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Tuesday, June 14, 2022

News and Weather Briefing for Tuesday, June 14, 2022



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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

A strong upper level high will build in from the west through mid week and maintain hot and humid conditions through the work week. Dangerously high afternoon heat index values are expected through Wednesday. Unsettled weather will continue, with isolated to scattered thunderstorms possible each afternoon. Drier conditions with near normal temperatures expected for the weekend. The hot ridge may build back over our region early next week.



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Local Weather

General Forecast Through Thursday Night





Franklin Area

Today

A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 2pm. Patchy fog before 9am. Otherwise, mostly sunny, with highs near 90. Calm winds in the morning increasing to come out of the northwest around 5 mph in the afternoon.

Tonight

A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly before 8pm. Patchy fog after 1am. Otherwise, partly cloudy, with lows in the mid-to-upper 60s. Light and variavle winds.

Wednesday

A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 2pm. Patchy fog before 9am. Otherwise, mostly sunny, with highs in the mid 90s. Heat index values as high as 100. Calm winds. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

Wednesday Night

A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly before 11pm. Mostly cloudy, with lows in the mid 60s. Calm winds.

Thursday

A slight chance of showers, then a chance of showers and thunderstorms after noon. Mostly sunny, with highs near 90. Chance of rain is 40%.

Thursday Night

A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms before 9pm. Partly cloudy, with lows in the mid 60s.


Highlands Plateau

Today

A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after noon. Patchy fog before 8am. Otherwise, mostly sunny, with highs in the mid 80s. Winds out of the northwest 5 to 10 mph. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

Tonight

A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms before 1am. Patchy fog after midnight. Otherwise, partly cloudy, with lows in the mid 60s. Winds out of the northwest 3 to 6 mph.

Wednesday

A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 1pm. Mostly sunny, with highs in the mid 80s. Calm winds. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

Wednesday Night

A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly before 10pm. Mostly cloudy, with lows in the mid 60s. Calm winds.

Thursday

A slight chance of showers, then a chance of showers and thunderstorms after 11am. Mostly sunny, with highs in the low-to-mid 80s. Chance of rain is 40%.

Thursday Night

Mostly cloudy, with lows in the mid 60s.


Otto and South Central Macon County

Today

A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after noon. Patchy fog before 8am. Otherwise, mostly sunny, with highs in the mid 90s. Heat index values as high as 102. Calm winds becoming north around 5 mph in the afternoon. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

Tonight

A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms before 1am. Patchy fog after midnight. Otherwise, partly cloudy, with lows in the upper 60s. Calm winds.

Wednesday

A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 1pm. Mostly sunny, with highs near 93. Heat index values as high as 100. Calm winds. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.



Wednesday Night

A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly before 10pm. Mostly cloudy, with lows in the upper 60s. Calm winds.

Thursday

A slight chance of showers, then a chance of showers and thunderstorms after 11am. Mostly sunny, with highs near 90. Chance of rain is 40%.

Thursday Night

Partly cloudy, with lows in the mid-to-upper 60s.


Nantahala Area

Today

A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after 2pm. Sunny and hot, with highs in the mid 90s. Heat index values as high as 106. Calm winds in the morning increasing to come out of the west around 5 mph in the afternoon.

Tonight

A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms before 9pm. Mostly clear, with lows in the low-to-mid 70s. Winds out of the northwest around 5 mph becoming calm.

Wednesday

A slight chance of showers, then a chance of showers and thunderstorms after 11am. Sunny and hot, with highs in the mid 90s. Heat index values as high as 103. Calm winds in the morning increasing to come out of the north around 5 mph in the afternoon. Chance of rain is 40%.

Wednesday Night

A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly before 2am. Mostly cloudy, with lows around 70. Winds out of the northwest around 5 mph becoming calm.

Thursday

A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 8am. Mostly sunny and hot, with highs in the low-to-mid 90s. Winds out of the south around 5 mph shifting to come out of the west in the afternoon.

Thursday Night

A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms before 2am. Partly cloudy, with lows around 70. Calm winds.







