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Friday, January 27, 2023

Angel Medical Center President's Column for January 2023

 Ushering in 2023 With a Realistic Look at Resolution, the Facts About Cervical Health, and Great News About Angel Medical Center

Happy New Year! It is amazing how far we have come in terms of health and wellness, but in the same breath, how much farther we still have to go with making discoveries about even more advanced treatments for chronic conditions, serious diagnoses such as cancer, and things that each of us can do to support our own health. I can feel sometimes like a Plinko chip trying to keep up with all the illnesses we are praying we can escape getting exposed to and experiencing.

The best advice I’ve heard is actually decades old — from my mom. She conveyed this message to me frequently: “Wash your hands,” “Don’t touch your face,” “Stop picking,”…well, you get the idea. For the sake of others this winter season, if you are sick, stay away from public places and isolate as much as possible. Prevention is key, and such a simple step to take to protect others from illness, especially those who may be more vulnerable, like babies, the elderly, and those with compromised immune systems. January is a great time to start thinking about renewal and giving yourself and your life a “refresh,” but we also tend to make a lot of crazy, unrealistic resolutions that we know, deep down, we cannot keep.

I have found that the best way to tackle resolutions is to make a plan that breaks your goal down into achievable milestones — and then to create rewards for when you reach them. Using apps on your phone or computer can help you reorganize your resolutions into manageable steps and accomplish them. The number one reason resolutions fail is the lack of immediate gratification, so making success more easily attainable makes sense. By setting yourself up for success like this throughout the year, you have a much better chance of realizing success when it comes to your resolutions, whether they involve eating better, exercising more, being better about getting your routine health screenings, or breaking an unhealthy habit, like smoking.

January is also Cervical Health Awareness month. Most cervical health problems are impacted by a female’s partner through intimate contact. This can lead to the development of HPV (Human Papillomavirus) on the cervix, one of the most commonly transmitted sexually transmitted diseases (STD). Sometimes it’s possible for the person to clear the virus, but other times a person can’t, and this is the most common cause of cervical cancer. The good news is that, like many viruses, HPV is preventable through vaccination. The HPV vaccination can be given to males and females starting at the age 11-12 years. Adults can get vaccinated if they weren’t previously up to age 26, and a physician may decide that

their patient will benefit from a vaccine up to age 45 in certain instances. Another preventative measure for HPV and cervical health issues is to practice safe sex and proper hygiene. Again, prevention is key.

Angel Medical Center is dedicated to providing quality care and touching your life at the time when you are most in need. In the fall of 2022, Angel was awarded a 5-star rating by the Center for Medicare Services. We are one of only 12 hospitals in the state of North Carolina to receive this 5-star rating, so it’s not only a source of pride for us, but it should reassure you about the quality of care you will receive here.

This is a great honor, as well as a testament to the hard work and dedication that our staff displays every day. We know that there may be times when someone perceives that their care experience could be improved upon, but we will be here to support you and ensure that we address your needs to the best of our ability. The Angel team is dedicated to caring for our community.

Because our staff is so committed to our patients, we like to recognize members of our team who have gone above and beyond for them, and who exemplify our standards for excellence. The first award is called the Bee Award, which goes to non-nursing team members. We were happy to recognize two people — Katie Morphis, from Environmental Services, and Kim Elliot, from our Respiratory team — with this award.

We also bestow a nursing award called the Daisy Award. It is a nationally known and recognized program that we participate in. The Daisy Award was established to honor nurses whose norm is to go the extra mile for their patients. Angel’s most recent Daisy Award winner is Terrence McGrew, who is an Acute Care nurse here. All of these team members are very deserving and we are so fortunate to have them grace the hospital with their talents, expertise, and compassion.

I would also like to give a big shout out to our infusion nursing team during Infusion Nurses Week in January. They are here for the daily treatment needs of our community as well, and their care ethic is also second to none.

As I’ve said many times, it’s the people who make Angel what it is.

I hope you usher in 2023 joyfully, and it is every Angel Medical Center team member’s intention to be here when you need us most, during this year and all others.

