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Thursday, June 16, 2022

News and Weather Briefing for Thursday, June 16, 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 remain over the area today before slowly moving westward by Friday. This maintains hot and humid conditions until the end of the work week. Unsettled weather will continue, with isolated to scattered thunderstorms possible each afternoon. Drier conditions with near normal temperatures are expected for the weekend. The hot ridge will build back over our region early next week.



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Local Weather

General Forecast Through Saturday Night





Franklin Area

Today

A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after noon. Patchy dense fog before 9am. Otherwise, cloudy through midmorning, then gradual clearing, with highs in the low-to-mid 90s. Calm winds.

Tonight

A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms before 2am, then a slight chance of showers between 2am and 5am. Partly cloudy, with lows in the upper 60s. Calm winds. Chance of rain is 20%.

Friday

A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 4pm. Mostly sunny, with highs in the mid-to-upper 80s. Calm winds early in the morning increasing to come out of the northwest 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 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms before 9pm. Partly cloudy, with lows in the mid 60s. Winds out of the northwest around 5 mph.

Saturday

Sunny, with highs in the mid 80s.

Saturday Night

Clear, with lows in the low-to-mid 50s.


Highlands Plateau

Today

A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 2pm. Patchy fog before 8am. Otherwise, mostly sunny, with highs in the mid 80s. Light and variable winds. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

Tonight

A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms before 2am, then a slight chance of showers between 2am and 5am. Partly cloudy, with lows in the mid-to-upper 60s. Calm winds in the early evening increasing to come out of the northwest around 5 mph after midnight. Chance of rain is 20%.

Friday

A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 4pm. 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 rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

Friday Night

A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms before 9pm. Partly cloudy, with lows in the low-to-mid 60s. Winds out of the northwest around 10 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph.

Saturday

Sunny, with highs near 79.

Saturday Night

Clear, with lows in the low-to-mid 50s.


Otto and South Central Macon County

Today

A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after noon. Patchy dense fog before 9am. Otherwise, cloudy through midmorning, then gradual clearing, with highs in the lower 90s. Calm winds.

Tonight

A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms before 2am, then a slight chance of showers between 2am and 5am. Partly cloudy, with lows in the upper 60s. Calm winds. Chance of rain is 20%.

Friday

A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 2pm. Mostly sunny, with highs in the mid-to-upper 80s. Light winds out of the northwest early in the morning increasing to 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 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms before 9pm. Partly cloudy, with lows in the mid 60s. Winds out of the northwest wind around 5 mph.

Saturday

Sunny, with highs in the mid 80s.

Saturday Night

Clear, with lows in the mid 50s.


Nantahala Area

Today

A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after 1pm. Patchy fog before 8am. Otherwise, mostly sunny, with highs in the upper 80s. Calm winds.

Tonight

A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms between 11pm and 2am, then a slight chance of showers after 2am. Partly cloudy, with lows in the upper 60s. Calm winds. Chance of rain is 20%.

Friday

A slight chance of showers, then a chance of showers and thunderstorms after 8am. Mostly sunny, with highs in the low-to-mid 80s. Calm winds early in the morning increasing to come out of the northwest 5 to 10 mph by midmorning. Chance of rain is 30%. 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 60s. Calm winds early in the evening in the morning increasing to come out of the northwest 5 to 10 mph before midnight.

Saturday

Sunny, with highs near 80.

Saturday Night

Clear, with lows in the mid 50s.







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Hazards and Tropical Weather

Scattered thunderstorms will develop across the area today and Friday. A few of the storms could become severe with damaging winds the main threat.



TROPICAL WEATHER OUTLOOK




Tropical Weather Outlook
NWS National Hurricane Center Miami FL
200 AM EDT Thu Jun 16 2022

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

1. Southwestern Caribbean Sea:
An area of low pressure located inland over northeastern Nicaragua is accompanied by a disorganized area of showers and thunderstorms. Additional development is unlikely today while the low remains inland. The system is forecast to move slowly northwestward and could emerge over the Gulf of Honduras where some development is possible by Friday. Some development is also possible over the southern Bay of Campeche by early next week. Regardless of development, locally heavy rainfall is possible over Nicaragua, Honduras, Belize, and southeastern Mexico through the weekend.

