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Tuesday, June 28, 2022

News and Weather Briefing for Tuesday, June 28, 2022



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Almanac
Macon Calendar
Local and StateNews
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

A weak surface front will drift southeast of our area tonight and become stationary from the Gulf coast to the Carolina coast through the middle of the week as it slowly dissipates. Moisture will gradually increase for the remainder of the week, keeping daily shower and thunderstorm chances in the forecast. Another weak front will approach from the north during the weekend.



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Local Weather

General Forecast Through Thursday Night





Franklin Area

Today

A 20 percent chance of showers after noon. Mostly cloudy, with highs near 80. Calm winds in the morning increasing to come out of the southeast around 5 mph in the afternoon.

Tonight

A 30 percent chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with lows around 60. Calm winds. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible.

Wednesday

A chance of showers, with thunderstorms also possible after 10am. Mostly cloudy, with highs near 80. Calm winds. Chance of rain is 40%. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

Wednesday Night

Mostly cloudy, with lows around 60. Calm winds.

Thursday

A slight chance of showers, then a chance of showers and thunderstorms after 11am. Partly sunny, with highs in the low-to-mid 80s. Chance of rain is 30%.

Thursday Night

A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms before 8pm. Mostly cloudy, with lows in the lower 60s.


Highlands Plateau

Today

A 30 percent chance of showers, mainly after 3pm. Mostly cloudy, with highs near 70. WInds out of the east 5 to 10 mph.

Tonight

A 30 percent chance of showers. Patchy fog after 3am. Otherwise, mostly cloudy, with lows in the upper 50s. Light winds out of the east. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch possible.

Wednesday

A chance of showers, then showers and thunderstorms likely after 10am. Patchy fog before 8am. Otherwise, mostly cloudy, with highs in the lower 70s. Calm winds in the morning increasing to come out of the south around 5 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.

Wednesday Night

Mostly cloudy, with lows around 60. Calm winds.

Thursday

A slight chance of showers, then a chance of showers and thunderstorms after 11am. Partly sunny, with highs in the mid 70s. Chance of rain is 40%.

Thursday Night

A chance of showers and thunderstorms before 2am, then a chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with lows around 60. Chance of rain is 30%.


Otto and South Central Macon County

Today

A 20 percent chance of showers after noon. Mostly cloudy, with highs in the upper 70s. Calm winds in the morning increasing to come out of the southeast around 5 mph in the afternoon.

Tonight

A 30 percent chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with lows around 60. Calm winds. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible.

Wednesday

A chance of showers, with thunderstorms also possible after 10am. Mostly cloudy, with highs near 80. Light and variable winds. Chance of rain is 50%. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

Wednesday Night

Mostly cloudy, with lows in the lower 60s. Calm winds.

Thursday

A slight chance of showers, then a chance of showers and thunderstorms after 11am. Partly sunny, with highs near 80. Chance of rain is 30%.

Thursday Night

A chance of thunderstorms before 8pm. Mostly cloudy, with lows in the mid 60s. Chance of rain is 30%.


Nantahala Area

Today

A 20 percent chance of showers after 2pm. Mostly cloudy, with highs in the mid 60s. Light and variable winds.

Tonight

A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with lows in the lower 60s. Calm winds. Chance of rain is 20%.

Wednesday

A chance of showers, with thunderstorms also possible after 10am. Partly sunny, with highs in the mid 70s. Calm winds. Chance of rain is 40%. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

Wednesday Night

Mostly cloudy, with lows in the low-to-mid 60s. Calm winds.

Thursday

A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 2pm. Mostly sunny, with highs in the upper 70s.

Thursday Night

A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms before 8pm. Mostly cloudy, with lows in the mid 60s.







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Hazards and Tropical Weather

Widely scattered thunderstorms are possible this afternoon and evening..



TROPICAL WEATHER OUTLOOK




Tropical Weather Outlook
NWS National Hurricane Center Miami FL
200 AM EDT Tue Jun 28 2022

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

East of the Windward Islands:
The National Hurricane Center is issuing advisories on Potential Tropical Cyclone Two, located several hundred miles east of the southern Windward Islands.

* Formation chance through 48 hours...high...70 percent.
* Formation chance through 5 days...high...90 percent.

1. Northern Gulf of Mexico:
A surface trough of low pressure is located over the north-central Gulf of Mexico. While shower and thunderstorm activity with this system is currently limited, surface pressures have fallen some over the last 24 hours. Some additional development of this system is possible as it moves generally westward at 5-10 mph and approaches the coast of Texas during the next few days.

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

2. Central Tropical Atlantic:
A tropical wave located about 1200 miles east of the Windward Islands is producing disorganized showers and thunderstorms. This system is forecast to interact with another tropical wave to its east over the next several days, and some gradual development is possible later this week while the overall system moves west- northwestward at around 15 mph across the central tropical Atlantic.

* Formation chance through 48 hours...low...near 0 percent.
* Formation chance through 5 days...low...20 percent.



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Almanac

24 Hour Smoke Forecast

No smoke fields will be crossing Macon County today, no map was produced.












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

Fire and Smoke Map




Local Air Monitor



Pollen

Pollen levels are expected to be in the low range 3.3 out of 12) today with Grasses and Plantain being the main culprits. Tomorrow is expected to be in the low-medium range (1.9 out of 12).



Record Weather Events for June 28th

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

Highest Temperature 95°F in Franklin in 1978
Lowest Temperature 40°F at the Coweeta Experimental Station in 1968
Greatest Rainfall 3.33 inches at the Coweeta Experimental Station in 1957
Greatest Snowfall (no measurable snowfall has been recorded on this date since records started being kept in 1872)


Weather Extremes for Macon County for the month of June
Data available from 1873 to 2018

Highest Temperature 99°F at the Coweeta Experimental Station on 06-30-2012
Lowest Temperature 32°F at the Coweeta Experimental Station on 06-02-1966
Greatest Rainfall 7.63 inches in Highlands on 06-16-1949
Greatest Snowfall no measurable snowfall has been recorded since records started being kept in 1873

All-time record weather events for Macon County

Highest Temperature 101°F in Franklin on Jul 29, 1952
Lowest Temperature -19°F in Highlands on Jan 21, 1985
Greatest Rainfall 21.15 inches in Highlands on Jul 29, 1879
Greatest One-Day Snowfall 25.5 inches at the Coweeta Experimental Station on Mar 13, 1993




