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Wednesday, June 8, 2022

News and Weather Briefing for Wednesday, June 8, 2022



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Weather
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

As a weak cold front slowly approaches from the northwest, there will be an increasing potential for showers and thunderstorms until the front crosses our area early Thursday. A brief lull in the activity is expected late Thursday through Friday morning. A low pressure system is forecast to approach from the west late Friday into Saturday providing the opportunity for scattered to numerous showers and storms to the area. Quiet weather is expected from Sunday to the start of the upcoming week.



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Local Weather

General Forecast Through Friday Night





Franklin Area

Today

A chance of showers and thunderstorms before 1pm, then showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm, then showers and thunderstorms likely after 2pm. Areas of fog before 10am. Otherwise, mostly cloudy, with highs near 80. Light and variable winds. Chance of rain is 60%. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

Tonight

Showers and thunderstorms likely before midnight, then showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm between midnight and 3am, then a chance of showers after 3am. Patchy fog after 10pm. Otherwise, mostly cloudy, with lows in the lower 60s. Calm winds. Chance of rain is 60%. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

Thursday

A 30 percent chance of showers, mainly before 7am. Mostly cloudy, then gradually becoming sunny, with highs in the lower 80s. Winds out of the northwest 5 to 10 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible.

Thursday Night

Mostly clear, with lows in the low-to-mid 50s. Winds out of the northwest 5 to 10 mph becoming calm before midnight.

Friday

A 30 percent chance of showers, mainly after 5pm. Mostly sunny, with highs in the low-to-mid 80s.

Friday Night

Showers likely, mainly after 10pm. Mostly cloudy, with lows in the upper 50s. Chance of rain is 70%.


Highlands Plateau

Today

A chance of showers and thunderstorms before 1pm, then showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm between 1pm and 3pm, then showers and thunderstorms likely after 3pm. Areas of fog before 10am. Otherwise, mostly cloudy, with highs in the low-to-mid 70s. Light and variable winds becoming southwest 5 to 10 mph in the afternoon. Chance of rain is 60%. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

Tonight

Showers and thunderstorms likely before 2am, then a chance of showers. Patchy fog after 10pm. Otherwise, mostly cloudy, with lows around 60. Winds out of the southwest wid 5 to 10 mph in the ealry evening increasing to come out of the northwest after midnight. Chance of rain is 60%. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

Thursday

A 20 percent chance of showers before 10am. Mostly sunny, with highs in the mid 70s. Winds out of the northwest 10 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph.

Thursday Night

Mostly clear, with lows in the lower 50s. Winds out of the north 5 to 10 mph.

Friday

A slight chance of showers, then a chance of showers and thunderstorms after 3pm. Mostly sunny, with highs in the mid 70s. Chance of rain is 30%.

Friday Night

Showers likely, mainly after 10pm. Mostly cloudy, with lows in the mid-to-upper 50s. Chance of rain is 70%.


Otto and South Central Macon County

Today

A chance of showers and thunderstorms before noon, then showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm between noon and 1pm, then showers and thunderstorms likely after 1pm. Areas of fog before 10am. Otherwise, mostly cloudy, with highs near 80. Light and variable winds. Chance of rain is 70%. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

Tonight

Showers and thunderstorms likely before 11pm, then showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm between 11pm and 2am, then a chance of showers after 2am. Patchy fog after 10pm. Otherwise, mostly cloudy, with lows in the low-to-mid 60s. Calm winds. Chance of rain is 60%. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

Thursday

A 30 percent chance of showers, mainly before 7am. Mostly sunny, with highs in the lower 80s. Winds out of the northwest 5 to 10 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible.

Thursday Night

Mostly clear, with lows in the mid 50s. Winds out of the northwest 3 to 10 mph.

Friday

A 30 percent chance of showers, mainly after 5pm. Mostly sunny, with highs in the lower 80s.

Friday Night

Showers likely, mainly after 10pm. Mostly cloudy, with lows around 60. Chance of rain is 70%.


Nantahala Area

Today

Showers and thunderstorms likely, mainly between 1pm and 3pm. Areas of fog before 9am. Otherwise, mostly cloudy, with highs in the mid 70s. Light winds out of the south. Chance of rain is 60%. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

Tonight

Showers and thunderstorms likely before 3am, then a chance of showers. Patchy fog after midnight. Otherwise, mostly cloudy, with lows in the mid 60s. Light winds out of the southwest. Chance of rain is 60%. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

Thursday

A 30 percent chance of showers, mainly before 8am. Mostly cloudy, then gradually becoming sunny, with highs in the mid 70s. Winds out of the northwest 5 to 10 mph. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible.

