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Wednesday, August 3, 2022

News and Weather Briefing for Wednesday, August 3, 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

Sub-tropical high pressure over the western Atlantic will maintain control of our weather pattern for the rest of the week. We can expect predominately afternoon and evening showers and thunderstorms each day with the best coverage generally over the higher terrain.



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Local Weather

General Forecast Through Friday Night





Franklin Area

Today

A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 4pm. Patchy fog before 9am. Otherwise, mostly sunny, with highs in the upper 80s. Calm winds in the morning increasing to come out of the south around 5 mph in the afternoon.

Tonight

A chance of showers and thunderstorms before 11pm, then a slight chance of showers. Partly cloudy, with lows in the mid 60s. Light and variable winds. Chance of rain is 30%. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

Thursday

Showers and thunderstorms likely, mainly in the mid-to-late afternoon. Mostly sunny, with highs in the mid-to-upper 80s. Calm winds in the morning increasing to come out of the south around 5 mph in the afternoon. Chance of rain is 60%. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

Thursday Night

A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms before 4am. Mostly cloudy, with lows in the mid 60s. Calm winds.

Friday

A chance of showers and thunderstorms, then showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm after 5pm. Partly sunny, with highs in the mid 80s. Chance of rain is 60%.

Friday Night

A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms before 11pm. Mostly cloudy, with lows in the mid 60s.


Highlands Plateau

Today

A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 3pm. Sunny, with highs near 80. 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.

Tonight

A chance of showers and thunderstorms before 1am, then a slight chance of showers. Partly cloudy, with lows in the low-to-mid 60s. Calm winds. Chance of rain is 30%. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

Thursday

Showers and thunderstorms likely, mainly between 3pm and 5pm. Mostly sunny, with highs near 80. Light and variable winds. Chance of rain is 60%. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

Thursday Night

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

Friday

A chance of showers before 11am, then a chance of showers and thunderstorms between 11am and 5pm, then showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm after 5pm. Partly sunny, with highs in the mid 70s. Chance of rain is 60%.

Friday Night

A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms before 1am. Mostly cloudy, with lows in the lower 60s.


Otto and South Central Macon County

Today

A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 4pm. Patchy fog before 9am. Otherwise, mostly sunny, with highs in the mid-to-upper 80s. Calm winds becoming south around 5 mph in the afternoon.

Tonight

A chance of showers and thunderstorms before 11pm, then a slight chance of showers between 11pm and 2am. Partly cloudy, with lows in the mid 60s. Light and variable winds. Chance of rain is 30%. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

Thursday

Showers and thunderstorms likely, mainly in the mid-to-late afternoon. Mostly sunny, with highs in the mid 80s. Light winds out of the south. Chance of rain is 60%. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

Thursday Night

A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms before 4am. Mostly cloudy, with lows in the mid 60s. Calm winds.

Friday

A chance of showers and thunderstorms, then showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm after 5pm. Partly sunny, with highs in the low-to-mid 80s. Chance of rain is 60%.

Friday Night

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


Nantahala Area

Today

A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 4pm. Patchy fog before 9am. Otherwise, mostly sunny, with highs in the mid-to-upper 80s. Calm winds becoming south around 5 mph in the afternoon.

Tonight

A chance of showers and thunderstorms before 11pm, then a slight chance of showers between 11pm and 2am. Partly cloudy, with lows in the mid 60s. Light and variable winds. Chance of rain is 30%. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

Thursday

Showers and thunderstorms likely, mainly in the mid-to-late afternoon. Mostly sunny, with highs in the mid 80s. Light winds out of the south. Chance of rain is 60%. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

Thursday Night

A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms before 4am. Mostly cloudy, with lows in the mid 60s. Calm winds.

Friday

A chance of showers and thunderstorms, then showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm after 5pm. Partly sunny, with highs in the low-to-mid 80s. Chance of rain is 60%.

Friday Night

A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms before 11pm. Mostly 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 Wed Aug 3 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 - August 2, 2022: Signs of Change?





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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 medium range 5.6 out of 12) today with Grasses and Nettle being the main culprits. Tomorrow is expected to be in the medium range (5.4 out of 12).



