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Wednesday, June 1, 2022

News and Weather Briefing for Wednesday, June 01, 2022






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Hazards and Tropical Weather
Almanac
Macon Calendar
Local and StateNews
Russo-UKrainian War Updates
National News Roundup
COVID-19 News and Updates
Science and Technology
Russo-Ukrainian War Videos (mostly long form)
On This Day
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OUTLOOK

Warm high pressure will persist over our region today. A cold front will approach the southern Appalachians from the northwest by late the afternoon and cross southeast of our area on Friday. High pressure will return over the weekend, with near normal temperatures. Warm high pressure will again produce temperatures several degrees above normal early next week.


Election Protest and Canvass

The Macon County Elections Board heard testimony and received evidence in the Election Protest filed by Robert Cook in the 2022 Primary and after deliberation, dismissed the objection. The board finished the election canvass, adjusting the vote totals with the addition of provisional ballots and mail-in ballots that werte received after election day. The old and new totals are in the image posted below. A recount in the Sheriff Race will be conducted Thursday, beginning at 9am. It is exoected to take several hours, concluding sometime in the afternoon. Macon Media will stream live from the event, depending on available bandwidth.





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Local Weather

General Forecast Through Thursday Night





Franklin Area

Today

A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after 2pm. Patchy fog before 9am. Otherwise, partly sunny, with a high near 86. Calm wind.

Tonight

Patchy fog after 5am. Otherwise, partly cloudy, with a low around 61. Calm wind.

Thursday

A slight chance of showers, then a chance of showers and thunderstorms after 10am. Patchy fog before 8am. Otherwise, mostly sunny, with a high near 87. Calm wind becoming west around 6 mph in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 40%. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

Thursday Night

A chance of showers and thunderstorms before 3am, then a slight chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 61. Light northwest wind. Chance of precipitation is 50%. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

Friday

A 30 percent chance of showers, mainly after 5pm. Partly sunny, with a high near 82. North northwest wind 3 to 6 mph.

Friday Night

Mostly clear, with a low around 54.


Highlands Plateau

Today

A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly between 4pm and 5pm. Patchy fog between 7am and 8am. Otherwise, mostly sunny, with a high near 78. North northwest wind around 5 mph becoming calm in the afternoon. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

Tonight

Patchy fog after 5am. Otherwise, partly cloudy, with a low around 60. Calm wind becoming north northwest around 5 mph after midnight.

Thursday

A slight chance of showers, then a chance of showers and thunderstorms after 11am. Mostly sunny, with a high near 79. West wind around 8 mph. Chance of precipitation is 40%. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

Thursday Night

A chance of showers and thunderstorms before 3am, then a slight chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 58. Northwest wind around 9 mph. Chance of precipitation is 40%. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

Friday

A slight chance of showers, then a chance of showers and thunderstorms after 11am. Partly sunny, with a high near 74. North northwest wind 5 to 9 mph. Chance of precipitation is 30%.

Friday Night

Partly cloudy, with a low around 52.


Otto and South Central Macon County

Today

A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after 2pm. Patchy fog before 9am. Otherwise, partly sunny, with a high near 86. Light north northwest wind.

Tonight

Patchy fog after 5am. Otherwise, partly cloudy, with a low around 62. Calm wind.

Thursday

A slight chance of showers, then a chance of showers and thunderstorms after 11am. Patchy fog before 8am. Otherwise, mostly sunny, with a high near 86. Calm wind becoming west 5 to 7 mph in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 40%. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

Thursday Night

A chance of showers and thunderstorms before 3am, then a slight chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 61. North northwest wind 3 to 5 mph. Chance of precipitation is 40%. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

Friday

A slight chance of showers, then a chance of showers and thunderstorms after 2pm. Partly sunny, with a high near 81. North northwest wind around 5 mph. Chance of precipitation is 30%.

Friday Night

Mostly clear, with a low around 55.


Nantahala Area

Today

A slight chance of showers between 2pm and 3pm, then a slight chance of showers and thunderstorms after 3pm. Patchy fog before 8am. Otherwise, mostly sunny, with a high near 81. Calm wind. Chance of precipitation is 20%.

Tonight

Partly cloudy, with a low around 64. Calm wind.