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Macon Calendar
(send your event to calendar@maconmedia.com)


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Local and State News


• NC town set to cease existence as state treasurer calls for criminal charges [Carolina Public Press]

• Inmate dies at Jackson County Detention Center [WLOS-TV (Asheville, NC)]

• Josh Stein’s office to respond this week to GOP leaders on NC’s 20-week abortion ban [Raleigh News and Observer]

• Documents show who supports Mission, Novant or AdventHealth expansion [Asheville Citizen Times]

• Macon & Swain County emergency personnel respond to fatal swift water rescue [The Southern Scoop]

• https://archive.ph/g7xqD [The Waynesville Mountaineer (Waynesville, 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, June 27 [Institute for the Study of War] [PDF for June 27th]



Missile hits shopping mall in central Ukraine | ABC Nightly News



• Russian Missiles Hit Ukraine Shopping Mall, Zelensky Says, as G-7 Leaders Pledge More Aid [Wall Street Journal]




JOMINI OF THE WEST MAP (Day 98-107)





• Ahead of NATO summit, alliance sets out plan to increase high-alert forces [DW News]

• Zelensky calls deadly missile strike on Kremenchuk mall a ‘brazen terrorist act’ [France 24]

• Russia and Ukraine’s war over grain [Al Jazeera]

• Russian Missiles Hit Ukraine Shopping Mall, Zelensky Says, as G-7 Leaders Pledge More Aid [Wall Street Journal]

• Russian Forces Push to Extend Gains as G-7 Leaders Promise More Aid to Ukraine [The Wall Street Journal]

• West Seeks a More Effective Way to Tighten Sanctions on Russia [Wall Street Journal]


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

• Joe Biden paid his son’s bills for prostitutes – media [Russia Today]

• The Great White West Aims to Crush Slavs and Chinese [Pravda ]

• Russia defaults on Eurobonds — Moody’s [TASS Russian News Agency]

The causes and consequences of the Ukraine war A lecture by John J. Mearsheimer



Chechen troops liberate Donbass civilians in Severodonetsk | Itapirkanmaa2



The Ukraine War From Russia's Perspective




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National and World News Roundup

• No reruns: Committee tries new approach to break through [Yahoo! News]

• ‘Stacks of bodies’: 46 people found dead in trailer, 16 hospitalized, San Antonio officials say [KSAT-TV (San Antonio, TX)]

• 23 million Californians to get up to $1,050 in "inflation relief" checks [CBS News]

• India journalist Mohammed Zubair arrested for 2018 Twitter post [Al Jazeera]

• Weed users nearly 25% more likely to need emergency care and hospitalization [CNN]

• Senate sergeant-at-arms in charge of security during Jan 6 riot dies [Independent]

• Trump vs. DeSantis, by the numbers [The Hill]

Global National: June 27, 2022 | Zelenskyy pleads with G7 allies for more aid amid Russian attacks



NBC Nightly News Full Broadcast - June 27th, 2022


--> PBS NewsHour Full Episode June 27th, 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 4:49pm CEST, 27 June 2022, there have been 540,923,532 confirmed cases of COVID-19, including 6,325,785 deaths, reported to WHO. As of 21 June 2022, a total of 11,912,594,538 vaccine doses have been administered.
In United States of America, from 3 January 2020 to 4:49pm CEST, 27 June 2022, there have been 85,673,420 confirmed cases of COVID-19 with 1,005,025 deaths, reported to WHO. As of 17 June 2022, a total of 584,348,681 vaccine doses have been administered.

• Safety and efficacy of convalescent plasma for severe COVID-19: a randomized, single blinded, parallel, controlled clinical study [BMC Infectious Diseases]

• Fast-evolving COVID variants complicate vaccine updates [Nature]

• U.S. grapples with whether to modify COVID vaccine for fall [CTV News]

• America Is Sliding Into the Long Pandemic Defeat [The Atlantic]

• Fatigue and quality-of-life in the year following SARS-Cov2 infection [BMC Infectious Diseases]

• TWiV 912: COVID-19 clinical update #120 with Dr. Daniel Griffin [Microbe TV]

• TWiV 913: Twinkle twinkle little SARS [Microbe TV]




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Science and Technology News Roundup

• Ethereum Mining Is Going Away, and Miners Are Not Happy [Bloomberg]

• The Supreme Court says it won’t consider rewriting defamation law... yet [The Verge]

• Taiwan's GlobalWafers to invest $5 bln in new silicon wafer plant in Texas [Reuters]

• 45% of Streaming Moochers Wouldn’t Purchase Their Favorite Subscription Service If They Couldn’t Use Someone Else’s Login [Lending Tree]

• Facebook Is Banning People Who Say They Will Mail Abortion Pills [Vice News]

• China has plans to make Minority Report a reality for its citizens [TechSpot]

• Spurred by Roe overturn, senators seek FTC probe of iOS and Android tracking [ARS TECHNICA]

• How TikTok is turning a generation of video addicts into a data goldmine [The Guardian]

• Free, legally available series/movies on YouTube in a Netlflix-like interface [Lamplight TV]


Podcasts and Long Form Videos
Anything from educational, entertainment, history, current events and technology

Level1 News June 28 2022: Hot Tub Crime Machine



EV Prices Are Shocking - DTNS 4304 | Daily Tech News Show



Cordkillers 413 - Flixstarter | Cord Killers



FINALLY! A Graphene Battery That Could Change Everything | Answers With Joe



What's Up in the Tropics with Mark Sudduth - Very Busy Week Ahead - June 27, 2022



Booster 7 Testing Begins | SpaceX Starbase



Understanding Starship and Booster Fueling and Quick Disconnect!






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Russo-Ukrainian War Videos (mostly long form)

--> Myths & Claims of the Russia-Ukraine War - Claims, Feints, and Bioweapons | Perun



Ukraine War Report | The Situation Room | Evening Report (June, 27th, 2022)



Will costly sanctions last as long as the war in Ukraine? | DW News



Can G7 remain united against President Vladimir Putin? | Inside Story



Missile hits shopping mall in central Ukraine | ABC Nightly News



Wartime economy, can G7 stare down Russia over Ukraine? | FRANCE 24 English



Where is Russia taking Ukraine's stolen grain? | BBC News



Myths & Claims of the Russia-Ukraine War - Claims, Feints, and Bioweapons | Perun



Power shift on Ukraine’s frontlines? | Binkov's Battlegrounds







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On This Day

June 28 is the 179th day of the year (180th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar; 186 days remain until the end of the year.

