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Monday, August 1, 2022

News and Weather Briefing for Monday, August 01, 2022



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

A weak warm front will move through the area today and help generate scattered to numerous showers and thunderstorms. The front is then expected to dissipate to our east by Tuesday, with sub-tropical high pressure over the western Atlantic taking control of our weather pattern for the rest of the week.



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Local Weather

General Forecast Through Wednesday Night





Franklin Area

Today

A slight chance of showers, then showers and thunderstorms likely after 8am. Mostly cloudy, with highs near 80. Calm winds in the morning increasing to come out of the west 5 to 10 mph in the afternoon. Chance of rain is 70%. New rainfall amounts between three quarters and one inch possible.

Tonight

A 20 percent chance of showers before 9pm. Patchy fog after 1am. Otherwise, mostly cloudy, with lows in the mid 60s. Calm winds.

Tuesday

A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after noon. Patchy fog before 9am. Otherwise, mostly sunny, with highs in the mid 80s. Calm winds in the morning increasing to come out of the northwest around 5 mph in the afternoon. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

Tuesday Night

A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms before 9pm. Partly cloudy, with lows in the mid 60s. Calm winds.

Wednesday

A slight chance of showers, then a chance of showers and thunderstorms after 11am. Mostly sunny, with highs in the upper 80s. Chance of rain is 30%.

Wednesday Night

A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms before 7pm. Partly cloudy, with lows in the mid 60s.


Highlands Plateau

Today

Showers and thunderstorms likely, mainly after noon. Mostly cloudy, with highs in the mid 70s. Winds out of the west 5 to 10 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph. Chance of rain is 70%. New rainfall amounts between a half and three quarters of an inch possible.

Tonight

A chance of showers and thunderstorms before 8pm, then a slight chance of showers between 8pm and 9pm. Patchy fog after 1am. Otherwise, mostly cloudy, with lows in the low-to-mid 60s. Winds out of the northwest 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain is 30%. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

Tuesday

A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 11am. Patchy fog before 9am. Otherwise, mostly sunny, with highs near 80. 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.

Tuesday Night

A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms before 10pm. Partly cloudy, with lows in the lower 60s. Light winds out of the northwest.

Wednesday

A slight chance of showers, then a chance of showers and thunderstorms after 11am. Mostly sunny, with highs near 80. Light and variable winds. Chance of rain is 40%.

Wednesday Night

A chance of showers and thunderstorms before 2am, then a slight chance of showers and thunderstorms after 4am. Partly cloudy, with lows in the lower 60s. Chance of rain is 30%.


Otto and South Central Macon County

Today

A slight chance of showers, then showers and thunderstorms likely after 8am. Mostly cloudy, with highs near 80. Calm winds in the morning increasing to come out of the west 5 to 10 mph by midmorning. Chance of rain is 70%. New rainfall amounts between a half and three quarters of an inch possible.

Tonight

A chance of showers and thunderstorms before 8pm, then a slight chance of showers. Patchy fog after 1am. Otherwise, mostly cloudy, with lows in the mid 60s. Winds out of the northwest around 5 mph becoming calm before midnight. Chance of rain is 30%. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

Tuesday

A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after noon. Patchy fog before 9am. Otherwise, mostly sunny, with highs in the mid 80s. Calm winds in the morning increasing to come out of the northwest around 5 mph in the afternoon. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

Tuesday Night

A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms before 9pm. Partly cloudy, with lows in the mid 60s. Calm winds.

Wednesday

A slight chance of showers, then a chance of showers and thunderstorms after 11am. Mostly sunny, with highs in the mid 80s. Light and variable winds. Chance of rain is 30%.

Wednesday Night

A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms before midnight. Partly cloudy, with lows in the mid 60s.


Nantahala Area

Today

Showers and thunderstorms likely before 3pm, then showers and possibly a thunderstorm, then showers and thunderstorms likely after 4pm. Patchy fog until midmorning. Highs in the mid 70s. Winds out of the west 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain is 80%. New rainfall amounts between three quarters and one inch possible.