* Formation chance through 48 hours...low...10 percent.
* Formation chance through 5 days...low...20 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 middle range of yellow.

Fire and Smoke Map




Local Air Monitor



Pollen

Pollen levels are expected to be in the medium range 4.4 out of 12) today with Grasses, Plaintain, and Walnut being the main culprits. Tomorrow is expected to be in the low-medium range (2.2 out of 12).



Record Weather Events for June 16th

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

Highest Temperature 90°F at the Coweeta Experimental Station in 2015
Lowest Temperature 38°F in Highlands in 1917
Greatest Rainfall 7.63 inches in Highlands in 1949
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)


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Local and State News


• Macon County Board of Commissioners June 2022 Regular Meeting [Macon Media]

2022-2023 Budget Public Hearing and Vote | Macon Media



• NC bill on gender, sexuality and schools may be off the table for now at General Assembly [WRAL-TV (Raleigh, NC)]

• Raleigh faces 3rd lawsuit involving detective accused of fabricating drug charges [Raleigh News and Observer]

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

• WCU's marching band to add international performance to list of accomplishments [WLOS-TV (Asheville, NC)]

• WNC high school football 2022: Schedules for every team in the region [Asheville Citizen-Times]

• Commissioner Paul Higdon opposes COLA for Macon County employees [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 15 [Institute for the Study of War] [PDF for June 12th]

How Russia could collapse (again) | Caspain Report



Ukraine War Report | The Situation Room | Evening Report (June, 15th, 2022)






JOMINI OF THE WEST MAP (Day 98-107)





• Gazprom to further cut gas supplies to Germany via Nord Stream [DW News]

• The Debate: Is it a tipping point? Bloody battle continues in Ukraine's eastern city of Severodonetsk [France 24]

• China’s Xi reaffirms support for Russia’s security concerns [Al Jazeera]

• Inside the room where Ukraine orders arms from the West [BBC News]

• Ukrainian war casualties running at rate of between 600 and 1,000 a day [Irish Times]

• U.S. to send fresh military, humanitarian aid to Ukraine; Xi tells Putin he wants to see a settlement [CNBC]

• Russia threatens to strip anti-war protester of citizenship [Al Jazeera]


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

• Military hotline advances Ukrainian grain talks [Russia Today]

• Retired Russian major general found dead in Moscow [Pravda ]

• Ideas of ‘new Nuremberg Trial' against Russia inadmissible — Russian embassy in US [TASS Russian News Agency]

The Ukraine War From Russia's Perspective




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National and World News Roundup

• Fed Raises Rates by 0.75 Percentage Point, Largest Increase Since 1994 [Wall Street Journal]

Federal Reserve Raises 75bp- Stock Market Analysis June 15 2022 | Brian Shannon



• Heat Stress Kills Estimated 10,000 Head of Kansas Feedlot Cattle [Iowa Corn]

• U.S. forces capture senior ISIS leader in Syria raid [Fox News Channel]

• WWE board investigates secret $3 million hush payment by CEO Vince McMahon, report says [CNBC]

• Missouri man broke into prehistoric Native American site, dug up artifacts, feds say [NBC News]

• John Hinckley Jr. freed from court oversight after decades [AP News]

• Parents say calls came too late after children drank floor sealant at Juneau summer school [KTOO-TV (Juneau, AK)]

• 165,000 people in West Texas could be without water for days amid heat wave after main breaks [NBC News]

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

Read the leaked opinion on Google Drive or below:



Global National: June 15, 2022 | Risk of recession rises as Canada, US move to tame inflation



NBC Nightly News Full Broadcast - June 15th, 2022


PBS NewsHour Full Episode June 15th, 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 6:52pm CEST, 15 June 2022, there have been 534,495,291 confirmed cases of COVID-19, including 6,311,088 deaths, reported to WHO. As of 7 June 2022, a total of 11,864,214,773 vaccine doses have been administered.
In United States of America, from 3 January 2020 to 6:52pm CEST, 15 June 2022, there have been 84,708,007 confirmed cases of COVID-19 with 1,001,895 deaths, reported to WHO. As of 3 June 2022, a total of 579,958,258 vaccine doses have been administered.