Clint Kendall, FACHE, MBA, MSN, BSN, RN, is Chief Executive Officer/Chief Nursing Officer of Angel Medical Center. He started his career as a nurse, and that perspective still informs his work and passion for the patient experience. Clint holds a Master’s Degree in Business Administration, Nursing, and Health Care Management from the University of Phoenix, and a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Western Carolina University. He comes to Angel Medical Center from Andalusia, Alabama, where he served as

Chief Executive Officer of Andalusia Health, part of LifePoint Health. He oversaw the management and strategic planning for a 113-bed acute care facility there, and led Andalusia Physician Services as well, after serving in leadership roles at LifePoint facilities in Richlands, Virginia and Henderson, North Carolina. Clint has also earned the Certified Professional in Patient Safety (CPPS) certification, and is a member of the American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE), the American Organization of Nurse Executives (AONE), and the American Nurses Association (ANA).

News and Weather Briefing for Friday, January 27, 2023

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On This Day
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Local Weather

General Forecast Through Sunday Night

Franklin Area


Sunny, with highs in the mid 40s. Winds out of the northwest 5 to 10 mph.


Clear, with lows in the mid 20s. Light and variable winds.


Sunny, with highs in the low-to-mid 50s. Calm winds in the morning increasing to come out of the southwest 5 to 10 mph in the afternoon.

Saturday Night

A 30 percent chance of snow showers, mainly after 5am. Mostly cloudy, with lows around 30. Winds out of the south 3 to 5 mph.


Rain and snow showers likely before 9am, then rain showers. Highs near 50. Chance of precipitation is 80%.

Sunday Night

Showers likely, mainly before 10pm. Mostly cloudy, with lows around 40. Chance of rain is 60%.
Highlands Plateau


Sunny, with highs in the upper 30s. Winds out of the northwest 10 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph.


Clear, with lows in the mid 20s. Winds out of the 5 to 10 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph.


Sunny, with highs in the mid 40s. Winds out of the northwest 5 to 10 mph in the morning shifting to come out of the southwest in the afternoon.

Saturday Night

A slight chance of snow showers between 2am and 4am, then a chance of rain and snow showers. Mostly cloudy, with lows around 30. Winds out of the southwest 5 to 10. Chance of precipitation is 30%.


A chance of rain and snow showers before 8am, then rain showers. Highs in the mid 40s. Chance of precipitation is 80%.

Sunday Night

Showers likely, mainly before midnight. Mostly cloudy, with lows in the upper 30s. Chance of rain is 70%.

Otto and South Central Macon County


Sunny, with highs in the mid 40s. Winds out of the north 5 to 10 mph shifting to come out of the west in the afternoon.


Clear, with lows in the mid 20s. Calm winds in the early evening increasing to come out of the northwest around 5 mph after midnight.


Sunny, with highs near 53. Calm winds becoming south southwest 5 to 10 mph in the afternoon.

Saturday Night

A chance of rain and snow showers, mainly after 5am. Mostly cloudy, with lows around freezing. South wind around 5 mph. Chance of precipitation is 30%.


A chance of rain and snow showers before 8am, then rain showers. Highs near 50. Chance of precipitation is 80%.

Sunday Night

Showers likely, mainly before 11pm. Mostly cloudy, with lows around 40. Chance of precipitation is 60%.

Nantahala Area


Sunny, with highs near 39. West wind 5 to 10 mph.


Clear, with lows in the mid 20s. Southwest wind 3 to 10 mph.


Sunny, with highs near 50. Calm winds in the morning increasing to come out of the southwest 5 to 10 mph in the afternoon.

Saturday Night

A chance of rain and snow showers, mainly after 4am. Mostly cloudy, with lows around freezing. Winds out of the southeast around 5 mph. Chance of precipitation is 30%.


Rain and snow showers likely before 8am, then rain showers. Highs in the upper 40s. Chance of precipitation is 80%.

