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Wednesday, June 19, 2024

News and Weather Briefing for Wednesday, June 19, 2024



Here is the news and weather briefing for Macon County.

GENERAL OUTLOOK

High pressure atop the region will suppress any storms from developing this week until moisture returns on Saturday. A heat wave gets underway on Friday and remains hot through the weekend. A weak cold front approaches from the north early next week.



Friends of the Macon County Public Library Annual Meeting
Sunday, June 23, 2024
149 Siler Road (the Macon County Public Library)
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Local Weather

General Forecast Through Friday Night





Franklin Area

Juneteenth

Mostly sunny, with highs in the mid 80s. Calm winds in the morning increasing to come out of the southeast around 5 mph in the afternoon.

Tonight

Partly cloudy, with lows around 60. Calm winds.

Thursday

Mostly sunny, with highs in the upper 80s. Light and variable winds.

Thursday Night

Partly cloudy, with lows around 60. Calm winds.

Friday

Mostly sunny, with highs near 90.

Friday Night

Mostly clear, with lows in the low-to-mid 60s.


Highlands Plateau

Juneteenth

Mostly sunny, with highs in the mid 70s. Winds out of the southeast 5 to 10 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph.

Tonight

Partly cloudy, with lows in the mid-to-upper 50s. Winds out of the east around 5 mph.

Thursday

Mostly sunny, with highs in the mid-to-upper 70s. Winds out of the southeast 3 to 6 mph.

Thursday Night

Mostly clear, with lows in the upper 50s. Light and variable winds.

Friday

Mostly sunny, with highs near 80.

Friday Night

Mostly clear, with lows around 60.


Otto and South Central Macon County

Juneteenth

Mostly sunny, with highs in the lower 80s. Winds out of the southeast 3 to 7 mph.

Tonight

Partly cloudy, with lows around 60. Light winds out of the east.

Thursday

Mostly sunny, with highs in the mid 80s. Calm winds in the morning increasing to come out of the southeast around 5 mph in the afternoon.

Thursday Night

Mostly clear, with lows around 60. Calm winds.

Friday

Mostly sunny, with highs in the mid-to-upper 80s.

Friday Night

Mostly clear, with lows in the mid 60s.


Nantahala Area



Juneteenth

Mostly sunny, with highs near 80. Winds out of the east around 5 mph.

Tonight

Partly cloudy, with lows around 60. Winds out of the southeast 3 to 5 mph.

Thursday

Mostly sunny, with highs in the low-to-mid 80s. Light winds out of the east.

Thursday Night

Partly cloudy, with lows around 60. Light winds out of the southeast.

Friday

Mostly sunny, with highs in the mid 80s.

Friday Night

Mostly clear, with lows in the lower 60s.




Hazards



Hazardous weather is not expected today or tonight.


Pollen

Pollen levels are expected to be in the low-medium range (4.1 out of 12) today with Grasses and Plantain being the main culprits. Tomorrow is expected to be in the low-medium range (3.9 out of 12.0).



Record Weather Events for June 19th

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

Highest Temperature 94°F in Highlands in 1933
Lowest Temperature 40°F at the Coweeta Experimental Station in 1965
Greatest One-Day Rain 2.08 inches at the Coweeta Experimental Station in 1957
Greatest One-Day Snowfall (no snowfall has been recorded on this date since record-keeping began in 1871)

Weather Extremes for Macon County for the month of June Data available from 1872

Highest Temperature 101°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 snowfall has been recorded during June in Macon County)

Record Weather Events for June 19th in North Carolina

Highest Temperature 105°F in Salisbury, Rowan County County in 1944
Lowest Temperature 36°F in Celo, Yancey County in 1965
Greatest One-Day Rain 4.16 inches in Lewiston, Bertie County in 1967
Greatest One-Day Snowfall (no snowfall has been recorded on this date since 1872)

Weather Extremes for North Carolina for the month of June Data available from 1872

Highest Temperature 107°F in Carthage, Moore County on 06-23-1981
Lowest Temperature 23°F in Jefferson, Ashe County on 06-17-1917
Greatest Rainfall 12.41 inches in Belhaven, Beaufort County on 06-30-1962
Greatest Snowfall (no snowfall has been recorded during June in the state)






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

Music Lineup for Friends of the Greenway, Inc.

Frog Quarters Music Schedule (located at 573 East Main Street in Franklin)

June 2024 Schedule


6/22/24—Bill Peterson and Charlie Simmons—Bill’s deep voice lends itself to his blues & other covers and his originals. Charlie is an award-winning finger-style picker on his covers and great originals. You’ll laugh and you’ll cry with this duo, but not at their musical expertise!

6/29/24—George James—With a collection of around 800 songs, George does covers of folk, country and oldies. Come with your requests to hear George. If he doesn’t have a song, chances are he knows another by your artist!

For other Music and News follow us on Facebook at Friends of the Greenway, Inc. and Instagram at friends_of_the_greenway_inc. To find out more about the Greenway and our organization, our website is: littletennessee.org.

Frog Quarters is open 9a to 2p, Wednesdays thru Saturdays—beside the River Bridge. We are the Non-Profit supporting the Greenway with monies from sales from our Coffee & Gift Shop, Memberships and Donations. As always, thank you for your support!



Mountain Findings
432 Spruce Street (physical)
Highlands, North Carolina 28741
Web: MountainFindings.org

Mountain Findings (a thrift store) is open every Thursday, Friday, and Saturday from 10 am to 1 pm until October 2023.