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Hazards and Tropical Weather

Dangerously high afternoon heat index values are expected through Wednesday. Unsettled weather will continue, with isolated to scattered thunderstorms possible each afternoon this week.



TROPICAL WEATHER OUTLOOK




Tropical Weather Outlook
NWS National Hurricane Center Miami FL
200 AM EDT Tue Jun 14 2022

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

1. Southwestern Caribbean Sea:
Disorganized showers and thunderstorms over the southwestern Caribbean Sea are associated with a trough of low pressure. Gradual development of this system is possible while it drifts northwestward near the coasts of Nicaragua and Honduras, and it could become a tropical depression late this week if the disturbance remains over water. Regardless of development, this system could produce periods of heavy rainfall across portions of eastern Nicaragua and eastern Honduras late this week.

* Formation chance through 48 hours...low...10 percent.
* Formation chance through 5 days...medium...40 percent.



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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 thelower range of yellow for most of the county, with the ridges and other higher elevations today being in the middler range of yellow.

Fire and Smoke Map




Local Air Monitor



Pollen

Pollen levels are expected to be in the medium range 5.2 out of 12) today with Grasses, Plaintain, and Walnut being the main culprits. Tomorrow is expected to be in the low-medium range (2.9 out of 12).



Record Weather Events for June 14th

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

Highest Temperature 93°F at the Coweeta Experimental Station in 2016
Lowest Temperature 32°F in Highlands in 1903
Greatest Rainfall 2.21 inches in Highlands in 1928
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)


No events submitted



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Local and State News


• Bear Spotted at the Big Bear Bark Park 6 [Macon Media]

• Town of Franklin Announces July 4 th Celebration Details [Town of Franklin Announces July 4 th Celebration Details ]

• 3D Model: Tornados in Detail - Meteorologist Elizabeth Gardner | 3D Model: Tornados in Detail - Meteorologist Elizabeth Gardner WRAL-TV (Raleigh, NC)/a>]

• Record-breaking heat on the way for the Carolinas; here's what to expect this week [WLOS-TV (Asheville, NC)]

• N.C. Answers: What's a 'living income' in my county? [Asheville Citizen-Times]

• North Carolinians say they want stricter gun laws amid heightened fear of gun violence, WRAL News poll shows [WRAL-TV (Raleigh, NC)]

• Mecklenburg County opens cooling centers in anticipation of extreme heat [WSOC-TV (Charlotte, NC)]

• WNC students among 215 in state to receive Golden LEAF scholarships [The Southern Scoop]


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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 13 [Institute for the Study of War] [PDF for June 12th]

All metal, no manpower - Russian infantry shortages and mobilisation in Ukraine | Perun






JOMINI OF THE WEST MAP (Day 98-107)





• Wikipedia challenges Russian order to remove Ukraine war information [DW News]

• 2022 Russian invasion of Ukraine [Wikipedia]

• Ukraine war: Every bridge leading to key city Severodonetsk destroyed [BBC News]

• More bodies exhumed near Ukraine’s Bucha as battle rages for Severodonetsk [France 24]

• Russian Forces Expand Control of Strategic City Severodonetsk [Wall Street Journal]

• Russia's Oil Revenue Soars Despite Sanctions, Study Finds [New York Times via Yahoo! News]

• Fighting grinds on in Ukraine, diplomatic efforts pick up [Courthouse News Service]

• Bucolic Ukraine forest is site of mass grave exhumation [ABC News]


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

• Zelensky vows to retake Donbass and Crimea [Russia Today]

• Zelensky considers delivering Ukraine's sovereignty to Poland [Pravda ]

• Number of injured in June 13 shelling up to 33, five people killed, DPR mission says [TASS Russian News Agency]

The Ukraine War From Russia's Perspective




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National and World News Roundup

• S&P 500 Drops Into Bear-Market Territory as Dow, Nasdaq Fall [Wall Street journal]

• The Fed May Discuss the Biggest Interest Rate Increase Since 1994 [New York Times]

