenby.

1926 – The international Convention to Suppress the Slave Trade and Slavery is first signed.

1937 – Second Sino-Japanese War: The Chinese Eighth Route Army gains a minor, but morale-boosting victory in the Battle of Pingxingguan.

1944 – World War II: Surviving elements of the British 1st Airborne Division withdraw from Arnhem via Oosterbeek.

1955 – The Royal Jordanian Air Force is founded.

1956 – TAT-1, the first submarine transatlantic telephone cable system, is inaugurated.

1957 – Central High School in Little Rock, Arkansas, is integrated by the use of United States Army troops.

1959 – Solomon Bandaranaike, Prime Minister of Sri Lanka, is mortally wounded by a Buddhist monk, Talduwe Somarama, and dies the next day.

1962 – The People's Democratic Republic of Algeria is formally proclaimed. Ferhat Abbas is elected President of the provisional government.

1962 – The North Yemen Civil War begins when Abdullah al-Sallal dethrones the newly crowned Imam al-Badr and declares Yemen a republic under his presidency.

1963 – Lord Denning releases the UK government's official report on the Profumo affair.

1964 – The Mozambican War of Independence against Portugal begins.

1969 – The charter establishing the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation is signed.

1974 – Dr. Frank Jobe performs first ulnar collateral ligament replacement surgery (better known as Tommy John surgery) on baseball player Tommy John.

1977 – About 4,200 people take part in the first running of the Chicago Marathon.

1978 – PSA Flight 182, a Boeing 727, collides in mid-air with a Cessna 172 and crashes in San Diego, killing 144 people.

1981 – Belize joins the United Nations.

1983 – Thirty-eight IRA prisoners, armed with six handguns, hijack a prison meals lorry and smash their way out of the Maze Prison.

1992 – NASA launches the Mars Observer. Eleven months later, the probe would fail while preparing for orbital insertion.

1998 – PauknAir Flight 4101, a British Aerospace 146, crashes near Melilla Airport in Melilla, Spain, killing 38 people.[6]

2003 – The 8.3 Mw  Hokkaidō earthquake strikes just offshore Hokkaidō, Japan.

2018 – Bill Cosby is sentenced to three to ten years in prison for aggravated sexual assault.


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Published at 3:00am on Sunday, September 24, 2022
Author: Bobby Coggins


Resources used to compile the information in this article include, but are not limited to the following websites or books: MaconMedia.com, youtube.com, weather.gov, airnow.gov, wikipedia.com, onthisday.com, ncdcr.gov, ncsu.edu, utah.edu, https://www.microbe.tv/twiv/, wolfram.com, biorxiv.org, aps.org, nejm.org, plos.org, cell.com, researchsquare.com, cureus.com, spc.noaa.gov, nhc.noaa.gov, ncdenr.org, medrxiv.org, archive.org, ncpedia.org, nasa.gov, https://ww2days.com, nih.gov, carolinapublicpress.org, microbe.tv, smokymountainnews.com, psypost.org, blogspot.com, pollen.com, franklinnc.com, maconnc.org, spaceweather.com, solarham.com, loc.gov, ncleg.net, senate.gov, house.gov, whitehouse.gov, drudgereport.com, politico.com, realclearpolitics.com, ushmm.org, This Day in North Carolina History, World War II Day By Day, The Holocaust Encyclopedia, The Timetables of History, The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich, The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, The World History and Book of Facts (multiple years), On This Day In History: Over 4,000 facts, The NASA Archives. 60 Years in Space, This Day in North Carolina History, The Smithsonian History of Space Exploration: From the Ancient World to the Extraterrestrial Future, Spaceflight, 2nd Edition: The Complete Story from Sputnik to Curiousity, The Story of Civilization (11 volumes), The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire, American History, Volume 1: 1492-1877, American History, Volume 2: 1877 - Present, A Complete Chronolgy of the Second World War. Weather and Almanac data and information sources: Sources (except where otherwise credited): heavens-above.com, Ian Webster's Github, National Centers for Environmental Prediction, The National Weather Service, National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration, National Hurricane Center, Penn State University Electronic Wall Map, The State Climate Office of North Carolina, Storm Prediction Center, U.S. Naval Observatory, University of Utah Department of Atmospheric Sciences, and the Weather Prediction Center. Back to Top

Obituary: Patrick Francis Dempsey



Patrick Francis Dempsey, age 63 of Otto, North Carolina, went to be with his Lord and Savior on Thursday, September 21, 2022, at Mission Hospital in Ashville, N.C. Patrick was born on July 5, 1959, in Grand Rapids, MI, the son of Andrew Dempsey and Mary Susan (DeBlaay) Dempsey, now Oswald.