News Briefing
---STATE AND LOCAL---

Insurance costs are rising because more people are living in harm's way | WRAL-TV (Raleigh, NC)



UNCA plans to remove 'several' programs as a part of Academic Review | WLOS-TV (Asheville, NC)



• ‘Sovereign flex’: How a tribe defied officials through cannabis [Al Jazeera]

• Joe Biden Makes Aggressive Play to Take North Carolina From Trump [Newsweek]

• Under the Dome: The House budget, at a glance [Raleigh News and Observer]

• Teacher raises, master's pay and millions for private school scholarships in NC House proposed budget [WRAL-TV (Raleigh, NC)]

• Unloaded weapons don't violate North Carolina safe gun storage law, appeals court says [WLOS-TV (Asheville, NC)]

• Biden-Harris choose Sylva as western field office [Sylva Herald and Ruralite]



---NATIONAL---

Republicans use election security as campaign tactic | ABC News



SHORT TAKE: Boeing CEO Testifies on Safety Issues | C-SPAN



'I had that DNA of caring for people': Fauci discusses new book and life in public health | PBS NewsHour



• DEA operation exposes growing links between Sinaloa cartel and Chinese organized crime [NBC News]

• Astronauts’ return delayed again as Boeing and NASA try to learn more about spacecraft issues [CNN]

• New Mexico village of Ruidoso orders residents to evacuate due to raging wildfires: "GO NOW" [CBS News]

• ‘I know it happens’: Boeing chief admits the company has retaliated against whistleblowers [CNN]

• Early blast of heat and humidity leaves millions sweltering across the US [AP News]

• Send all the Marines to the Pacific, a top Trump adviser says [Politico]



International News Headlines

UN Security Council calls for end to siege of al-Fasher in Sudan | DW News



Vladimir Putin arrives in North Korea ahead of talks with Kim Jong-un | BBC News



• Putin, N. Korea's Kim start summit talks amid concerns over deepening military cooperation [Yonhap News Agency]

• At least 550 pilgrims died due to intense heat during hajj, diplomats say [France 24]

• ‘Double attack’: The curse of natural gas and armed groups in Mozambique [Al Jazeera]

• Russo-Ukrainian war, day 845: Ukrainian forces destroy 15 Russian air defense systems in Crimea over two months [Euromaidan Press]

• Russian Offensive Campaign Assessment, June 18, 2024 [Institute for the Study of War]

---PRO-RUSSIAN NEWS OUTLETS---

• Russia names main condition for BRICS membership [Russia Today]

• Norway, Finland, Sweden to discuss NATO summit, aid to Ukraine on June 20 [TASS: Russian News Agency]



What the Ship? (Ep105) | Red Sea & Houthi | Containerships | Cruise Ships | Shipbuilding | Big U | What's Going on With Shipping?



Washington Today (6-18-24): President says undocumented spouses of US citizens will not be deported | C-SPAN



Washington Today (6-18-24): President says undocumented spouses of US citizens will not be deported



ABC World News Tonight with David Muir Full Broadcast - June 18, 2024


"CBS Evening News" Full Broadcast | June 18, 2024


NBC Nightly News Full Broadcast - June 18, 2024


PBS NewsHour full episode, (June 18, 2024)



---Science, Technology, Culture, and History News Roundup---

10 Interesting Scientific Discoveries for June, 2024 I John Michael Godier



• The Sky This Week from June 14 to 21: Say hello to summer skies [Astronomy Magazine]

• This Week's Sky at a Glance, June 14 – 23 [Sky and Telescope Magazine]

The Level1 Show June 17th 2024: A Fine They Can't Refuse | Level1 Techs






On This Day

June 19 is the 170th day of the year (171st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar; 195 days remain until the end of the year.



Historical Events

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





325 – The original Nicene Creed is adopted at the First Council of Nicaea.
• [Wikipedia article on Nicene Creed]
• [Athanasian Creed]
• [Wikipedia: Arianism]
• [Early Christian Schisms - The Council of Nicaea - Extra History - #3]

1179 – The Battle of Kalvskinnet takes place outside Nidaros (now Trondheim), Norway. Earl Erling Skakke is killed, and the battle changes the tide of the civil wars.
• [Civil ware era in Norway]

1306 – The Earl of Pembroke's army defeats Bruce's Scottish army at the Battle of Methven.
• [Wikipedia: Battle of Methven]
• [Battlefields of Britain: BATTLE OF METHVEN (1306)]

1586 – English colonists leave Roanoke Island, after failing to establish England's first permanent settlement in North America.

1770 – New Church Day: Emanuel Swedenborg writes: "The Lord sent forth His twelve disciples, who followed Him in the world into the whole spiritual world to preach the Gospel that the Lord God Jesus Christ reigns. This took place on the 19th day of June, in the year 1770."
• [Wikipedia: New Church day]
• [Wikipedia Bio: Emanuel Swedenborg]

1800 – War of the Second Coalition Battle of Höchstädt results in a French victory over Austria.
• [Wikipedia: Battle of Höchstädt (1800)]
• [Wikipedia: War of the Second Coalition]
• [History in Five: The War of the Second Coalition]

1816 – Battle of Seven Oaks between North West Company and Hudson's Bay Company, near Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada.
• [The Selkirk Settlers Cuthbert Grant and the Battle of Seven Oaks]
• [Pemmican War | 3 Minute History]
• [Wikipedia article]

1821 – Decisive defeat of the Filiki Eteria by the Ottomans at Drăgășani (in Wallachia).
• [Wikipedia: Filiki Eteria]
• [Greek War of Independence]

1846 – The first officially recorded, organized baseball game is played under Alexander Cartwright's rules on Hoboken, New Jersey's Elysian Fields with the New York Base Ball Club defeating the Knickerbockers 23–1. Cartwright umpired.
• [Baseball Almanac: Knickerboxer Rules]

1850 – Princess Louise of the Netherlands marries Crown Prince Karl of Sweden–Norway.

