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Thursday, June 1, 2023

News and Weather Briefing for Thursday, June 1st, 2023



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Russo-UKrainian War Updates
National News Roundup
COVID-19 News and Updates
Science and Technology
On This Day
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GENERAL OUTLOOK

Weak high pressure remains over the area through Friday. A weak cold front drops south across the area Saturday. High pressure returns for early next week. Another cold front will arrive from the north by the middle of next week.





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Local Weather

General Forecast Through Saturday Night





Franklin Area

Today

A chance of showers, with thunderstorms also possible after 3pm. Areas of fog before 10am. Otherwise, cloudy, then gradually becoming mostly sunny, with highs near 80. 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.

Tonight

A chance of showers and thunderstorms before 8pm, then a slight chance of showers between 8pm and 10pm. Patchy fog after midnight. Otherwise, partly cloudy, with lows in the mid 50s. Calm winds. Chance of rain is 30%. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

Friday

A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 1pm. Patchy fog before 9am. Otherwise, mostly sunny, with highs near 80. Calm winds in the morning increasing to come out of the northeast 5 to 10 mph in the afternoon. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

Friday Night

A chance of showers and thunderstorms before 8pm, then a slight chance of showers. Partly cloudy, with lows in the mid 50s. Winds out of the east around 5 mph becoming calm before midnight. Chance of rain is 30%.

Saturday

Mostly sunny, with highs in the mid 80s.

Saturday Night

Partly cloudy, with lows in the mid-to-upper 50s.
Highlands Plateau

Today

A chance of showers, with thunderstorms also possible after 3pm. Patchy fog before 9am. Otherwise, partly sunny, with highs in the lower 70s. Calm winds in the morning increasing to come out of the 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.

Tonight

Patchy fog after 4am. Otherwise, partly cloudy, with lows in the mid 50s. Light and variable in the early evening increasing to come out of the east around 5 mph before midnight.

Friday

A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 1pm. Patchy fog before 7am. Otherwise, mostly sunny, with highs in the low-to-mid 70s. Winds out of the east 5 to 10 mph. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

Friday Night

A chance of showers and thunderstorms before 9pm, then a slight chance of showers. Partly cloudy, with lows in the mid 50s. Winds out of the east 5 to 10 mph becoming north after midnight. Chance of rain is 30%.

Saturday

Mostly sunny, with highs in the mid 70s.

Saturday Night

Partly cloudy, with lows in the mid 50s.


Otto and South Central Macon County

Today

A chance of showers, with thunderstorms also possible after 3pm. Areas of fog before 10am. Otherwise, cloudy, then gradually becoming mostly sunny, with highs near 80. Calm winds in the morning increasing to come out of the south around 5 mph. Chance of rain is 40%. 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 8pm, then a slight chance of showers between 8pm and 10pm. Patchy fog after 2am. Otherwise, partly cloudy, with lows in the mid 50s. Calm winds. Chance of rain is 30%. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

Friday

A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 1pm. Patchy fog before 9am. Otherwise, mostly sunny, with highs near 80. Calm winds early in the morning increasing to come out of the northeast 5 to 10 mph by midmorning. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

Friday Night

A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly before 7pm. Partly cloudy, with lows in the mid 50s. Winds out of the east around 5 mph becoming calm before midnight.

Saturday

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

Saturday Night

Mostly clear, with lows in the upper 50s.


Nantahala Area

Today

A chance of showers, with thunderstorms also possible after 3pm. Patchy fog before 10am. Otherwise, mostly sunny, 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.

Tonight

A chance of showers and thunderstorms before 8pm, then a slight chance of showers between 8pm and 10pm. Patchy fog after 3am. Otherwise, partly cloudy, with lows in the mid-to-upper 50s. 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.

Friday

A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 2pm. Patchy fog before 9am. Otherwise, mostly sunny, with highs in the mid-to-upper 70s. Calm winds in the morning increasing to come out of the north around 5 mph in the afternoon. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

Friday Night

A chance of showers and thunderstorms before 8pm, then a slight chance of showers. Partly cloudy, with lows in the mid 50s. Winds out of the east around 5 mph becoming calm before midnight. Chance of rain is 30%.

Saturday

Sunny, with highs near 80.

Saturday Night

Partly cloudy, with lows in the upper 50s.


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Hazards and Tropical Weather



Hazardous weather is not expected today or tonight.





Latest US Drought Monitor Map for North Carolina.