Patrick was a tender-hearted person, always lending a hand to family, friends & neighbors wherever & whenever needed. His life’s career was laying flooring and doing odd jobs. He was a tinkerer. He loved to garden, but mostly, he loved his family and his best friends Larry, Wayne & Jim.

Surviving are his wife; Linda Christine (Burns), children; Andrew, Travis & Erica (Stlaurent), Nichole, stepsons; Jeffrey Burns, & Andrew Burns, grandchildren; Kameron, Ashton, onna, Jeremiah, Reese, Gabriel, Kiara, Nevaeh, Kyah, Lorissa, Taroha, mother; Mary Susan Oswald, brothers; Christopher & Elizabeth (Wright) Dempsey, Michael Dempsey, Joseph & Gail (LaJoye) Dempsey, & Daniel & Tricia (Koehlinger), sister; Dawn (Dempsey) & Michael Hulbert, stepbrother; Kevin Oswald, stepsisters; Kelly (Oswald) & Michael Lemon, & Kara Oswald, Aunts, Uncles, many nieces, nephews, great nieces, & great nephews. He was preceded in death by his father; Andrew, Stepfather; Wallace Oswald, Granddaughter; Onna, nephews; John, Brad, and niece; Kristin.

There will be a private family gathering to say goodbyes. If anyone would like to come please reach Erika stlaurent Dempsey on Facebook or Linda Christy Burns.

Published at 3:00am on Sunday, September 25, 2022

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Saturday, September 24, 2022

News and Weather Briefing for Saturday, September 24, 2022



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GENERAL OUTLOOK

Drier conditions and cooler temperatures will persist through Saturday. Temperatures warm a few degrees ahead of the next cold front which arrives late Sunday. Expect gradual cooling going into late in the upcoming week as Canadian high pressure settles over the eastern part of the nation.



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Local Weather

General Forecast Through Monday Night





Franklin Area

Today

Mostly sunny, with highs in the mid-to-upper 70s. Light and variable winds.

Tonight

Partly cloudy, with lows in the mid 50s. Calm winds.

Sunday

A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms, then a chance of showers after 3pm. Mostly sunny, with highs near 80. Calm winds in the morning increasing to come out of the west 5 to 10 mph in the afternoon. Chance of rain is 30%. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

Sunday Night

A 30 percent chance of showers, mainly before 7pm. Mostly clear, with lows in the low-to-mid 50s. Light winds out of the northwest.

Monday

Sunny, with highs in the mid 70s.

Monday Night

Clear, with lows in the mid 40s.


Highlands Plateau

Today

Mostly sunny, with highs in the upper 60s. Calm winds in the morning increasing to come out of the southwest around 5 mph in the afternoon.

Tonight

Partly cloudy, with lows in the lower 50s. Winds out of the southwest around 5 mph.

Sunday

A slight chance of showers, then a chance of showers and thunderstorms after 2pm. Mostly sunny, with highs near 70. Winds out of the west 6 to 10 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph. Chance of rain is 30%. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

Sunday Night

A 30 percent chance of showers, mainly before 7pm. Mostly clear, with lows around 50. Winds out of the northwest 5 to 10 mph.

Monday

Sunny, with highs in thew mid-to-upper 60s.

Monday Night

Clear, with lows in the low-to-mid 40s.


Otto and South Central Macon County

Today

Mostly sunny, with highs in the mid 70s. Calm winds becoming south around 5 mph.

Tonight

Partly cloudy, with lows in the mid 50s. Calm winds.