Thursday

Showers and thunderstorms likely, mainly after 5pm. Mostly sunny, with a high near 80. Calm wind becoming west around 6 mph in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

Thursday Night

Showers and thunderstorms likely, mainly before 7pm. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 62. Light west southwest wind. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

Friday

A 20 percent chance of showers. Partly sunny, with a high near 74. North wind around 6 mph.

Friday Night

Mostly clear, with a low around 55.







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Hazards and Tropical Weather

Hazardous weather is not expected today.



TROPICAL WEATHER OUTLOOK




Tropical Weather Outlook
NWS National Hurricane Center Miami FL
00 AM EDT Wed Jun 1 2022

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

1. Near the Yucatan Peninsula and Southeastern Gulf of Mexico:
A large area of disturbed weather located near the Yucatan Peninsula is interacting with an upper-level trough over the Gulf of Mexico and producing a broad region of disorganized showers and thunderstorms. Environmental conditions appear marginally conducive for gradual development, and this system is likely to become a tropical depression by the weekend as it moves northeastward into the northwestern Caribbean Sea, southeastern Gulf of Mexico, and crosses the Florida Peninsula. Regardless of development, locally heavy rainfall is likely across portions of southeastern Mexico, the Yucatan Peninsula, Guatemala, and Belize during the next couple of days, spreading across western Cuba, southern Florida, and the Florida Keys on Friday and Saturday. Interests in the Yucatan Peninsula, western Cuba, the Florida Keys, and the Florida Peninsula should monitor the progress of this system.

* Formation chance through 48 hours...medium...50 percent.
* Formation chance through 5 days...high...70 percent.

2. Southwestern Atlantic northeast of the Bahamas:
A weak surface trough located around 200 miles northeast of the central Bahamas is producing disorganized shower activity as it interacts with an upper-level trough. Surface pressures are currently high across the area, and significant development of this system appears unlikely as it moves generally east-northeastward over the next several days away from the southeastern United States.

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

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

The list of names for 2022 is as follows:

Name Pronunciation Name Pronunciation
-------------------------------------------------------------
Alex AL-leks Lisa LEE-suh
Bonnie BAH-nee Martin MAR-tin
Colin KAH-lihn Nicole nih-KOHL
Danielle dan-YELL Owen OH-uhn
Earl URR-ull Paula PAHL-luh
Fiona fee-OH-nuh Richard RIH-churd
Gaston ga-STAWN Shary SHAHR-ee
Hermine her-MEEN Tobias toh-BEE-uss
Ian EE-an Virginie vir-JIN-ee
Julia JOO-lee-uh Walter WALL-tur
Karl KAR-ull



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Almanac

24 Hour Smoke Forecast

No smoke fields will be crossing Macon County today, no map was produced. However, air quality will be reduced, especially at elevations above 4,000 feet.











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

Fire and Smoke Map




Local Air Monitor



Pollen

Pollen levels are expected to be in the medium range 6.7 out of 12) today with Grasses, Mulberry, and Poplar being the main culprits. Tomorrow is expected to be in the medium range (6.5 out of 12).



Record Weather Events for June1st

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 1966
Greatest Rainfall 2.68 inches in Highlands in 1997
Greatest Snowfall (no measurable snowfall has been recorded on this date since records started being kept in 1872)


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

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

All-time record weather events for Macon County

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




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


Thursday, June 2nd

Recount in Sheriff Race

The Macon County Elections Board will conduct a recount in the Sheriffs race beginning at 9am on Thursday, June 2nd in the gymnasium of the Robert C Carpenter Building (2888 Georgia Road). This is expected to take several hours to complete, with the results perhaps being available sometime in the early-to-mid afternoon. Macon Media will stream from the event live, provided there is enough bandwidth available.


Sunday, June 5th

Friends of the Macon County Public Library 50th Anniversary Open House

Share your memories...see the "time capsule"...tour the visual history...enjoy refreshments...dance to live music...and see the mock-up of stained glass windows that the Friends of the Library will be gifting to the MCPL.

Friday, June 11th

2022 WNC Jeepfeste

The 3rd Annual WNC JeepFest will be held June 10 and 11, 2022 at the Maggie Valley Festival Grounds in Maggie Valley, NC!
Here’s your chance to check out the amazing features that only Haywood County can provide! We have unique trails that are only found in Western North Carolina.
Our event will feature both automotive and food vendors, along with other enticing attractions. We’re also offering guided rides on 6/10, 6/11 and 6/12 to different areas of the surrounding countryside. All of these rides are stock friendly!