1862 – The U.S. Congress prohibits slavery in United States territories, nullifying Dred Scott v. Sandford.
• [Law Enacting Emancipation in the Federal Territories]
• [Wikipedia: Dred Scott v. Sandford]
• [Cornell Law School Legal Information Institute]

1865 – Over two years after the Emancipation Proclamation, slaves in Galveston, Texas, United States, are finally informed of their freedom. The anniversary is still officially celebrated in Texas and 41 other contiguous states as Juneteenth. Juneteenth officially became a federal holiday in the United States in 2021.
• [Juneteenth.com]
• [History.com: What is Juneteenth?]
• [Emancipation Proclamation]

1867 – Maximilian I of the Second Mexican Empire is executed by a firing squad in Querétaro, Querétaro.
• [Wikipedia Bio: Maximilian I of Mexico]
• [Second Mexican Empire]
• [Maximilian I: The Austrian Dictator of Mexico]

1875 – The Herzegovinian rebellion against the Ottoman Empire begins.
• [Herzegovina uprising (1875–1877)]

1903 – Benito Mussolini, at the time a radical Socialist, is arrested by Bern police for advocating a violent general strike.
• [Wikipedia Bio]
• [The Great War: From Socialist to Fascist - Benito Mussolini in World War 1]

1910 – The first Father's Day is celebrated in Spokane, Washington.
• [Wikipedia: Father's Day]

1913 – Natives Land Act, 1913 in South Africa implemented.
• [Wikipedia article]

1921 – The village of Knockcroghery, Ireland, was burned by British forces.
• [The Burning Of Knockcroghery Documentary] (Premieres June 20th at 3pm)
• [Wikipedia: Burning of Knockcroghery]
• [Wikipedia: Black and Tans]

1934 – The Communications Act of 1934 establishes the United States' Federal Communications Commission (FCC).
• [VIDEO: Act of 1934 and the FCC]
• [Wikipedia article]

1943 – World War II: The Philadelphia Eagles and Pittsburgh Steelers in the NFL merge for one season due to player shortages caused by World War II.
• [Steagles]
• [Wikipedia: Steagles]

1953 – Cold War: Julius and Ethel Rosenberg are executed at Sing Sing, in New York.
• [Wikipedia: Julius and Ethel Rosenberg]
• [The Rosenbergs: The Definitive Debate]
• [Newsreel]
• [State Bar of Georgia: The Ethel and Julius Rosenberg Trial (1951) | Communist Spies?]

1960 – The first NASCAR race was held at Charlotte Motor Speedway.
• [HistoryPod Video]
• [History.com article]
• [Wikipedia: 1949 NASCAR Strictly Stock Series]

1961 – Kuwait declares independence from the United Kingdom.
• [Independence for Kuwait]
• [Wikipedia: History of Kuwait]

1964 – The Civil Rights Act of 1964 is approved after surviving an 83-day filibuster in the United States Senate.
• [Newsreel]
• [The 1964 Civil Rights Bill Explained in 8 Minutes]
• [1964: The Fight for a Right | MPB]
• [President Johnson and the Civil Rights Act of 1964]
• [Wikipedia]

1965 – Nguyễn Cao Kỳ becomes Prime Minister of South Vietnam at the head of a military junta; General Nguyễn Văn Thiệu becomes the figurehead chief of state.

1985 – Members of the Revolutionary Party of Central American Workers, dressed as Salvadoran soldiers, attack the Zona Rosa area of San Salvador.
• [Wikipedia: Revolutionary Party of Central American Workers]
• [Wikipedia: Salvadoran Civil War]
• [El Salvador Civil War | Military Junta | Salvadoran Civil War | TV Eye | 1981]

1987 – Basque separatist group ETA commits one of its most violent attacks, in which a bomb is set off in a supermarket, Hipercor, killing 21 and injuring 45.
• [Wikipedia: Hipercor bombing]
• [Basque Conflict]
• [The Basque Country and ETA | DW Documentary]

1988 – Pope John Paul II canonizes 117 Vietnamese Martyrs.

1990 – The current international law defending indigenous peoples, Indigenous and Tribal Peoples Convention, 1989, is ratified for the first time by Norway.
• [Wikipedia: Indigenous and Tribal Peoples Convention, 1989]

1990 – The Communist Party of the Russian Soviet Federative Socialist Republic is founded in Moscow.
• [Wikipedia article]

1991 – The last Soviet army units in Hungary are withdrawn.

2005 – Following a series of Michelin tire failures during the United States Grand Prix weekend at Indianapolis, and without an agreement being reached, 14 cars from seven teams in Michelin tires withdrew after completing the formation lap, leaving only six cars from three teams on Bridgestone tires to race.