Sunday

A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms, then a chance of showers after 3pm. Mostly sunny, with highs in the upper 70s. Calm winds in the morning increasing to come out of the west around 5 mph in the afternoon. Chance of rain is 30%. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

Sunday Night

A 20 percent chance of showers before 9pm. Mostly clear, with lows in the low-to-mid 50s. Light winds out of the northwest.

Monday

Sunny, with highs in the mid 70s.

Monday Night

Clear, with lows in the mid 40s.


Nantahala Area

Today

Mostly sunny, with highs near 70. Light winds out of the southwest.

Tonight

Partly cloudy, with lows in the mid-to-upper 50s. Light winds out of the south.

Sunday

A 30 percent chance of showers, mainly after 2pm. Mostly sunny, with highs in the mid-to-upper 70s. Calm winds in the morning increasing to come out of the west around 5 mph in the afternoon. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible.

Sunday Night

A 30 percent chance of showers, mainly before 7pm. Mostly clear, with lows in the lower 50s. Light winds out of the northwest.

Monday

Sunny, with highs near 70.

Monday Night

Clear, with lows in the mid 40s.




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Hazards and Tropical Weather

Hazardous weather is not expected fortoday or tonight,





TROPICAL WEATHER OUTLOOK




Tropical Weather Outlook
NWS National Hurricane Center Miami FL
200 AM EDT Sat Sep 24 2022
For the North Atlantic...Caribbean Sea and the Gulf of Mexico:

Active Systems:
The National Hurricane Center is issuing advisories on Post-Tropical Cyclone Fiona, currently approaching eastern Nova Scotia, on Tropical Storm Gaston, located near the central Azores, on recently upgraded Tropical Storm Ian, located over the central Caribbean Sea, and on Tropical Storm Hermine, located over the far eastern Atlantic.

1. Central Tropical Atlantic:
Showers and thunderstorms remain disorganized in association with a broad area of low pressure located several hundred miles west-southwest of the Cabo Verde Islands. Despite unfavorable upper-level winds, some slow development of this system is possible over the next several days while it drifts northwestward or northward over the central tropical Atlantic.

* Formation chance through 48 hours...low...20 percent.
* Formation chance through 5 days...low...30 percent.



Tropical Storm Ian Discussion Number 4
NWS National Hurricane Center Miami FL AL092022
1100 PM EDT Fri Sep 23 2022

The system remains sheared from the northeast, with the low-level circulation evident a bit to the east of the deep convection. Unfortunately, we didn't have the benefit of a reconnaissance aircraft this evening to sample the winds, but satellite estimates did increase a bit. TAFB and SAB provided Dvorak classifications of T2.0/30 kt and T3.0/45 kt, respectively, while the objective UW-CIMSS ADT and SATCON estimates are at tropical storm intensity. Based on a blend of these data, the depression is upgraded to Tropical Storm Ian with 35-kt winds.

Ian's center appears to have been moving more slowly this evening, and the initial motion estimate is west-northwestward, or 285/10 kt. The track guidance is in good agreement that Ian should turn westward during the next 12-24 hours while located to the south of a small mid-level anticyclone centered just north of Hispaniola. After 24 hours, Ian is expected to begin recurving around the western side of this high, turning northwestward over the northwestern Caribbean Sea, and then northward while crossing Cuba into the Gulf of Mexico and toward Florida. The track models agree on this general scenario, and the guidance envelope is flanked by the major global models, with the ECMWF taking a route over South Florida and the GFS farther west, remaining over the eastern Gulf of Mexico by day 5. The new NHC forecast lies between these two scenarios and is not much different from the previous forecast. The GFS and ECMWF ensembles both show a similar amount of spread as the deterministic guidance, but both ensemble means are close to the multi-model consensus aids, which helps to give more credence to the position of the official forecast.