Sunday Night

Showers likely, mainly before 10pm. Mostly cloudy, with lows around 40. Chance of rain is 60%.

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Hazards and Tropical Weather

Hazardous weather is not anticipated today or tonight.

Latest US Drought Monitor Map for North Carolina.

Space Weather Goodbye Big Flares, Hello Green Comet | Space Weather News: 26 January 2023


• Damaging 2022 Atlantic hurricane season draws to a close [National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration]

• Atlantic hurricane season ends with 14 named storms [AP News]

Tropical Weather Outlook
NWS National Hurricane Center Miami FL
700 PM EST Wed Nov 30 2022

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

Tropical cyclone formation is not expected during the next 5 days.

This is the last regularly scheduled Tropical Weather Outlook of the 2022 Atlantic Hurricane Season. Routine issuance of the Tropical Weather Outlook will resume on May 15, 2023. During the off-season, Special Tropical Weather Outlooks will be issued as conditions warrant.

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24 Hour Smoke Forecast

No known appreciable smoke field will be crossing Macon County today or tonight.

PM2.5 AQI is 30 (GOOD) for most of the county, and the ridges and other higher elevations PM2.5 AQI is 30 (GOOD)

Fire and Smoke Map

Local Air Monitor


Pollen levels are expected to be in the low range (1.5 out of 12) today with Juniper and Elm being the main culprits. Tomorrow is expected to be in the low range (1.7 out of 12).

Record Weather Events for January 27th

Record weather events for this date in Macon County

Highest Temperature 72°F in Franklin in 1974
Lowest Temperature -11°F in Highlands in 1986
Greatest One-Day Rainfall 2.29 inches at the Coweeta Experimental Station 1967
Greatest One-Day Snowfall 4.5 inches in Highlands in 1897

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

Highest Temperature 78°F at the Coweeta Experimental Station on 01-28-1999
Lowest Temperature -19°F in Highlands on 01-21-1985
Greatest Rainfall 5.10 inches in Highlands on 01-12-2018
Greatest Snowfall 10.5 inches at the Coweeta Experimental Station on 01-08-1988

Record Weather Events for January 27th in North Carolina

Highest Temperature 81°F in Fayetteville, Cumberland County in 1950 /> Lowest Temperature -15°F in Jefferson, Ashe County in 1987
Greatest Rainfall 5.75 inches in Lake Toxaway, Transylvania County in 1996
Greatest Snowfall 19.0 inches in Boone, Watauga County in 1998
Weather Extremes for North Carolina for the month of January Data available from 1872

Highest Temperature 86°F in Marion, Mcdowell County on 01-24-1927
Lowest Temperature -34°F in Mount Mitchell, Yancey County on 01-21-1985
Greatest Rainfall 9.18 inches in Lake Toxaway, Transylvania County on 01-13-2018
Greatest Snowfall 28.00 in Mount Mitchell, Yancey County on 01-28-1998

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Macon Calendar
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Local and State News

• Bartram Kinship Photography Reception at the Library Scheduled for February 10, 2023 [Macon Media]

• Temporary Rock Cliff Closures to Protect Peregrine Falcons [Macon Media]

• Rowan County has a positive case of HPAI [Macon Media]

• Governor Cooper attends ground breaking for new supersonic jet facility in Greensboro [WTVD-TV (Durham, NC)]

• NC legislative staffer's short tenure ends after appearances on 'pro-white' show resurface [WRAL-TV (Raleigh, NC)]

State of the State Address | South Carolina ETV

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Special Section: The Russo-Ukrainian War
(sharing of a particular source is not an endorsement)

• Russian Offensive Campaign Assessment, January 26 [Institute for the Study of War] [PDF for January 26th]

• Russia-Ukraine war: List of key events, day 337 [Al Jazeera]

• LIVEBLOG: Day 337 of Russian aggression against Ukraine [TVP World]

• Russo-Ukrainian War. Day 337: US, EU to send tanks to Ukraine [Euromaiden Press]

• Biden may visit Poland to mark anniversary of Russia's invasion of Ukraine [TVP World]

