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Thursday, June 23, 2022

News and Weather Briefing for Thursday, June 23, 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

High pressure over the area will retreat to the west over the next few days. A chance for showers/storms exists today as a weak front shifts through the area. A slightly stormier weather pattern will develop by the weekend into early next week.



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Local Weather

General Forecast Through Saturday Night





Franklin Area

Today

A slight chance of showers in the middle of the afternoon, then a slight chance of showers and thunderstorms after 4pm. Mostly cloudy, then gradually becoming sunny, with highs near 90. Calm winds in the morning increasing to come out of the northwest 5 to 10 mph in the afternoon. Chance of rain is 20%.

Tonight

Mostly clear, with lows around 60. Winds out of the northwest around 5 mph becoming calm before midnight.

Friday

A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 2pm. 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.

Friday Night

A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly before 8pm. Partly cloudy, with lows in the low-to-mid 60s. Calm winds. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

Saturday

A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 1pm. Partly sunny, with highs in the low-to-mid 80s. Calm winds in the morning increasing by noon to come out of the southeast around 5 mph.

Saturday Night

A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms before 11pm. Mostly cloudy, with lows in the lower 60s.


Highlands Plateau

Today

A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly between 2pm and 5pm. Mostly cloudy, then gradually becoming sunny, with highs in the lower 80s. Winds out of the northwest around 5 mph.

Tonight

Mostly clear, with lows around 60. Winds out of the north 3 to 5 mph.

Friday

A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after noon. Partly sunny, with highs in the mid 70s. Winds out of teh southeast around 5 mph. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

Friday Night

A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms before 2am, then a slight chance of showers, then a slight chance of showers and thunderstorms after 3am. Mostly cloudy, with lows around 60. Light winds out of the east. Chance of rain is 20%.

Saturday

A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 9am. Partly sunny, with highs in the mid 70s. Light winds out of the southeast.

Saturday Night

A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms before midnight, then a slight chance of showers after 5am. Mostly cloudy, with lows around 60. Chance of rain is 20%.


Otto and South Central Macon County

Today

A 20 percent chance of showers after 2pm. Mostly cloudy, then gradually becoming sunny, with highs in the upper 80s. Calm winds in the morning increasing to come out of the north northwest 5 to 10 mph in the afternoon.

Tonight

Mostly clear, with lows in the low-to-mid 60s. Light winds out of the northwest.

Friday

A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 1pm. Mostly sunny, with highs in the lower 80s. Calm winds in the morning increasing to come out of the southeast around 5 mph in the afternoon. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

Friday Night

A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms before 2am, then a slight chance of showers and thunderstorms after 3am. Partly cloudy, with lows in the mid 60s. Calm winds. Chance of rain is 20%.

Saturday

A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after noon. Partly sunny, with highs in the lower 80s. Calm winds in the morning increasing to come out of the southeast around 5 mph in the afternoon.

Saturday Night

A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms before 10pm, then a slight chance of showers after 5am. Mostly cloudy, with lows in the low-to-mid 60s. Chance of rain is 20%.


Nantahala Area

Today

A 20 percent chance of showers after 3pm. Mostly cloudy, then gradually becoming sunny, with highs in the lower 80s. Calm winds in the morning increasing to come out of the northwest 5 to 10 mph in the afternoon.

Tonight

Mostly clear, with lows in the low-to-mid 60s. Calm winds.

Friday

A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 2pm. Mostly sunny, with highs near 80. Calm winds. 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. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

Saturday

A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 1pm. Partly sunny, with highs near 80. Calm winds.

Saturday Night

A chance of showers and thunderstorms before 10pm, then a slight chance of showers after 5am. Mostly cloudy, with lows around 65. Chance of rain is 30%.







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Hazards and Tropical Weather

Hazardous weather is not expected today or tonight.



TROPICAL WEATHER OUTLOOK




Tropical Weather Outlook
NWS National Hurricane Center Miami FL
200 AM EDT Thu Jun 23 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 thelower 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 low-medium range 3.4 out of 12) today with Grasses and Plantain being the main culprits. Tomorrow is expected to be in the low-medium range (3.4 out of 12).