• FDA panel endorses Covid vaccine for youngest children [NBC News]

• Dr. Anthony Fauci tests positive for COVID-19 [ABC News]

• After a spring surge, confirmed new U.S. cases are leveling off. [New York Times]

• The irony — and ignominy — of medical conferences as superspreader events [STAT News]

• Maxine Waters, Justin Trudeau, Xavier Becerra all positive for COVID after attending Summit of the Americas in LA [Los Angeles Daily News]

• Monoclonal Antibodies with Extended Half-Life to Prevent Covid-19 [New England Journal of Medicine]




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Science and Technology News Roundup

• China publishes, then deletes, report saying it may have picked up signals from an alien civilization [Space Explored]

• Bitcoin falls to fresh 18-month low as crypto meltdown deepens [NBC News]

• Warren proposes sweeping ban on location and health data sales [The verge]

• Coinbase Leaders Net $1.2 Billion in Share Sales [Wall Street Journal]

• Firefox now blocks cross-site tracking by default for all users [Bleeping Computer]

• Japan makes online insults punishable by 1 year in jail in wake of reality star's death [NBC News]

• 52% Of Global Car Buyers Are Now Interested In An Electric Car: Report [1945]

• The death of Internet Explorer: Good riddance to bad rubbish [Computer World]

• 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

evel1 News June 15 2022: Tik Tok, You're On The Clock



Trained By The Internet - DTNS 4297 | Daily Tech News Show



[RECAP] Introducing Sagittarius A Star | Milky Way Black Hole



Cordkillers 411 - Flex Breaux | Cord Killers



Fermi Paradox: Slow Alien First Contact | Event Horizon



Crews Prepare Chopsticks to Lift Booster 7 | SpaceX Boca Chica



Tesla Split and Cybertruck Details | Tesla Time News



4 X USAF MC-130 in close formation Low level in the Mach Loop



What Happened To Giant Hovercraft? | Mustard



Q and A with A and V Livestream 6/15/22 8:00 PM



FAA hits SpaceX with 75+ action requirements for Starship! | The Angry Astronaut






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Russo-Ukrainian War Videos (mostly long form)

--> US announces additional $1 billion in military aid to Ukraine | DW News



Who is Vladimir Putin? | Start Here



Battle for Donbas: Hundreds trapped in Severodonetsk's Azot chemical plant | FRANCE 24 English







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On This Day

June 16 is the 167th day of the year (168th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar; 198 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)





363 – Emperor Julian marches back up the Tigris and burns his fleet of supply ships. During the withdrawal, Roman forces suffer several attacks from the Persians.
• [Julian’s Gamble in the Desert]
• [Wikipedia Bio]

632 – Yazdegerd III ascends the throne as king (shah) of the Persian Empire. He becomes the last ruler of the Sasanian dynasty (modern Iran).
• [VIDEO BIO]
• [Wikipedia Bio]
• [Wikipedia: Sasanian Empire]

1407 – Ming–Hồ War: Retired King Hồ Quý Ly and his son King Hồ Hán Thương of Hồ dynasty are captured by the Ming armies.
• [Ming–Hồ War]

1487 – Battle of Stoke Field: King Henry VII of England defeats the leaders of a Yorkist rebellion in the final engagement of the Wars of the Roses.
• [Wikipedia: Battle of Stoke Field]
• [Nottinghamshire County Council]
• [The FORGOTTEN Final Battle Of The Wars Of The Roses ]

1567 - Mary, Queen of Scots, imprisoned in Lochleven Castle prison, Scotland
• [On This Day in Tudor History]
• [Wikipedia Bio]
• [Wikipedia: Babington Plot]

1586 – Mary, Queen of Scots, recognizes Philip II of Spain as her heir and successor.