The moderate deep-layer shear affecting Ian is forecast to decrease during the next 6 to 12 hours, and the cyclone will be moving over the very warm waters of the central and northwestern Caribbean Sea, where sea surface temperatures are between 29 and 31 degrees Celsius. Intensification is expected to be gradual during the next 36 hours while Ian gets better organized in a lower-shear environment, but after that time, conditions will be conducive for faster strengthening. In fact, the NHC intensity forecast explicitly calls for rapid intensification (RI) between days 2 and 3 while Ian is moving over the northwestern Caribbean Sea toward western Cuba. It's worth nothing too that the RI indices from SHIPS are showing a 2-in-3 chance of a 65-kt increase in winds during the next 3 days, and if that transpires, Ian could be stronger than what's shown in the official forecast. The storm is not expected to be over Cuba long enough to cause much weakening, and the forecast still shows Ian as a major hurricane over the eastern Gulf of Mexico while approaching the west coast of Florida.

Key Messages:

1. Ian is expected to produce heavy rainfall and instances of flash flooding and possible mudslides in areas of higher terrain, particularly over Jamaica and Cuba.

2. Hurricane conditions are possible in the Cayman Islands by early Monday, with tropical storm conditions possible by late Sunday. Tropical storm conditions are possible in Jamaica on Sunday.

3. Early next week, Ian is forecast to move near or over western Cuba as a strengthening hurricane and then approach the Florida peninsula at or near major hurricane strength, with the potential for significant impacts from storm surge, hurricane-force winds, and heavy rainfall. While it is too soon to determine the exact magnitude and location of these impacts, residents in Cuba, the Florida Keys, and the Florida peninsula should ensure they have their hurricane plan in place and closely monitor forecast updates through the weekend.

FORECAST POSITIONS AND MAX WINDS

INIT 24/0300Z 14.8N 72.0W 35 KT 40 MPH
12H 24/1200Z 14.7N 73.9W 40 KT 45 MPH
24H 25/0000Z 15.1N 76.3W 45 KT 50 MPH
36H 25/1200Z 16.1N 78.4W 50 KT 60 MPH
48H 26/0000Z 17.6N 80.1W 60 KT 70 MPH
60H 26/1200Z 19.3N 81.5W 75 KT 85 MPH...NEAR GRAND CAYMAN
72H 27/0000Z 21.2N 82.4W 90 KT 105 MPH
96H 28/0000Z 24.9N 83.0W 100 KT 115 MPH
120H 29/0000Z 28.0N 82.0W 95 KT 110 MPH...OVER FLORIDA

TROPICAL TIDBITS

Tropical Tidbits is a website run by Macon Media's favorite no-nonsense tropical forecaster, Levi Cowan. He does not post material just to get clicks or to sensationalize the storms he covers to "make them more exciting." He is reliable and sober, unlike The Weather Channel crowd of Drama Queen Meteorologists.

Levi typically posts videos late in the afternoon or early before midnight on Youtube. [Youtube Channel]

[Friday / Sept 23] Fiona nearing Canada; TD9 Expected to Threaten Western Caribbean and Southeast U.S.



What's Up in the Tropics with Mark Sudduth - September 23, 2022: Very Important Evening Update Covering Fiona and 98L





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Almanac

24 Hour Smoke Forecast

A smoke fieldmap was not provided for today. -->















Air quality is in the UPPER range of green for most of the county, with the ridges and other higher elevations today being in the UPPER range of green.

Fire and Smoke Map




Local Air Monitor



Pollen

Pollen levels are expected to be in the medium-high range 7.2 out of 12) today with Ragweed, Chenopods, and Grasses being the main culprits. Tomorrow is expected to be in the medium-high range (6.9 out of 12).



Record Weather Events for September 24th

Record weather events for this date in Macon County
(1872-2016)

Highest Temperature 89°F in Highlands in 1931
Lowest Temperature 29°F in Franklin in 1963
Greatest Rainfall 4.27 inches in Franklin in 1965

Highest Temperature 98°F in Franklin on 09-04-1975
Lowest Temperature 27°F in Franklin on 09-30-1967
Greatest Rainfall 11.87 inches in Highlands on 09-27-1964
Greatest Snowfall no measurable snowfall has been recorded since records started being kept in 1873

Weather Extremes for North Carolina for the month of September Data available from 1870 to 2018

Highest Temperature 108°F Belhaven, Beaufort County 09-25-1921
Lowest Temperature 23°F Marion, McDowell County 09-28-2000
Greatest One-Day Rainfall 21.00 in Wilmington, New Hanover County 09-17-2018