• Western Tanks Are Coming to Ukraine, but Will They Be Enough? [New York Times]

• How do Germany and the EU fund military gear to Ukraine? [DW News]

• Western fighter jets for Ukraine? "We are at a decisive moment in the war." [France 24]

• Ukraine hit by Russian missiles day after West's offer of tanks [BBC News]

• How will US and German tanks help Ukraine? [Al Jazeera]

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

• China needs to do the right thing if McCarthy goes to Taiwan [Russia Today]

• Russia after Putin plan is ready [Pravda]

• Russian, Ukrainian rights officials move closer to exchanging lists of heavily wounded [TASS]

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National and World News Roundup

Today is International Holocaust Remembrance Day [LINK]

• U.S. GDP rose 2.9% in the fourth quarter, more than expected even as recession fears loom [CNBC]

• Pentagon planning for Taiwan visit by US House Speaker Kevin McCarthy, report says [South China Morning Post]

• U.S. military raid in northern Somalia kills a senior ISIS leader and 10 ISIS fighters [NBC News]

President Biden and The First Lady Host a Lunar New Year Reception | The White House

• George Santos Faces New Questions About Six-Figure Campaign Loans [Wall Street Journal]

Former Memphis police officers charged with murder in death of Tyre Nichols | PBS Newshour

• Five fired Memphis police officers indicted, booked in connection to Tyre Nichols death [Memphis Commercial Appeal]

State of emergency declared by Gov. Kemp due to 'unlawful' protests | WXIA-TV (Atlanta, GA)

• Kemp signs order to call up National Guard troops after violent unrest [Atlanta,Journal Constitution]

• NYC bike path terror suspect found guilty on all counts in killing of 8 people [CNN]

Nagorno Karabakh: The Coming War on Russia's Doorstep | Warographics

• Chevron announces $75 billion stock buyback, dividend boost [CNBC]

************************ • Why India Is Using Emergency Laws to Ban a Documentary About Prime Minister Modi [Time Magazine]

• Elon Musk Caves to Pressure From India to Remove BBC Doc Critical of Modi [The Intercept]

• JNU cuts electricity to prevent screening of BBC series on PM Modi, students turn to phones [India Today]

Here are ways you can watch the documentary: • Narendra Modi BBC Documentary 'India: The Modi Question' | Season: 1 Episode: 1 [Odysee]

• Narendra Modi BBC Documentary 'India: The Modi Question' | Season: 1 Episode: 2 [Odysee]

MiniSection on Journalism

Media Literacy is Strong in Finland | TWiT TV

Great Expectations | On The Media

In this episode:

Many of us are still cookin’ with gas, but should we? On this week’s On the Media, a look at why gas stoves, and the political flame-war over appliances, are back in the news. Plus, why new research says we’ve left the golden age of science and technology.

• Avoiding Conflict of Interest [RTDNA (Radio Television Digital News Association)]

• Fact-Checking: Don’t be fooled by fake screenshots [Poynter (Media Literacy Project) ]

• An Overdue Generational Shift Is Changing How Journalists Manage Traumatic Stories [Nieman Reports]

• Journalism has a Davos problem [Columbia Journalism Review]

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Putin and the Presidents (full documentary) | FRONTLINE PBS

Global National: Jan. 26, 2023 | Russia renews attack on Kyiv after Ukraine secures western tanks

Nightly News Full Broadcast (January 26th)

PBS NewsHour full episode, January 26, 2022

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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: (the Macon County Health Department did not release numbers for the weeknd ending January 20th)

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

In United States of America, from 3 January 2020 to 4:57pm CET, 25 January 2023, there have been 100,651,473 confirmed cases of COVID-19 with 1,093,540 deaths, reported to WHO. As of 20 January 2023, a total of 660,066,195 vaccine doses have been administered.

Globally, as of 4:57pm CET, 25 January 2023, there have been 664,873,023 confirmed cases of COVID-19, including 6,724,248 deaths, reported to WHO. As of 24 January 2023, a total of 13,156,047,747 vaccine doses have been administered.