Record Weather Events for June 23rd

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

Highest Temperature 94°F in Franklin in 1988
Lowest Temperature 41°F at the Coweeta Experimental Station in 1947
Greatest Rainfall 2.54 inches in Highlands in 1941
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


• NC House Republicans back their own Medicaid expansion plan, but final deal still elusive [WRAL-TV (Raleigh, NC)]

• By a single vote, NC House shoots down legal sports betting in North Carolina, for now [Raleigh News and Observer]

• Campers enjoy day of nature camp at WNC Nature Center [WLOS-TV (Asheville, NC)x]

• Charlotte Motor Speedway owner Bruton Smith dies at 95 [WSOC-TV (Charlotte, NC)]


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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 22 [Institute for the Study of War] [PDF for June 21st]

Two Economies at war - Russia and Ukraine after 100 days of sanctions and shelling | Perun



• Ukraine soon to receive first temporary storage for 2022 grain harvest [Reuters]




JOMINI OF THE WEST MAP (Day 98-107)





• 'We were deceived,' say Russian prisoners of war in Ukraine [DW News]

• Russian oil refinery near Ukraine says it was hit by drone attack [Al Jazeera]

• War in Ukraine: Several killed as Russia rains rockets on Kharkiv [France 24]

• Russia Hits Grain Terminals in Latest Attack on Ukraine’s Food Infrastructure [Wall Street Journal]

• Kaliningrad row: 'Sanctions have brought my factory to a standstill' [BBC News]

• Russia Gains in the East, Threatening to Overrun Luhansk [New York Times]


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

• Ukraine ‘de facto in NATO’ already – Zelensky adviser [Russia Today]

• Fresh water crisis puts Kazakhstan between Russia or USA [Pravda ]

• Exports at the crossroads: Debate to continue over unlocking Ukraine grain routes [TASS Russian News Agency]

The Ukraine War From Russia's Perspective




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National and World News Roundup

Fed Chair Jerome Powell testifies before Senate Banking Committee on monetary policy — 6/22/22 | CNBC TV



• Fed Chair Jerome Powell Says Higher Interest Rates Could Cause a Recession [Wall Street Journal]

• Uvalde school police chief placed on administrative leave as criticism grows over response to shooting [Fox News]

• Netanyahu prepares for a comeback in Israel’s next elections [Washington Post via MSN]

• North Korea's talks of new army duties suggest nuke deployment [CTV News]

• Feds arrest ex-Florida gubernatorial candidate Andrew Gillum and adviser [USA TODAY]

• Bruton Smith, legendary NASCAR track owner, dead at 95 [Yahoo! Sports]

• Women for Trump Founder and Jan. 6 Rally Organizer Turns on Trump: He is ‘Disconnected from the Base’ [MEDIAITE]

• Texas judge refuses to dismiss disciplinary case against former Trump attorney [Courthouse News Service]

• DOJ subpoenas Georgia Republican Party chairman as it expands Trump fake elector probe [CNN]

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

Read the leaked opinion on Google Drive or below:



Global National: June 22, 2022 | Canadian money misery continues as inflation reaches 39-year high



NBC Nightly News Full Broadcast - June 22nd, 2022


PBS NewsHour Full Episode June 22nd, 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 5:40pm CEST, 22 June 2022, there have been 538,321,874 confirmed cases of COVID-19, including 6,320,599 deaths, reported to WHO. As of 21 June 2022, a total of 11,912,594,538 vaccine doses have been administered.
In United States of America, from 3 January 2020 to 5:40pm CEST, 22 June 2022, there have been 85,332,271 confirmed cases of COVID-19 with 1,003,894 deaths, reported to WHO. As of 17 June 2022, a total of 584,348,681 vaccine doses have been administered.