2007 – The al-Khilani Mosque bombing in Baghdad leaves 78 people dead and another 218 injured.
• [Wikipedia article]
• [video shot in the aftermath] (graphic images)

2009 – Mass riots involving over 10,000 people and 10,000 police officers break out in Shishou, China, over the dubious circumstances surrounding the death of a local chef.

2009 – War in North-West Pakistan: The Pakistani Armed Forces open Operation Rah-e-Nijat against the Taliban and other Islamist rebels in the South Waziristan area of the Federally Administered Tribal Areas.
• [Pakistan's War With The Taliban]
• [Operation Rah e Nijat report on Sararogha By Laiq Ur Rehman]

2012 – WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange requested asylum in London's Ecuadorian Embassy for fear of extradition to the US after publication of previously classified documents including footage of civilian killings by the US army.
• [BBC Article]
• [Wikipedia Bio: Julian Assange]
• [Wikipedia: WikiLeaks]

2018 – The 10,000,000th United States Patent is issued.

2018 – Antwon Rose II was fatally shot in East Pittsburgh by East Pittsburgh Police Officer Michael Rosfeld after being involved in a near-fatal drive-by shooting.
• [Wikipedia: Shooting of Antwon Rose Jr.]
• [CBS News Report] (video shows the shooting)
• [CBS News report on Acquital of Police Officer]







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Published at 5:00am on Wednesday, June 19, 2024
Author: Bobby Coggins


Resources used to compile the information in this article include, but are not limited to rthe 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. 


Tuesday, June 18, 2024

Weather Briefing for Tuesday, June 18, 2024



Here is the news and weather briefing for Macon County.

GENERAL OUTLOOK

High pressure atop the region from today through Thursday will suppress any storms from developing until moisture returns on Friday and into the weekend. Expect the weekend to be quite hot. A cold front approaches from the north early next week.


• Bazaar Auction – June 28, 2024: Raise a Hand for Missions! By Theresa Ramsey [Macon Media]




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Local Weather

General Forecast Through Thurday Night





Franklin Area

Today

Partly sunny, with highs in the mid 80s. Calm winds in the morning increasing to come out of the southeast 5 to 10 mph in the afternoon.

Tonight

Mostly cloudy, with lows around 60. Light winds out of the southeast.

Juneteenth

Partly sunny, with highs in the mid 80s. Calm winds in the morning increasing to come out of the southeast around 5 mph in the afternoon.

Wednesday Night

Partly cloudy, with lows around 60. Calm winds.

Thursday

Mostly sunny, with highs in the mid-to-upper 80s.

Thursday Night

Mostly clear, with lows around 60.


Highlands Plateau

Today

Patchy fog before 8am. Otherwise, partly sunny, with highs in the mid 70s. Light winds out of the southeast early in the morning increasing to come out of the southeast 5 to 10 mph before midmorning. Winds could gust as high as 20 mph.

Tonight

Mostly cloudy, with lows in the upper 50s. Winds out of the east around 5 mph.

Juneteenth

Partly sunny, with highs in the mid 70s. Winds out of the southeast 5 to 10 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph.

Wednesday Night

Mostly cloudy, with lows in the upper 50s. Winds out of the northeast around 5 mph.

Thursday

Mostly sunny, with highs in the mid-to-upper 70s.

Thursday Night

Mostly clear, with lows around 60.


Otto and South Central Macon County

Today

Partly sunny, with highs in the lower 80s. Calm winds in the morning increasing to come out of the southeast 5 to 10 mph in the afternoon.

Tonight

Mostly cloudy, with lows around 60. Winds out of the southeast around 5 mph becoming calm before midnight.

Juneteenth

Partly sunny, with highs in the lower 80s. Calm winds early in the morning increasing to come out of the southeast around 5 mph before midmorning.

Wednesday Night

Partly cloudy, with lows in the lower 60s. Light winds out of the east.

Thursday

Mostly sunny, with highs in the mid 80s.

Thursday Night

Mostly clear, with lows in the lower 60s.


Nantahala Area



Today

Mostly sunny, with highs near 80. Light winds out of the southeast early in the morning increasing to come out of the east southeast 5 to 10 mph before midmorning.

Tonight

Mostly cloudy, with lows around 60. Winds out of the southeast around 5 mph.

Juneteenth

Partly sunny, with highs near 80. Winds out of the southeast around 5 mph.

Wednesday Night

Partly cloudy, with lows around 60. Winds out of the east 3 to 5 mph.

Thursday

Mostly sunny, with highs in the low-to-mid 80s.

Thursday Night

Mostly clear, with lows around 60.




Hazards



A few brief pop-up thunderstorms may develop into the early morning hours. Cloud to ground lightning is possible. Otherwise, no hazardous weather is expected this afternoon or tonight.


Pollen

Pollen levels are expected to be in the low-medium range (4.0 out of 12) today with Grasses and Plantain being the main culprits. Tomorrow is expected to be in the low-medium range (3.8 out of 12.0).