Space Weather

Goodbye Solar Snooze Big Flares are Back | Space Weather News 18 May 2023




Back to Top Hurricane Season 2023: What to Watch For As We Keep Tabs on El Nino | hurricanetrack



TROPICAL WEATHER OUTLOOK

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

The official hurricane season for the Atlantic basin is from June 1 to November 30, but tropical cyclone activity sometimes occurs before and after these dates, respectively. The peak of the Atlantic hurricane season is September 10, with most activity occurring between mid-August and mid-October.




Tropical Weather Outlook
NWS National Hurricane Center Miami FL
200 AM EDT Thu Jun 1 2023

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

1. Northeastern Gulf of Mexico (AL91):
Showers and thunderstorms associated with a low pressure area over the northeastern Gulf of Mexico have become a little more concentrated during the past several hours. Environmental conditions appear marginally favorable for some slow development over the next day or so as the system meanders over the northeastern or eastern Gulf of Mexico. However, by this weekend environmental conditions are forecast to become unfavorable for additional development as the system drifts southeastward towards the Florida Peninsula. Regardless of development, the system could produce heavy rainfall and gusty winds over portions of the Florida Peninsula through this weekend. An Air Force Reserve Hurricane Hunter aircraft is scheduled to investigate the system on later today, if necessary. Additional information on the rainfall and flooding potential can be found in products issued by your local National Weather Service forecast office and Excessive Rainfall Outlooks issued by the Weather Prediction Center.

* Formation chance through 48 hours...low...20 percent.
* Formation chance through 7 days...low...20 percent.

Today marks the first day of the Atlantic hurricane season, which will run until November 30. The long-term averages for the number of named storms, hurricanes, and major hurricanes are 14, 7, and 3, respectively.

The list of names for 2023 is as follows:

Name and Pronunciation
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Arlene.....ar-LEEN
Bret.......bret
Cindy......SIN-dee
Don........dahn
Emily......EH-mih-lee
Franklin...FRANK-lin
Gert.......gert
Harold.....HAIR-uld
Idalia.....ee-DAL-ya
Jose.......ho-Zay
Katia......KAH-tya
Lee........lee
Margot.....MAR-go
Nigel......NY-juhl
Ophelia....o-FEEL-ya
Philippe...fee-LEEP
Rina.......REE-nuh
Sean.......shawn
Tammy......TAM-ee
Vince......vinss
Whitney....WHIT-nee



This product, the Tropical Weather Outlook, briefly describes significant areas of disturbed weather and their potential for tropical cyclone formation during the next seven days. The issuance times of this product are 2 AM, 8 AM, 2 PM, and 8 PM EDT. After the change to standard time in November, the issuance times are 1 AM, 7 AM, 1 PM, and 7 PM EST.

A Special Tropical Weather Outlook will be issued to provide updates, as necessary, in between the regularly scheduled issuances of the Tropical Weather Outlook. Special Tropical Weather Outlooks will be issued under the same WMO and AWIPS headers as the regular Tropical Weather Outlooks.

A standard package of products, consisting of the tropical cyclone public advisory, the forecast/advisory, the cyclone discussion, and a wind speed probability product, is issued every six hours for all ongoing tropical cyclones. In addition, a special advisory package may be issued at any time to advise of significant unexpected changes or to modify watches or warnings.

NHC has the option to issue advisories, watches, and warnings for disturbances that are not yet a tropical cyclone, but which pose the threat of bringing tropical storm or hurricane conditions to land areas within 48 hours. For these land-threatening "potential tropical cyclones", NHC will issue the full suite of advisory and watch/warning products. Potential tropical cyclones share the naming conventions currently in place for tropical depressions, being numbered from a single list (e.g., "One", "Two", "Three", etc.).

The Tropical Cyclone Update is a brief statement to inform of significant changes in a tropical cyclone, to post or cancel watches or warnings, or to provide hourly position updates between intermediate advisories when the storm center is easily followed by radar. It is used in lieu of or to precede the issuance of a special advisory package. Tropical Cyclone Updates, which can be issued at any time, can be found under WMO header WTNT61-65 KNHC, and under AWIPS header MIATCUAT1-5.

All NHC text and graphical products are available on the web at https://www.hurricanes.gov. More information on NHC text and graphical products can be found at https://www.nhc.noaa.gov/pdf/NHC_Product_Description.pdf. New and updated products for the 2023 season can be found at https://www.nhc.noaa.gov/pdf/NHC_New_Products_Updates_2023.pdf.