Tonight

A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly before 8pm. Patchy fog after 1am. Otherwise, mostly cloudy, with lows in the mid 60s. Winds out of the southwest 3 to 5 mph. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

Tuesday

A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 11am. Patchy fog before 9am. Otherwise, mostly sunny, with highs near 80. Calm winds in the morning increasing to come out of the northwest around 5 mph in the afternoon. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

Tuesday Night

A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms before 10pm. Partly cloudy, with lows in the mid 60s. Calm winds.

Wednesday

A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 1pm. Mostly sunny, with highs in the mid 80s.

Wednesday Night

A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms before 7pm. Partly cloudy, with lows in the mid 60s.







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Hazards and Tropical Weather

Scattered thunderstorms developing this afternoon will be capable of cloud-to-ground lightning and torrential rainfall. A few of the storms may become strong enough to produce brief, damaging winds. Localized flash flooding cannot be ruled out.

A localized risk of flash flooding will accompany any thunderstorms that develop over the next several days. This threat could gradually increase in scope as soils in more places become saturated from multiple rounds of heavy rain and creeks and stream levels rise in response to continued runoff.





TROPICAL WEATHER OUTLOOK




Tropical Weather Outlook
NWS National Hurricane Center Miami FL
200 AM EDT Mon Aug 1 2022

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

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

What's Up in the Tropics with Mark Sudduth - July 31, 2022





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Almanac

24 Hour Smoke Forecast

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












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

Fire and Smoke Map




Local Air Monitor



Pollen

Pollen levels are expected to be in the low-medium range 0.7 out of 12) today with Grasses and Nettle being the main culprits. Tomorrow is expected to be in the low-medium range (5.7 out of 12).



Record Weather Events for August 1st

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

Highest Temperature 97°F at the Coweeta Experimental Station in 1999
Lowest Temperature 45°F in Highlands in 1895
Greatest Rainfall 2.73 inches in Franklin in 1948
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 August
Data available from 1873 to 2022

Highest Temperature 99°F in Franklin on 08-09-1980
Lowest Temperature 40°F at the Coweeta Experimental Station on 08-29-1968
Greatest Rainfall 9.68 inches in Highlands on 08-13-1940
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

Monthly Averages

Warmest Weather Station 79.7°F Wilmington, New Hanover County
Coldest Weather Station 59.6°F Mount Mitchell, Yancey County
Wettest Weather Station 7.74 in Lake Toxaway, Transylvania County
Driest Weather Station 3.12 in Lexington, Davidson County




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Macon Calendar
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Local and State News


Joseph Orr (1996-2022) Funeral Procession | Macon Media

The funeral procession for Clarks Chapel Firefighter Joseph Orr, who died off-duty while swimming at Secret Falls near Highlands, NC.



• The Wrap @NCCapitol: Another saga from the 2020 elections, and Robinson's math troubles [WRAL-TV (Raleigh, NC)]

• NC lawmakers divided as House passes semiautomatic weapon ban before August recess [Raleigh News and Observer]

• Marion event raises awareness about human trafficking through Red Sand Project [WLOS-TV (Asheville, NC)]

• Word from the Smokies: Remote cabin memorializes important Southern artist [Asheville Citizen Times]

• Free sailboat has not been taken – yet [The Sylva Herald]


State Budget Details

• NC Budget Table of Contents [Google Drive (PDF)]

• NC House Bill 103: 2022 Appropriations Act [Google Drive (PDF)]

• Joint Conference Committee Report on the Current Operations Appropriations Act of 2022 [Google Drive (PDF)]

• House Bill 103 Information and Voting History [NC General Assembly Website]

• Raises for state employees, preparations for recession, in proposed state budget [WRAL-TV (Raleigh, 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, July 31 [Institute for the Study of War] [PDF for July 30th (no PDF for the 31st was produced)]

