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Thursday, September 1, 2022

News and Weather Briefing for Thursday, September 1, 2022



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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

High pressure over the area will maintain dry weather and fairly low humidity again today. Typical summertime convection could return in some areas Friday, with above-average chances across the region over the Labor Day Weekend and into the beginning of next week.



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Local Weather

General Forecast Through Saturday Night





Franklin Area

Today

Areas of fog before 9am. Otherwise, partly sunny, then gradually becoming sunny, with highs in the mid 80s. Light and variable winds.

Tonight

Mostly clear, with lows in the lower 60s. Calm winds.

Friday

A slight chance of showers in the early afternoon, then a slight chance of showers and thunderstorms after 2pm. Mostly sunny, with highs in the mid 80s. Calm winds in the morning increasing to come out of the southeast around 5 mph in the afternoon. Chance of rain is 20%.

Friday Night

A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms, then a chance of showers after 11pm. Mostly cloudy, with lows in the mid 60s. Calm winds. Chance of rain is 30%.

Saturday

A chance of showers, with thunderstorms also possible after 11am. Mostly cloudy, with highs near 80. Chance of rain is 50%.

Saturday Night

A chance of showers and thunderstorms before 8pm, then a chance of showers between 8pm and 5am. Mostly cloudy, with lows in the mid 60s. Chance of rain is 40%.


Highlands Plateau

Today

Sunny, with highs in the mid-to-upper 70s. Calm winds in the morning increasing to come out of the southeast around 5 mph by midmorning.

Tonight

Mostly clear, with lows in the upper 50s. Winds out of the southeast 3 to 5 mph.

Friday

A slight chance of showers, then a chance of showers and thunderstorms after 2pm. Mostly sunny, with highs in the mid 70s. Winds out of the southeast 3 to 7 mph. 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 chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with lows around 60. Light winds out of the east. Chance of rain is 30%.

Saturday

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. Mostly cloudy, with highs in the lower 70s. Chance of rain is 60%.

Saturday Night

A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with lows around 60. Chance of rain is 40%.


Otto and South Central Macon County

Today

Patchy fog before 9am. Otherwise, partly sunny through mid morning, then becoming 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

Mostly clear, with lows around 60. Light winds out of the southeast.

Friday

Mostly sunny, with highs in the mid 80s. Calm winds becoming southeast 5 to 8 mph by midmorning.

Friday Night

A 20 percent chance of showers after 2am. Mostly cloudy, with lows in the mid 60s. Winds out of the southeast 3 to 5 mph.

Saturday

A chance of showers, with thunderstorms also possible after 2pm. Mostly cloudy, with highs near 80. Chance of rain is 40%.

Saturday Night

A 30 percent chance of showers before midnight. Mostly cloudy, with lows in the mid 60s.


Nantahala Area

Today

Sunny, with highs near 82. Light and variable winds.

Tonight

Partly cloudy, with lows in the lower 60s. Light winds out of the southeast.

Friday

A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 5pm. Mostly 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.

Friday Night

A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with lows in the mid 60s. Calm winds. Chance of rain is 20%.

Saturday

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-to-upper 70s. Chance of rain is 60%.

Saturday Night

A chance of showers and thunderstorms before 8pm, then a chance of showers between 8pm and 5am. Mostly cloudy, with lows in the mid 60s. 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 Sep 1 2022

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

1. East of the Leeward Islands:
Showers and thunderstorms associated with a broad area of low pressure located several hundred miles east of the Leeward Islands have gradually increased in organization over the past day or so. Although environmental conditions remain only marginally conducive, any additional development of the system over the next few days would lead to the formation of a tropical depression. The disturbance is forecast to move slowly west-northwestward, toward the adjacent waters of the northern Leeward Islands. Additional information on this system can be found in High Seas Forecasts issued by the National Weather Service.

* Formation chance through 48 hours...medium...60 percent.
* Formation chance through 5 days...high...80 percent.