You can also interact with NHC on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/NWSNHC. Notifications are available via Twitter when select National Hurricane Center products are issued. Information about our Atlantic Twitter feed (@NHC_Atlantic) is available at https://www.hurricanes.gov/twitter.php.



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Almanac









PM2.5 AQI is 47 (GOOD/CODE GREEN) for most of the county, and the ridges and other higher elevations PM2.5 AQI is 47 (GOOD/CODE GREEN)


Fire and Smoke Map






Local Air Monitor

Pollen

Pollen levels are expected to be in the medium range (6.4 out of 12) today with Grasses, Mulberry, and Poplar being the main culprits. Tomorrow is expected to be in the medium range (6.4 out of 12).



Record Weather Events for June 1st

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

Highest Temperature 92°F at the Coweeta Experimental Station in 2011
Lowest Temperature 34°F at the Coweeta Experimental Station in 1968
Greatest One-Day Rain 2.68 inches in Highlands in 1997
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 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 snowfall has been recorded during June in Macon County)

Record Weather Events for June 1st in North Carolina

Highest Temperature 103°F in Tarboro, Edgecombe County in 1895
Lowest Temperature 27°F in Banner Elk, Avery County in 1930
Greatest One-Day Rain 7.07 inches in Morehead City, Carteret County in 1948
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)




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

No events have been shared with Macon Media for events occuring over the next week.





No events have been submitted for Macon Calendar.
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Local and State News



• ‘Lowest tax rate in North Carolina’: Macon County budgets for revenue neutral tax rate [Smoky Mountain News]

• Eastern Band of Cherokee Primary Election takes place on June 1 [BPR]

Finding gemstones in North Carolina | Exploring Creation Vids



• There is help for paper wasp infestations [Sylva Herald and Ruralite]

• NC lawmakers expected to roll out major election law changes, with input from former Trump lawyer [Raleigh News and Observer]

• US House approves extending debt ceiling. Here’s how NC representatives voted. [Raleigh News and Observer]

• Inside Trump and DeSantis’ Ugly Feud Over The Babylon Bee [Rolling Stone (via Yaoo! News) ]

• Angel Medical Center President's Column for May 2023 [Macon Media]



Macon Media is still experiencing transportation issues and was unable to get to the courthouse to cover this months meeting. Here is the county-sponsored video of the meeting:

Macon County Commissioners Meeting 3-14-23



• HB259 NC House Bill Budget Substitute [PDF Download (640 pages)]



Proposed State Budget for 2023-2025 [Download PDF]



• Macon County Board of Commissioners March 2023 Regular Meeting [Macon Media]



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National and World News Roundup

• Debt ceiling bill passes in the House, advances to the Senate days ahead of default deadline [CNBC]

Watch the Debt Ceiling Debate in the US House | PBS News



'How Quickly Does This Have To Move?': Schumer Asked About Getting Debt Limit Bill Through Senate | Forbe Breaking News



• 3 activists arrested after their fund bailed out protestors of Atlanta’s ‘Cop City’ [AP News]

• ATF: Until recreational cannabis is federally legalized, pot users cannot own guns [CBS News]

• PG&E settles Zogg Fire case for $50 million [Courthouse News Service]

• Russia may be devoured by its neighbours [The Telegraph (via Yahoo! News)]

• Asean turns to ‘reliable’ South Korea to feed growing demand for affordable hi-tech arms [South China Morning Post]

• 'Trump Bucks' retailers' websites taken down, days after being exposed for selling bogus currency [NBC News]

• EXCLUSIVE: Trump captured on tape talking about classified document he kept after leaving the White House [CNN]



Washington Today (5-31-23): House Dem votes save debt limit and spending cut bill after GOP revolt | C-SPAN



Global National: May 31, 2023 | Emotions run high as Nova Scotia's Tantallon wildfire rages



NBC Nightly News Full Broadcast - May 31


PBS NewsHour full episode, (May 31, 2023)




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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:



Based on current COVID-19 trends, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is planning for the federal Public Health Emergency (PHE) for COVID-19, declared under Section 319 of the Public Health Service (PHS) Act, to expire at the end of the day on May 11, 2023. Macon County Public Health will stop publishing weekly COVID updates but will continue to monitor local case levels and trends. In the event that case counts increase significantly, MCPH will notify the public and resume weekly COVID updates.