• Russian official says Ukraine carried out drone attack on Black Sea fleet HQ [Reuters]

• Elon Musk Sounds the Alarm on Russia-Ukraine War [The Street]

• Wagner deployed like normal army units on Ukraine front line: UK [Al Jazeera]




JOMINI OF THE WEST MAP (Day 124-148)



Jomini is back after having had COVID. --editor



• Russia-Ukraine updates: Ukraine claims killing scores of Russians in Kherson fighting [DW News]

• Russian Navy Day: Putin announces new naval doctrine [DW News (video)]

• Red Cross seeks access to site of deadly attack on Ukrainian POWs [Al Jazeera]

• Explosion Kills Ukrainian POWs Held by Russian-Backed Forces [Wall Street Journal]

• Blinken Resists Push to Label Russia a Terrorist State [New York Times]


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

• Russia’s new naval doctrine: What you need to know [Russia Today]

• Russia vows to show military response to drone attack on Black Sea Fleet headquarters [Pravda ]

• Russia’s new Maritime Doctrine identifies mounting NATO activity as major security threat [TASS Russian News Agency]

The causes and consequences of the Ukraine war A lecture by John J. Mearsheimer



The Ukraine War From Russia's Perspective




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National and World News Roundup

• U.S. and Japan launch economic dialogue to push back against China, Russia [Reuters]

• Iran says it will ‘build nuclear warheads’ and turn NY into ‘hellish ruins’ [Jerusalem Post]

• Nancy Pelosi kicks off high-profile Asia trip with Singapore visit [CNN]

• California aims to make its own insulin brand to lower price [AP News]

• Oleksiy Vadatursky: Ukraine grain tycoon killed in Russian shelling of Mykolaiv [BBC News]

• FBI Raids St. Louis Black Liberation Group Alleging Russian Ties [Riverfront Times]

• Sirens sound in northern Kosovo, background unclear - report [Jerusalem Post]


Global National: July 31, 2022 | Mounting concerns Canadian interest in Ukraine war is fading



Nightly News Full Broadcast - July 31


PBS NewsHour Full Episode July 31st, 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 5:33pm CEST, 29 July 2022, there have been 572,239,451 confirmed cases of COVID-19, including 6,390,401 deaths, reported to WHO. As of 26 July 2022, a total of 12,248,795,623 vaccine doses have
In United States of America, from 3 January 2020 to 5:33pm CEST, 29 July 2022, there have been 89,803,788 confirmed cases of COVID-19 with 1,018,670 deaths, reported to WHO. As of 22 July 2022, a total of 593,464,253 vaccine doses have been administered.

• Ambient air pollution and COVID-19 incidence during four 2020–2021 case surges [Science Direct]

• Millions of Americans have long COVID. Many of them are no longer working [National Public Radio]

• Coronavirus can be contagious during a Paxlovid rebound, researchers warn, even if people don't have symptoms [CNN]

• How multiple COVID-19 infections can harm the body [National Geographic]

• Covid infections on the way down again across the UK [BBC News]




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Science and Technology News Roundup

• Google CEO tells employees productivity and focus must improve, launches ‘Simplicity Sprint’ to gather employee feedback on efficiency [CNBC]

• Ring, Google and the Police: What to Know About Emergency Requests for Video Footage [CNET]

• Electric vehicles won't kill the gas station. They’ll redefine it. [protocol]

• The space economy grew at fastest rate in years to $469 billion in 2021, report says [CNBC]

• Necrobotics: Dead Spiders Reincarnated as Robot Grippers [IEEE Spectrum]

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


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

China's 7nm Chips: SMIC N+2 | Asianometry



YouTuber Beats Qualified Immunity in Right-to-Film-Police Appeal (Irizarry v. Yehia) | Lawful Masses with Leonard French