Thursday Night

Mostly clear, with lows in the mid 50s. Winds out of the northwest wind around 5 mph becoming calm before midnight.

Friday

A slight chance of showers, then a chance of showers and thunderstorms after 3pm. Mostly sunny, with highs in the mid-to-upper 70s. Chance of rain is 30%.

Friday Night

Showers likely, mainly after 10pm. Mostly cloudy, with lows around 60. Chance of rain is 70%.







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Hazards and Tropical Weather

Scattered to numerous showers and thunderstorms will be in store today into tonight. Some of these storms may become severe, with damaging winds, isolated large hail, and cloud- to- ground lightning being the primary threats. A secondary threat for localized flash flooding will be possible in locations that receive multiple rounds of showers and storms.



TROPICAL WEATHER OUTLOOK




Tropical Weather Outlook
NWS National Hurricane Center Miami FL
200 AM EDT Wed Jun 8 2022

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

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



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Almanac

24 Hour Smoke Forecast

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











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

Fire and Smoke Map




Local Air Monitor



Pollen

Pollen levels are expected to be in the low-medium range 4.0 out of 12) today with Oak, Poplar, Grasses being the main culprits. Tomorrow is expected to be in the medium range (5.2 out of 12).



Record Weather Events for June 8th

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

Highest Temperature 92°F in Highlands in 1933
Lowest Temperature 36°F at the Coweeta Experimental Station in 1977
Greatest Rainfall 2.91 inches in Highlands in 1968
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)


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


Sunday, June 5th

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




• A good problem to have: Managing the ARPA windfall in a small NC county [Carolina Public Press]

• Suspect arrested in Jackson County chase involving stolen vehicle [WLOS-TV (Asheville, NC)]

• Wake County teacher resigns amid LGBTQ flash card controversy [WRAL-TV (Raleigh, NC)]

• $3M settlement reached in lawsuit over Black man fatally shot by N.C. deputies [NBC News]

• Buncombe elections board votes; declines to hold hearing on sheriff candidate's residence [Asheville Citizen-Times]


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



• Russian Offensive Campaign Assessment, June 7 [Institute for the Study of War] [PDF for June 6th (no PDF fopr today)]

Has Severodonetsk fallen? | Ukraine Combat Footage Live Review | Funker530



• Op-Ed: the New Russian Offensive Is Intended to Project Power It Cannot Sustain [Time Magazine]




JOMINI OF THE WEST MAP (May 31st)





• Germany's Scholz vows to strengthen NATO's eastern flank [DW News]

• Mariupol survivor: My young children asked me if it hurts to die [Al Jazeera]

2:10 AM 6/8/2022 • U.S. wins case to seize Russian superyacht in Fiji, sails away [NBC News]

• War in Ukraine: Cholera fears in Mariupol [France 24]

• Ukraine war: Five ways Russia's invasion may play out [BBC News]

• In Russia’s Battle for East Ukraine, Both Sides Have Higher Stakes at Play [Wall Street Journal]


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

• Merkel defends Ukraine stance [Russia Today]

• Dmitry Medvedev goes on emotional rampage about the West [Pravda ]

• Ukraine suspends coal, gas exports ahead of winter season — president [TASS Russian News Agency]

The Ukraine War From Russia's Perspective




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National and World News Roundup

Renters In America Are Running Out Of Options



• Uvalde Native Matthew McConaughey Appears At White House Briefing To Urge Gun Reform Action – Watch The Video [Deadline]

• Matthew McConaughey pleads for responsible gun ownership in emotional White House press briefing [Fox News Channel]

• Inside the Forecast: The path to House majority crosses through California again [Politico]

• Janet Yellen and World Bank Expect Elevated Inflation to Persist [Wall Street Journal]

• Kansas woman admits to training all-female IS battalion in Syria [BBC News]

• Trump call Jan. 6 to ‘walk down to the Capitol’ prompted Secret Service scramble [Washington Post]

• DHS warns of domestic violent extremists who praise Uvalde shooting [ABC News]

• Email shows fake Trump electors in Georgia told to conduct plan in ‘secrecy’ [The Hill]

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

Read the leaked your at Google Drive or below:



Washington Today (6-3-22): Former Trump WH adviser Peter Navarro indicted for contempt of Congress



Global National: June 7, 2022 | BC urged to better protect most vulnerable from extreme heat



NBC Nightly News Full Broadcast - June 7th, 2022 (no news for the 5th)


PBS NewsHour Full Episode June 7th, 2022



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



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COVID-19 News and Updates

Here is a section on COVID-19. It includes local, regional, state, national, and global items.