Q and A with A and V Livestream 6/22/22



• Nucleic acid biomarkers of immune response and cell and tissue damage in children with COVID-19 and MIS-C [MedRxiv (PDF)]

• Analyzing COVID-19 disinformation on Twitter using the hashtags #scamdemic and #plandemic: Retrospective study [Public Library of Science]

• Estimating COVID-19 Vaccine Effectiveness for Skilled Nursing Facility Healthcare Personnel, California, USA [CDC: Emerging Infectious Diseases]

• Summer starts in Europe with new Covid wave [CNN]

• COVID cases rise in Southeast Asia, Middle East and Europe [CP24-TV (Toronto, Canada)]




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Science and Technology News Roundup

• The James Webb Space Telescope is finally ready to do science — and it's seeing the universe more clearly than even its own engineers hoped for [SPACE.com]

Meta's Mark Zuckerberg on seeing a 'massive economy' around the metaverse | CNBC TV



• Mark Zuckerberg just hinted at an operating system for Meta and said he expects the metaverse to generate hundreds of billions in revenue by the end of the decade [Business Insider]

• Meta's metaverse hardware business is on fire, 2024+ headsets paused [TweakTown]

• Musk says Tesla's new car factories 'losing billions of dollars' [CNA-TV (Queenstown, Singapore)]

• Activision Blizzard Shareholders Vote To Require Video Game Firm To Publish Annual Report On Its Efforts To Curb Workplace Abuse [Activision]

• Victory! Court Rules That DMCA Does Not Override First Amendment’s Anonymous Speech Protections [Electronic Frontier Foundation]

• Texas to spend $408 million to install EV charging stations every 50 miles on its highways [Drive Tesla Canada]

• 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 22 2022: Internet Explorer Goes To Live On Grandpa's Farm



It's a Brave New Search World - DTNS 4301 | Daily Tech News Show



Is Interstellar Travel Impossible? | PBS Space Time



Indoor hand launched glider world record flight in a dust devil! | J and H Aerospace



Build a Netflix Clone with #GraphQL #React #Netlify and #NoSQL

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Megiddo 1457 BC - Oldest Battle in History - Bronze Age | Kings and Generals Documentary



How European Kings Defeated their Nobles - Medieval History | Kings and Generals



Andy Bell – Be the browser’s mentor, not its micromanager



Tesla's Robot Revolution | Joe Scott



Technical Guardians of the Galaxy | Coder Radio 471 (Jupiter Broadcasting)



Microsoft's Patchy Patches - 3rd Party Authenticators, MS-DFSNM, Safari Regression, Firefox Cookies | Security Now (TWIT-TV)






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Russo-Ukrainian War Videos (mostly long form)

--> Ukraine expects 'greater hostile activity from Russia' | DW News



Russia to 'intensify' fighting, Ukraine warns as EU decision looms | FRANCE 24 English



Russia blockading Ukrainian grain is a 'real war crime' says EU | BBC News



European Union executives back Ukraine's bid to join bloc | CBS News



Ukraine War Report | The Situation Room | Evening Report (June, 20th, 2022)







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On This Day

June 23rd is the 174th day of the year (175th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar; 191 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)




229 – Sun Quan proclaims himself emperor of Eastern Wu.
• [Wikipedia: Sun Quan]
• [Wikipedia: Eastern Wu]
• [Who was Sun Quan? Part One]
• [Who was Sun Quan? Part Two]

1266 – War of Saint Sabas: In the Battle of Trapani, the Venetians defeat a larger Genoese fleet, capturing all its ships.
• [Wikipedia: War of Saint Sabas]
• [Wikipedia: Battle of Trapani]

1280 – The Spanish Reconquista: In the Battle of Moclín the Emirate of Granada ambush a superior pursuing force, killing most of them in a military disaster for the Kingdom of Castile.
• [Wikipedia: Battle of Moclín (1280)]
• [Wikipedia: Reconquista]
• [Flashpoint History: Reconquista ]
• [Flashpoint History: Reconquista - The Next Generation]
• [Flashpoint History: Reconquista The Last Kingdom of Islam - The Story of the Final Days of Islamic Spain]

1305 – A peace treaty between the Flemish and the French is signed at Athis-sur-Orge.
• [Wikipedia: Treaty of Athis-sur-Orge]

1314 – First War of Scottish Independence: The Battle of Bannockburn (south of Stirling) begins.
• [Wikipedia: Battle of Bannockburn]
• [Wikipedia: First War of Scottish Independence]
• [HistoryMarche Video: Battle of Bannockburn, 1314 ⚔️ First War of Scottish Independence]

1532 – Henry VIII of England and Francis I of France sign the "Treaty of Closer Amity With France" (also known as the Pommeraye treaty), pledging mutual aid against Charles V, Holy Roman Emperor.
• [Wikipedia: Field of the Cloth of Gold]

1565 – Dragut, commander of the Ottoman navy, dies during the Great Siege of Malta.
• [Wikipedia: Great Siege of Malta]
• [Wikipedia Bio: Dragut]
• [Kings and Generals: Great Siege of Malta 1565]

1594 – The Action of Faial, Azores. The Portuguese carrack Cinco Chagas, loaded with slaves and treasure, is attacked and sunk by English ships with only 13 survivors out of over 700 on board.
• [Wikipedia: Action of Faial]

1683 – William Penn signs a friendship treaty with Lenni Lenape Indians in Pennsylvania.