1673 - Peace of Vossem: French King Louis XIV and Frederik Willem of Brandenburg
• [Wikipedia article https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Treaty_of_Vossem_(1673)]

1745 – War of the Austrian Succession: New England colonial troops under the command of William Pepperrell capture the Fortress of Louisbourg in Louisbourg, New France (Old Style date).
• [Siege of Louisbourg (1745)]
• [War of the Austrian Succession]
• [War of the Spanish Succession | Animated History]

1746 – War of the Austrian Succession: Austria and Sardinia defeat a Franco-Spanish army at the Battle of Piacenza.
• [Wikipedia article]

1755 – French and Indian War: The French surrender Fort Beauséjour to the British, leading to the expulsion of the Acadians.
• [LINK TEXT]
• [Parks Canada: The siege of 1755]

1779 – Spain declares war on the Kingdom of Great Britain, and the Great Siege of Gibraltar begins.
• [Wikipedia article on the siege]
• [The Great Siege of Gibraltar 1779-1783]
• [Why Does Britain Own Gibraltar? (Short Animated Documentary)]

1784 - Holland forbids the wearing of orange clothes
• [No Orange Clothes Day]

1795 – French Revolutionary Wars: In what became known as Cornwallis's Retreat, a British Royal Navy squadron led by Vice Admiral William Cornwallis strongly resists a much larger French Navy force and withdraws largely intact, setting up the French Navy defeat at the Battle of Groix six days later.
• [Conwallis's Retreat]

1811 – Survivors of an attack the previous day by Tla-o-qui-aht on board the Pacific Fur Company's ship Tonquin, intentionally detonate a powder magazine on the ship, destroying it and killing about 100 attackers.
• [Wikipedia article]
• [Wikipedia: Battle of Bloody Point]

1815 – Battle of Ligny and Battle of Quatre Bras, two days before the Battle of Waterloo.
• [The Battle of Ligny and Quatre Bras]

1819 – A major earthquake strikes the Kutch district of western India, killing over 1,543 people and raising a 6 m high, 6 km wide, ridge, extending for at least 80 km, that was known as the Allah Bund ("Dam of God").
• [The Wire: The Significance of the 1819 Allah Bund Earthquake, 200 Years on]

1836 – The formation of the London Working Men's Association gives rise to the Chartist Movement.
• [Wikipedia: Chartism]

1846 – The Papal conclave of 1846 elects Pope Pius IX, beginning the longest reign in the history of the papacy.
• [Wikipedia Bio]

1858 – Abraham Lincoln delivers his House Divided speech in Springfield, Illinois.
• [Wikipedia article]
• [Speech Performed by a Lincoln Impersonator]
• [Matthew Pinsker: Understanding Lincoln: House Divided Speech (1858)]

1864 - American Civil War: Battle of Lynchburg, Virginia
• [Wikipedia]
• [National Park Service: Lynchburg Campaign- June 14 - June 22, 1864]

1864 - American Civil War: Skirmish at Golgotha, Georgia

1871 – The Universities Tests Act 1871 allows students to enter the universities of Oxford, Cambridge and Durham without religious tests (except for those intending to study theology).
• [Wikipedia]
• [Text of Legislation]

1871 - Ancient Arabic Order of Nobles of Mystic Shrine founded, NYC
• [Traveling Templars]

1879 - Gilbert & Sullivan's "HMS Pinafore" debuts at Bowery Theater NYC
• [Wikipedia article]
• [BBC Proms 2005 - Sullivan - HMS Pinafore (Proms premiere)]

1883 – The Victoria Hall theatre panic in Sunderland, England, kills 183 children.
• [Wikipedia article]
• [The disaster as told by Marie Gardiner]
• [The Victoria Hall Disaster | Fascinating Horror]

1884 – The first purpose-built roller coaster, LaMarcus Adna Thompson's "Switchback Railway", opens in New York's Coney Island amusement park.
• [LaMarcus Adna Thompson's Scenic Railways at Coney Island]

1893 - RW Rueckheim invents Cracker Jack
• [Wikipedia: Cracker Jack]
• [racker Jack and the prize inside - Life in America]

1897 – A treaty annexing the Republic of Hawaii to the United States is signed; the Republic would not be dissolved until a year later.
• [Wikipedia: Republic of Hawaii]

1900 - In China, a fire is set by Boxers, virtually destroying the Western Quarter and spreading to engulf many Chinese landmarks
• [Wikipedia: Boxer Rebellion]

1903 – The Ford Motor Company is incorporated.
• [History.com Article]

1903 – Roald Amundsen leaves Oslo, Norway, to commence the first east-west navigation of the Northwest Passage.
• [Wikipedia Bio]