Record Weather Events for June 18th

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

Highest Temperature 93°F at the Coweeta Experimental Station in 1944
Lowest Temperature 39°F in Highlands in 1895
Greatest One-Day Rain 2.18 inches in Highlands in 1971
Greatest One-Day Snowfall (no snowfall has been recorded on this date since record-keeping began in 1871)

Weather Extremes for Macon County for the month of June Data available from 1872

Highest Temperature 101°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 snowfall has been recorded during June in Macon County)

Record Weather Events for June 18th in North Carolina

Highest Temperature 104°F in Lexington, Davidson County in 1944
Lowest Temperature 36°F in Banner Elk, Avery County in 1974
Greatest One-Day Rain 5.54 inches in Clayton, Johnston County in 1967
Greatest One-Day Snowfall (no snowfall has been recorded on this date since 1872)

(the excessive rainfall was due to the remnants of Hurricane Gladys)

Weather Extremes for North Carolina for the month of June Data available from 1872

Highest Temperature 107°F in Carthage, Moore County on 06-23-1981
Lowest Temperature 23°F in Jefferson, Ashe County on 06-17-1917
Greatest Rainfall 12.41 inches in Belhaven, Beaufort County on 06-30-1962
Greatest Snowfall (no snowfall has been recorded during June in the state)






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

Music Lineup for Friends of the Greenway, Inc.

Frog Quarters Music Schedule (located at 573 East Main Street in Franklin)

June 2024 Schedule


6/22/24—Bill Peterson and Charlie Simmons—Bill’s deep voice lends itself to his blues & other covers and his originals. Charlie is an award-winning finger-style picker on his covers and great originals. You’ll laugh and you’ll cry with this duo, but not at their musical expertise!

6/29/24—George James—With a collection of around 800 songs, George does covers of folk, country and oldies. Come with your requests to hear George. If he doesn’t have a song, chances are he knows another by your artist!

For other Music and News follow us on Facebook at Friends of the Greenway, Inc. and Instagram at friends_of_the_greenway_inc. To find out more about the Greenway and our organization, our website is: littletennessee.org.

Frog Quarters is open 9a to 2p, Wednesdays thru Saturdays—beside the River Bridge. We are the Non-Profit supporting the Greenway with monies from sales from our Coffee & Gift Shop, Memberships and Donations. As always, thank you for your support!



Mountain Findings
432 Spruce Street (physical)
Highlands, North Carolina 28741
Web: MountainFindings.org

Mountain Findings (a thrift store) is open every Thursday, Friday, and Saturday from 10 am to 1 pm until October 2023.









News Briefing


What the Ship? (Ep105) | Red Sea & Houthi | Containerships | Cruise Ships | Shipbuilding | Big U | What's Going on With Shipping?



Washington Today (6-17-24): Maryland Gov. Moore pardons over 175K low-level cannabis convictions | C-SPAN



Global National: June 17, 2024 | Millions of Canadians in path of "incredibly serious" heat dome



ABC World News Tonight with David Muir Full Broadcast - June 17, 2024


"CBS Evening News" Full Broadcast | June 17, 2024


NBC Nightly News Full Broadcast - June 17, 2024


PBS NewsHour full episode, (June 17, 2024)



---Science, Technology, Culture, and History News Roundup---

10 Interesting Scientific Discoveries for June, 2024 I John Michael Godier



• The Sky This Week from June 14 to 21: Say hello to summer skies [Astronomy Magazine]

• This Week's Sky at a Glance, June 14 – 23 [Sky and Telescope Magazine]

The Level1 Show June 17th 2024: A Fine They Can't Refuse | Level1 Techs






On This Day

June 18th is the 169th day of the year (170th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar; 196 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)





618 – Li Yuan becomes Emperor Gaozu of Tang, initiating three centuries of Tang dynasty rule over China.
• [Wikipedia Bio]
• [Wikipedia: Tang Dynasty]
• [VIDEO: Establishing Tang Dynasty - Li Yuan & Li Shimin's Family Project - Tang Dynasty Origin 1]
• [VIDEO: How did Tang Dynasty of China dominate East and Central Asia?]

656 – Ali becomes Caliph of the Rashidun Caliphate.
• [Wikipedia: Ali as Caliph]
• [Wikipedia: Rashidun Caliphate]
• [VIDEO: History of Islam, Part 4 of 5: Partisans of Ali]

860 – Byzantine–Rus' War: A fleet of about 200 Rus' vessels sails into the Bosphorus and starts pillaging the suburbs of the Byzantine capital Constantinople.
• [Slavs and Vikings: Medieval Russia and the Origins of the Kievan Rus]
• [Wikipedia: Siege of Consantinople (860)]

1053 – Battle of Civitate: Three thousand horsemen of Norman Count Humphrey rout the troops of Pope Leo IX.
• [Wikipedia: Battle of Civitate 1053 - Norman Conquest of Italy]
• [Wikipedia: Battle of Civitate]
• [Wikipedia Bio: Humphrey of Hauteville]
• [Wikipedia: Pope Leo IX]

1155 - Pope Adrian IV crowns Frederick I Barbarossa Roman-German Emperor
• [Wikipedia Bio: Pope Adrian IV]
• [Wikipedia Bio: Frederick I, Holy Roman Emperor]

1178 – Five Canterbury monks see what is possibly the Giordano Bruno crater being formed. It is believed that the current oscillations of the Moon's distance from the Earth (on the order of meters) are a result of this collision.
• [Wikipedia: Giodorno Bruno (crater)]
• [The Monk’s Tale]
• [Giordano Bruno crater (4K UHD)]
• [KAGUYA taking "Giordano Bruno" by HDTV]

1264 – The Parliament of Ireland meets at Castledermot in County Kildare, the first definitively known meeting of this Irish legislature.
• [Wikipedia: List of Parliaments of Ireland]