1713 – The French residents of Acadia are given one year to declare allegiance to Britain or leave Nova Scotia, Canada.
• [Wikipedia: Expulsion of the Acadians]

1757 – Battle of Plassey: Three thousand British troops under Robert Clive defeat a 50,000-strong Indian army under Siraj ud-Daulah at Plassey.
• [Wikipedia: Battle of Plassey]
• [Kings and Generals: Battle of Plassey 1757 - British Conquest of India Begins]
• [How did Britain Conquer India? | Animated History]

1758 – Seven Years' War: Battle of Krefeld: British, Hanoverian, and Prussian forces defeat French troops at Krefeld in Germany.
• [Wikipedia: Battle of Krefeld]

1760 – Seven Years' War: Battle of Landeshut: Austria defeats Prussia.
• [Wikipedia: Battle of Landeshut (1760)]
• [Wikipedia: Third Silesian War]

1780 – American Revolution: Battle of Springfield fought in and around Springfield, New Jersey (including Short Hills, formerly of Springfield, now of Millburn Township).
• [Wikipedia: Battle of Springfield]

1794 – Empress Catherine II of Russia grants Jews permission to settle in Kyiv.

1810 – John Jacob Astor forms the Pacific Fur Company.
• [Wikipedia: Pacific Fur Company]
• [Wikipedia Bio: John Jacob Astor]

1812 – War of 1812: Great Britain revokes the restrictions on American commerce, thus eliminating one of the chief reasons for going to war.

1860 – The United States Congress establishes the Government Printing Office.

1865 – American Civil War: At Fort Towson in the Oklahoma Territory, Confederate Brigadier General Stand Watie surrenders the last significant Confederate army.
• [Native Voices: Civil War general Stand Watie, Cherokee, surrenders last]
• [Wikipedia: Stand Watie]
• [Cherokee Almanac: Stand Watie's Ceasefire]
• [Stand Watie Presentation - Randall University (4/18/2020)]

1868 – Christopher Latham Sholes received a patent for an invention he called the "Type-Writer".
• [Wikipedia Bio: Christopher Latham Sholes]
• [Wikipedia: Typewriter]
• [World's First Typewriter, Birth of Q-W-E-R-T-Y, an ITM Clock video]

1887 – The Rocky Mountains Park Act becomes law in Canada creating the nation's first national park, Banff National Park.
• [Wikipedia: Banff National Park]
• [Official Website: Banff National park]
• [Best Drone Video in 4K || Banff National Park || canada]
• [SCENIC DRIVE - Banff National Park, Icefields Pkwy, Alberta, CANADA, Travel]

1894 – The International Olympic Committee is founded at the Sorbonne in Paris, at the initiative of Baron Pierre de Coubertin.
• [IOC Tribute]
• [Wikipedia Bio]
• [The Olympic Museum: INSIDE | Pierre de Coubertin] (French w/ English subtitles)

1913 – Second Balkan War: The Greeks defeat the Bulgarians in the Battle of Doiran.
• [Wikipedia: Battle of Doiran (1913)]
• [Wikipedia: Second Balkan War]
• [Wikipedia: Balkan League]
• [The Second Balkan War - Explained in 10 minutes]

1914 – Mexican Revolution: Pancho Villa takes Zacatecas from Victoriano Huerta.
• [Wikipedia: Battle of Zacatecas (1914)]
• [Wikipedia: Mexican Revolution]
• [Captivating History: The Mexican Revolution Explained in 10 Minutes]

1917 – In a game against the Washington Senators, Boston Red Sox pitcher Ernie Shore retires 26 batters in a row after replacing Babe Ruth, who had been ejected for punching the umpire.
• [Babe Ruth punched an umpire in the CRAZIEST MLB game ever | Crazy Sports Stories]
• [Babe Ruth Once Punched an Umpire, Opening the Door for a Wild No-Hitter]

1919 – Estonian War of Independence: The decisive defeat of the Baltische Landeswehr in the Battle of Cēsis; this date is celebrated as Victory Day in Estonia.
• [Wikipedia: Battle of Cēsis (1919)]
• [Wikipedia: Estonian War of Independence]
• [Estonian War of Independence animated]

1926 – The College Board administers the first SAT exam.