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

In United States of America, from 3 January 2020 to 3:49pm CEST, 10 May 2023, there have been 103,343,569 confirmed cases of COVID-19 with 1,125,209 deaths, reported to WHO. As of 5 May 2023, a total of 668,168,096 vaccine doses have been administered.

Globally, as of 3:49pm CEST, 10 May 2023, there have been 765,903,278 confirmed cases of COVID-19, including 6,927,378 deaths, reported to WHO. As of 9 May 2023, a total of 13,350,312,122 vaccine doses have been administered.


• Recovery and symptom trajectories up to two years after SARS-CoV-2 infection: population based, longitudinal cohort study [ The British Medical Journal]

Ep 130 Osterholm Update: A Better Place | Osterholm Update



• TWiV 1002: Clinical update with Dr. Daniel Griffin [Microbe TV]

• TWiV 1003: Going clinically viral [Microbe TV]




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Science and Technology News Roundup

• The Sky This Week from May 26 to June 2: Mars buzzes the Beehive [Astronomy Magazine]

• New psychology research reveals the “bullshit blind spot” [PsyPost]

• These ants build tall nest hills to help show the way home [ScienceNews]

• Big Tech’s Biggest Bets (Or What It Takes to Build a Billion User Platform) [Matthew Ball]

• King Tutankhamun’s face reconstructed after 3300 years [Independent (UK)]

• Why Small Modular Reactors Herald a Nuclear Energy Renaissance [The National Interest]

• Reddit’s API pricing results in shocking $20 million-a-year bill for Apollo [ARS TECHNICA]

• Meta threatens to yank news content from California over payments bill [Reuters]

• Z-Library returns, aims to avoid seizures by giving each user a secret URL [ARS TECHNICA]


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



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




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

SpaceX Ax-2 Crew Dragon splashdown | SciNews



The Level1 Show May 31 2023: RIP WinRAR | Level1 Techs



Cooking Up Language Learning - DTNS 4531 | Daily Tech News Show



Hardcore History: Addendum EP26 Dig This! | Dan Carlin



Ice Age Floods - New Thoughts | Nick Zentner



New Evidence Against the Big Bounce Origin of the Universe| Sabine Hossenfelder



The Oldest Pterosaurs in Australia Have Just Been Discovered | 7 Days of Science



Can We Move PLANET EARTH Across the Universe? | PBS Space Time



How many Apollo artifacts should we save? | Curious Droid



Nvidia's New Spectrum-X Ethernet Switch | TWiT TV



Civilization: Is the West History? | Episode 2: Science | BBC Select





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



• Russian Offensive Campaign Assessment, June 01 [Institute for the Study of War] [PDF for May 31st]

• Russia-Ukraine war: List of key events, day 463 [Al Jazeera]

• Russo-Ukrainian War. Day 462: Drones attack Moscow [Euromaiden Press]


• How Putin’s taste for jail jargon changed Russia [Al Jazeera]

• Poland to push for further sanctions against Belarus [TVP World]

• Does Europe need to declare a 'wartime economy'? [DW News]

• Macron says Putin has jolted NATO awake at security summit [France 24]

• War crimes evidence erased by social media platforms [BBC News]

Ukraine Russia War Combat Footage 39 | WarPig



Can drones decide the war in Ukraine? | DW Nachrichten



Raid into Belgorod - FREEDOM OF RUSSIA LEGION SOLDIER | Casear August | TVP World



Three reported killed in latest aerial attack on Ukraine’s Kyiv | Al Jazeera



Russia's offensive in Ukraine has 'failed', says former US general | BBC News



🔴 (NSFW) - Fake Footage Review, Hand Grenades, and Rebels | Funker530 LIVE Recap




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

Special interview: The Russians are not going to make this mistake | Straight Calls with Douglas Macgregor



• Civilians hurt in overnight attack on Russian city – governor [Russia Today]

• Russia gets legal right to strike nuclear blow on Ukraine [Pravda]

• US’ denial of support for Ukraine’s attacks in Russia ‘not worth a penny’ — ambassador [TASS Russian News Agency]





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On This Day

June 1 is the 152nd day of the year (153rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar; 213 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)