SpaceX Starship Booster 9 SPLIT during lift? Booster 7 Fate, & Crashed Long March 5B Chinese Rocket | Matt Lowne



Europe’s Experiment: Treating Trains Like Planes | Wendover Productions



How Biden plans to checkmate China | Caspian Report



Tough Linux Love | LINUX Unplugged 469






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Russo-Ukrainian War Videos (mostly long form)

--> Red Cross claims to be barred from Ukrainian prison camp despite Russian invitation | DW News



Ukraine’s Zelenskyy orders evacuation from Donetsk region | Al Jazeera



Ukraine's Mykolaiv hit by heavy Russian strikes | FRANCE 24 English



Gas ban imposed as Latvian firm was paying in Euros to Russia | Business News | WION | WION



Why Ukraine Wants This High-Tech American Rocket Launcher | CNBC







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On This Day

August 1st is the 213th day of the year (214th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar; 152 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)


30 BC – Octavian (later known as Augustus) enters Alexandria, Egypt, bringing it under the control of the Roman Republic.
• [This Week in 30 BC: Augustus in Egypt]

AD 69 – Batavian rebellion: The Batavians in Germania Inferior (Netherlands) revolt under the leadership of Gaius Julius Civilis.
• [Wikipedia: Revolt of the Batavi]
• [Wikipedia: Year of the Four Emperors]
• [The Year of the Four Emperors] (Ancient Warfare Magazine Podcast)

527 – Justinian I becomes the sole ruler of the Byzantine Empire.

607 – Ono no Imoko is dispatched as envoy to the Sui court in China (Traditional Japanese date: July 3, 607).

902 – Taormina, the last Byzantine stronghold in Sicily, is captured by the Aghlabid army, concluding the Muslim conquest of Sicily.

1203 – Isaac II Angelos, restored Byzantine Emperor, declares his son Alexios IV Angelos co-emperor after pressure from the forces of the Fourth Crusade.

1291 – The Old Swiss Confederacy is formed with the signature of the Federal Charter.

1469 – Louis XI of France founds the chivalric order called the Order of Saint Michael in Amboise.

1498 – Christopher Columbus becomes the first European to visit what is now Venezuela.
• [Wikipedia: Colonial Venezuela]

1571 – The Ottoman conquest of Cyprus is concluded, by the surrender of Famagusta.

1620 – Speedwell leaves Delfshaven to bring pilgrims to America by way of England.

1664 – Ottoman forces are defeated in the battle of Saint Gotthard by an Austrian army led by Raimondo Montecuccoli, resulting in the Peace of Vasvár.

1714 – George, Elector of Hanover, becomes King George I of Great Britain, marking the beginning of the Georgian era of British history.

1759 – Seven Years' War: The Battle of Minden, an allied Anglo-German army victory over the French. In Britain this was one of a number of events that constituted the Annus Mirabilis of 1759 and is celebrated as Minden Day by certain British Army regiments.
• [Wikipedia: Battle of Minden]
• [A British Lieutenant's Intense Firsthand Account From The Battle Of Minden (1759)]
• [The Battle of Minden - The Place Where Britain Became A Worldpower]

1774 – British scientist Joseph Priestley discovers oxygen gas, corroborating the prior discovery of this element by German-Swedish chemist Carl Wilhelm Scheele.
• [Joseph Priestley and the Discovery of Oxygen]
• [Joseph Priestley Discovers Oxygen]
• [THE DISCOVERY OF OXYGEN & COMBUSTION 1946 EDUCATIONAL FILM ]

1798 – French Revolutionary Wars: Battle of the Nile (Battle of Aboukir Bay): Battle begins when a British fleet engages the French Revolutionary Navy fleet in an unusual night action.
• [Wikipedia: Battle of the Nile]
• [Battle of the Nile | Nelson's Victory at Aboukir Bay]
• [Admiral Nelson & The Battle of the Nile 1798]