Like helping cats and dogs too? Awesome; so do we! All of the proceeds from WNC JeepFest go to Sarge’s Animal Rescue, right here in Haywood County!
We can’t forget our host Jeep club, WNC Jeepers! Without them, this event would still be a dream!





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Local and State News

• Law enforcement says crackdown on school threats in North Carolina faces road block [WRAL-TV (Raleigh, NC)]

• Cooper says Robinson’s speech on guns and government is ‘dangerous’ and ‘shames NC’ [Raleigh News and Observer]

• Polysubstance use rising in the mountains, particularly involving methamphetamine [WLOS-TV (Asheville, NC)]

• 850 students estimated to have been homeless in Asheville, Buncombe schools this year [Asheville Citizen-Times]

• Bald Head Island ferry to be sold to private equity group, ending state push to purchase [WRAL-TV (Raleigh, NC)]

2022 Memorial Day Ceremony in Franklin, NC | Macon Media




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



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

Ukrainian Counteroffensive in Kherson | Funkers530



Russia's Catastrophic Oil and Gas Problem | RealLifeLore






JOMINI OF THE WEST MAP (May 31st)





• ICC hopes to open office in Kyiv to investigate war crimes in Ukraine [DW News]

• War in Ukraine: Aboard the train taking Ukrainians away from the Donetsk, Luhansk regions [France 24]

• OPEC Weighs Suspending Russia From Oil-Production Deal [Wall Street Journal]

• U.S. Will Send More Advanced Rocket Systems to Ukraine, Biden Says [New York Times]

• Security Service of Ukraine: Ukrainian soldiers destroyed a large unit of Wagner Group fighters in Donbas [Yahoo! News]


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

• Russia may halt gas supplies to the Netherlands [Russia Today]

• How deeply has Western propaganda affected you? [Pravda ]

• Yumashev quits as Putin’s unsalaried adviser — Yeltsin Center deputy director [TASS Russian News Agency]

The Ukraine War From Russia's Perspective




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National and World News Roundup

• Supreme Court blocks Texas social media censorship law [Courthouse News Service]

• India asked to supply more than 1.5 million tonnes wheat [Reuters via Yahoo! News]

U.S. vs. China: The Race to Build Hypersonic Missiles | WSJ



• Trump threatens Pulitzer committee with legal action if they don't rescind award for Russia probe coverage [Fox News]

• Uvalde police, school district no longer cooperating with Texas probe of shooting: Sources [ABC News]

• VA hospital denied emergency care to dying vet because staff couldn’t verify his military service [Air Force Times]

• Special counsel loses first trial of Trump probe; Sussmann acquitted [Washington Post]

• Euro zone inflation hits yet another record high as food and energy prices soar [CNBC]

Roe v Wade Opinion Leak (Read the Draft Opinion for Yourself)

Read the leaked your at Google Drive or below:



Global National: May 31, 2022 | BC to decriminalize possession of some hard drugs amid opioid crisis



NBC Nightly News Full Broadcast - May 31st, 2022


PBS NewsHour Full Episode May 31st, 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: [November 18, 2021]



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

Globally, as of 5:09pm CEST, 31 May 2022, there have been 526,558,033 confirmed cases of COVID-19, including 6,287,117 deaths, reported to WHO. As of 24 May 2022, a total of 11,811,627,599 vaccine doses have been administered.
In United States of America, from 3 January 2020 to 5:09pm CEST, 31 May 2022, there have been 82,853,070 confirmed cases of COVID-19 with 996,108 deaths, reported to WHO. As of 20 May 2022, a total of 575,410,180 vaccine doses have been administered.