January 6th Committee Second Public Hearing | C-SPAN



Analysis of Day 2 of the House Jan. 6 committee hearings | CBS News



• Jan. 6 Hearing Focuses on Trump’s False Claims of 2020 Election Victory, Fraud [Wall Street Journal]

• Jan. 6 hearing: Testimony focused on Trump's unfounded claims of widespread voter fraud [Fox News Channel]

• January 6 hearing: Trump slams inquiry as 'Kangaroo Court' [BBC News]

• Justices reverse lower court rulings that ordered bond hearings for noncitizens in lengthy immigration detention [SCOTUSblog]

• At least 50 civilians killed in suspected jihadist raid on Burkina Faso village [France 24]

• Quick-thinking staffers save camp children from suspected gunman in Texas [ABC News]

Yellowstone National Park Closed - Evacuation Order for Guests | Park Junkie



Rising Yellowstone River prompts evacuations in Livingston | KTVQ-TV (Billings, MO)



Wildfire near Flagstaff forces thousands to evacuate | KNXV-TV (Phoenix, AZ)



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

Read the leaked your at Google Drive or below:



Global National: June 13, 2022 | Families deliver emotional words as Toronto van attacker sentenced



NBC Nightly News Full Broadcast - June 13th, 2022


PBS NewsHour Full Episode June 13th, 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:






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

Globally, as of 5:19pm CEST, 13 June 2022, there have been 532,887,351 confirmed cases of COVID-19, including 6,307,021 deaths, reported to WHO. As of 7 June 2022, a total of 11,854,673,610 vaccine doses have been administered.
In United States of America, from 3 January 2020 to 5:19pm CEST, 13 June 2022, there have been 84,292,712 confirmed cases of COVID-19 with 1,000,850 deaths, reported to WHO. As of 3 June 2022, a total of 579,958,258 vaccine doses have been administered.

• A lockdown a day keeps the doctor away: The effectiveness of non-pharmaceutical interventions during the Covid-19 pandemic [KIEL Working Paper (PDF)]

• Mild respiratory COVID can cause multi-lineage neural cell and myelin dysregulation [Cell (PDF)]

• Effectiveness of mRNA vaccine boosters against infection with the SARS-CoV-2 omicron (B.1.1.529) variant in Spain: a nationwide cohort study [The Lancet]

• Universal Health Care Could Have Saved More Than 330,000 U.S. Lives during COVID [Scientific American]

• Covid is making flu and other common viruses act in unfamiliar ways [Washington Post]

• ‘Ferocious’ Covid outbreak in Beijing traced to raucous bar [The Guardian]

• TWiV 908: COVID-19 clinical update #118 with Dr. Daniel Griffin [Microbe TV]




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Science and Technology News Roundup

• FAA asks SpaceX for more than 75 changes before it can use Texas launch site [NBC News]

• FAA moves SpaceX a step closer to receiving Starship launch license [Spaceflight Now]

• Google to pay $118 million after being accused of underpaying 15,500 women [ARS TECHNICA]

• Goodbye, Internet Explorer: Microsoft to retire 27-yr-old browser on Jun 15 [Business Standard]

• How the Internet Became a Doom Loop [The Atlantic]

• Dish Demands SpaceX Deactivate Starlink Dishes Used on Moving Boats and Cars [PC Magazinex]

• 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 14 2022: TSMC-eize the Means of Production



LaMDA, You Autocomplete Me - DTNS 4295 | Daily Tech News Show



Cordkillers 410 - Not My Spider (w/ Kent Fellure) | Cord Killers



WeatherBrains 856



Launch Site Prepared for Booster 7 Roll Out | SpaceX Boca Chica



James Webb Mirror Damaged, Comet Interceptor Confirmed, NASA Investigates UFOs | Space Bites



The Capcom Showcase Livestream 2022 | Summer Game Fest 2022 | GameSpot



Donald Hoffman: Reality is an Illusion - How Evolution Hid the Truth | Lex Fridman Podcast #293






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Russo-Ukrainian War Videos (mostly long form)

--> All metal, no manpower - Russian infantry shortages and mobilisation in Ukraine | Perun