1800 – The Acts of Union 1800 are passed which merge the Kingdom of Great Britain and the Kingdom of Ireland into the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland.
• [Wikipedia: Acts of Union 1800]

1801 – First Barbary War: The American schooner USS Enterprise captures the Tripolitan polacca Tripoli in a single-ship action off the coast of modern-day Libya.
• [WIkipedia: Action of 1 August 1801]

1834 – Slavery is abolished in the British Empire as the Slavery Abolition Act 1833 comes into force, although it remains legal in the possessions of the East India Company until the passage of the Indian Slavery Act, 1843.
• [Wikipedia: Slavery Abolition Act 1833]
• [Abolitionism in the United Kingdom]

1842 – The Lombard Street riot erupts in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States.
• [Wikipedia: Lombard Street riot]

1849 – Joven Daniel wrecks at the coast of Araucanía, Chile, leading to allegations that local Mapuche tribes murdered survivors and kidnapped Elisa Bravo.

1855 – The first ascent of Monte Rosa, the second highest summit in the Alps.

1863 – At the suggestion of Senator J. V. Snellman and the order of Emperor Alexander II, full rights were promised to the Finnish language by a language regulation in the Grand Duchy of Finland.

1876 – Colorado is admitted as the 38th U.S. state.

1893 – Henry Perky patents shredded wheat.

1894 – The First Sino-Japanese War erupts between Japan and China over Korea.
• [Wikipedia: First Sino-Japanese War]
• History of China [First Sino-Japanese War Part One] [First Sino-Japanese War Part Two]

1907 – The start of the first Scout camp on Brownsea Island, the origin of the worldwide Scouting movement.
• [Wikipedia: Brownsea Island Scout camp]
• [Wikipedia: Scouting]

1911 – Harriet Quimby takes her pilot's test and becomes the first U.S. woman to earn an Aero Club of America aviator's certificate.

1914 – The German Empire declares war on the Russian Empire at the opening of World War I. The Swiss Army mobilizes because of World War I.
• [Germany in Two-Front War and the Schlieffen-Plan I THE GREAT WAR - Week 2]
• [Blueprint for Armageddon I-A] (Germany Invades Belgium)
• [Hardcore History 50-55: Blueprint for Armageddon Series ($14.99)] (Longform History Podcast About WW I from Dan Carlin)

1927 – The Nanchang Uprising marks the first significant battle in the Chinese Civil War between the Kuomintang and Chinese Communist Party. This day is commemorated as the anniversary of the founding of the People's Liberation Army.
• [Nanchang uprising]
• [The Chinese Civil War - Blood for Unity l HISTORY OF CHINA]

1933 – Anti-Fascist activists Bruno Tesch, Walter Möller, Karl Wolff and August Lütgens are executed by the Nazi regime in Altona.
• [The Coverup and Execution of Four Men that Enabled the Nazi Power Grab in 1933]

1936 – The Olympics opened in Berlin with a ceremony presided over by Adolf Hitler.
• [Wikipedia: 1936 Summer Olympics]
• [Olympia Berlin 1936 - Opening and Closing ceremony]
• [Leni Riefenstahl: Olympia - Festival of Nations (1936)] (German)
• [Leni Riefenstahl: Olympia - Festival of Nations (1936)] (English)

1937 – Josip Broz Tito reads the resolution "Manifesto of constitutional congress of KPH" to the constitutive congress of KPH (Croatian Communist Party) in woods near Samobor.

1943 – World War II: Operation Tidal Wave also known as "Black Sunday", was a failed American attempt to destroy Romanian oil fields.
• [Wikipedia: Operation Tidal Wave]
• [Operation Tidal Wave - 178 B-24 Bombers vs. Hitler's Gas Station]
• [The Ploesti Raid, a lecture by combat pilot Robert Sternfels]

1944 – World War II: The Warsaw Uprising against the Nazi German occupation breaks out in Warsaw, Poland.
• [Warsaw Uprising]
• [The Warsaw Uprising - The Unstoppable Spirit of the Polish Resistance - Extra History]
• [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W8rILXvZ1mo] (Dramatization of Events)
• [Warsaw Rising: The Forgotten Soldiers of World War II]

1946 – Leaders of the Russian Liberation Army, a force of Russian prisoners of war that collaborated with Nazi Germany, are executed in Moscow, Soviet Union for treason.