In common years it is always in ISO week 26.

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)




1098 – Fighters of the First Crusade defeat Kerbogha of Mosul.
• [Wikipedia: Kerbogha]
• [Wikipedia: First Crusade]
• [Documentary: The First Crusade]

1119 - Battle of Sarmada (aka Battle of Ager Sanguinis or the Battle of the Field of Blood) - Emir Ilghazi defeats French Crusaders
• [Wikipedia: Battle of Ager Sanguinis]
• [Battle of the Field of Blood, 1119 AD ⚔️ The Crusades ⚔️ (a.k.a. Battle of Ager Sanguinis)]
• [Ager Sanguinis: The Battle of the Field of Blood, 1119]

1245 - 1st Council of Lyons (13th ecumenical council) opens
• [Wikipedia: First Council of Lyon]

1360 – Muhammed VI becomes the tenth Nasrid king of Granada after killing his brother-in-law Ismail II.
• [Wikipedia: Muhammad VI of Granada]
• [Wikipedia: Ismail II of Granada]

1389 - Ottomans defeat Serbian army in the bloody Battle of Kosovo, opening the way for the Ottoman conquest of Southeastern Europe
• [Wikipedia: Battle of Kosovo]
• [Kings and Generals: Battle of Kosovo 1389 - Serbian-Ottoman Wars]

1461 – Edward, Earl of March, is crowned King Edward IV of England.
• [Wikipedia: Edward IV of England]

1519 – Charles V is elected Emperor of the Holy Roman Empire.
• [Wikipedia: Charles V, Holy Roman Emperor]
• [Charles V and the Holy Roman Empire: Crash Course World History #219]
• [Wikipedia: Holy Roman Empire]

1575 – Sengoku period of Japan: The combined forces of Oda Nobunaga and Tokugawa Ieyasu are victorious in the Battle of Nagashino.
• [Wikipedia: Battle of Nagashino]
• [Wikipedia: Sengoku period]
• [HistoryMarche: Battle of Nagashino, 1575 ⚔️ Takeda clashes with the Oda-Tokugawa alliance]

1635 – Guadeloupe becomes a French colony.

1651 – The Battle of Berestechko between Poland and Ukraine starts.
• [Wikipedia: Battle of Berestechko]
• [Video Essay: Battle of Berestechko]

1709 – Peter the Great defeats Charles XII of Sweden at the Battle of Poltava.
• [Wikipedia: Battle of Poltava]
• [Poltava – The Great Northern War – Sabaton History 057 [Official]]
• [Great Northern War - When Sweden Ruled the World - Extra History - #1]

1745 – A New England colonial army captures the French fortifications at Louisbourg (New Style).

1776 – American Revolutionary War: The Battle of Sullivan's Island ends with the American victory, leading to the commemoration of Carolina Day.
• [Wikipedia: Battle of Sullivan's Island]
• [SouthCarolinaETV: Carolina Day | History In A Nutshell]
• [The story of Carolina Day]

1776 – American Revolutionary War: Thomas Hickey, Continental Army private and bodyguard to General George Washington, is hanged for mutiny and sedition.
• [Did George Washington’s Bodyguard Plot to Kill Him in 1776?]
• [Wikipedia: Thomas Hickey (soldier)]
• [Legends & Lies: The Patriots - Thomas Jefferson - The spy Thomas Hickey is Hanged] (Dramatization)

1778 – American Revolutionary War: The American Continentals engage the British in the Battle of Monmouth Courthouse resulting in standstill and British withdrawal under cover of darkness.
• [Wikipedia: Battle of Monmouth]
• [The Battle of Monmouth Courthouse]
• ["Monmouth 1778: Battle for the North" Rev War Re-enactment Documentary]

1797 – Napoleonic Wars: French troops disembark in Corfu, beginning the French rule in the Ionian Islands.
• [Wikipedia: French rule in the Ionian Islands (1797–1799)]

1807 – Napoleonic Wars: Second British invasion of the Río de la Plata; John Whitelocke lands at Ensenada on an attempt to recapture Buenos Aires and is defeated by the locals.
• [Wikipedia: British invasions of the River Plate]

1838 – Coronation of Queen Victoria of the United Kingdom.
• [Wikipedia: Coronation of Queen Victoria]
• [The Coronation Where Everything Went Wrong]
• [Victoria Coronation] (Dramatization)

1841 – The Paris Opera Ballet premieres Giselle in the Salle Le Peletier.
• [Wikipedia: Giselle]
• [Giselle - Full-Length Ballet by Bolshoi Ballet Theatre; Music by Adolphe Adam]
• [Adolphe Adam - Giselle - Yuri Fayer (conductor) - Royal Opera House Orchestra]

1855 – Sigma Chi fraternity is founded in North America.

1859 – The first conformation dog show is held in Newcastle upon Tyne, England.

1865 – The Army of the Potomac is disbanded.
• [Wikipedia: Union Army of the Potomac]

1870 – The US Congress establishes the first federal holidays (New Year Day, July 4th, Thanksgiving, and Christmas).

1880 – Australian bushranger Ned Kelly is captured at Glenrowan.
• [Wikipedia: Ned Kelly]
• [Extra History: Ned Kelly] (video playlist)
• [Ned Kelly: Australia's Most Famous Outlaw]
• [Johnny Cash Sings: Ned Kelly]

1881 – The Austro–Serbian Alliance of 1881 is secretly signed.
• [Wikipedia: Austro–Serbian Alliance of 1881]
• [5 Major Treaties & Alliances in the Build Up to World War One]
• [Serbia Before World War 1 I THE GREAT WAR Special]

1882 – The Anglo-French Convention of 1882 marks the territorial boundaries between Guinea and Sierra Leone.
• [Anglo-French Convention of 1882]

1894 – Labor Day becomes an official US holiday.
• [Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Labor_Day]
• [History of the Holidays: Labor Day | History]

1895 – The United States Court of Private Land Claims rules James Reavis’s claim to Barony of Arizona is "wholly fictitious and fraudulent."
• [Wikipedia: James Reavis]
• [LEGENDS OF THE OLD WEST | Episode 2: “The Baron of Arizona”]
• [The Peralta Land Grant: James Addison Reavis’s Plan to Steal the Southwest]