Advisor to Ukraine's Defense Minister: "We cannot give our land to the aggressor without resistance" | DW News



Why is the war in Ukraine causing a global food crisis? | The Stream



Zelensky pleads for speedy arms delivery from Western allies | FRANCE 24 English



Russia 'used cluster munitions' in Ukrainian city of Kharkiv | BBC News



More evidence of war crimes from Putin's invasion of Ukraine | CNBC



We are dealing with absolute evils,' says Zelensky after Russia destroys bridges in Severodonetsk | WION







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On This Day

June 14 is the 165th day of the year (166th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar; 200 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)





1158 – The city of Munich is founded by Henry the Lion on the banks of the river Isar.
• [Wikipedia Bio]
• [History of Munich]

1216 – First Barons' War: Prince Louis of France takes the city of Winchester, abandoned by John, King of England, and soon conquers over half of the kingdom.
• [Wikipedia: First Baron's War]
• [How bad was King John? | 7 Minute History]
• [Ten Minute English and British History #11 - King John and the Magna Carta]

1276 – While taking exile in Fuzhou, away from the advancing Mongol invaders, the remnants of the Song dynasty court hold the coronation ceremony for Emperor Duanzong.
• [Wikipedia Bio]
• [Mongols: Civil Wars and Conquest of China - Battle of Yamen 1279 ]

1285 – Second Mongol invasion of Vietnam: Forces led by Prince Trần Quang Khải of the Trần dynasty destroy most of the invading Mongol naval fleet in a battle at Chuong Duong.
• [Kings and Generals: Mongol Invasions of Vietnam 1258-1288]
• [VIDEO: Mongol Invasions of Vietnam - A War That Everybody Won]
• [Wikipedia articles]

1287 – Kublai Khan defeats the force of Nayan and other traditionalist Borjigin princes in East Mongolia and Manchuria.
• [Kublai Khan In Battle, 1287 (The Observations of Marco Polo)]

1381 – Richard II of England meets leaders of Peasants' Revolt at Mile End. The Tower of London is stormed by rebels who enter without resistance.
• [The Story Of The Peasant's Revolt | Peasant's Revolt Of 1381 | Timeline]
• [Historical Re-enactment]

1404 – Welsh rebel leader Owain Glyndŵr, having declared himself Prince of Wales, allies himself with the French against King Henry IV of England.
• [BBC FOUR Documentary]
• [Owain Glyndwr's Rebellion | Welsh History - (History with Dragonheart)]
• [Wikipedia Bio]

1535 - Emperor Charles V's fleet sails under Andrea Doria to Tunis
• [Emperor Vs. Pirate: Tunis 1535]
• [Andrea Doria Wikipedia Bio]
• [Charles V Bio]

1565 - Catharina de Medici and Duke of Alva discuss Calvinism

1597 - At 4:30 AM Willem Barents leaves Novaya Zemlya for Netherlands

1618 – Joris Veseler prints the first Dutch newspaper Courante uyt Italien, Duytslandt, &c. in Amsterdam (approximate date).
• [Wikipedia article About Newspaper]

1634 - Russia and Poland sign Peace treaty of Polianov (aka Polyanovka)
• [Treaty of Polyanovka]
• [Wikipedia: Smolensk War]

1642 - 1st compulsory education law in America passed by Massachusetts
• [Education in America - 17th and 18th Centuries]
• [Notre Dame Website]
• [Wikipedia: Massachusetts School Laws]

1645 – English Civil War: Battle of Naseby: Twelve thousand Royalist forces are beaten by 15,000 Parliamentarian soldiers.
• [Wikipedia article]
• [BBC: Battlefield Britain - Naseby]
• [Line of Fire - The Battle of Naseby]

1667 – The Raid on the Medway by the Dutch fleet in the Second Anglo-Dutch War ends. It had lasted for five days and resulted in the worst ever defeat of the Royal Navy.
• [The Raid on the Medway - Grand Theft Warship]
• [The Dutch Raid on the Medway: "This defeat was a national humiliation for the English"]
• [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Raid_on_the_Medway]