COVID-19 Numbers for Macon County: [November 18, 2021]



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

Globally, as of 5:22pm CEST, 7 June 2022, there have been 530,266,292 confirmed cases of COVID-19, including 6,299,364 deaths, reported to WHO. As of 1 June 2022, a total of 11,947,644,522 vaccine doses have been administered.
In United States of America, from 3 January 2020 to 5:22pm CEST, 7 June 2022, there have been 83,851,879 confirmed cases of COVID-19 with 998,977 deaths, reported to WHO. As of 20 May 2022, a total of 575,410,180 vaccine doses have been administered.

• Myopathy as a cause of fatigue in long-term post-COVID-19 symptoms: Evidence of skeletal muscle histopathology [Wiley Online Library]

• The COVID-19 pandemic and zinc-induced copper deficiency: An important link [The American Journal of Medicine]

• A More Accurate Measurement of COVID-19 Hospitalizations [MedRxiv]

• 1 in 4 symptomatic children get long COVID, a new study finds. What are the symptoms? [EuroNews]

• Florida records 138,657 new COVID-19 cases in 2 weeks as hospitalizations increase by 24% [Orlando Sentinel]

• Statin Use in Hospitalized Patients with COVID-19: A Comprehensive Analysis of the New York City Public Hospital System [The American Journal of Medicine]




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Science and Technology News Roundup

• Judge rules BrandTotal’s data harvesting violates Meta’s terms of use and anti-hacking laws [Courthouse News Service]

• Op-ed | FAA Overregulation Threatens America’s Future in Commercial Space [Space News]

• Four states receive first allocations of $10B broadband fund [AP News]

• Columbus, Ohio is quickly becoming the Midwest’s tech hub [Tech Crunch]

• 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

Why Change Is so Hard - and How to Fix It | Kurzgesagt – In a Nutshell



Level1 News June 8 2022: Horton Hears Exactly Who You Are



Head Butting The Data - DTNS 4291 | Daily Tech News Show



SpaceX Prepping to Stack Huge Starship Launch Tower in Florida



Is the FAA to blame for Starship delays?



Roman Religion Before the Greeks - Ancient History | Kings and Generals






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Russo-Ukrainian War Videos (mostly long form)

--> Angela Merkel on Ukraine, Putin and her legacy | DW News



Russia UN ambassador walks out of security council meeting | BBC News



War in Ukraine: Cholera fears in Mariupol | FRANCE 24 English



Russia claims control over parts of Donbas, Luhansk regions of Ukraine | ABC News



Russian yacht setting sail from Fiji after U.S. seizure | CBS News







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On This Day

June 8 is the 159th day of the year (160th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar; 206 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)





218 – Battle of Antioch: With the support of the Syrian legions, Elagabalus defeats the forces of emperor Macrinus.
• [Wikipedia article]

452 - Italy invaded by Attila the Hun.
• [Medievalists.net: Why did Attila leave Italy?]
• [The Introduction of Attila the Hun in Edward Gibbon’s “The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire”]

HistoryMarche: Erosion of the Western Roman Empire -Battle of the Catalaunian Plains, 451 AD (these two videos serve to provide an excellent background on the invasion of Italy)

Part One


Part Two


793 – Vikings raid the abbey at Lindisfarne in Northumbria, commonly accepted as the beginning of Norse activity in the British Isles.
• [Wikipedia article]
• [HistoryPod Video: Viking raiders attack Lindisfarne in Northumbria]
• [The Untold Past Video]
• [History With Hilbert: The History of the Vikings in England (AD. 793 - AD. 1066)]

1042 – Edward the Confessor becomes King of England - the country's penultimate Anglo-Saxon king.
• [Wikipedia article]
• [Biographics Video: Saint Edward the Confessor - Last of the Saxon Kings?]
• [Medieval Mayhem Video: Edward The Confessor (The last true Anglo Saxon King)]

1191 – Richard I arrives in Acre, beginning his crusade.
• [Kings and Generals Video: Third Crusade - the Beginning]
• [Charlene Newcomb: King Richard I’s fleet arrives in Acre]
• [A brief history of the siege]
• [Real Crusades History Video: The Siege of Acre]

1663 – Portuguese victory at the Battle of Ameixial (aka Battle of Estremoz) ensures Portugal's independence from Spain.
• [Wikipedia article]
• [Knowledgia Video: Why wasn't Portugal conquered by Spain?]