2. Eastern Tropical Atlantic:
Satellite imagery and surface observations show that a broad area of lower pressure is located over and to the north of the Cabo Verde Islands. While surface observations indicate pressures are low in this area, the associated shower activity is currently poorly organized. There is still a potential for the system to become a short-lived tropical depression within the next day or so before environmental conditions become unfavorable for further development. Regardless, the system could bring locally heavy rainfall to portions of the Cabo Verde Islands today and tonight.

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

3. Central Subtropical Atlantic:
Shower activity associated with an area of low pressure located about 800 miles west-southwest of the westernmost Azores has become better organized during the past several hours. If current trends continue, a tropical or subtropical depression could form later today while the system drifts generally eastward. Additional information on this system can be found in High Seas Forecasts issued by the National Weather Service.

* Formation chance through 48 hours...high...80 percent.
* Formation chance through 5 days...high...80 percent.

What's Up in the Tropics with Mark Sudduth - August 31, 2022: Will September Make Up for Lost Time?





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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 theextreme upper range of green for most of the county, with the ridges and other higher elevations today being in theextreme upper range of green.

Fire and Smoke Map




Local Air Monitor



Pollen

Pollen levels are expected to be in the medium-high range 8.9 out of 12) today with Ragweed, Chenopods, and Grasses being the main culprits. Tomorrow is expected to be in the medium-high range (9.0 out of 12).



Record Weather Events for September 1st

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

Highest Temperature 95°F in Franklin in 1951
Lowest Temperature 40°F at the Coweeta Experimental Station in 1946
Greatest Rainfall 5.80 inches in Highlands in 1917

Highest Temperature 98°F in Franklin on 09-04-1975
Lowest Temperature 27°F in Franklin on 09-30-1967
Greatest Rainfall 11.87 inches in Highlands on 09-27-1964
Greatest Snowfall no measurable snowfall has been recorded since records started being kept in 1873

Weather Extremes for North Carolina for the month of September Data available from 1870 to 2018

Highest Temperature 109°F Weldon, Halifax County 09-07-1954
Lowest Temperature 23°F Marion, McDowell County 09-28-2000
Greatest One-Day Rainfall 19.30 in Southport, Brunswick County 09-16-1999

Monthly Averages

Warmest Weather Station 75.4°F Morehead City, Carteret County
Coldest Weather Station 55.0°F Mount Mitchell, Yancey County
Wettest Weather Station 8.93 in Southport, Brunswick County
Driest Weather Station 2.94 in Marshall, Madison County




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Macon Calendar
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Local and State News




A Night of Hope event was held last night in Franklin to mark International Overdose Awareness Day. Macon Media was the only news outlet there, and video will be published in the coming days.

• After criticizing Cawthorn for not debating, Edwards says he will only do 1 debate [Asheville Citizen Times]

• 'We all want to save lives': Dozens gather in Raleigh for International Overdose Awareness Day [WTVD-TV (Raleigh, NC)]

• Budd, angling for conservative NC voters in Senate race, calls for tighter immigration enforcement [WRAL-TV (Raleigh, NC)]

• North Carolina residents will have to pay state taxes on federal student loan forgiveness, DOR says [WSOC-TV (Charlotte, NC)]

• Hendersonville event honors overdose victims, touts resources for help [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 31 [Institute for the Study of War] [PDF for August 31st]

Noam Chomsky: Putin, Ukraine, China, and Nuclear War | Lex Fridman Podcast #316



• Russia-Ukraine war: List of key events, day 189 [Al Jazeera]

• Gazprom makes $41.75 billion in profits in first six months, announces dividend for shareholders [WION]




JOMINI OF THE WEST MAP (Day 148-158)







• IAEA team pressing ahead with Zaporizhzhia plant visit despite ‘increased military activity’ [France 24]

• EU foreign ministers agree to suspend Russian visa accord [DW NewsE]

• Is this Ukraine's breakthrough moment? [BBC NewsE]

• Ukrainian Soldiers Say They Are Advancing in the South, but at a Cost [Wall Street Journal]

• A Draft for Russia’s Army? Putin Opts for Domestic Stability Instead. [New York TimesE]

• Ukraine's counterattack intensifies in south [CBS News]

• Why IAEA experts are heading to Ukraine's Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant [ABC News]