1690 – King William III of England (William of Orange) lands in Ireland to confront the former King James II.
• [The Jacobite-Williamite War – An overview]

1775 – American Revolutionary War: the Continental Army is established by the Continental Congress, marking the birth of the United States Army.
• [Wikipedia article]

1777 – The Second Continental Congress passes the Flag Act of 1777 adopting the Stars and Stripes as the Flag of the United States.
• [The History of the American Flag]
• [HistoryPod Video]
• [National Constitution Center: National Constitution Center "The History of the U.S. Flag"]

1789 – Mutiny on the Bounty: HMS Bounty mutiny survivors including Captain William Bligh and 18 others reach Timor after a nearly 7,400 km (4,600 mi) journey in an open boat.
• [History.com article]
• [National Geographic article]
• [Wikipedia article About the Ship]
• [Wikipedia article on the Descendants of the mutineers]
• [National Geographic Documentary]
• [History's Mysteries - The True Story of Mutiny on the Bounty (History Channel Documentary)]

1797 - Napoleon forms Ligurian Republic
• [Wikipedia article]

1800 – The French Army of First Consul Napoleon Bonaparte defeats the Austrians at the Battle of Marengo in Northern Italy and re-conquers Italy.
• [Wikipedia article]
• [Kings and Generals: Napoleonic Wars - Battle of Marengo]
• [Napoleon Manhandled Austria - Marengo]

1807 – Emperor Napoleon's French Grande Armée defeats the Russian Army at the Battle of Friedland in Poland (modern Russian Kaliningrad Oblast) ending the War of the Fourth Coalition.
• [Wikipedia article]
• [War of the Fourth Coalition]

1821 – Badi VII, king of Sennar, surrenders his throne and realm to Ismail Pasha, general of the Ottoman Empire, bringing the 300 year old Sudanese kingdom to an end.

1822 – Charles Babbage proposes a difference engine in a paper to the Royal Astronomical Society.
• [Computer History Museum Video]
• [Robert Scoble: A demo of Charles Babbage's Difference Engine]
• [Wikipedia article: Difference engine]

1830 – Beginning of the French colonization of Algeria: Thirty-four thousand French soldiers begin their invasion of Algiers, landing 27 kilometers west at Sidi Fredj.
• [Wikipedia article]

1839 – Henley Royal Regatta: the village of Henley-on-Thames, on the River Thames in Oxfordshire, stages its first regatta.
• [Website of Current Event]
• [The Henley Regatta: A rowing event dating back to the 19th Century]
• [Wikipedia article]

1846 – Bear Flag Revolt begins: Anglo settlers in Sonoma, California, start a rebellion against Mexico and proclaim the California Republic.
• [Wikipedia article]
• [The Bear Flag Revolt | California History [ep.4]]

1847 - Robert Bunsen invents the Bunsen burner
• [The Bunsen Burner: Where did it come from?]
• [Wikipedia article]

1850 - Third great fire of early San Francisco, starts in a bakery chimney
• [Blog article]
• [Digital Archive: Deseret News Article]

1861 - American Civil War: Harpers Ferry evacuated by rebels in face of General George McClellan's advance

1863 – American Civil War: Second Battle of Winchester: A Union garrison is defeated by the Army of Northern Virginia in the Shenandoah Valley town of Winchester, Virginia.
• [Wikipedia article]
• [Video Lecture]

1863 – American Civil War: Second Assault on the Confederate works at the Siege of Port Hudson during the American Civil War.
• [Longest Seige: Port Hudson]
• [Wikipedia article]

1864 - American Civil War: US Union warship USS Kearsarge appears off Cherbourg
• [Wikipedia: USS Kearsarge]
• [Wikipedia: Battle of Cherbourg (1864)]
• [Video summary of battle]
• [CSS Alabama - Sweet Home Forever At Sea]

1872 – Trade unions are legalized in Canada.

1881 - Player piano patented by John McTammany Jr (Cambridge, Massachusetts)
• [How Does A Player Piano Work? - A Basic Explanation ]
• [Player Piano, William Tell Overture]

1888 – The White Rajahs territories become the British protectorate of Sarawak.