Record Weather Events for August 3rd

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

Highest Temperature 99°F in Franklin in 1980
Lowest Temperature 40°F at the Coweeta Experimental Station in 1968
Greatest Rainfall 9.68 inches in Highlands in 1940
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


• Franklin Police Chief Announces Retirement [Macon Media]

• North Carolina unaffiliated voters sue over elections board appointment requirements [WRAL-TV (Raleigh, NC)]

• Novant Offer for Mission Matched HCA Bid, Former Top Exec Says [Asheville Watchdog]

• Monkeypox now spreading in Mecklenburg, county health leaders confirm [Charlotte Observer]

• Lowering U.S. and NC Flags to Half-Staff in Honor of Wayne County Sheriff's Office Sgt. Matthew Fishman [Macon Media]

• Burr, not Tillis, helps pass bill for veterans exposed to Camp Lejeune’s toxic water [Raleigh News and Observer]

• No phone service for more than 11,000 Verizon customers in Bryson City area, police say [WLOS-TV (Asheville, NC)]


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, August 02 [Institute for the Study of War] [PDF for August 2nd ]

• Russia-Ukraine war: List of key events, day 160 [Al Jazeera]

$550m to Ukraine; Pelosi in Taiwan | Military/LEO Combat Footage Review | Funker530






JOMINI OF THE WEST MAP (Day 124-148)







• U.S. sanctions more Russian oligarchs; Senate moves toward vote to admit Sweden and Finland into NATO [CNBC]

• Russia's Supreme Court declares Ukrainian steel plant defenders terrorists, paving way for possible longer sentences for captured fighters [CBS News]

• Ukrainian presidential advisor: Russia must be defeated before we sit down for talks [DW News]

• Russia accuses US of ‘direct involvement’ in Ukraine war [Al Jazeera]


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

• Russia rejects ‘nuclear saber-rattling’ accusations [Russia Today]

• Biden and Zelensky directly responsible for killing 50 Ukrainian POWs in DPR [Pravda ]

• US slaps sanctions on Russian businessmen, heads of freed Ukrainian regions [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

US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi lands in Taiwan despite Chinese warnings | FRANCE 24 English



• Live Updates from [Wall Street Journal]

• Sanders, Warren decline to comment on Pelosi’s Taiwan trip as Senate colleagues praise speaker’s move [Fox News]

• 'Speaker Pelosi was right' -GOP offers rare praise over Taiwan visit [Reuters via Yahoo! News]

• China to launch 'targeted military operations' due to Pelosi visit [Reuters]

HOUSE SPEAKER: "It is a very great honor for me to be able to visit Taiwan" - Newt Gingrich 4/1/1997 | C-SPAN



China's Mortgage Crisis, Banks are Failing, Protests Everywhere. China's financial crisis is Here... | Business Basics



• Al-Zawahiri was on his Kabul balcony. How Hellfire missiles took him out [CBS News]

• Defamation case against Alex Jones in Connecticut halted by bankruptcy filing [Courthouse News Service]

• Senate passes burn pit legislation to expand veteran health care [CBS News]

• Arizona Officials Warned Fake Electors Plan Could ‘Appear Treasonous’ [Wall Street Journal]

Same Surgery, Different Prices: Why Hospital Bills Vary So Much | WSJ




Global National: Aug. 2, 2022 | BC residents decide to stay or flee as Keremeos fire swells



Nightly News Full Broadcast - August 02


PBS NewsHour Full Episode August 2ndst, 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 6:04pm CEST, 2 August 2022, there have been 575,887,049 confirmed cases of COVID-19, including 6,398,412 deaths, reported to WHO. As of 26 July 2022, a total of 12,248,795,623 vaccine doses have been administered.

In United States of America, from 3 January 2020 to 6:04pm CEST, 2 August 2022, there have been 90,236,371 confirmed cases of COVID-19 with 1,020,010 deaths, reported to WHO. As of 22 July 2022, a total of 593,464,253 vaccine doses have been administered.