1896 – An explosion in the Newton Coal Company's Twin Shaft Mine in Pittston, Pennsylvania results in a massive cave-in that kills 58 miners.
• [Wikipedia: Twin Shaft disaster]
• [Folksong: Twin Shaft Disaster]

1902 – The U.S. Congress passes the Spooner Act, authorizing President Theodore Roosevelt to acquire rights from Colombia for the Panama Canal.
• [Wikipedia: Spooner Act]

1904 – The SS Norge runs aground on Hasselwood Rock in the North Atlantic 430 kilometres (270 mi) northwest of Ireland. More than 635 people die during the sinking.
• [Wikipedia: SS Norge]

1911 – The Nakhla meteorite, the first one to suggest signs of aqueous processes on Mars, falls to Earth, landing in Egypt.
• [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nakhla_meteorite]
• [video clip]

1914 – Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria and his wife Sophie are assassinated in Sarajevo; this is the casus belli of World War I.
• [Wikipedia: Assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand]
• [Movietone Newsreel]
• [A Shot that Changed the World - The Assassination of Franz Ferdinand I PRELUDE TO WW1]
• [How A Wrong Turn Started World War 1 | First World War EP1 | Timeline]
• [Why Did the Death of Archduke Franz Ferdinand Cause WWI?]

1917 – World War I: Greece joins the Allied powers.

1919 – The Treaty of Versailles is signed, ending the state of war between Germany and the Allies of World War I.
• [Wikipedia: Treaty of Versailles]
• [Silent Newsreel]

1921 – Serbian King Alexander I proclaims the new constitution of the Kingdom of Serbs, Croats and Slovenes, known thereafter as the Vidovdan Constitution.
• [Wikipedia: Vidovdan Constitution]
• [Wikipedia: Kingdom of Yugoslavia]
• [Wikipedia: Alexander I of Yugoslavia]

1922 – The Irish Civil War begins with the shelling of the Four Courts in Dublin by Free State forces.
• [Wikipedia: Irish Civil War]
• [Wikipedia: Irish Free State offensive]

1926 – Mercedes-Benz is formed by Gottlieb Daimler and Karl Benz merging their two companies.

1936 – The Japanese puppet state of Mengjiang is formed in northern China.
• [Mengjiang]

1940 – Romania cedes Bessarabia and Northern Bukovina to the Soviet Union after facing an ultimatum.
• [Wikipedia: Soviet occupation of Bessarabia and Northern Bukovina]
• [Stalin's Secret Annexation (1940) - How The Soviets Seized Northern Bukovina]
• [A Soviet-Nazi Alliance - The Molotov-Ribbentrop Pact | BETWEEN 2 WARS I 1939 Part 2 of 3]

1941 - German and Romanian soldiers kill 11,000 Jews in Kishinev
• [Wikipedia: Kishinev pogrom]

1942 – World War II: Nazi Germany starts its strategic summer offensive against the Soviet Union, codenamed Case Blue.
• [Wikipedia: Case Blue]
• [FALL BLAU 1942 - Examining the Disaster]
• [Case Blue: "Road" to Stalingrad? Combat Effectiveness 1941 vs 1942]

1945 – Poland's Soviet-allied Provisional Government of National Unity is formed over a month after V-E Day.

1948 – Cold War: The Tito–Stalin Split results in the expulsion of the League of Communists of Yugoslavia from the Cominform.
• [Wikipedia: Tito–Stalin split]
• [Tito vs Stalin - COLD WAR DOCUMENTARY]
• [Newsreel - 18 months later]

1948 – Boxer Dick Turpin beats Vince Hawkins at Villa Park in Birmingham to become the first black British boxing champion in the modern era.

1950 – Korean War: Suspected communist sympathizers (between 60,000 and 200,000) are executed in the Bodo League massacre.
• [Wikipedia: Bodo League massacre]
• [Korean Bodo League Massacre]

1950 – Korean War: Packed with its own refugees fleeing Seoul and leaving their 5th Division stranded, South Korean forces blow up the Hangang Bridge in an attempt to slow North Korea's offensive. The city falls later that day.
• [Wikipedia: Hangang Bridge bombing]
• [[최태성의한국전쟁 Eng c.c] 한강 인도교 폭파의 비극 The tragedy of the Hangang Bridge bombing] (Korean with English subtitles)

1950 – Korean War: North Korean Army conducts the Seoul National University Hospital massacre.
• [Wikipedia: Seoul National University Hospital massacre]

1956 – Cold War: in Poznań, workers from HCP factory go to the streets, sparking one of the first major protests against communist government both in Poland and Europe.
• [Wikipedia: Poznań protests of 1956]
• [Poznan June: 1956 Anti-Soviet Uprising DOCUMENTARY]
• [Newsreel Footage]

1956 - 1st atomic reactor built for private research operates (Chicago Illinois)

1964 – Malcolm X forms the Organization of Afro-American Unity.
• [Wikipedia: Organization of Afro-American Unity]
• [Malcolm X - By Any Means Necessary - Organization for Afro American Unity]

1965 - 1st US ground combat forces in Vietnam authorized by President Lyndon B. Johnson
• [Vietnam Archive: Study Tells How Johnson Secretly Opened Way to Ground Combat]

1969 – Stonewall riots begin in New York City, marking the start of the Gay Rights Movement.

1973 – Elections are held for the Northern Ireland Assembly, which will lead to power-sharing between unionists and nationalists in Northern Ireland for the first time.

1976 – The Angolan court sentences US and UK mercenaries to death sentences and prison terms in the Luanda Trial.
• [Luanda Trial]

1978 – The United States Supreme Court, in Regents of the University of California v. Bakke bars quota systems in college admissions.
• [Wikipedia: Regents of the University of California v. Bakke]
• [JUSTIA: Regents of Univ. of California v. Bakke, 438 U.S. 265 (1978)]
• [Regents of University of California v. Bakke Case Brief Summary | Law Case Explained]

1981 – A powerful bomb explodes in Tehran, killing 73 officials of the Islamic Republican Party.
• [Wikipedia: Hafte Tir bombing]

1987 – For the first time in military history, a civilian population is targeted for chemical attack when Iraqi warplanes bombed the Iranian town of Sardasht.
• [Wikipedia: Chemical bombing of Sardasht]
• [OPCW Chief Voices Solidarity with Victims of Sardasht Chemical Attack]
• [Iran-Iraq war: Looking back at the chemical bombing of Sardasht]