1900 – Having been annexed to the USA on 12 August 1898, Hawaii is constituted as an organised territory.
• [Wikipedia article]
• [How Hawai’i Became a U.S. Territory | The Island Murder]

1900 – The second German Naval Law calls for the Imperial German Navy to be doubled in size, resulting in an Anglo-German naval arms race.
• [The Anglo German Naval Arms Race (Short Animated Documentary)]
• [Wikipedia: German Naval Laws]

1907 – The National Association for Women's Suffrage succeeds in getting Norwegian women the right to vote in parliamentary elections.

1913 - The South African Government pass the Immigration Act, which restricts the entry and free movement of Asians; it leads to widespread agitation and rioting by resident Indians, led by Gandhi

1916 - Democratic Convention convenes in St Louis; Woodrow Wilson campaigns on the slogan "he kept out of the war"
• [Wikipedia article]

1916 - Representatives of eight Allied nations hold an economic conference in Paris at which they discuss ways to cripple their enemies economic power during and after the war

1917 - World War I: 1st German air attack on England, 100+ killed in East London

1917 - World War I: General Pershing and his HQ staff arrived in Paris during WW I
• [Remembering World War I: Gen. John J. Pershing Arrives in Europe]
• [WW1: A Brief History of the American Expeditionary Forces (AEF)]

1919 – John Alcock and Arthur Whitten Brown depart from St. John's, Newfoundland on the first nonstop transatlantic flight.
• [Lindybeige Video: The first transatlantic flight]
• [Wikipedia]

1922 - US President Warren G. Harding is 1st US President to use radio, dedicates the Francis Scott Key memorial in Baltimore

1923 - Recording of 1st country music hit (Little Old Log Cabin in the Lane)
• [Fiddlin' John Carson The Little Old Log Cabin In The Lane]
• [Wikipedia: Song History]

1926 – Brazil leaves the League of Nations.

1928 - Republican National Convention, meeting in Kansas City, nominates Herbert Hoover for President
• [Wikipedia article]

1931 - French "St Philbert" overturns off St Nazaire France, drowns 450
• [Wikipedia: Saint-Philbert disaster]

1931 - Reinhard Heydrich's first meeting with Heinrich Himmler
• [Hitler's Hangman - Reinhard Heydrich - WW2 Biography Special]

1934 - Adolf Hitler and Benito Mussolini meet in Vienna
• [Newsreel: Dictators Meet]

1934 - American boxer Max Baer KO's defending champion Primo Carnera of Italy in 11th round at Madison Square Garden for the lineal world heavyweight title
• [VIDEO: Max Baer vs Primo Carnera]

1936 - Holocaust: Oranienburg Concentration Camp opens in Germany
• [German Language Video (choose closed caption and translate to English)]
• [Sachsenhausen Concentration Camp Tour Berlin 12 July 18]
• [Wikipedia article]

1937 – Pennsylvania becomes the first (and only) state of the United States to celebrate Flag Day officially as a state holiday.
• [Flag Day and Flag Etiquette]
• [Wikipedia]

1937 – U.S. House of Representatives passes the Marihuana Tax Act.
• [Wikipedia: Marihuana Tax Act of 1937]

1940 – World War II: The German occupation of Paris begins.
• [Paris 1940 - Deutsche Besatzung - German Occupation]
• [The Story Of Paris' German Occupation | Cities At War | Timeline]
• [Silent Newsreel]

1940 – The Soviet Union presents an ultimatum to Lithuania resulting in Lithuanian loss of independence.