Monthly Averages

Warmest Weather Station 75.4°F Morehead City, Carteret County
Coldest Weather Station 55.0°F Mount Mitchell, Yancey County
Wettest Weather Station 8.93 in Southport, Brunswick County
Driest Weather Station 2.94 in Marshall, Madison County




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Local and State News


• Friday Football Frenzy: All your scores & highlights, 09-23-22 [WLOS-TV (Asheville, NC)]

• Trump endorses Sandy Smith for eastern NC congressional seat [WRAL-TV (Raleigh, NC)]

• Photos: Former President Trump rallies supporters for candidates in NC [Raleigh News and Observer]

• Smathers Sues HCA For 'Egregious' Medical Negligence During Son's Birth [Smoky Mountain News]

• Town turns pink for the Walk for Hope [Sylva Herald and Ruralite]

• Macon County Board of Commissioners - September 2022 Regular Meeting [Macon Media]

• Franklin Town Council - September 2022 Regular Meeting [Macon Media]

• Franklin Town Council - Special Called Meeting for August 30, 2022 [Macon Media]


State Budget Details

• NC Budget Table of Contents [Google Drive (PDF)]

• NC House Bill 103: 2022 Appropriations Act [Google Drive (PDF)]

• Joint Conference Committee Report on the Current Operations Appropriations Act of 2022 [Google Drive (PDF)]

• House Bill 103 Information and Voting History [NC General Assembly Website]

• Raises for state employees, preparations for recession, in proposed state budget [WRAL-TV (Raleigh, NC)]

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Special Section: Russo-Ukrainian War Updates
(sharing of a particular source is not an endorsement)
(Longer videos are in the Russo-Ukraine Videos section)



• Russian Offensive Campaign Assessment, September 23 [Institute for the Study of War] [PDF for September 23rd]

Russia’s war strategy: How staged referendums factor into play | Global News



• The Making of Modern Ukraine: A Free Online Course from Yale Professor Timothy Snyder [Open Culture]

Timothy Snyder: The Making of Modern Ukraine. Class 6: The Grand Duchy of Lithuania



• Russia-Ukraine war: List of key events, day 212 [Al Jazeera]




JOMINI OF THE WEST MAP (UTVD Operational Update: ZSU Counter Offensive in Kharkiv, 10-12 Sep 22.)







• Putin seeks to 'make Ukraine run out of bullets before Russia runs out of soldiers' [DW News]

• UN experts conclude war crimes committed in Ukraine conflict [Al Jazeera]

• What could happen if Putin used nuclear weapons in Ukraine? [France 24]

• Russia’s EU Neighbors Won’t Welcome Conscripts Fleeing Mobilization for Ukraine War [Wall Street Journal]

• Ukraine 'referendums': Soldiers go door-to-door for votes in polls [BBC News]


News from Russian or pro-Russian outlets or Video About the Russian Perspective

• Donbass referendums will change security reality – Moscow [Russia Today]

• Russia vs. the West standoff: Caribbean Crisis II, Nuclear Armageddon or Negotiations? [Pravda ]

• First day of referendums held in Donbass and liberated territories [TASS Russian News Agency]

Sep 7, 2022 | Eastern Economic Forum plenary session | kremlin



The Ukraine War From Russia's Perspective




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National and World News Roundup

Republicans and Democrats present competing visions for the country | CNBC Television



• War, Inflation Knock World Economy Off Balance [Wall Street Journal]

• Arizona judge: State can enforce near-total abortion ban [AP News]

• A 3,000-year-old canoe has been discovered in a Wisconsin lake: "Truly incredible" [CBS News]

• Riggleman: White House switchboard called a Capitol rioter on January 6 [CBS News]

• Trump denounces New York attorney general during rally following fraud lawsuit against him [The Hill]

FULL VIDEO: Former President Trump speaks at NC campaign rally for Ted Budd in Wilmington | WNCN-TV (Goldsboro, NC)




Mahsa Amini: Iranian government imposes Internet blackout to curb dissent | Global News



Brooks and Tumulty on Putin's war in Ukraine and the state of Republican politics | PBS Newshour



Global National: Sept. 23, 2022 | Maritimers brace for hurricane Fiona’s landfall in Canada



Nightly News Full Broadcast (September 23rd)


PBS NewsHour full episode, September 23, 2022



• Yes, the Great Books Make Us Better People [New York Times]



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COVID-19 News and Updates

Here is a section on COVID-19. It includes local, regional, state, national, and global items.