• A doctor claimed he had a ‘miracle cure’ for covid. He’s going to prison. [Washington Post]

• Delta and Omicron killed far more children than flu ever does. [Inside Medicine]

• Reported COVID-19 infection levels nearly 6 times higher than last Memorial Day [ABC News]

• Ivermectin no longer allowed to treat COVID-19 in South Africa [EWN (EyeWitnessNews)]

• Covid risk calculator based on location activity [microCOVID Project]

• Covid-19 Can Leave You Infectious After Five or Even 10 Days [Wall Street Journal]

• Why Masks Work, but Mandates Haven’t [New York Times]

• Massive 23andMe survey reveals who may be at the highest risk for long COVID [SFGATE]

• Vaccines Are Still Mostly Blocking Severe Disease [The Atlantic]




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Science and Technology News Roundup

• Scientists discover ‘biggest plant on Earth’ off Western Australian coast [The Guardian]

• With Elon Musk’s Twitter Bid in Flux, Some Tesla Fans Say Enough Already [Wall Street Journal]

• A former Google tech lead bragged on Twitter about how he used to trash women's résumés in front of them: 'Go have some kids' [Business Insider]

• Farmer Says Dealer Wouldn’t Repair His Tractor Until He Filed FTC Complaint [Vice News]

• As Elon Musk prepares to take over Twitter, the SEC closely monitors [National Public Radio]

• Astronomers Unexpectedly Capture 'Great Dimming' of Supergiant Star Betelgeuse [CNET]

• Remote learning apps sent kids’ data and behavioral information to advertisers [9to5 Mac]

• Cyber agency: Voting software vulnerable in some states [AP News]

• New data shows only two browsers with more than 1 billion users [ARS Technica]

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


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

Level1 News June 1 2022: Get In Loser, We're Going Shopping



Automated Balls & Strikes...The Right Call?- DTNS 4286 | Daily Tech News Show



The 2022 Oppenheimer Lecture: the Quantum Origins of Gravity | UC Berkeley Events



U.S. vs. China: The Race to Build Hypersonic Missiles | WSJ



What is energy? | FermiLab



How TSMC Keeps Getting Better | Asianometry



Inside a Liquid Mirror Vortex in Slow Mo | The Slow Mo Guys






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Russo-Ukrainian War Videos (mostly long form)

--> Russia's Catastrophic Oil & Gas Problem | RealLifeLore



How long can Russia's forces sustain their momentum? | DW News



The russian-claimed "Nazi Club" is expanding | Operator Starsky



EU agrees deal banning Russian oil imports over Ukraine war | BBC News



Exclusive: Embedded with the Karpatska Sich battalion in Ukraine's Donbas | FRANCE 24 English



Russian forces seize half of key Ukrainian city of Severodonetsk | Al Jazeera



Volodymyr Zelenskyy has 'risen to Churchillian heights': Former NATO commander | ABC Nightly News



How Corruption Destroys Armies - Theft, Graft, and Russian failure in Ukraine | Perun







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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)





AD193 - Roman Emperor Didius Julianus is assassinated.
794 - Charles the Great (aka Charlemagne) opens general synod in Frankfurt
1204 - King Philip Augustus of France conquers Rouen
1215 – Peking [Beijing], then a city of over one million, under control of Jurchen ruler Emperor Xuanzong of Jin, is captured and looted for a month 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.[citation needed]
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.
1855 – The American adventurer William Walker conquers Nicaragua.
1857 – Charles Baudelaire's Les Fleurs du mal is published.
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.
1922 - Over 50,000 Fascists gather for a meeting in Bologna where Mussolini warns that he will lead a full-scale revolt against a government favoring 'anti-Fascist reaction'
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.
1935 - Compulsory driving tests and license plates introduced in the United Kingdom
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: "The nation sorely needs a Republican victory. But I do not want to see the Republican party ride to political victory on the Four Horsemen of Calumny - Fear, Ignorance, Bigotry, and Smear." A 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 after being found guilty of war crimes.
1964 – Kenya becomes a republic with Jomo Kenyatta (1897 – 22 August 1978) as its first President (1964 to 1978).
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 a parole, breaking a Guinness World Record.
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 on Yangtze river in China's Hubei province, killing 400 people.
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
2017 - US President Donald Trump announces the US is withdrawing from the Paris Climate Agreement
2018 - Law professor Giuseppe Conte is sworn in as Italian Prime Minister as head of a populist coalition
2018 - US unemployment rate falls to 3.8%, lowest since 2000
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 - 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's administration suspends oil and gas leases in Alaska's Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, reversing Donald Trump's decision
2021 - Malaysia begins a full two-week lockdown as COVID-19 cases surge with record 9,020 news cases recorded May 29
2021 - US President Joe Biden visits Tulsa, Oklahoma, marking 100 year anniversary of racial massacre in the Greenwood neighborhood





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Published at 5:00am on Wednesday, June 01, 2022
Author: Bobby Coggins


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