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

• City under fire as UN nuclear inspectors head to the area [Russia Today]

• Russia ready to show stringent response to Turkey should it try to take Crimea [Pravda ]

• IAEA mission arrives in Zaporozhye, AFP reports [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

Jackson, Mississippi, latest chapter in history of neglect in city | CBS News



• State leaders meet privately to discuss long-term solutions for Jackson water crisis [Mississippi Today]

• Mississippi water crisis triggers blame game [Politico]

• Flooding broke open Jackson's water crisis, but it can't be disentangled from race, experts say [Clarion Ledger (Jackson, MS)]

• UN weather agency predicts rare ‘triple-dip’ La Nina in 2022 [Al Jazeera]

• Feds cite efforts to obstruct probe of docs at Trump estate [AP News]

• CONFIRMED: Wellstar to close Atlanta Medical Center [Atlanta Journal Constitution]

• Democrat Mary Peltola wins special election in Alaska, defeating Palin [Wall Street Journal]

• The Pandemic Erased Two Decades of Progress in Math and Reading [New York Times]

• Reported sexual assaults across US military increase by 13% [AP News]

• Officers seize a shipment of baby wipes that turned out to be $11.8 million worth of cocaine [CNN]

• U.S. life expectancy down for second-straight year, fueled by covid-19 [Washington Post]

• Taiwan shoots at Chinese drone after president warns of 'strong countermeasures' [ReutersCE]

• Fifth Circuit asked to block permit for Texas gas export terminal [Courthouse News Service]

The Passing of Mikhail Gorbachev

• Former Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev dies aged 91 [France 24]

• Mikhail S. Gorbachev, Reformist Soviet Leader, Is Dead at 91 [New York Times]

• Mikhail Gorbachev, Reformer of Soviet Union and Its Last Leader, Dies at 91 [SOURCE]

Mikhail Gorbachev: Soviet Union Leader Who Changed The World | Biography



Last Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev dies aged 91 | BBC News



Opposing views on Mikhail Gorbachev's legacy | DW News



President Reagan Walking in Red Square with Mikhail Gorbachev, Moscow, May 31, 1988 | The Reagan Library



Doswidanya, Comrade Gorbachev! LIVE from Ushanka Show



Pizza Hut Gorbachev TV Spot Commercial :60 International version




8/31: CBS News Prime Time



Global National: Aug. 31, 2022 | New book alleges Canadian spy smuggled ISIS recruits into Syria



Nightly News Full Broadcast - Aug. 31


PBS NewsHour full episode, Aug. 31, 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 6:03pm CEST, 31 August 2022, there have been 599,825,400 confirmed cases of COVID-19, including 6,469,458 deaths, reported to WHO. As of 24 August 2022, a total of 12,449,443,718 vaccine doses have been administered.

In United States of America, from 3 January 2020 to 6:03pm CEST, 31 August 2022, there have been 93,060,268 confirmed cases of COVID-19 with 1,033,467 deaths, reported to WHO. As of 19 August 2022, a total of 599,453,415 vaccine doses have been administered.

Q and A with A and V Livestream 8/31/22 8:00 PM



• Pfizer and Moderna to roll out omicron-specific Covid-19 boosters [Courthouse News ServiceE]

• What were the historical reasons for the resistance to recognizing airborne transmission during the COVID-19 pandemic? [Wiley Online Library]

• Incubation Period of COVID-19 Caused by Unique SARS-CoV-2 Strains [Journal of the American Medical Association]

• The autonomic aspects of the post-COVID19 syndrome [Science Direct]

• Myocarditis risk significantly higher after COVID-19 infection vs. after a COVID-19 vaccine [American Heart Association]

• Wastewater viral loads can provide advance warning of COVID-19 outbreaks [Hokkaido University]




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Science and Technology News Roundup

• Meta is planning more paid features for Facebook and Instagram [The Verge]

• An AI-Generated Artwork Won First Place at a State Fair Fine Arts Competition, and Artists Are Pissed [Vice News]

• Real Money, Fake Musicians: Inside a Million-Dollar Instagram Verification Scheme [ProPublicaE]