1215 – Zhongdu (now Beijing), then under the control of the Jurchen ruler Emperor Xuanzong of Jin, is captured by the Mongols under Genghis Khan, ending the Battle of Zhongdu.
1252 – Alfonso X is proclaimed king of Castile and León.
1298 – Residents of Riga and Grand Duchy of Lithuania defeated the Livonian Order in the Battle of Turaida.
1495 – A monk, John Cor, records the first known batch of Scotch whisky.
1533 – Anne Boleyn is crowned Queen of England.
1535 – Combined forces loyal to Charles V attack and expel the Ottomans from Tunis during the Conquest of Tunis.
1648 – The Roundheads defeat the Cavaliers at the Battle of Maidstone in the Second English Civil War.
1649 – Start of the Sumuroy Revolt: Filipinos in Northern Samar led by Agustin Sumuroy revolt against Spanish colonial authorities.
1670 – In Dover, England, Charles II of England and Louis XIV of France sign the Secret Treaty of Dover, which will force England into the Third Anglo-Dutch War.
1676 – Battle of Öland: allied Danish-Dutch forces defeat the Swedish navy in the Baltic Sea, during the Scanian War (1675–79).
1679 – The Scottish Covenanters defeat John Graham of Claverhouse at the Battle of Drumclog.
1773 – Wolraad Woltemade rescues 14 sailors at the Cape of Good Hope from the sinking ship De Jonge Thomas by riding his horse into the sea seven times. Both he and his horse, Vonk, drowned on his eighth attempt.
1779 – The court-martial for malfeasance of Benedict Arnold, a general in the Continental Army during the American Revolutionary War, begins.
1792 – Kentucky is admitted as the 15th state of the United States.
1794 – The battle of the Glorious First of June is fought, the first naval engagement between Britain and France during the French Revolutionary Wars.
1796 – Tennessee is admitted as the 16th state of the United States.
1812 – War of 1812: U.S. President James Madison asks the Congress to declare war on the United Kingdom.
1813 – Capture of USS Chesapeake.
1815 – Napoleon promulgates a revised Constitution after it passes a plebiscite.
1831 – James Clark Ross becomes the first European at the North Magnetic Pole.
1849 – Territorial Governor Alexander Ramsey declared the Territory of Minnesota officially established.
1854 – Åland War: The British navy destroys merchant ships and about 16,000 tar barrels of the wholesale stocks area in Oulu, Grand Duchy of Finland.
1855 – The American adventurer William Walker conquers Nicaragua.
1857 – Charles Baudelaire's Les Fleurs du mal is published.
1857 – The Revolution of the Ganhadores begins in Salvador, Bahia, Brazil.
1861 – American Civil War: The Battle of Fairfax Court House is fought.
1862 – American Civil War: Peninsula Campaign: The Battle of Seven Pines (or the Battle of Fair Oaks) ends inconclusively, with both sides claiming victory.
1868 – The Treaty of Bosque Redondo is signed, allowing the Navajo to return to their lands in Arizona and New Mexico.
1879 – Napoléon Eugène, the last dynastic Bonaparte, is killed in the Anglo-Zulu War.
1890 – The United States Census Bureau begins using Herman Hollerith's tabulating machine to count census returns.
1913 – The Greek–Serbian Treaty of Alliance is signed, paving the way for the Second Balkan War.
1916 – Louis Brandeis becomes the first Jew appointed to the United States Supreme Court.
1918 – World War I: Western Front: Battle of Belleau Wood: Allied Forces under John J. Pershing and James Harbord engage Imperial German Forces under Wilhelm, German Crown Prince.
1919 – Prohibition comes into force in Finland.
1922 – The Royal Ulster Constabulary is founded.
1929 – The 1st Conference of the Communist Parties of Latin America is held in Buenos Aires.
1930 – The Deccan Queen is introduced as first intercity train between Bombay VT (Now Mumbai CST) and Poona (Pune) to run on electric locomotives.
1939 – First flight of the German Focke-Wulf Fw 190 fighter aircraft.
1941 – World War II: The Battle of Crete ends as Crete capitulates to Germany.
1941 – The Farhud, a massive pogrom in Iraq, starts and as a result, many Iraqi Jews are forced to leave their homes.
1943 – BOAC Flight 777 is shot down over the Bay of Biscay by German Junkers Ju 88s, killing British actor Leslie Howard and leading to speculation that it was actually an attempt to kill British Prime Minister Winston Churchill.
1946 – Ion Antonescu, "Conducator" ("Leader") of Romania during World War II, is executed.
1950 – The Declaration of Conscience speech, by U.S. Senator from Maine, Margaret Chase Smith, is delivered in response to Joseph R. McCarthy's speech at Wheeling, West Virginia.
1950 – The Chinchaga fire ignites. By September, it would become the largest single fire on record in North America.