1265 – A draft Byzantine–Venetian treaty is concluded between Venetian envoys and Emperor Michael VIII Palaiologos, but is not ratified by Doge Reniero Zeno.
• [Wikipedia: Byzantine–Venetian treaty of 1268]
• [Wikipedia Bio: Reniero Zeno]
• [Wikipedia Bio: Michael VIII Palaiologos]

1429 – French forces under the leadership of Joan of Arc defeat the main English army under Sir John Fastolf at the Battle of Patay. This turns the tide of the Hundred Years' War.
• [Wikipedia: Battle of Patay]
• [Wikipedia Bio: John Fastolf]
• [Battle of Patay 1429 AD - Joan of Arc and the Siege of Orleans - Hundred Years' War]

1541 - Irish parliament selects Henry VIII of England as King of Ireland
• [Henry VIII and Ireland]

1629 - Sea battle at Dungeness: Piet Heyn beats the Dunkirkers, commerce raiders in the service of the Spanish Monarchy
• [Wikipedia Bio: Piet Pieterszoon Hein]
• [Wikipedia: Dunkirkers]

1633 – Charles I is crowned King of Scots at St Giles' Cathedral, Edinburgh.

1639 - Treaty of Berwick: Ends the First Bishops' War between England and Scotland
• [Wikipedia: Treaty of Berwick (1639)]
• [Wikipedia: Bishops' Wars]
• [VIDEO: What were the Bishops' Wars? | The Scottish Prelude to the English Civil War]

1643 - Skirmish at Chalgrove Field: Prince Rupert parliamentary armies
• [Five Minute Battles #5 The Battle of Chalgrove English Civil War 1643]
• [Battle of Chalgrove Field]

1682 - William Penn founds Philadelphia, US
• [Wikipedia: History of Philadelphia]
• [Wikipedia Bio: William Penn/a>]

1684 – The charter of the Massachusetts Bay Colony is revoked via a scire facias writ issued by an English court.

1757 – Battle of Kolín between Prussian forces under Frederick the Great and an Austrian army under the command of Field Marshal Count Leopold Joseph von Daun in the Seven Years' War.
• [Wikipedia article: Battle of Kolín]

1778 – American Revolutionary War: British troops abandon Philadelphia.

1799 – Action of 18 June 1799: A frigate squadron under Rear-admiral Perrée is captured by the British fleet under Lord Keith.
• [Wikipedia]

1812 – The United States declaration of war upon the United Kingdom is signed by President James Madison, beginning the War of 1812.
• [HistoryPod Video]
• [The British-American War of 1812 - Explained in 13 Minutes]
• [Wikipedia: War of 1812]
• [History: The War of 1812 Documentary]

1815 – Napoleonic Wars: The Battle of Waterloo results in the defeat of Napoleon Bonaparte by the Duke of Wellington and Gebhard Leberecht von Blücher forcing him to abdicate the throne of France for the second and last time.
• [Napoleonic Wars: Battle of Waterloo 1815]
• [Wikipedia: Battle of Waterloo]
• [The Napoleonic Wars (PARTS 1-6)]

1821 - Carl Maria von Weber's opera "Der Freischutz" ("The Marksman") premieres at Schauspielhaus, Berlin , Germany
• [Wikipedia: Der Freischütz]
• [VIDEO: Der Freischütz (1968)]
• [AUDIO: Carl Maria von Weber Der Freischutz, Carlos Kleiber]

1822 – Konstantinos Kanaris blows up the Ottoman navy's flagship at Chios, killing the Kapudan Pasha Nasuhzade Ali Pasha.
• [Wikipedia Bio: Konstantinos Kanaris]
• [Wikipedia: Greek War of Independence]
• [Wikipedia: Chios massacre]
• [Greek Othodox Christian TV: How Chios Saved Civilization 9 - The Massacre of 1822] (poor audio quality at times)

1847 - American photographer Thomas Martin Easterly takes the earliest known photograph of lightning using the daguerreotype process in St. Louis, Missouri
• [The First Photographs of Lightning Crackle with Electric Chaos]
• [Daguerreotype]
• [Wikipedia Bio]

1858 – Charles Darwin receives a paper from Alfred Russel Wallace that includes nearly identical conclusions about evolution as Darwin's own, prompting Darwin to publish his theory.

1859 – First ascent of Aletschhorn, second summit of the Bernese Alps.

1864 - American Civil War: Battle of Petersburg - Ulysses S. Grant ends four days of assaults and begins a nine month siege
• [Wikipedia: Siege of Petersburg]
• [Under Siege! - S01E05: Petersburg 1864]

1873 – Susan B. Anthony is fined $100 for attempting to vote in the 1872 presidential election.
• [The Trial of Susan B. Anthony (PDF)]
• [Wikipedia Bio: Susan B Anthony]

1887 – The Reinsurance Treaty between Germany and Russia is signed.
• [Wikipedia article]
• [HistoryPod Video]

1900 – Empress Dowager Cixi of China orders all foreigners killed, including foreign diplomats and their families.
• [Clip from a Documentary on Cixi, the Opium War, and the Boxer Rebellion]
• [Wikipedia Bio]
• [History China: Cixi Bio Part 1]
• [History China: Cixi Bio Part 2]

1908 – Japanese immigration to Brazil begins when 781 people arrive in Santos aboard the ship Kasato-Maru.
• [Wikipedia: Japanese Brazilians]
• [Wikipedia: Kasato Maru]
• [Unseen Japan: The Japanese who Came to Call Brazil Home]
• [Rio de Janeiro Soloists Orchestra: Kasato Maru]

1908 – The University of the Philippines is established.