• Engineers Solve Data Glitch on NASA's Voyager 1 [Jet Propulsion Laboratory California Institute of Technology]

• Tech tool offers police ‘mass surveillance on a budget’ [AP News]

• Nvidia Stock Drops as U.S. Limits Exports to China. ‘Military End Use’ Is the Key. [Barron's]

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


Podcasts and Long Form Videos (History, Culture, Science, Technology and Current Events)
Anything covering educational, entertainment, history, current events, and technology topics

All Stretch Armstrongs Have the Same Weakness at 2000FPS | The Slow Mo Guys



Noam Chomsky: Putin, Ukraine, China, and Nuclear War | Lex Fridman Podcast #316



The Level1 Show August 31 2022: Come Fly the Revisionist Skies



Book Publishing Knows No Bounds - DTNS 4345 | Daily Tech News Show



What is the ORIGIN of all MASS in the Universe? Physics of symmetry breaking | Arvin Ash



Cordkillers 421 - HBO Min (w/ Chris Mancini) | Cordkillers



Massive Black Hole On a Collision Course Found In The Virgo Cluster | Antov Petrov



World's Highest Jumping Robot | Veritasium



New Digital Divide | Linux Out Loud 29



Tunguska, Asteroids and the Mystery of the Beta Taurids | Event Horizon



Could SpaceX Beat Artemis To The Moon? (And Other Questions) | Lightning Round | Answers with Joe






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Russo-Ukrainian War Videos (mostly long form)

--> IAEA team reaches Zaporizhzhia on the way to nuclear plant | Al Jazeera



Gravitas LIVE | Russia shuts Nord Stream 1 pipeline | Putin chokes Europe's gas supply



UN experts investigate damaged Ukraine nuclear plant as locals flee area | DW News



US special envoy for food security: 'Ukraine's grain is getting to the world's hungry' | FRANCE 24



Russia and China to hold joint military drills | CBS News







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On This Day

September 1st is the 244th day of the year (245th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar; 121 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)



1145 – The main altar of Lund Cathedral, at the time seat of the archiepiscopal see of all the Nordic countries, is consecrated.

1173 – The widow Stamira sacrifices herself in order to raise the siege of Ancona by the forces of Emperor Frederick Barbarossa.
• [Wikipedia Bio: Stamira]
• [Boncompagno da Signa, The History of the Siege of Ancona (1173)]

1355 – King Tvrtko I of Bosnia writes In castro nostro Vizoka vocatum from the Old town of Visoki.
1420 – A 9.4 MS-strong earthquake shakes Chile's Atacama Region causing tsunamis in Chile as well as Hawaii and Japan.

1449 – Tumu Crisis: The Mongols capture the Emperor of China.
• [Tumu Crisis]
• [Tumu Crisis]
• [Wikipedia Bio" Emperor Yingzong of Ming]

1529 – The Spanish fort of Sancti Spiritu, the first one built in modern Argentina, is destroyed by natives.
1532 – Lady Anne Boleyn is made Marquess of Pembroke by her fiancé, King Henry VIII of England.
1604 – Adi Granth, now known as Guru Granth Sahib, the holy scripture of Sikhs, was first installed at Harmandir Sahib.
1644 – Battle of Tippermuir: James Graham, 1st Marquess of Montrose defeats the Earl of Wemyss's Covenanters, reviving the Royalist cause.
1715 – At the age of five, Louis XV becomes king of France in succession to his great-grandfather, King Louis XIV.
1763 – Catherine II of Russia endorses Ivan Betskoy's plans for a Foundling Home in Moscow.
1772 – The Mission San Luis Obispo de Tolosa is founded in San Luis Obispo, California.