• COVID-19 deaths in the US continue to be undercounted, research shows, despite claims of ‘overcounts’ [The Conversation]

• Heart-related deaths rose sharply during first year of COVID-19 pandemic, report shows [CBS News]

• Utah Plastic Surgeon Sold Fake Covid-19 Vaccine Cards for $50, U.S. Says [New York Times]

• Live blog: Tracking the meeting of the FDA advisory panel on Covid vaccines [STAT News]

• TWiV 977: Ageing is infectious [Microbe TV]

• TWiV 976: Clinical update with Dr. Daniel Griffin [Microbe TV]

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Science and Technology News Roundup

• Why are so many tech companies laying people off right now? [The Verge]

• Everything You Need to Know About the Google Antitrust Lawsuit [Gizmodo]

• How Roomba tester’s private images ended up on Facebook [MIT Technology Review]

• DOJ disrupts major ransomware group [NBC News]

• Japan setting up rapid-response unit to counter disinformation [The Asahi Simbun]

Evergreen Links

• Red Dead Online player bids farewell to Google Stadia save by releasing horse they named after their departed daughter [Games Radar]

Dan Carlin's Hardcore History 69 - Twilight of the Æsir

• Neal Stephenson’s Lamina1 drops white paper on building the open metaverse [Venture Beat] [PDF of White paper]

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

How Do We Know What We Know? Philosophy of Science | Fraser Cain

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

The Level1 Show January 27 2023: Let Them Eat Conference Room Cake | Level1Techs

You Can't Have Your 230 and Eat It Too - DTNS 4444 | Daily Tech News Show

The Two Paragraphs That Effectively Banned U.S.-China Space Cooperation | WSJ

Jeremi Suri: American Civil War | Lex Fridman Podcast #354

Nuclear Crisis: The Escalation Of Cold War - M.A.D World | Timeline

Our Entire Society is Built on a Geological Fluke | SciShow

How to spot Comet C/2022 E3 (ZTF), plus JWST finds weird distant galaxies | Night Sky News Jan '23

What If Alien Life Were Silicon-Based? | PBS Space Time

Star Trek Fans Rejoice! Actual Tractor Beam Was Made In a Lab Using Lasers | Antov Petrov

Russia's First Invasion of Ukraine - Ukrainian History | Kings and Generals

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Pentagon holds news briefing as Russia responds to U.S. plan to send tanks to Ukraine | PBS Newshour

How Ukraine will maintain new Abrams, Leopard and Challenger tanks? Former US DoD expert explains | TVP World

Abrams, Leopard and Challenger 2 vs. T-72: How Western Tanks Compare to Russia’s Armor | WSJ

US NATO envoy: Tank debate shows consensus isn't a liability | DW News Conflict Zone

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On This Day

January 27th is the 27th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar; 338 days remain until the end of the year (339 in leap years).

Historical Events

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

98 – Trajan succeeds his adoptive father Nerva as Roman emperor; under his rule the Roman Empire will reach its maximum extent.

945 – The co-emperors Stephen and Constantine are overthrown and forced to become monks by Constantine VII, who becomes sole emperor of the Byzantine Empire.

1186 – Henry VI, the son and heir of the Holy Roman Emperor Frederick I, marries Constance of Sicily.

1302 – Dante Alighieri is condemned in absentia and exiled from Florence.

1343 – Pope Clement VI issues the papal bull Unigenitus to justify the power of the pope and the use of indulgences. Nearly 200 years later, Martin Luther would protest this.

1606 – Gunpowder Plot: The trial of Guy Fawkes and other conspirators begins, ending with their execution on January 31.

1695 – Mustafa II becomes the Ottoman sultan and Caliph of Islam in Istanbul on the death of Ahmed II. Mustafa rules until his abdication in 1703.

1759 – Spanish forces defeat indigenous Huilliches of southern Chile in the battle of Río Bueno.