1931 – Wiley Post and Harold Gatty take off from Roosevelt Field, Long Island in an attempt to circumnavigate the world in a single-engine plane.

1938 – The Civil Aeronautics Act is signed into law, forming the Civil Aeronautics Authority in the United States.
• [The Civil Aeronautics Act of 1938] (PDF)
• [Living New Deal Glossary Entry]

1940 – Adolf Hitler goes on a three-hour tour of the architecture of Paris with architect Albert Speer and sculptor Arno Breker in his only visit to the city.
• [Silent Newsreel]
• [Hitler in Paris - The Secret 1940 Visit]
• [Hitler's triumphant tour of Paris, 1940]

1940 – Henry Larsen begins the first successful west-to-east navigation of Northwest Passage from Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.

1941 – The Lithuanian Activist Front declares independence from the Soviet Union and forms the Provisional Government of Lithuania; it lasts only briefly as the Nazis will occupy Lithuania a few weeks later.
• [Wikipedia: Lithuanian Activist Front]

1942 – World War II: Germany's latest fighter aircraft, a Focke-Wulf Fw 190, is captured intact when it mistakenly lands at RAF Pembrey in Wales.
• [The German World War II fighter pilot who accidentally landed his plane in West Wales... and helped the Allies win the war]
• [Focke-Wulf Fw 190 Pt. 1, design philosophy and features.]
• [Focke-Wulf Fw 190 Pt.2]
• [Original Fw-190A-5 - BMW-801 - Only Flying Original in the world]

1946 – The 1946 Vancouver Island earthquake strikes Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada.

1947 – The United States Senate follows the United States House of Representatives in overriding U.S. President Harry S. Truman's veto of the Taft–Hartley Act.
• [Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Taft%E2%80%93Hartley_Act]

1951 – The ocean liner SS United States is christened and launched.
• [Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SS_United_States]
• [SS United States Conservancy Website]
• [SS United States: America's Flagship]
• [Abandoned - S.S. United States]

1956 – The French National Assembly takes the first step in creating the French Community by passing the Loi Cadre, transferring a number of powers from Paris to elected territorial governments in French West Africa.

1959 – Convicted Manhattan Project spy Klaus Fuchs is released after only nine years in prison and allowed to emigrate to Dresden, East Germany where he resumes a scientific career.
• [Wikipedia Bio: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Klaus_Fuchs]
• [Freeman Dyson - The betrayal by Klaus Fuchs]
• [Frank Close tells the story of Klaus Fuchs and the Bodleian Library]
• ['Trinity: Klaus Fuchs, Oxford and the atomic bomb – a story of physics and espionage']

1960 – The United States Food and Drug Administration declares Enovid to be the first officially approved combined oral contraceptive pill in the world.

1961 – The Antarctic Treaty System, which sets aside Antarctica as a scientific preserve and limits military activity on the continent, its islands and ice shelves, comes into force.
• [National Science Foundation Website]
• [Wikipedia: Antarctic Treaty System]
• [RMIT Lecture: Antarctic Treaty System]

1967 – Cold War: U.S. President Lyndon B. Johnson meets with Soviet Premier Alexei Kosygin in Glassboro, New Jersey for the three-day Glassboro Summit Conference.
• [Wikipedia: Glassboro Summit Conference]
• [Newsreel]
• [Rowan University: 1967 Glassboro Summit]

1969 – Warren E. Burger is sworn in as Chief Justice of the United States Supreme Court by retiring Chief Justice Earl Warren.
• [AP VIDEO: Judge Warren Berger Receives Richard Nixon's Nomination for Chief Justice]
• [From the Archives 91: Warren E. Burger, The State of the Judiciary (1970)]
• [Wikipedia Bio: Warren E. Burger]

1969 – IBM announces that effective January 1970 it will price its software and services separately from hardware thus creating the modern software industry.