1950 – Guam is organized as an unincorporated territory of the United States as the President Harry S. Truman signs the Guam Organic Act.

1957 – The United States and Canada form the North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD).
• [Wikipedia: North American Aerospace Defense Command]
• [Colorado Experience: NORAD]
• [North American Aerospace Defense Command | Behind the Wings on PBS]

1960 – Dahomey (later renamed Benin) declares independence from France.

1960 – Islamabad is declared the federal capital of the Government of Pakistan.

1961 – U.S. Defense Secretary Robert McNamara orders the creation of the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA), the nation's first centralized military espionage organization.

1964 – The former Belgian Congo is renamed the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

1965 – Frank Herbert's novel, Dune was published for the first time. It was named as the world's best-selling science fiction novel in 2003.

1966 – Charles Whitman kills 16 people at the University of Texas at Austin before being killed by the police.

1966 – Purges of intellectuals and imperialists becomes official China policy at the beginning of the Cultural Revolution.

1968 – The coronation is held of Hassanal Bolkiah, the 29th Sultan of Brunei.

1971 – The Concert for Bangladesh, organized by former Beatle George Harrison, is held at Madison Square Garden in New York City.

1974 – Cyprus dispute: The United Nations Security Council authorizes the UNFICYP to create the "Green Line", dividing Cyprus into two zones.

1976 – Niki Lauda has a severe accident that almost claims his life at the German Grand Prix at Nurburgring.

1980 – Vigdís Finnbogadóttir is elected President of Iceland and becomes the world's first democratically elected female head of state.

1980 – A train crash kills 18 people in County Cork, Ireland.

1981 – MTV begins broadcasting in the United States and airs its first video, "Video Killed the Radio Star" by The Buggles.
• [The Buggles - Video Killed The Radio Star (Official Music Video)]
• [First music video on MTV 01.08.1981 'The Buggles' "Video Killed the Radio Star"]
• [The First 100 Videos Played On MTV]

1984 – Commercial peat-cutters discover the preserved bog body of a man, called Lindow Man, at Lindow Moss, Cheshire, England.

1985 - Russian KGB officer Vitaly Yurchenko defects to the US in Rome, naming Americans Ronald Pelton and Edward Lee Howard as KGB agents

1988 – A British soldier was killed in the Inglis Barracks bombing in London, England.

1993 – The Great Mississippi and Missouri Rivers Flood of 1993 comes to a peak.

1996 George R.R. Martin publishes the epic fantasy novel "A Game of Thrones", the first in his series "A Song of Ice and Fire"

2004 – A supermarket fire kills 396 people and injures 500 others in Asunción, Paraguay.

2007 – The I-35W Mississippi River bridge spanning the Mississippi River in Minneapolis, Minnesota, collapses during the evening rush hour, killing 13 people and injuring 145.

2008 – The Beijing–Tianjin Intercity Railway begins operation as the fastest commuter rail system in the world.

2008 – Eleven mountaineers from international expeditions died on K2, the second-highest mountain on Earth in the worst single accident in the history of K2 mountaineering.

2017 – A suicide attack on a mosque in Herat, Afghanistan kills 20 people.

2021 American virologist Dr. Anthony Fauci says "things are going to get worse" as US COVID-19 cases double in 10 days due to surge of Delta variant. The US passes the 35 million mark in COVID-19 cases with California becoming first state to record 4 million cases. The US passes the 35 million mark in COVID-19 cases with California becoming first state to record 4 million cases
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Published at 5:00am on Monday, August 01, 2022
Author: Bobby Coggins


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