1776 – American Revolutionary War: Henry Knox's "noble train of artillery" arrives in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

1785 – The University of Georgia is founded, the first public university in the United States.

1820 – A Russian expedition led by Fabian Gottlieb von Bellingshausen and Mikhail Petrovich Lazarev discovers the Antarctic continent, approaching the Antarctic coast.

1825 – The U.S. Congress approves Indian Territory (in what is present-day Oklahoma), clearing the way for forced relocation of the Eastern Indians on the "Trail of Tears".

1868 – Boshin War: The Battle of Toba–Fushimi begins, between forces of the Tokugawa shogunate and pro-Imperial factions; it will end in defeat for the shogunate, and is a pivotal point in the Meiji Restoration.

1869 – Boshin War: Tokugawa rebels establish the Ezo Republic in Hokkaidō.

1874 – Modest Mussorgsky's opera Boris Godunov premieres in Mariinsky Theatre in St.Petersburg

1880 – Thomas Edison receives a patent for his incandescent lamp.

1916 – World War I: The British government passes the Military Service Act that introduces conscription in the United Kingdom.

1918 – Beginning of the Finnish Civil War.

1924 – Three days after his death Lenin's body is carried into a specially erected mausoleum.

1927 – Ibn Saud takes the title of King of Nejd.

1939 – First flight of the Lockheed P-38 Lightning.

1943 – World War II: The Eighth Air Force sorties ninety-one B-17s and B-24s to attack the U-boat construction yards at Wilhelmshaven, Germany. This was the first American bombing attack on Germany.

1944 – World War II: The 900-day Siege of Leningrad is lifted.

1945 – World War II: The Soviet 322nd Rifle Division liberates the remaining inmates of Auschwitz-Birkenau.

1951 – Nuclear testing at the Nevada Test Site begins with Operation Ranger.

1961 – The Soviet submarine S-80 sinks when its snorkel malfunctions, flooding the boat.

1965 – South Vietnamese Prime Minister Trần Văn Hương is removed by the military junta of Nguyễn Khánh.

1967 – Apollo program: Astronauts Gus Grissom, Ed White and Roger Chaffee are killed in a fire during a test of their Apollo 1 spacecraft at the Kennedy Space Center, Florida.

1967 – Cold War: The Soviet Union, the United States, and the United Kingdom sign the Outer Space Treaty in Washington, D.C., banning deployment of nuclear weapons in space, and limiting the usage of the Moon and other celestial bodies to peaceful purposes.

1973 – The Paris Peace Accords officially ends the Vietnam War. Colonel William Nolde is killed in action becoming the conflict's last recorded American combat casualty.

1980 – Through cooperation between the U.S. and Canadian governments, six American diplomats secretly escape hostilities in Iran in the culmination of the Canadian Caper.

1983 – The pilot shaft of the Seikan Tunnel, the world's longest sub-aqueous tunnel (53.85 km) between the Japanese islands of Honshū and Hokkaidō, breaks through.

1996 – In a military coup, Colonel Ibrahim Baré Maïnassara deposes the first democratically elected president of Niger, Mahamane Ousmane.

1996 – Germany first observes the International Holocaust Remembrance Day.

2002 – An explosion at a military storage facility in Lagos, Nigeria, kills at least 1,100 people and displaces over 20,000 others.

2003 – The first selections for the National Recording Registry are announced by the Library of Congress.

2010 – The 2009 Honduran constitutional crisis ends when Porfirio Lobo Sosa becomes the new President of Honduras.

2010 – Apple announces the iPad.

2011 – Arab Spring: The Yemeni Revolution begins as over 16,000 protestors demonstrate in Sana'a.

2013 – Two hundred and forty-two people die in a nightclub fire in the Brazilian city of Santa Maria, Rio Grande do Sul.

2014 – Rojava conflict: The Kobanî Canton declares its autonomy from the Syrian Arab Republic.

2017 – A naming ceremony for the chemical element tennessine takes place in the United States.

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Published at 5:00am on Friday, January 27, 2023
Author: Bobby Coggins

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