• Heart disease after COVID: what the data say [Nature]

• Prevalence of peripheral neuropathy and myopathy in patients post-COVID-19 infection[International Journal of Rheumatic Diseases]

• Omicron-associated changes in SARS-CoV-2 symptoms in the United Kingdom [Oxford Academic Infectious Disease]

• Japan hit by shortage of essential service workers due to COVID surge [The Mainichi]

• L.A. schools drop aggressive COVID-19 rules: No more testing for all and masks stay optional [Los Angeles Times]




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Science and Technology News Roundup

• December launch planned for Polaris Dawn [Space News/a>]

• NY county with polio has pitiful 60% vaccination rate; 1,000s may be infected [ARS TECHNICA]

• The Biotech Founder Facing Murder Charges [Wall Street Journal (audio podcast)]

• Trump's purported free speech social media platform Truth Social is hiding user posts, threatening to create a 'curated echo chamber,' research group finds [Business Insider]

• Equifax sent lenders inaccurate credit scores on millions of U.S. consumers [Market Watch]

• Scientists reveal method of converting methane gas into liquid methanol [PHYS.ORG]

• MIT Researchers Create Artificial Synapses 10,000x Faster Than Biological Ones [SingularityHub]

• 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

The Level1 Show August 3 2022: Singing the (Team) Blues



Ultimate Space Telescope | Full Documentary | NOVA | PBS



RISC-y Business - DTNS 4329 | Daily Tech News Show



The Good and Bad of React Native - Samsung Repair Mode, Asus Zenfone 9, Z Flip 4 color combos | All About Android



How Vladimir Putin Came to Power (And How He Has Held on to it for So Long) | Today I Found Out



How Effective Was A Saxon Sword In Battle? | History Hit



SpaceX (still) Preparing Starship 24 for Static Fire Testing | SpaceX Boca Chica



Why Hitler adored Richard Wagner | DW History and Culture



I Landed A Model Rocket Like SpaceX | BPS Space



The Imposter Princess | The History Guy



The 4 things you need to be an expert | Veritasium






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Russo-Ukrainian War Videos (mostly long form)

--> Ukraine’s Food Inflation Is Driving Famine Fears; Many Can’t Afford Salt | WSJ



What does Russia's naval strategy mean? | Inside Story



Slowly Taking Back Territory, Ukrainian Forces Counterattack In The Donbas | Radio Free Europe



Russian Supreme Court labels Azov Regiment 'terrorist' organization | DW News



Ukraine grain workers hopeful for continued exports as first ship safely leaves Odessa | BBC News







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On This Day

August 3 is the 215th day of the year (216th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar; 150 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)


AD 8 – Roman Empire general Tiberius defeats the Dalmatae (Great Illyrian Revolt/Bellum Batonianum) on the river Bosna.
• [Wikipedia: Bellum Batonianum]
• [The Great Illyrian Revolt - Rome's Forgotten War] (Invicta)

AD 70 – Fires resulting from the destruction of the Second Temple in Jerusalem are extinguished.

435 – Deposed Ecumenical Patriarch of Constantinople Nestorius, considered the originator of Nestorianism, is exiled by Roman Emperor Theodosius II to a monastery in Egypt.

881 – Battle of Saucourt-en-Vimeu: Louis III of France defeats the Vikings, an event celebrated in the poem Ludwigslied.
• [Wikipedia: Battle of Saucourt-en-Vimeu]
• [Ludwigslied (spätes 9.Jh.)] (Old High German, no translation)
• [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ludwigslied]

908 – Battle of Eisenach: An invading Hungarian force defeats an East Frankish army under Duke Burchard of Thuringia.
• [Wikipedia: Battle of Eisenach (908)]
• [Wikipedia: Hungarian invasions of Europe]

1031 – Olaf II of Norway is canonized as Saint Olaf by Grimketel, the English Bishop of Selsey.

1057 – Frederik van Lotharingen elected as first Belgian Pope Stephen IX.

1342 – The Siege of Algeciras commences during the Spanish Reconquista. It will last until March 26, 1344.
• [Wikipedia: Siege of Algeciras (1342–1344)]
• [Wikipedia: Reconquista]

1492 – Christopher Columbus sets sail from Palos de la Frontera, Spain.

1527 – The first known letter from North America is sent by John Rut while at St. John's, Newfoundland.

1601 – Long War: Austria captures Transylvania in the Battle of Goroszló.
• [Wikipedia: Battle of Guruslău]
• [Battle of Guruslau, 1601 AD ⚔️ Final victory ⚔️ Story of Michael the Brave (Part 5/5)] (HistoryMarche)
• [Battle of Guruslău: Wallachian-Austrian victory] (Dramatization)
• [Wikipedia: Long Turkish War]

1645 – Thirty Years' War: The Second Battle of Nördlingen sees French forces defeating those of the Holy Roman Empire.
• [Wikipedia: Battle of Nördlingen (1645)]
• [Wikipedia: Thirty Years' War]
• [Battle of Nordlingen 1645 - Thirty Years' War]