1776 – American Revolutionary War: American attackers are driven back at the Battle of Three Rivers. (Trois-Rivières)
• [Wikipedia article]
• [Revolutional War Website]

1783 – Laki, a volcano in Iceland, begins an eight-month eruption which kills over 9,000 people and starts a seven-year famine.
• [The Laki Fissure eruption, 1783-1784]
• [The 1783 Laki Mega Eruption - Land Warden Stories] (click CC for English subtitles)
• [Mega Disasters - 1783 Iceland Eruption]

1789 – James Madison introduces twelve proposed amendments to the United States Constitution in Congress.
• [James Madison's Journal]
• [Why didn't the original 12 amendments make it into the Bill of Rights?]
• [TeachingHistory.org: James Madison's Failed Amendments]
• [Video of James Madison Reenactor Speaking About the Bill of Rights]

1794 – Robespierre inaugurates the French Revolution's new state religion, the Cult of the Supreme Being, with large organized festivals all across France.
• [Background from HistoryPod]
• [Wikipeida article]
• [Robespierre - Fatal Revolutionary Terror Documentary]

1856 – A group of 194 Pitcairn Islanders, descendants of the mutineers of HMS Bounty, arrives at Norfolk Island, commencing the Third Settlement of the Island.

1861 – American Civil War: Tennessee secedes from the Union.
• [Wikipedia article]
• [Civil War Talk: Tennessee Secedes]
• [American Battlefield Trust: Tennessee in the Civil War]

1862 – American Civil War: Battle of Cross Keys: Confederate forces under General Stonewall Jackson save the Army of Northern Virginia from a Union assault on the James Peninsula led by General George B. McClellan.
• [Wikipedia article]
• [American Battlefield Trust: The Battle of Cross Keys]
• [Things You Should Know Video]

1867 – Coronation of Franz Joseph as King of Hungary following the Austro-Hungarian compromise (Ausgleich).
• [The Great War Video: The Father of Austria-Hungary]
• [Biography on Wikipedia]

1887 – Herman Hollerith applies for US patent #395,781 for the 'Art of Compiling Statistics', which was his punched card calculator.
• [Link to Patent]
• [Herman Hollerith and the Punch Card]
• [The 1890 US Census and the history of punchcard computing]
• [Connections: Loom History Moving to Computer] (the background history that led to punch cards)

1906 – Theodore Roosevelt signs the Antiquities Act into law, authorizing the President to restrict the use of certain parcels of public land with historical or conservation value.
• [Wikipedia]
• [TEXT]
• [VIDEO: NPS Antiquities Act]

1912 – Carl Laemmle incorporates Universal Pictures.
• [Carl Laemmle Founder Universal Pictures Studios Hollywood City - 100 Years of Universal]

1918 – A solar eclipse is observed at Baker City, Oregon by scientists and an artist hired by the United States Navy.

1928 – Second Northern Expedition: The National Revolutionary Army captures Peking, whose name is changed to Beijing ("Northern Capital").
• [The 1920s Channel: The Northern Expedition & The "Unification" Of China]
• [Wikipedia]
• [Wikipedia: Chinese Civil War]

1929 – Margaret Bondfield is appointed Minister of Labour. She is the first woman appointed to the Cabinet of the United Kingdom.
• [Wikipedia article]

1940 – World War II: The completion of Operation Alphabet, the evacuation of Allied forces from Narvik at the end of the Norwegian Campaign.
• [Wikipedia: Operation Alphabet]
• [Newsreel]
• [Background video from Historigraph]

1941 – World War II: The Allies commence the Syria–Lebanon Campaign against the possessions of Vichy France in the Levant.
• [Wikipedia article]
• [The Forgotten Theatre: Middle East in WW2 Explained]
• [VIDEO: Former Ally now the Enemy - British Invasion of French Syria]

1942 – World War II: The Japanese imperial submarines I-21 and I-24 shell the Australian cities of Sydney and Newcastle.

1949 – Helen Keller, Dorothy Parker, Danny Kaye, Fredric March, John Garfield, Paul Muni and Edward G. Robinson are named in an FBI report as Communist Party members.