1912 - The Chicago national Republican Convention splits between President Taft and Theodore Roosevelt; after Taft is nominated, Roosevelt and progressive elements of the Party form the Progressive Party (also known as the 'Bull Moose Party')
• [Wikipedia: 1912 Republican National Convention]
• [Progressive Party (United States, 1912)]
• [VIDEO: The Historical Progressive Movement and The Republicans | The Rise of Teddy Roosevelt]
• [Wikipedia: Fourth Party System] (Mainly for background on the weider political struggles)

1923 – Checker Taxi puts its first taxi on the streets.
• [Wikipedia]

1924 - Pope Pius XI's encyclical Maximam gravissimamque
• [Text of Document]

1928 – Aviator Amelia Earhart becomes the first woman to fly in an aircraft across the Atlantic Ocean (she is a passenger; Wilmer Stultz is the pilot and Lou Gordon the mechanic).

1935 – Police in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, clash with striking longshoremen, resulting in a total of 60 injuries and 24 arrests.
• [Wikipedia: Battle of Ballantyne Pier]
• [Documentary: Ballantyne Pier Riot]

1940 – World War II: Appeal of 18 June by Charles de Gaulle.
• [Newsreel]
• [France 24: De Gaulle's 18 June 1940 Call: "Without Churchill's help he would have been nowhere"]
• [Newsreel (French)]

1940 – World War II: The "Finest Hour" speech is delivered by Winston Churchill to the British House of Commons.
• [Audio of Speech (date given as June 16th)]
• [International Churchill Society]

1941 - World War II: Turkey signs peace treaty with nazi-Germany
• [German–Turkish Treaty of Friendship]
• [Knowledgia: Why was Turkey Neutral in WW2?]

1942 - World War II: Bernard W Robinson, becomes 1st African American ensign in US Navy
• [The National WW II Museum]

1943 - World War II: SS Police in Amsterdam sentence for 12 resistance fighter to death (Jewish, communists, homosexuality) at the census bureau

1945 – World War II: William Joyce ("Lord Haw-Haw") is charged with treason for his pro-German propaganda broadcasting during World War II.
• [Wikipedia Bio]
• [The Capture and Execution of William Joyce]
• [BBC Radio: The Story of Lord Haw Haw and his Trial (2015) ]

1946 – Dr. Ram Manohar Lohia, a Socialist, calls for a Direct Action Day against the Portuguese in Goa.

1948 - National Security Council authorizes covert operations for 1st time

1948 - American Library Association adopts Library Bill of Rights
• [Wikipedia article]
• [ibrary 101: Library Bill of Rights]

The Library Bill of Rights

I. Books and other library resources should be provided for the interest, information, and enlightenment of all people of the community the library serves. Materials should not be excluded because of the origin, background, or views of those contributing to their creation.

II. Libraries should provide materials and information presenting all points of view on current and historical issues. Materials should not be proscribed or removed because of partisan or doctrinal disapproval.

III. Libraries should challenge censorship in the fulfillment of their responsibility to provide information and enlightenment.

IV. Libraries should cooperate with all persons and groups concerned with resisting abridgment of free expression and free access to ideas.

V. A person's right to use a library should not be denied or abridged because of origin, age, background, or views.

VI. Libraries which make exhibit spaces and meeting rooms available to the public they serve should make such facilities available on an equitable basis, regardless of the beliefs or affiliations of individuals or groups requesting their use.

VII. All people, regardless of origin, age, background, or views, possess a right to privacy and confidentiality in their library use. Libraries should advocate for, educate about, and protect people’s privacy, safeguarding all library use data, including personally identifiable information.

1948 – Columbia Records introduces the long-playing record album in a public demonstration at the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel in New York City.
• [WIRED: June 21, 1948: Columbia's Microgroove LP Makes Albums Sound Good]
• [How a forgotten 1949 Format War shaped the future of records]

1948 – Britain, France and the United States announce that on June 21, the Deutsche Mark will be introduced in western Germany and West Berlin. Over the next six days, Communists increasingly restrict access to Berlin.

1953 – The Egyptian revolution of 1952 ends with the overthrow of the Muhammad Ali dynasty and the declaration of the Republic of Egypt.
• [Wikipedia article on the revolution]
• [Wikipedia: Muhammad Ali dynasty]
• [Newsreel: Egyptian Coup D'etat (1952)]

1953 – A United States Air Force C-124 crashes and burns near Tachikawa, Japan, killing 129.
• [The Tachikawa Air Disaster : Uncovering the Evanescent Memories] (English subtitles)
• [The Tachikawa Air Disaster : the American Breaved Families's Memories] (follow on video)
• [Wikipedia article]

1954 – The Cold War: Carlos Castillo Armas leads an invasion force across the Guatemalan border, setting in motion the 1954 Guatemalan coup d'état.
• [Wikipedia Bio]
• [1954 Guatemalan coup d'état]
• [The Cold War: Latin America post World War II, Guatemalan coup d'etat 1954]

1965 – Vietnam War: The United States uses B-52 bombers to attack guerrilla fighters in South Vietnam.