COVID-19 Numbers for Macon County:






• WHO Coronavirus (COVID-19) Dashboard [World Health Organization]

Globally, as of 5:39pm CEST, 23 September 2022, there have been 611,421,786 confirmed cases of COVID-19, including 6,512,438 deaths, reported to WHO. As of 20 September 2022, a total of 12,640,866,343 vaccine doses have been administered.

In United States of America, from 3 January 2020 to 5:39pm CEST, 23 September 2022, there have been 94,618,978 confirmed cases of COVID-19 with 1,044,127 deaths, reported to WHO. As of 16 September 2022, a total of 604,511,670 vaccine doses have been administered.

• Long-term neurologic outcomes of COVID-19 [Nature]

• SARS-CoV-2 infection drives an inflammatory response in human adipose tissue through infection of adipocytes and macrophages [Science (American Association for the Advancement of Science)]

• Long covid—an update for primary care [The British Medical Journal]

• Risk of myocarditis and pericarditis following BNT162b2 and mRNA-1273 COVID-19 vaccination [Vaccine (The Japanese Society for Vaccinology)]

• Nearly 225,000 Americans have died of COVID-19 since the start of 2022 despite viral declines, data shows [ABC News]

• Scientists Find a New Coronavirus in Bats That Is Resistant to Current Vaccines [Time Magazine]




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Science and Technology News Roundup

• Mozilla claims Apple, Google and Microsoft force users to use default web browsers [TechRadar]

• Musk says activating Starlink, in response to Blinken on internet freedom in Iran [Reuters]

• US allows tech firms to boost internet access in Iran [AP News]

• Belgium To Shut Nuclear Reactor On Friday Amid Energy Crunch [Oil Price]

• First single-crystal organometallic perovskite optical fibers [PHYS.ORG]

• Apple Music Takes Over Pepsi as Presenter of Super Bowl Halftime Show [Bloomberg]

• This Week in Enterprise Tech 512: Smart Money Makes the World Go Around [TWIT TV]

• General Atomics tested the Avenger MQ-20A drone, controlled by artificial intelligence [GaGadget]

• The Next Silicon Valley Will Be in the US Heartland [Wired]


Podcasts and Long Form Videos (History, Culture, Science, Space, Technology and Current Events)
Anything covering educational, entertainment, history, current events, and technology topics

Kepler: The Man Who Dreamed The Universe (part 1) | ParallaxNick



Myth Factor Authentication - DTNS 4361 | Daily Tech News Show



Post-Science Civilizations | Science and Futurism with Isaac Arthur



Will SLS beat the hurricane? // TMRO LIVE SHOW



Uber Data Breach Shows Problems with 2FA | Hak 5 ThreatWire



Solving Whole Home Audio | Jupiter Broadcasting Self-Hosted 80



This Week in Enterprise Tech 512 - Smart Money Makes the World Go Around | TWIT TV



SpaceX Falcon 9 Recovered After Record 14th Flight | NASA Spaceflight






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Russo-Ukrainian War Videos (mostly long form)

--> The race to get out of Russia | ABC News



What impact will Russia's sham referendum have? | DW News



Russia defends Ukraine war as US, others condemn alleged abuses | Al Jazeera



Ukraine's stunning counter-offensive: Commanders explain Kyiv's military success | FRANCE 24



How many troops can Russia really mobilize? | Binkov's Battlegrounds







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On This Day

September 24 is the 267th day of the year (268th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar; 98 days remain until the end of the year.

Historical Events



Historical Events

(Please note that the Wikipedia articles often contain a bibliography and links to where you can learn more about a historical event)



787 – Second Council of Nicaea: The council assembles at the church of Hagia Sophia.

1568 – Spanish naval forces defeat an English fleet, under the command of John Hawkins, at the Battle of San Juan de Ulúa near Veracruz.