1940 – Seven hundred twenty-eight Polish political prisoners from Tarnów become the first inmates of the Auschwitz concentration camp. About three million would perish withon the walls.
• [Documentary]
• [Wikipedia article]

1941 – June deportation: the first major wave of Soviet mass deportations and murder of Estonians, Latvians and Lithuanians, begins.
• [Wikipedia]
• [Eyewitnesses Speak(subtitled)]

1942 - 1st bazooka rocket gun produced (Bridgeport, Connecticut)
• [Training Film: Mastering the Bazooka Rocket Launcher - 1943]

1942 - French government of Reynaud resigns

1944 – World War II: After several failed attempts, the British Army abandons Operation Perch, its plan to capture the German-occupied town of Caen.
• [D-Day - British Bloodbath at Caen]
• [Radio Reports from the Battle of Normandy June 1944]

1944 - General Charles de Gaulle lands at Courselles France

1945 – World War II: Filipino troops of the Philippine Commonwealth Army liberate the captured in Ilocos Sur and start the Battle of Bessang Pass in Northern Luzon.
• [Philippines is in the Heart: Battle of Bessang Pass (Online Seminar)]
• [Wikipedia article]

1949 - French-allied State of Vietnam is officially formed during the First Indochina War, Bảo Đại installed as Emperor
• [Wikipedia Bio: Bảo Đại]
• [Wikipedia: First IndoChina War]
• [Vietnam: A Television History - The First Vietnam War (1946-1954)]

1949 – Albert II, a rhesus monkey, rides a V-2 rocket to an altitude of 134 km (83 mi), thereby becoming the first monkey in space.
• [Vintage Space: Alberts (Monkeys) in (Near) Space]
• [Wikipedia: Monkeys and apes in space]

1951 – UNIVAC I is dedicated by the U.S. Census Bureau.
• [Wikipedia article]
• [1951 UNIVAC 1 Computer Basic System Components First Mass Produced Computer in U.S.]

1952 - Keel laid for 1st nuclear powered sub USS Nautilus (4th to be named Nautilus)
• [USS Nautilus (CPTV Documentary)]
• [The World's First Nuclear Submarine USS Nautilus SSN-571]
• [Wikipedia article]

1953 - “Don't join the book burners. Don't think you're going to conceal faults by concealing evidence that they ever existed. Don't be afraid to go in your library and read every book...”


Dwight D. Eisenhower, condemning Senator McCarthy's book-burning proposal
• [VIDEO: Eisenhower At Dartmouth]

1954 – U.S. President Dwight D. Eisenhower signs a bill into law that places the words "under God" into the United States Pledge of Allegiance.
• [History and Headlines article]

1955 – Chile becomes a signatory to the Buenos Aires copyright treaty.

1959 – Disneyland Monorail System, the first daily operating monorail system in the Western Hemisphere, opens to the public in Anaheim, California.

1959 – Dominican exiles depart from Cuba and land in the Dominican Republic to overthrow the totalitarian government of Rafael Trujillo. All but four are killed or executed.

1962 – The European Space Research Organisation is established in Paris – later becoming the European Space Agency.

1966 – The Vatican announces the abolition of the Index Librorum Prohibitorum ("index of prohibited books"), which was originally instituted in 1557.
• [Wikipedia article]

1967 – Mariner program: Mariner 5 is launched towards Venus.
• [NASA Mission Archive]
• [Video about launch]
• [LINK TEXT]

1967 - California Governor Ronald Reagan signs the Therapeutic Abortion Act, legalizing abortions in the state under certain circumstances, the second state after Colorado to do so

1973 - US President Richard Nixon administration imposes 60-day economy-wide price freeze, superseding Special Rule No. 1 for oil companies
• [New York Times: NIXON FREEZES PRICES FOR UP TO 60 DAYS, THEN WILL ESTABLISH PHASE 4 CONTROLS; FARM PRICES, WAGES, RENTS UNAFFECTED]
• [President Nixon Imposes a Second Freeze: June 13, 1973 Part I]
• [President Nixon Imposes a Second Freeze: June 13, 1973 Part II]

1974 - Angels' Nolan Ryan strikes out 19 Red Sox in 12 innings

1975 - USSR launches Venera 10 for Venus landing
• [Wikipedia article]

1982 – Falklands War: Argentine forces in the capital Stanley conditionally surrender to British forces.
• [Wikipedia article]

1986 – The Mindbender derails and kills three riders at the Fantasyland (known today as Galaxyland) indoor amusement park in Edmonton, Alberta.