1972 – Staines air disaster: One hundred eighteen people are killed when a BEA H.S. Trident crashes two minutes after takeoff from London's Heathrow Airport.
• [Documentary: British European Airways Flight 548 (BEA Flight 548)]
• [Wikipedia article]

1973 - Soviet General Secretary Leonid Brezhnev visits the US and President Nixon
• [Richard Nixon Foundation: Summit II, 1973: Brezhnev Visits the United States]
• [WikipediaL Washington Summit (1973)]
• [Nixon Foundation Video]

1979 – SALT II is signed by the United States and the Soviet Union.
• [Wikipedia]
• [Jimmy Carter SALT II Treaty signing June 18 1979 archival footage]
• [SALT 2 Strategic Arms Negotiations]
• [Firing Line with William F. Buckley Jr.: SALT II and the U.S. Senate]

1981 – The Lockheed F-117 Nighthawk, the first operational aircraft initially designed around stealth technology, makes its first flight.
• [2001: In-Depth look at the Elusive F-117 Nighthawk Stealth Fighter]
• [History Channel Documentary]
• [Lockheed F-117 Nighthawk: The Futuristic Ghost Plane]

1982 – Italian banker Roberto Calvi's body is discovered hanging beneath Blackfriars Bridge in London, England.
• [Wikipedia Bio]
• [Roberto Calvi Gods Banker Life & Death]

1983 – Space Shuttle program: STS-7, Astronaut Sally Ride becomes the first American woman in space.
• [NASA Mission Page]
• [Wikipedia Mission Page]
• [Wikipedia Bio]
• [Post Flight Presentation]
• [Sally Ride: An Inspiration for a Generation]

1983 – Mona Mahmudnizhad, together with nine other women of the Baháʼí Faith, is sentenced to death and hanged in Shiraz, Iran over her religious beliefs.
• [Wikipedia Bio]
• [Yahoo! News Article on Iranian Religiius Persection of the Baha’is]

1984 – A major clash between about 5,000 police and a similar number of miners takes place at Orgreave, South Yorkshire, during the 1984–85 UK miners' strike.
• [Wikipedia: Battle of Orgreave]
• [2001 Documentary]
• [Yvette Vanson Documentary]

1987 - Charles Glass, ABC journalist, kidnapped in Lebanon
• [AP VIDEO]
• [Dartmouth Lecture: Charles Glass - The Horror of Syria|| What Happened, What Might Have Been Different]
• [Strafor Podcast: Conversation with Former Hostage Charles Glass]

1991 - Boris Yeltsin, President of Russia, arrives in US

1991 - Mud storm in Antofagasta Chile, kills 80

1994 – The Troubles: Members of the Ulster Volunteer Force (UVF) attack a crowded pub with assault rifles in Loughinisland, Northern Ireland. Six Catholic civilians are killed and five wounded. It was crowded with people watching the 1994 FIFA World Cup.
• [Wikipedia: Loughinisland massacre]

1996 - Ted Kaczynski, suspected of being the Unabomber, is indicted on ten criminal counts
• [Wikipedia Bio]

1998 – Propair Flight 420 crashes near Montréal–Mirabel International Airport in Quebec, Canada, killing 11.

2006 – The first Kazakh space satellite, KazSat-1 is launched.
• [Wikipedia article]
• [14th Annivesary Retrospective] (Russian language-select closed caption, then translate)

2007 – The Charleston Sofa Super Store fire happened in Charleston, South Carolina, killing nine firefighters.
• [Fire Engineering: The Fires That Forged Us: Sofa Super Store Fire]
• [FIPT 107 Group Project: Charleston Sofa Super Store Incident]
• [Wikipedia article]
• [NIST Study on Charleston Furniture Store Fire Calls for National Safety Improvements] (Scroll down to stop auto-playing video)

2009 – The Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO), a NASA robotic spacecraft is launched.
• [NASA Mission Page]
• [Wikipedia Mission Page]
• [Arizona University LROC Mission Page]

2014 - King Juan Carlos I of Spain abdicates the Spanish throne to make way for his son Felipe VI
• [Wikipedia Bio: Juan Carlos I]
• [Wikipedia Bio: Felipe VI]

2015 - Pope Francis blames human selfishness for global warming in his encyclical, named "Laudato Si (Be Praised), On the Care of Our Common Home"
• [Text and Video from US Conference of Bishops]

2016 - Soyuz capsule returns to Earth 1st British International Space Station astronaut Tim Peake, Russian Yuri Malenchenko and American Timothy Kopra after 186 days

2017 - Rare magnitude-four earthquake causes a tsunami to hit Nuugaatsiaq in northwestern Greenland
• [Gelogoly Page Collected Video]
• [Weather.com article]

2018 – An earthquake of magnitude 6.1 strikes northern Osaka.
• [Wikipedia article]

2018 - President Trump orders US military to set up sixth branch of the military - a space force
• [Official Website: USSF History]
• [Wikipedia article]

2018 - Ferry sinks on Lake Toba in Sumatra, Indonesia, with 193 suspected dead

2019 - US President Donald Trump announces his campaign for reelection

2019 - Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam announces the suspension of the pro-China and highly controversial extradition law, after massive protests in the city

2020 - US Supreme Court rules the Obama-era Dreamers Program (DACA), enabling undocumented migrant children ability to study and work, can stay

2020 - Global COVID-19 death toll passes 450,000 (451,118) with 8,421,357 cases known according to Johns Hopkins figures







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Published at 5:00am on Tuesday, June 18, 2024
Author: Bobby Coggins


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