1645 – The Battle of Rowton Heath in England is a Parliamentarian victory over a Royalist army commanded in person by King Charles.

1674 – Second Tantrik Coronation of Shivaji.

1745 – Jacobite rising of 1745: Bonnie Prince Charles beats British government army in the Battle of Prestonpans.

1789 – The United States Congress passes the Judiciary Act, creating the office of the Attorney General and federal judiciary system and ordering the composition of the Supreme Court.

1830 – A revolutionary committee of notables forms the Provisional Government of Belgium.

1841 – The Sultanate of Brunei cedes Sarawak to the United Kingdom.

1846 – Mexican–American War: General Zachary Taylor captures Monterrey.

1852 – The first powered, passenger-carrying airship, the Giffard dirigible, travels 17 miles (27 km) from Paris to Trappes.

1853 – Admiral Despointes formally takes possession of New Caledonia in the name of France.

1869 – Black Friday (1869): Gold prices plummet after United States President Grant orders the Treasury to sell large quantities of gold after Jay Gould and James Fisk plot to control the market.

1877 – The Battle of Shiroyama is a decisive victory of the Imperial Japanese Army over the Satsuma Rebellion.

1890 – The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints officially renounces polygamy.

1906 – U.S. President Theodore Roosevelt proclaims Devils Tower in Wyoming as the nation's first National Monument.

1906 – Racial tensions exacerbated by rumors lead to the Atlanta Race Riot, further increasing racial segregation.

1911 – His Majesty's Airship No. 1, Britain's first rigid airship, is wrecked by strong winds before her maiden flight at Barrow-in-Furness.

1929 – Jimmy Doolittle performs the first flight without a window, proving that full instrument flying from take off to landing is possible.

1932 – Gandhi and Dr. Ambedkar agree to the Poona Pact, which reserved seats in the Indian provincial legislatures for the "Depressed Classes" (Untouchables).

1935 – Earl and Weldon Bascom produce the first rodeo ever held outdoors under electric lights.

1946 – Cathay Pacific Airways is founded in Hong Kong.

1946 – The top-secret Clifford-Elsey Report on the Soviet Union is delivered to President Truman.

1948 – The Honda Motor Company is founded.

1950 – The eastern United States is covered by a thick haze from the Chinchaga fire in western Canada.

1957 – President Eisenhower sends the 101st Airborne Division to Little Rock, Arkansas, to enforce desegregation.

1959 – TAI Flight 307 crashes during takeoff from Bordeaux–Mérignac Airport in Bordeaux, Nouvelle-Aquitaine, France, killing 55 people.

1960 – USS Enterprise, the world's first nuclear-powered aircraft carrier, is launched.

1972 – Japan Airlines Flight 472 lands at Juhu Aerodrome instead of Santacruz Airport in Bombay, India.

1973 – Guinea-Bissau declares its independence from Portugal.

1975 – Southwest Face expedition members become the first persons to reach the summit of Mount Everest by any of its faces, instead of using a ridge route.

1993 – The Cambodian monarchy is restored, with Norodom Sihanouk as king.

1996 – Representatives of 71 nations sign the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty at the United Nations.

2005 – Hurricane Rita makes landfall in the United States, devastating portions of southwestern Louisiana and extreme southeastern Texas.

2007 – Between 30,000 and 100,000 people take part in anti-government protests in Yangon, Burma, the largest in 20 years.

2008 – Thabo Mbeki resigns as president of South Africa.

2009 – The G20 summit begins in Pittsburgh with 30 global leaders in attendance.

2009 – Airlink Flight 8911 crashes near Durban International Airport in Durban, South Africa, killing the captain and injuring the rest of the crew.

2013 – A 7.7-magnitude earthquake strikes southern Pakistan, killing at least 327 people.

2014 – The Mars Orbiter Mission makes India the first Asian nation to reach Mars orbit, and the first nation in the world to do so in its first attempt.

2015 – At least 1,100 people are killed and another 934 wounded after a stampede during the Hajj in Saudi Arabia.


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Published at 2:45am on Saturday, September 24, 2022
Author: Bobby Coggins


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