1904 – Eugen Schauman assassinates Nikolay Bobrikov, Governor-General of Finland.
• [Wikipedia Bio of Eugen Schauman]
• [Wikipedia Bio of Nikolay Bobrikov]
• [Music Video Tribute to Schauman]

1904 – Irish author James Joyce begins a relationship with Nora Barnacle and subsequently uses the date to set the actions for his novel Ulysses; this date is now traditionally called "Bloomsday".
• [Bloomsday - James Joyce]

1907 - Tsar Nicolas II of Russia dissolves the Second Duma (parliament) and issues an edict that will increase representation of propertied classes while reducing that of peasants, workers and national minorities

1908 - The Republican Party convenes in Chicago where President Theodore Roosevelt picks William Howard Taft as his successor
• [Wikipedia article]

1911 – IBM founded as the Computing-Tabulating-Recording Company in Endicott, New York.
• [Wikipedia article]

1911 - A 772 gram stony meteorite strikes the earth near Kilbourn, Columbia County, Wisconsin damaging a barn
• [Wisconsin Dell Events]

1922 – General election in the Irish Free State: The pro-Treaty Sinn Féin party wins a large majority.
• [Wikipedia: 1922 Irish General Election]

1923 - Sun Yat Sen founds Chinese military academy
• [Wikipedia Bio]

1925 – The most famous Young Pioneer camp of the Soviet Union, Artek, is established.
• [Wikipedia article]

1930 – Sovnarkom establishes decree time in the USSR.

1932 US President Herbert Hoover and Vice President Charles Curtis renominated by Republican Convention
• [Wikipedia article]

1933 – The National Industrial Recovery Act is passed in the United States, allowing businesses to avoid antitrust prosecution if they establish voluntary wage, price, and working condition regulations on an industry-wide basis.
• [Wikipedia article]
• [National Industrial Recovery Act: FDR’s Statement – 1933]
• [Rise and Fall of the National Industrial Recovery Act]

1940 – World War II: Marshal Henri Philippe Pétain becomes Chief of State of Vichy France (Chef de l'État Français).

1940 – World War II: A Communist government is installed in Lithuania.

1944 – In a gross miscarriage of justice, George Junius Stinney Jr., age 14, becomes the youngest person executed in the United States in the 20th century after being convicted in a two-hour trial for the rape and murder of two teenage white girls.
• [Wikipedia Bio]
• [George Stinney Jr. Was The Youngest American Ever Put To Death In The Electric Chair – Then His Conviction Was Overturned]
• [CNN Story]

1944 - Iceland adopts constitution
• [Wikipedia article]

1944 - World War II: King George VI visits General Montgomery's HQ in Normandy
• [Newsreel]
• [RADIO REPORT: ing George VI visits Normandy : 16 June 1944]

1944 - World War II: US bombs Kyushu Japan

1948 – Members of the Malayan Communist Party kill three British plantation managers in Sungai Siput; in response, British Malaya declares a state of emergency.

1955 – In a futile effort to topple Argentine President Juan Perón, rogue aircraft pilots of the Argentine Navy drop several bombs upon an unarmed crowd demonstrating in favor of Perón in Buenos Aires, killing 364 and injuring at least 800. At the same time on the ground, some soldiers attempt to stage a coup but are suppressed by loyal forces.

1958 – Imre Nagy, Pál Maléter and other leaders of the 1956 Hungarian Uprising are executed.

1961 – While on tour with the Kirov Ballet in Paris, Rudolf Nureyev defects from the Soviet Union.
• [Nureyev defects to the West]
• [Rudolf Nureyev's great leap to freedom]

1961 - Discoverer 25 launched
• [Wikipedia article]
• [NASA Mission Page]
• [LINK TEXT]

1963 – Soviet Space Program: Vostok 6 mission: Cosmonaut Valentina Tereshkova becomes the first woman in space.
• [Wikipedia: Vostok 6]
• [Wikipedia: Valentina Tereshkova]

1963 – In an attempt to resolve the Buddhist crisis in South Vietnam, a Joint Communique was signed between President Ngo Dinh Diem and Buddhist leaders.