1972 – Watergate scandal: U.S. President Richard M. Nixon and White House Chief of Staff H. R. Haldeman are taped talking about using the Central Intelligence Agency to obstruct the Federal Bureau of Investigation's investigation into the Watergate break-ins.

1972 – Title IX of the United States Civil Rights Act of 1964 is amended to prohibit sexual discrimination to any educational program receiving federal funds.

1973 – A fire at a house in Hull, England, which kills a six-year-old boy is passed off as an accident; it later emerges as the first of 26 deaths by fire caused over the next seven years by serial arsonist Peter Dinsdale.

1985 – A terrorist bomb explodes at Narita International Airport near Tokyo. An hour later, the same group detonates a second bomb aboard Air India Flight 182, bringing the Boeing 747 down off the coast of Ireland killing all 329 aboard.
• [Wikipedia: 1985 Narita International Airport bombing]
• [Wikipedia: Air India Flight 182]
• [Air Crash Investigation New Series Air India Flight 182 Jumbo 747 Terrorist Bomb Attack]

1991 – Sonic the Hedgehog is released in North America on the Sega Genesis platform, beginning the popular video game franchise.
• [1991 Sonic The Hedgehog Commercial With Larry Cedar]
• [Wikipedia: Sonic the Hedgehog]
• [Sonic the Hedgehog (1991) ::: 100% Walkthrough ::: LONGPLAY ᴴᴰ ::: Mega Drive]

1992 - Emmy 19th Daytime Award presentation - Susan Lucci loses for 13th time
• [Wikipedia: Outstanding Lead Actress]
• [UPI: Erika Slezak beats out Susan Lucci for Emmy]

1992 - Yitzhak Rabin wins Israeli parliamentary election

1994 – NASA's Space Station Processing Facility, a new state-of-the-art manufacturing building for the International Space Station, officially opens at Kennedy Space Center.
• [25th Anniversary Video Tribute]
• [Offiical Website]
• [Wikipedia: Space Station Processing Facility]

2001 – The 8.4 Mw  southern Peru earthquake shakes coastal Peru with a maximum Mercalli intensity of VIII (Severe). A destructive tsunami followed, leaving at least 74 people dead, and 2,687 injured.
• [Wikipedia: 2001 southern Peru earthquake]

2012 – Ashton Eaton breaks the decathlon world record at the United States Olympic Trials.
• [CBS News Article]

2013 – Nik Wallenda becomes the first man to successfully walk across the Grand Canyon on a tight rope.
• [Highlights]

2013 – Militants stormed a high-altitude mountaineering base camp near Nanga Parbat in Gilgit–Baltistan, Pakistan killing ten climbers, and a local guide.

2014 – The last of Syria's declared chemical weapons are shipped out for destruction.

2016 – The United Kingdom votes in a referendum to leave the European Union, by 52% to 48%.
• [Brexit and a Prime Minister's resignation: How events unfolded]
• [Out! Brexit Referendum MP Reactions on the Morning of Brexit Results 2016 - Cameron Resignation]
• [Wikipedia: 2016 United Kingdom European Union membership referendum]

2017 – A series of terrorist attacks took place in Pakistan resulting in 96 deaths and wounded 200 others.

2018 – Twelve boys and an assistant coach from a soccer team in Thailand were trapped in a flooding cave, leading to an 18-day rescue operation.
• [Wikipedia: Tham Luang cave rescue]
• [Tham Luang Cave Rescue: Against the Elements | Full episode]
• [Divers reveal extraordinary behind-the-scenes details of Thailand cave rescue | Four Corners]
• [3D Scan of Tham Luang Cave | Drain the Oceans: Thai Cave Rescue | National Geographic UK]

2020 – Germany locks down a second area after a spike in COVID-19 cases in Gütersloh and Warendorf, North Rhine-Westphalia, affecting half a million people

2020 – COVID-19 cases rise sharply again in America as country records its 3rd highest daily total, more than 35,000

2020 – 125 pilots grounded by Pakistan International Airlines after revelations many had cheated in exams or held fake licenses







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Published at 5:00am on Thursday, June 23, 2022
Author: Bobby Coggins


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