1989 – On the 600th anniversary of the Battle of Kosovo, Slobodan Milošević delivers the Gazimestan speech at the site of the historic battle.
• [Wikipedia: Gazimestan speech]
• [Wikipedia: Slobodan Milošević]
• [President Slobodan Milošević most patriotic speech, 1988, English - Слободан Милошевић Ушће 1988.] (English subtitles)

1997 – Holyfield–Tyson II: Mike Tyson is disqualified in the third round for biting a piece off Evander Holyfield's ear.
• [Mike Tyson vs Evander Holyfield II full fight HD]
• [Mike Tyson Bites Holyfields Ear Clean Off]
• [Wikipedia: Evander Holyfield vs. Mike Tyson II]

2001 – Slobodan Milošević is extradited to the ICTY in The Hague to stand trial.
• [BBC News Article]

2004 – Iraq War: Sovereign power is handed to the interim government of Iraq by the Coalition Provisional Authority, ending the U.S.-led rule of that nation.
• [Wikipedia: Coalition Provisional Authority]

2009 - Professor Stephen Hawking hosts a 'party for time travellers' at the University of Cambridge, not sending out the invites until after the party
• [Stephen Hawking’s party for time travellers ]

2009 – Honduran president Manuel Zelaya is ousted by a local military coup following a failed request to hold a referendum to rewrite the Honduran Constitution. This was the start of the 2009 Honduran constitutional crisis.

2016 – A terrorist attack in Turkey's Istanbul Atatürk Airport kills 42 people and injures more than 230 others.

2018 - Lone gunman attacks offices of Capital Gazette newspaper in Annapolis, Maryland, killing nine
• [Wikipedia: Capital Gazette shooting]
• [NBC News Special Report]

2019 - 3,400 year old Bronze Age palace from the Mittani Empire uncovered on the banks of the Tigris River, due to lack of rainfall dropping the water level in the Mosul Dam reservoir

2020 - Global death toll from COVID-19 passes 500,000, doubling in less than two months (Johns Hopkins)

2020 - COVID-19 cases surge in southern and western US states with California, Texas and Florida closing bars, Arizona reports 20% of tests returning as positive







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Published at 5:00am on Tuesday, June 28, 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

Monday, June 27, 2022

News and Weather Briefing for Monday, June 27, 2022



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Hazards and Tropical Weather
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Local and StateNews
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

A cold front will today and into tonight. The front will then stall southeast of the area Tuesday and linger near the coastal Carolinas the remainder of the week, keeping daily shower and thunderstorm chances in the forecast.



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Local Weather

General Forecast Through Monday Night





Franklin Area

Today

A chance of showers, then showers and thunderstorms likely after 9am. Patchy fog before midmorning. Otherwise, mostly cloudy, with highs in the low-to-mid 80s. Calm winds in the morning increasing to come out of the northwest around 5 mph in the afternoon. Chance of rain is 70%. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

Tonight

A chance of showers and thunderstorms before 2am, then a slight chance of showers after 4am. Increasing clouds, with lows around 60. Calm winds. Chance of rain is 30%. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

Tuesday

A chance of showers, with thunderstorms also possible after 2pm. Mostly cloudy, with highs near 80. Calm winds becoming southeast 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.

Tuesday Night

A chance of showers and thunderstorms before 11pm, then a slight chance of showers between 11pm and 2am, then a slight chance of showers and thunderstorms after 2am. Mostly cloudy, with lows around 60. Light winds out of the southeast. Chance of rain is 30%.

Wednesday

A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly between 10am and 5pm. Partly sunny, with highs near 80.

Wednesday Night Partly cloudy, with lows around 60.


Highlands Plateau

Today

A chance of showers, then showers and thunderstorms likely after 9am. Patchy fog before midmorning. Otherwise, mostly cloudy, with highs in the mid 70s. Light winds out of the northwest. Chance of rain is 70%. New rainfall amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.

Tonight

A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with lows in the upper 50s. Light winds out of the northeast. Chance of rain is 40%. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

Tuesday

A chance of showers, with thunderstorms also possible after 2pm. Mostly cloudy, with highs near 70. WInds out of the east 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain is 40%. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

Tuesday Night

A chance of showers and thunderstorms before 11pm, then a chance of showers between 11pm and 1am, then a chance of showers and thunderstorms after 1am. Mostly cloudy, with lows in the upper 50s. Winds out of the east around 5 mph. Chance of rain is 30%.

Wednesday

A chance of showers, with thunderstorms also possible after 10am. Partly sunny, with highs near 70. Chance of rain is 50%.

Wednesday Night

Partly cloudy, with lows in the upper 50s.


Otto and South Central Macon County

Today

A chance of showers, then showers and thunderstorms likely after 9am. Patchy fog before midmorning.Otherwise, mostly cloudy, with highs in the lower 80s. Light winds out of the north. Chance of rain is 70%. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

Tonight

Showers and thunderstorms likely before 11pm, then a slight chance of showers. Increasing clouds, with lows around 60. Calm winds. Chance of rain is 60%. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

Tuesday

A chance of showers, with thunderstorms also possible after 2pm. Mostly cloudy, with highs in the mid-to-upper 70s. Calm winds becoming east southeast 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.

Tuesday Night

A chance of showers and thunderstorms before 1am, then a slight chance of showers, then a slight chance of showers and thunderstorms after 2am. Mostly cloudy, with lows around 60. Light winds out of the southeast. Chance of rain is 30%.

Wednesday

A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly between 10am and 5pm. Partly sunny, with highs near 80.

Wednesday Night

Partly cloudy, with lows around 60.


Nantahala Area

Today

Showers and thunderstorms likely, mainly between noon and 4pm. Patchy fog before midmorning.Otherwise, mostly cloudy, with highs in the mid 70s. Light and variable winds. Chance of rain is 70%. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

Tonight

A chance of showers and thunderstorms before 10pm, then a slight chance of showers between 10pm and 11pm. Mostly cloudy, with lows around 60. Calm winds. Chance of rain is 30%. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

Tuesday

A chance of showers, with thunderstorms also possible after 2pm. Mostly cloudy, with highs in the mid 70s. Light and variable winds. Chance of rain is 30%. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

Tuesday Night

A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with lows in the lower 60s. Light winds out of the southeast. Chance of rain is 20%.

Wednesday

A chance of showers, with thunderstorms also possible after 11am. Partly sunny, with highs in the mid 70s. Chance of rain is 30%.