1678 – Robert LaSalle builds the Le Griffon, the first known ship built on the Great Lakes.
• [Wikipedia: Le Griffon]
• [Wikipedia Bio: René-Robert Cavelier, Sieur de La Salle]
• [Ghost Ship - Le Griffon - Exploring a Great Lakes Shipwreck- Matts Rad Show]

1778 – The theatre La Scala in Milan is inaugurated with the première of Antonio Salieri's Europa riconosciuta.
• [Wikipedia: La Scala]
• [Wikipedia: Europa riconosciuta]
• [Europa Riconosciuta (2004)]

1790 - North Carolina History Federal Judge John Stokes Appointed by George Washington. Stokes would die about ten weeks later.
• [NC Dept of Natural and Cultural Affairs]
• [Wikipedia: John Stokes (North Carolina judge)]
• [NCpedia article]

1795 – Treaty of Greenville is signed, ending the Northwest Indian War in the Ohio Country.
• [Wikipedia: Treaty of Greenville]

1811 – First ascent of Jungfrau, third highest summit in the Bernese Alps by brothers Johann Rudolf and Hieronymus Meyer.

1829 – The Treaty of Lewistown is signed by the Shawnee and Seneca peoples, exchanging land in Ohio for land west of the Mississippi River.
• [Wikipedia: Treaty of Lewistown]

1852 – Harvard University wins the first Boat Race between Yale University and Harvard. The race is also the first American intercollegiate athletic event.
• [Wikipedia: Harvard–Yale Regatta]
• [The Calling] (Documentary)
• [The Beginning of Organized Collegiate Sport] (PDF)

1859 – The American Dental Association is founded in Niagara Falls, New York.

1900 – The Firestone Tire and Rubber Company is founded.

1903 – Macedonian rebels in Kruševo proclaim the Kruševo Republic, which exists for only ten days before Ottoman Turks lay waste to the town.
• [Wikipedia: Kruševo Republic]
• [Wikipedia: Internal Macedonian Revolutionary Organization]
• [Battle of Krushevo (2 August 1903) - Macedonian Rebellion vs Ottoman Empire] (Dramatization)

1907 – Judge Kenesaw Mountain Landis fines Standard Oil of Indiana a record $29.4 million for illegal rebating to freight carriers; the conviction and fine are later reversed on appeal.

1914 – World War I: Germany declares war against France, while Romania declares its neutrality.

1921 – Major League Baseball Commissioner Kenesaw Mountain Landis confirms the ban of the eight Chicago Black Sox, the day after they were acquitted by a Chicago court.

1936 – Jesse Owens wins the 100 metre dash, defeating Ralph Metcalfe, at the Berlin Olympics.

1936 – A fire wipes out Kursha-2 in the Meshchera Lowlands, Ryazan Oblast, Russia, killing 1,200 and leaving only 20 survivors.
• [Wikipedia: Kursha-2]
• [#5 of a countdown of 25 most destructure wildfires in history]

1940 – World War II: Italian forces begin the invasion of British Somaliland.
• [Wikipedia: Italian invasion of British Somaliland]
• [Wikipedia: East African campaign (World War II)]
• [051 - Il Duce Kicks Churchill Where it Hurts - The British Lose Somaliland - WW2 - August 17 1940]
• [Somaliland 1940 | BATTLESTORM-LITE Documentary]

1940 - North Carolina History An article about a North Carolinian Bearded Lady, Lady Olda, appeared in the August 3rd issue of The New Yorker.
• [Bearded Lady, Featured in Freaks, at Circuses]
• [Lady Olga] (The New Yorker)
• [Wikipedia Bio: Jane Barnell]
• [Olga Roderick - Freaks' s extras]
• [Freaks - Sideshow Cinema Documentary]
• [Rent or Buy on Youtube]
• [Internet Archive] (free to watch or download)

1946 – Santa Claus Land, the world's first themed amusement park, opens in Santa Claus, Indiana, United States.
• [The Park, Formerly Known as Santa Clus Land]
• [1960s 'Santa Claus Land' film (now Holiday World)]
• [WISH-TV: This is the story behind how Santa Claus, Indiana, got its name]

1948 – Whittaker Chambers accuses Alger Hiss of being a communist and a spy for the Soviet Union.
• [Wikipedia Bio: Whittaker Chambers]
• [Wikipedia Bio: Alger Hiss]
• [USA Diplomat is Branded a Red Spy (1950)] (Newsreel)
• [Lesson 05 - Whittaker Chambers, “Witness” (Dr. David Corbin)]

1949 – The Basketball Association of America and the National Basketball League finalize the merger that would create the National Basketball Association.