1949 – George Orwell's Nineteen Eighty-Four is published.
• [Wikipedia article]
• [Sparknotes Video Summary]

1953 – An F5 tornado hits Beecher, Michigan, killing 116, injuring 844, and destroying 340 homes.
• [Wikipedia article]
• [TV5 Vault: The Beecher tornado]
• [Flint-Beecher Tornado - June 8, 1953 - 'Tornadoes: Nature's Death Spirals']

1953 – The United States Supreme Court rules in District of Columbia v. John R. Thompson Co. that restaurants in Washington, D.C., cannot refuse to serve black patrons.
• [JUSTIA (Syllabus and Opinion of the Court)]
• [Wikipedia article]

1959 – USS Barbero and the United States Postal Service attempt the delivery of mail via Missile Mail (aka Rocket Mail).
• [Wikipedia article]
• [PDF from USPS]
• [The Crazy Time When the US Delivered Mail by Missile]
• [Newsreel]

1966 – An F-104 Starfighter collides with XB-70 Valkyrie prototype no. 2, destroying both aircraft during a photo shoot near Edwards Air Force Base. Joseph A. Walker, a NASA test pilot, and Carl Cross, a United States Air Force test pilot, are both killed.
• [XB-70 Valkyrie Mid-air collision June 8, 1966]
• [eath of a Valkyrie: The 1966 XB-70 Midair Collision]
• [Wikipedia article on the XB-70 Valkyrie]

1966 – Topeka, Kansas, is devastated by a tornado that registers as an "F5" on the Fujita scale: The first to exceed US$100 million in damages. Sixteen people are killed, hundreds more injured, and thousands of homes damaged or destroyed.
• [Wikipedia article]
• [The Topkeka Captal-Journal]
• [VIDEO: 1966 Topeka Tornado: Path of Disaster]

1966 – The National Football League and American Football League announced a merger effective in 1970.
• [The Timeline: The Merger | AFL-NFL | NFL Films]

1967 – Six-Day War: The USS Liberty incident occurs, killing 34 and wounding 171.
• [SpyCast: The Liberty Incident Revealed]
• [Wikipedia article]

1972 – Vietnam War: Nine-year-old Phan Thị Kim Phúc is burned by napalm, an event captured by Associated Press photographer Nick Ut moments later while the young girl is seen running down a road, in what would become an iconic, Pulitzer Prize-winning photo.
• [Wikipedia article]
• [“Napalm Girl” Kim Phuc, from iconic Vietnam photo, on pain and forgiveness]

1982 – Bluff Cove Air Attacks during the Falklands War: Fifty-six British servicemen are killed by an Argentine air attack on two landing ships, RFA Sir Galahad and RFA Sir Tristram.
• [Falklands Conflict - Bluff Cove-attack on Sir Galahad & Sir Tristram]
• [Wikipedia]

1984 – Homosexuality is declared legal in the Australian state of New South Wales.

1987 – New Zealand's Labour government establishes a national nuclear-free zone under the New Zealand Nuclear Free Zone, Disarmament, and Arms Control Act 1987.
• [Wikipedia article]

1992 – The first World Oceans Day is celebrated, coinciding with the Earth Summit held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

1995 – Downed U.S. Air Force pilot Captain Scott O'Grady is rescued by U.S. Marines in Bosnia.
• [Scott O'Grady Explains How he was shot down over Bosnia]
• [AP VIDEO (a lot B-Roll Footage plus raw video of press events)]
• [National Geographic: Situation Critical - S01E05 - Downed Pilot]

2001 – Mamoru Takuma kills eight and injures 15 in a mass stabbing at an elementary school in the Osaka Prefecture of Japan.
• [Japan knife attack: 19 killed at care centre in Sagamihara - BBC News]
• [Wikipedia]

2004 – The first Venus Transit in well over a century takes place, the previous one being in 1882.
• [Wikipedia article]
• [ABC News Story]

2007 – Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia, is hit by the State's worst storms and flooding in 30 years resulting in the death of nine people and the grounding of a trade ship, the MV Pasha Bulker.

2008 – At least 37 miners go missing after an explosion in a Ukrainian coal mine causes it to collapse.

2008 – At least seven people are killed and ten injured in a stabbing spree in Tokyo, Japan.
• [France 24 News Story]
• [AP VIDEO]

2009 – Two American journalists are found guilty of illegally entering North Korea and sentenced to 12 years of penal labour.
• [AP VIDEO]
• [Journalists Euna Lee and Laura Ling arrive home with President Bill Clinton]
• [Laura Ling on Imprisonment in North Korea | Inside North Korea]

2014 – At least 28 people are killed in an attack at Jinnah International Airport, Karachi, Pakistan.





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Published at 5:00am on Wednesday, June 8, 2022
Author: Bobby Coggins


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