1963 - Levi Eshkol replaces David Ben-Gurion as Israeli Prime Minister

1972 – The largest single-site hydroelectric power project in Canada is inaugurated at Churchill Falls Generating Station.
• [Newscast: Churchill Falls Hydro]

1976 – Soweto uprising: A non-violent march by 15,000 students in Soweto, South Africa, turns into days of rioting when police open fire on the crowd.
• [South Africa's June 16 Soweto Youth Uprising | Our History]
• [Wikipedia article]

1977 – Oracle Corporation is incorporated in Redwood Shores, California, as Software Development Laboratories (SDL), by Larry Ellison, Bob Miner and Ed Oates.

1977 - Leonid Brezhnev named Chairman of the Presidium of the Supreme Soviet of the Soviet Union
• [Wikipedia Bio]

1981 – US President Ronald Reagan awards the Congressional Gold Medal to Ken Taylor, Canada's former ambassador to Iran, for helping six Americans escape from Iran during the hostage crisis of 1979–81; he is the first foreign citizen bestowed the honor.
• [President Reagan’s Remarks at an Award Presentation to Ambassador Kenneth Taylor on June 16, 1981]
• [Reflections on Iran | Ken Taylor | Talks at Google]
• [Ken Taylor: 'The right man in the wrong place at the right time']

1983 - Pope John Paul II visits Poland
• [1983: Pilgrimage of hope – the Pope in communist Poland under martial law]
• [Liberating a Continent: John Paul II and the Fall of Communism]

1983 - General Secretary Yuri Andropov appointed President of the Soviet Union
• [Stories From Somewhere - Yuri Andropov]
• [Wikipedia Bio]

1987 - New York City subway gunman Bernhard Getz acquitted on all but gun possession charges after shooting 4 black youths who tried to rob him
• [ABC7 News]
• [Wikipedia: 1984 New York City Subway shooting]

1989 – Revolutions of 1989: Imre Nagy, the former Hungarian prime minister, is reburied in Budapest following the collapse of Communism in Hungary.

1997 – Fifty people are killed in the Daïat Labguer (M'sila) massacre in Algeria.
• [Wikipedia: List of massacres during the Algerian Civil War]
• [Islamic Extremists Target Civilians As Algerian Conflict Intensifies]

1999 - Thabo Mbeki is elected 2nd President of a democratic South Africa
• [AP VIDEO]
• [Wikipedia Bio]

2000 – The Secretary-General of the UN reports that Israel has complied with United Nations Security Council Resolution 425, 22 years after its issuance, and completely withdrew from Lebanon. The Resolution does not encompass the Shebaa farms, which is claimed by Israel, Syria and Lebanon.

2010 – Bhutan becomes the first country to institute a total ban on tobacco.
• [Wikipedia article]

2012 – China successfully launches its Shenzhou 9 spacecraft, carrying three astronauts, including the first female Chinese astronaut Liu Yang, to the Tiangong-1 orbital module.
• [Wikipedia: Shenzhou 9]
• [Space.com article]

2012 – The United States Air Force's robotic Boeing X-37B spaceplane returns to Earth after a classified 469-day orbital mission.

2013 – A multi-day cloudburst, centered on the North Indian state of Uttarakhand, causes devastating floods and landslides, becoming the country's worst natural disaster since the 2004 tsunami.
• [Youtube Videos]

2015 - TV personality and Real estate mogul Donald Trump launches his campaign for the Republican nomination for US President at Trump Towers
• [C-SPAN VIDEO]

2016 – Shanghai Disneyland Park, the first Disney Park in Mainland China, opens to the public.
• [ABC News Story (ABC is owned by Disney)]
• [Walking Tour]
• [Wikipedia article]

2017 - US President Donald Trump reinstates Cuban travel and business restrictions after they were loosened by President Obama
• [Reuters Article]

2019 – Upwards of 2,000,000 people participate in the 2019–20 Hong Kong protests, the largest in Hong Kong's history.
• [Wikipedia: 2019–2020 Hong Kong protests]
• [Bloomberg Special Report: Hong Kong on Edge]

2020 - At least 20 Indian soldiers killed in 1st deadly clash on the Chinese Indian border in 45 years in the Galwan Valley, Himalayas

2020 - Support from Manchester United player Marcus Rashford and others forces UK Government to make U-turn on summer school meal vouchers







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Published at 3:25am on Thusday, June 16, 2022
Author: Bobby Coggins


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