Wednesday Night

Partly cloudy, with lows in the low-to-mid 60s.







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Hazards and Tropical Weather

Increased chance of thunderstorms this afternoon.



TROPICAL WEATHER OUTLOOK




Tropical Weather Outlook
NWS National Hurricane Center Miami FL
200 AM EDT Mon Jun 27 2022

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

1. Central Tropical Atlantic:
Shower and thunderstorm activity has increased in association with a tropical wave located about 950 miles east-southeast of the southern Windward Islands. Environmental conditions appear conducive for further development, and a tropical depression is likely to form during the next couple of days before the system reaches the Windward Islands Tuesday night or possibly while moving westward across the southern Caribbean Sea Wednesday through Friday. A NOAA Hurricane Hunter aircraft is scheduled to investigate the system this afternoon. Interests in the Windward Islands and along the northeastern coast of Venezuela should monitor the progress of this system, and tropical storm watches or warnings could be required for portions of these areas later today. Regardless of development, locally heavy rainfall is possible over the Windward Islands and the northeastern coast of Venezuela Tuesday night and Wednesday. * Formation chance through 48 hours...high...70 percent.
* Formation chance through 5 days...high...90 percent.

2. Northern Gulf of Mexico:
Disorganized showers and thunderstorms over the north-central and northeastern Gulf of Mexico are associated with a trough of low pressure. Development of this system is expected to be slow to occur while it moves west-southwestward at about 10 mph toward the northwestern Gulf of Mexico and approaches the coasts of southern Texas and northeastern Mexico during the next few days.

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

3. Eastern Tropical Atlantic:
A tropical wave located several hundred miles southwest of the Cabo Verde Islands is producing disorganized showers and thunderstorms. Environmental conditions could become conducive for gradual development later this week while the system moves west-northwestward at around 15 mph over the central tropical Atlantic.

* Formation chance through 48 hours...low...near 0 percent.
* Formation chance through 5 days...low...20 percent.



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Almanac

24 Hour Smoke Forecast

Surface smoke may be a problem for people with breating issues today. There may be drift smoke from wildfires in the central portion of the country crossing our region today and over the next several days.












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

Fire and Smoke Map




Local Air Monitor



Pollen

Pollen levels are expected to be in the low range 0.5 out of 12) today with Grasses and Plantain being the main culprits. Tomorrow is expected to be in the low-medium range (3.1 out of 12).



Record Weather Events for June 27th

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

Highest Temperature 97°F in Franklin in 1954
Lowest Temperature 45°F at the Coweeta Experimental Station in 1979
Greatest Rainfall 3.73 inches in Highlands in 1963
Greatest Snowfall (no measurable snowfall has been recorded on this date since records started being kept in 1872)


Weather Extremes for Macon County for the month of June
Data available from 1873 to 2018

Highest Temperature 99°F at the Coweeta Experimental Station on 06-30-2012
Lowest Temperature 32°F at the Coweeta Experimental Station on 06-02-1966
Greatest Rainfall 7.63 inches in Highlands on 06-16-1949
Greatest Snowfall no measurable snowfall has been recorded since records started being kept in 1873

All-time record weather events for Macon County

Highest Temperature 101°F in Franklin on Jul 29, 1952
Lowest Temperature -19°F in Highlands on Jan 21, 1985
Greatest Rainfall 21.15 inches in Highlands on Jul 29, 1879
Greatest One-Day Snowfall 25.5 inches at the Coweeta Experimental Station on Mar 13, 1993




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Macon Calendar
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Local and State News


• 5 North Carolina legislative races to watch after abortion ruling [WRAL-TV (Raleigh, NC)]

• Virginia firefighter dies in 'catastrophic accident during rescue course in Macon County [WLOS-TV (Asheville, NC)]

• Pig farmer pivots by inviting glampers to the farm [MountainX (Asheville, 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, June 26 [Institute for the Study of War] [PDF for June 24th]





Myths and Claims of the Russia-Ukraine War - Claims, Feints, and Bioweapons | Perun



Russian missiles rock Ukraine capital Kyiv | DW News






JOMINI OF THE WEST MAP (Day 98-107)





• Russian warplanes pound Kyiv after weeks of calm [Al Jazeera]

• Zelensky to address G7 as Russian missiles hit cities [BBC News]

• Ukraine war threatens climate targets [DW News]

• EU officially grants Ukraine and Moldova candidate status to join the bloc [France 24]

• Sanctions Push Russia to First Foreign Default Since Bolshevik Revolution [Wall Street Journal]


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

• Western media celebrate ‘Russian default’ [Russia Today]

• UK to provide Ukraine with higher performance rockets for HIMARS systems [Pravda ]

• Turkey not to join anti-Russian sanctions - presidential spokesman [TASS Russian News Agency]

The causes and consequences of the Ukraine war A lecture by John J. Mearsheimer



Chechen troops liberate Donbass civilians in Severodonetsk | Itapirkanmaa2



The Ukraine War From Russia's Perspective




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National and World News Roundup

• No reruns: Committee tries new approach to break through [Yahoo! News]

• Activists hold 'Abolitionist Pride' march to call for dismantling of police and prisons [CBC]

• G7 aims to raise $600 billion to counter China's Belt and Road [Reuters]

• Rights are on the ballot in November, Biden warns, berating Supreme Court for ruling against abortion [Courthouse News Service]

• How the Roe v. Wade ruling evolved: A behind-the-scenes visual tour [Washington Post]

• A ‘sucker punch’: Some women fear setback to hard-won rights [AP News]

• Trump vs. DeSantis, by the numbers [The Hill]

Global National: June 26, 2022 | Tennessee doctors fear future ahead of abortion trigger ban



Meet The Press Broadcast (Full) - June 26th, 2022


PBS NewsHour Full Episode June 265th, 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 6:43pm CEST, 23 June 2022, there have been 539,119,771 confirmed cases of COVID-19, including 6,322,311 deaths, reported to WHO. As of 21 June 2022, a total of 11,912,594,538 vaccine doses have been administered.
In United States of America, from 3 January 2020 to 6:43pm CEST, 23 June 2022, there have been 85,542,508 confirmed cases of COVID-19 with 1,004,390 deaths, reported to WHO. As of 17 June 2022, a total of 584,348,681 vaccine doses have been administered.