1989 - Ronald Reagan is knighted by Queen Elizabeth II (honorary knighthood) in recognition of Reagan's assistance during the Falkland War. It is the highest honor Britain can give a foreigner.
• [Los Angeles Times article/a>]
• [The Royal Family Channel: On this day - 14 June 1989: The Queen Granted Ronald Reagan Honourary Knighthood]

1989 - Zsa Zsa Gabor arrested for slapping Beverly Hills motorcycle patrolman
• [Tonight Show - Zsa Zsa Gets Arrested]
• [Video: The People Vs. Zsa Zsa Gabor]
• [All That Mattered: Zsa Zsa Gabor arrested]

1990 - Supreme Court rules police check for drunk drivers constitutional
• [Are DUI Checkpoints Legal? Lehto's Law - Ep. 5.45]
• [Wikipedia]
• [JUSTIA: Michigan Department of State Police v. Sitz, 496 U.S. 444 (1990)]
• [OYEZ: Michigan Department of State Police v. Sitz]

1991 - Space Shuttle STS 40 (Columbia 12) lands
• [Wikipedia: STS-40 Mission]
• [NASA: Mission Page]
• [STS-40 launch & landing]

1993 - Japanese space probe Sakigake passes Earth
• [Wikipedia: Sakigate]

1993 - Ruth Bader Ginsburg is nominated to the United States Supreme Court by President Bill Clinton
• [Announcement of Ginsburg as Supreme Court Justice Nominee]
• [Wikipedia Bio]
• [VIDEO: Ruth Bader Ginsburg: My life on the Supreme Court]
• [Wikipedia: Death and state funeral of Ruth Bader Ginsburg]

1994 – The 1994 Vancouver Stanley Cup riot occurs after the New York Rangers win the Stanley Cup from Vancouver, causing an estimated C$1.1 million, leading to 200 arrests and injuries.
• [Wikipedia article]
• [Canucks Stanley Cup Riot 1994 (Live Report)]
• [Amateur Video with Scanner Traffic]

2002 – Near-Earth asteroid 2002 MN misses the Earth by 75,000 miles (121,000 km), about one-third of the distance between the Earth and the Moon.
• [ASTEROID 2002 MN June 15, one of the closest Flyby on record]
• [Wikipedia article: 2002 MN]

2013 - Hassan Rouhani is elected President of Iran

2013 - The US government charges NSA leaker Edward Snowden with violating the Espionage Act and theft of government property
• [NBC Nightly News: US charges NSA leaker Snowden with espionage]
• [Wikipedia Bio]
• [Open Dialogue: Edward Snowden, Live from Russia | Dalhousie University]

2014 – A Ukraine military Ilyushin Il-76 airlifter is shot down, killing all 49 people on board.

2017 – A fire in a high-rise apartment building in North Kensington, London, UK, leaves 72 people dead and another 74 injured. An enquiry would later confirm that the building's exterior did not comply with regulations and was the central reason why the fire spread, and that the fire service were too late in advising residents to evacuate.
• [SkyNews: Grenfell - The Fire of London]
• [Wikipedia article]

2017 – Bernie Sanders supporter opens fire at Republican politicians practising for a charity baseball event near Washington, D.C., injuring 4. US Senate approves new sanctions against Russia as punishment for meddling in the 2016 election
• [Wikipedia: Congressional baseball shooting]
• [FBI reclassifies 2017 GOP baseball shooting as ‘domestic violent extremism’]
• [Eyewitness video captures congressional baseball shooting]
• [Congressman Targeted: Rep. Steve Scalise, Others Shot At Baseball Field | NBC Nightly News]

2018 - US Justice Department concludes James Comey was "insubordinate" in his handling of Hilliary Clinton investigation in 2016

2018 - US government confirms 1500 boys being held separated from their parents in Casa Padre, shelter facility for illegal immigrants in a former Walmart in Brownsville, Texas

2020 - India reports surge of nearly 12,000 a day confirmed COVID-19 cases (320,922 overall), the world's fourth-affected country, as death toll hits 9,195







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Published at 3:00am on Tuesday, June 14, 2022
Author: Bobby Coggins


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