1958 – The world's first nuclear submarine, the USS Nautilus, becomes the first vessel to complete a submerged transit of the geographical North Pole.
• [Wikipedia: USS Nautilus (SSN-571)]
• [USS Nautilus Voyage to the North Pole] (Period Documentary)
• [How to Surface a Submarine in the Arctic Ocean - Smarter Every Day 260]

1959 – Portugal's state police force PIDE fires upon striking workers in Bissau, Portuguese Guinea, killing over 50 people.

1960 – Niger gains independence from France.

1972 – The United States Senate ratifies the Anti-Ballistic Missile Treaty.

1975 – A privately chartered Boeing 707 strikes a mountain peak and crashes near Agadir, Morocco, killing 188.

1977 – Tandy Corporation announces the TRS-80, one of the world's first mass-produced personal computers.
• [Wikipedia: TRS-80]
• [TRS-80 Model 1 Overview]
• [Learn how to program your computer - 1977 Tandy TRS-80 Model 1] (Instructional Video)

1981 – Senegalese opposition parties, under the leadership of Mamadou Dia, launch the Antiimperialist Action Front – Suxxali Reew Mi.

1997 – Oued El-Had and Mezouara massacre in Algeria: A total of 116 villagers killed, 40 in Oued El-Had and 76 in Mezouara.
• [Wikipedia: Oued El-Had and Mezouara massacre]

1997 – The tallest free-standing structure in the Southern Hemisphere, Sky Tower in downtown Auckland, New Zealand, opens after two-and-a-half years of construction.

2004 – The pedestal of the Statue of Liberty reopens after being closed since the September 11 attacks.

2005 – President of Mauritania Maaouya Ould Sid'Ahmed Taya is overthrown in a military coup while attending the funeral of King Fahd in Saudi Arabia.

2007 – Former Deputy Director of the Chilean secret police Raúl Iturriaga is captured after having been on the run following a conviction for kidnapping.

2010 – Widespread rioting erupts in Karachi, Pakistan, after the assassination of a local politician, leaving at least 85 dead and at least 17 billion Pakistani rupees (US$200 million) in damage.

2014 – A 6.1 magnitude earthquake kills at least 617 people and injures more than 2,400 in Yunnan, China.

2014 – The genocide of Yazidis by ISIL begins.
• [Wikipedia: Genocide of Yazidis by ISIL]
• [7 Years After Islamic State Genocide, Yazidi Survivors Still Seeking Justice]
• [Aftermath of a genocide: Yazidis of Sinjar | DW Documentary]

2018 – Two burka-clad men kill 29 people and injure more than 80 in a suicide attack on a Shia mosque in eastern Afghanistan.

2019 – Six hundred protesters, including opposition leader Lyubov Sobol, are arrested in an election protest in Moscow, Russia.
• [Wikipedia Bio: Lyubov Sobol]
• [Watch live: Moscow protests over opposition allegedly being stopped from taking part in elections]
• [Moscow police detain hundreds over election protests]

2019 – Twenty-three people are killed and 23 injured in a shooting in El Paso, Texas.
• [Wikipedia: 2019 El Paso shooting]
• [El Paso Walmart Shooting Leaves At Least 20 dead; Suspect In Custody | Sunday TODAY]
• [El Paso shooting: What's in the shooter's reported 'manifesto']

2020 - Spain's former King Juan Carlos announces he will go into exile abroad amid his implication in a corruption inquiry

2020 - Number of Iranian COVID-19 deaths triple that of government tally, showing 42,000 have died instead of 14,405, according to BBC Persian Service investigation

2020 - Hurricane Isaias makes landfall in the US as a Category 1 hurricane near Ocean Isle Beach, North Carolina
• [Hurricane Isaias: August 3-4, 2020] (National Weather Service)
• [Hurricane Isaias Makes Landfall In North Carolina As Category 1 Storm | The 11th Hour | MSNBC]
• [The track of Hurricane Isaias (2020)] (Force Thirteen Animation)


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Published at 5:00am on Wednesday, August 03, 2022
Author: Bobby Coggins


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