• Three troubling things scientists just learned about Long Covid [NZ Herald]

• Frequency of Neurological Diseases After COVID-19, Influenza A/B and Bacterial Pneumonia [Frontiers in Neurology]

• 7.5% of American population struggles with long COVID [Aspen Daily News]

• TWiV 912: COVID-19 clinical update #120 with Dr. Daniel Griffin [Microbe TV]

• TWiV 913: Twinkle twinkle little SARS [Microbe TV]




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Science and Technology News Roundup

• Physicists may have finally spotted elusive clusters of four neutrons [Science News]

• Ads Are Officially Coming to Netflix. Here's What That Means for You [Time Magazine]

• Giant Sunspot AR3038 has Doubled in Size and is Pointed Right at Earth. Could be Auroras Coming [Universe Today]

• First organic bipolar transistor developed [Tech Xplore]

• NASA Forced To Scrap Planned 2022 Launch of Psyche Asteroid Mission [SciTechDaily]

• An Intro to Zero Trust Architecture [SHacker Noon]

• Network Infrastructure Security Guide [National Security Agency (PDF)]

• Free, legally available series/movies on YouTube in a Netlflix-like interface [Lamplight TV]


Podcasts and Long Form Videos
Anything from educational, entertainment, history, current events and technology

Flying in a Zero Gravity Aircraft - Why The Pilots 'Follow the Duck' | Scott Manley



Trees of Mystery - Drive Through Tree - Classic Redwood Highway Attractions - Klamath, CA | The Carpetbagger



Looking to Power Surface Exploration on the Moon on This Week @NASA – June 24, 2022



The latest info about Boca, Starship and upcoming static fires and the orbital launch!! | The Angry Astronaut



The Single Celled Dog | SciShow



Mobo Twin Powers, Activate! Checking Out The Supermicro H12SSL-I/H12SSL-NT | Level1Techs



Psychedelic Drone View 🔥 || The Upside Down || Inception || Cinematic Music Video 🔥‼️



Ford Stops Selling Mach-E | Tesla Time News



Raptor Maintenance Platform Spotted Underneath Booster 7 | SpaceX Starbase



Foundation of Carthage - Ancient Civilizations | KIngs and Generals



TWiV 912: COVID-19 clinical update #120 with Dr. Daniel Griffin | Microbe TV



TWiV 913: Twinkle twinkle little SARS



🔴 Perpetual motion TIME CRYSTALS what? | [OFFICE HOURS] Podcast 093



Plenty of Activity to Monitor in the Tropics This Weekend - June 25, 2022 | HurricaneTrack






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Russo-Ukrainian War Videos (mostly long form)

--> Myths & Claims of the Russia-Ukraine War - Claims, Feints, and Bioweapons | Perun



Russian missiles rock Ukraine capital Kyiv | DW News



Zelensky to press G7 for more help as Russia makes headway in Donbas | FRANCE 24 English



G7 leaders discuss new Russian sanctions as missiles hit Kyiv



'Bare-Chested Horseman': G7 leaders mock President Putin | Latest International News | WION



Is Putin winning? Hear secretary of state's response | CNN



Myths & Claims of the Russia-Ukraine War - Claims, Feints, and Bioweapons | Perun



Power shift on Ukraine’s frontlines? | Binkov's Battlegrounds







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On This Day

June 27th is the 178th day of the year (179th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar; 187 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)




1358 – The Republic of Ragusa is founded.
• [Wikipedia: Republic of Ragusa]

1497 – Cornish rebels Michael An Gof and Thomas Flamank are executed at Tyburn, London, England.
• [Wikipedia: Cornish rebellion of 1497]
• [Wikipedia Bio: Michael An Gof]
• [Wikipedia Bio: Thomas Flamank]
• [The Cornish Rebellion of 1497 - The History of Cornwall]

1556 – The thirteen Stratford Martyrs are burned at the stake near London for their Protestant beliefs.
• [Wikipedia: Stratford Martyrs]
• [The Reason BLOODY Mary Gets Her Name - The Marian Persecutions]
• [Wikipedia Bio: Mary I of England]

1743 – In the Battle of Dettingen, George II becomes the last reigning British monarch to participate in a battle.
• [Wikipedia: Battle of Dettingen]
• [War of the Austrian Succession]
• [The Battle of Dettingen: the story of a cunning plan]

1760 – Anglo-Cherokee War: Cherokee warriors defeat British forces at the Battle of Echoee near present-day Otto, North Carolina.
• [Wikipedia: Echoee]
• [Wikipedia: Anglo-Cherokee War]
• [Ben Franklin's World: Episode 056: Daniel J. Tortora, The Anglo-Cherokee War, 1759-1761]

1806 – Napoleonic Wars: British forces take Buenos Aires during the first of the British invasions of the River Plate.
• [Wikipedia: British invasions of the River Plate]

1844 – Joseph Smith, founder of the Latter Day Saint movement, and his brother Hyrum Smith, are killed by a mob at the Carthage, Illinois jail.
• [Wikipedia: Death of Joseph Smith]
• [Wikipedia: Anti-Mormonism]
• [Wikipedia Bio: Joseph Smith]

1864 – American Civil War: Confederate forces defeat Union forces during the Battle of Kennesaw Mountain during the Atlanta Campaign.
• [Wikipedia: Battle of Kennesaw Mountain]
• [Wikipedia: Atlanta campaign]
• [GettysburgNPS: Kennesaw Mountain and the Atlanta Campaign (Lecture)]

1895 – The inaugural run of the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad's Royal Blue from Washington, D.C., to New York City, the first U.S. passenger train to use electric locomotives.
• [Wikipedia: Royal Blue (train)]
• [VIDEO: B&O's ''Royal Blue'' engine 5304 (Volume 1)]

1898 – The first solo circumnavigation of the globe is completed by Joshua Slocum from Briar Island, Nova Scotia.
• [Wikipedia Bio: Joshua Slocum]
• [The Mysterious Disappearance Of A Sea Pioneer | Joshua Slocum Documentary | Timeline]
• [Sailing Alone Around The World by Joshua SLOCUM read by Alan Chant | Full Audio Book]
• [Sailing alone around the world: A voyage beyond imagination (Kindle Edition)].....[Internet Archive Free eBook].....[Free Gutenberg Project eBook]

1905 – During the Russo-Japanese War, sailors start a mutiny aboard the Russian battleship Potemkin.
• [Wikipedia: Russian battleship Potemkin]
• [HistoryPod Video]
• [Silent Film: Battleship Potemkin (1925) with Eng Subtitles].....[1925: How Sergei Eisenstein Used Montage To Film The Unfilmable]
• [Wikipedia: 1905 Russian Revolution]