1958 – Charles de Gaulle comes out of retirement to lead France by decree for six months.
1961 – The Canadian Bank of Commerce and Imperial Bank of Canada merge to form the Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce, the largest bank merger in Canadian history.
1962 – Adolf Eichmann is hanged in Israel.
1964 – Kenya becomes a republic with Jomo Kenyatta as its first President.
1974 – The Heimlich maneuver for rescuing choking victims is published in the journal Emergency Medicine.
1975 – The Patriotic Union of Kurdistan was founded by Jalal Talabani, Nawshirwan Mustafa, Fuad Masum and others.
1978 – The first international applications under the Patent Cooperation Treaty are filed.
1979 – The first black-led government of Rhodesia (now Zimbabwe) in 90 years takes power.
1980 – Cable News Network (CNN) begins broadcasting.
1988 – European Central Bank is founded in Brussels.
1988 – The Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty comes into effect.
1990 – Cold War: George H. W. Bush and Mikhail Gorbachev sign a treaty to end chemical weapon production.
1993 – Dobrinja mortar attack: Thirteen are killed and 133 wounded when Serb mortar shells are fired at a soccer game in Dobrinja, west of Sarajevo.
1994 – Republic of South Africa becomes a republic in the Commonwealth of Nations.
1999 – American Airlines Flight 1420 slides and crashes while landing at Little Rock National Airport, killing 11 people on a flight from Dallas to Little Rock.
2001 – Nepalese royal massacre: Crown Prince Dipendra of Nepal shoots and kills several members of his family including his father and mother.
2001 – Dolphinarium discotheque massacre: A Hamas suicide bomber kills 21 at a disco in Tel Aviv.
2004 – Oklahoma City bombing co-conspirator Terry Nichols is sentenced to 161 consecutive life terms without the possibility of parole.
2008 – A fire on the back lot of Universal Studios breaks out, destroying the attraction King Kong Encounter and a large archive of master tapes for music and film, the full extent of which was not revealed until 2019.
2009 – Air France Flight 447 crashes into the Atlantic Ocean off the coast of Brazil on a flight from Rio de Janeiro to Paris. All 228 passengers and crew are killed.
2009 – General Motors files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy. It is the fourth largest United States bankruptcy in history.
2011 – A rare tornado outbreak occurs in New England; a strong EF3 tornado strikes Springfield, Massachusetts, during the event, killing four people.
2011 – Space Shuttle Endeavour makes its final landing after 25 flights.
2015 – A ship carrying 458 people capsizes in the Yangtze river in China's Hubei province, killing 400 people.
2017 US President Donald Trump announces the US is withdrawing from the Paris Climate Agreement
2017 “Beren and Lúthien,” compiled and edited by Christopher Tolkien from his father J.R.R. Tolkien's archives is published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
2020 US President Trump threatens to employ the military to quell protests across the country sparked by the death of George Floyd then walks with staff to St. John’s Church
2021 Malaysia begins a full two-week lockdown as COVID-19 cases surge with record 9,020 news cases recorded May 29
2021 Prehistoric carvings, between 4,000 and 5,000 years old depicting deer, found in Scotland for the first time at Kilmartin Glen, Argyll
2021 US President Joe Biden visits Tulsa, Oklahoma, marking 100 year anniversary of racial massacre in the Greenwood neighborhood
2022 Turkey officially changes its name to Türkiye at the United Nations and internationally





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Published at 5:00am on Thursday, June 01, 2023
Author: Bobby Coggins


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Macon County Board of Elections 03-11-2014 The Macon County Board of Elections holds a special meeting to hear a challenge brought by Charles "Scoon" Nichols to the candidacy of Macon County Commissioner Ron Haven regarding his eligibility to file as a candidate in the District II County Commissioner race. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T9lNBy-faAA ********************* Jair Bolsonaro leaves Brazil for the US ahead of Lula’s inauguration https://www.cnn.com/2022/12/30/americas/brazil-jair-bolsonaro-us-lula-inauguration-intl-latam Dang. He pulled a Trump and snuck out of town and can't be civil during the transfer of power. What a toddler move. ******************** Fierce Kitty, Glorious Kitty, Little Ball of Fur. Honourable Kitty, Warrior Kitty, Qapla' Qapla' Qapla' -->
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