1914 – The Illinois Monument is dedicated at Cheatham Hill in what is now the Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park.
• [Wikipedia: Illinois Monument]
• [VIDEO TOUR: ILLINOIS Monument Kennesaw Mountain]
• [Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park]

1927 – Prime Minister of Japan Tanaka Giichi convenes an eleven-day conference to discuss Japan's strategy in China. The Tanaka Memorial, a forged plan for world domination, is later claimed to be a secret report leaked from this conference.
• [Wikipedia: Tanaka Memorial]
• [Newsreel: Japan's Blueprint for World Conquest - The Tanaka Memorial - Japanese Subtitles]
• Dan Carlin's Supernova in the East [6 Video Playlist]

1941 – World War II: Romanian authorities launch one of the most violent pogroms in Jewish history in the city of Iași, resulting in the murder of at least 13,266 Jews.
• [Wikipedia: Iași pogrom]
• [Black Sunday - documentary] (Romanian w English subtitles)
• [EuroNews: Romanian pogrom showed Nazis 'how to do mass murder']

1941 – World War II: German troops capture the city of Białystok during Operation Barbarossa.
• [Battle of Białystok–Minsk]
• [Barbarossa Visualized: The Battle of Bialystok-Minsk]
• [1941 German Newsreel Battle of Bialystok-Minsk Wwii Eastern Front Tank Battle]

1946 – In the Canadian Citizenship Act, the Parliament of Canada establishes the definition of Canadian citizenship.
• [wIKIPEDIA: Canadian Citizenship Act, 1946]

1950 – The United States decides to send troops to fight in the Korean War.
• [Korean War: President Truman Reports - June 1950]
• [President Truman orders U.S. forces to Korea]
• [Newsreel: Truman Authorizes U.S. Forces To Enter Korean War]

1954 – The Obninsk Nuclear Power Plant, the Soviet Union's first nuclear power station, opens in Obninsk, near Moscow.

1954 – The FIFA World Cup quarterfinal match between Hungary and Brazil, highly anticipated to be exciting, instead turns violent, with three players ejected and further fighting continuing after the game.

1957 – Hurricane Audrey makes landfall near the Texas–Louisiana border, killing over 400 people, mainly in and around Cameron, Louisiana.
• [Newsreel: Hundreds Die In Hurricane Audrey (1957)]
• [Weather History: Hurricane Audrey 1957]

1973 – The President of Uruguay Juan María Bordaberry dissolves Parliament and establishes a dictatorship.

1974 – U.S. president Richard Nixon visits the Soviet Union.
• [AP Video]

1976 – Air France Flight 139 (Tel Aviv-Athens-Paris) is hijacked en route to Paris by the PLO and redirected to Entebbe, Uganda.
• [Wikipedia: Hijacking of the Plane]

1977 – France grants independence to Djibouti.

1980 – The 'Ustica massacre': Itavia Flight 870 crashes in the sea while en route from Bologna to Palermo, Italy, killing all 81 on board.
• [Wikipedia: Itavia Flight 870]
• [A Toilet Bomb Sends Flight 870 Down]

1981 – The Central Committee of the Communist Party of China issues its "Resolution on Certain Questions in the History of Our Party Since the Founding of the People's Republic of China", laying the blame for the Cultural Revolution on Mao Zedong.
• [Wilson Center Digital Archive] (PDF)

1982 – Space Shuttle Columbia launched from the Kennedy Space Center on the final research and development flight mission, STS-4.
• [Launch and Landing]
• [Wikipedia: STS-4]

1988 – The Gare de Lyon rail accident in Paris, France, kills 56 people.
• [Gare de Lyon rail accident]
• [AP VIDEO]
• [Seconds from Disaster S02E11 Paris Train Crash]

1988 – Villa Tunari massacre: Bolivian anti-narcotics police kills nine to 12 and injures over a hundred protesting coca-growing peasants.
• [Wikipedia: Villa Tunari massacre]

1994 – Members of the Aum Shinrikyo cult release sarin gas in Matsumoto, Japan. Seven people are killed, 660 injured.
• [Wikipedia: TMatsumoto sarin attack]
• [The Sarin Gas Attack in Japan and the Related Forensic Investigation]
• [CDC: Aum Shinrikyo: Once and Future Threat?]
• [Aum Shinrikyo: The Japanese cult behind the Tokyo Sarin attack]
• [Japan executes cult members behind deadly 1995 sarin subway attack]

2007 – Tony Blair resigns as British Prime Minister, a position he had held since 1997. His Chancellor, Gordon Brown succeeds him.

2007 – The Brazilian Military Police invades the favelas of Complexo do Alemão in an episode which is remembered as the Complexo do Alemão massacre.
• [Wikipedia: Complexo do Alemão massacre]

2008 – In a highly scrutinized election President of Zimbabwe Robert Mugabe is re-elected in a landslide after his opponent Morgan Tsvangirai had withdrawn a week earlier, citing violence against his party's supporters.

2013 – NASA launches the Interface Region Imaging Spectrograph, a space probe to observe the Sun.
• [Wikipedia: Interface Region Imaging Spectrograph]
• [NASA's IRIS Interface Region Imaging Spectrograph) Launches On A Pegasus Rocket]
• [NASA Mission Page: IRIS]

2014 – At least fourteen people are killed when a Gas Authority of India Limited pipeline explodes in the East Godavari district of Andhra Pradesh, India.
• [Wikipedia: 2014 GAIL pipeline explosion]
• [15 killed in blast at GAIL pipeline in Andhra Pradesh]
• [Victims of Gail Gas Pipeline Explosion | Completes One Year of Gail Incident]

2015 – Formosa Fun Coast fire: A dust fire occurs at a recreational water park in Taiwan, killing 15 people and injuring 497 others, 199 critically.
• [Wikipedia: 2015 New Taipei water park fire]
• [Nearly 500 injured by fireball at Taiwan water park]

2017 – A series of powerful cyberattacks using the Petya malware target websites of Ukrainian organizations and counterparts with Ukrainian connections around the globe.
• [Petya Ransomware Attack – What’s Known]
• [Microsoft: Update on Petya malware attacks]
• ['Petya' ransomware attack: what is it and how can it be stopped?]







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Published at 5:00am on Monday, June 27, 2022
Author: Bobby Coggins


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