1774 – Massachusetts Bay colonists rise up in the bloodless Powder Alarm.
• [Powder Alarm]
• [The Folklorist: The Powder Alarm]
• [History on a Hog: The Powder Alarms Part 1-7]

1804 – Juno, one of the largest asteroids in the Main Belt, is discovered by the German astronomer Karl Ludwig Harding.
1831 – The Order of St. Gregory the Great is established by Pope Gregory XVI of the Vatican State to recognize high support for the Vatican or for the Pope, by a man or a woman, and not necessarily a Roman Catholic.
1836 – Narcissa Whitman, one of the first English-speaking white women to settle west of the Rocky Mountains, arrives at Walla Walla, Washington.
1838 – Saint Andrew's Scots School, the oldest school of British origin in South America, is established.
1862 – American Civil War: Battle of Chantilly: Confederate Army troops defeat a group of retreating Union Army troops in Chantilly, Virginia.

1864 – American Civil War: The Confederate Army General John Bell Hood orders the evacuation of Atlanta, ending a four-month siege by General William Tecumseh Sherman.

1870 – Franco-Prussian War: The Battle of Sedan is fought, resulting in a decisive Prussian victory.
1873 – Cetshwayo ascends to the throne as king of the Zulu nation following the death of his father Mpande.
1878 – Emma Nutt becomes the world's first female telephone operator when she is recruited by Alexander Graham Bell to the Boston Telephone Dispatch Company.
1880 – The army of Mohammad Ayub Khan is routed by the British at the Battle of Kandahar, ending the Second Anglo-Afghan War.
1894 – Over 400 people die in the Great Hinckley Fire, a forest fire in Hinckley, Minnesota.
1897 – The Tremont Street Subway in Boston opens, becoming the first underground rapid transit system in North America.
1905 – Alberta and Saskatchewan join the Canadian confederation.
1906 – The International Federation of Intellectual Property Attorneys is established.
1911 – The armored cruiser Georgios Averof is commissioned into the Greek Navy. It now serves as a museum ship.
1914 – St. Petersburg, Russia, changes its name to Petrograd.

1914 – The last known passenger pigeon, a female named Martha, dies in captivity in the Cincinnati Zoo.
• [Martha, the Last Passenger Pigeon]
• [This Is Martha, the World's Last-Known Passenger Pigeon]
• [Why Billions of Passenger Pigeons Died in Under a Century]
• [Extinction Is Not Forever: Reviving the Passenger Pigeon with The Long Now Foundation's Ben Novak]

1920 – The Fountain of Time opens as a tribute to the 100 years of peace between the United States and Great Britain following the Treaty of Ghent.
1923 – The Great Kantō earthquake devastates Tokyo and Yokohama, killing about 105,000 people.
1928 – Ahmet Zogu declares Albania to be a monarchy and proclaims himself king.

1934 – The first Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer animated cartoon, The Discontented Canary, is released to movie theatres.
• [MGM - The Discontented Canary (1934) REMASTERED - Classic Cartoon]

1939 – World War II: Nazi Germany invades Poland, beginning the European phase of World War II.
• [Wikipedia: Invasion of Poland]
• [Captured Film -- Germany Invades Poland 1939]
• [The Invasion - The Outbreak Of World War II | Extra long Episode]
• [World War II News and Old Time Radio September 1 1939]
• [Invasion of Poland from the Polish Perspective | Animated History]
• [001 -The Polish-German War - WW2 - September 1, 1939 [IMPROVED]]

1939 – General George C. Marshall becomes Chief of Staff of the United States Army.
1939 – The Wound Badge for Wehrmacht, SS, Kriegsmarine, and Luftwaffe soldiers is instituted. The final version of the Iron Cross is also instituted on this date.
1939 – Switzerland mobilizes its forces and the Swiss Parliament elects Henri Guisan to head the Swiss Armed Forces (an event that can happen only during war or mobilization).
1939 – Adolf Hitler signs an order to begin the systematic euthanasia of mentally ill and disabled people.
1941 – The Holocaust: The Nazis execute 2,500 Jews by shooting in Ostroh, Ukraine.
1951 – The United States, Australia and New Zealand sign a mutual defense pact, called the ANZUS Treaty.
1952 – The Old Man and the Sea, the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel by Ernest Hemingway, is first published.
1958 – Iceland expands its fishing zone, putting it into conflict with the United Kingdom, beginning the Cod Wars.
1961 – The Eritrean War of Independence officially begins with the shooting of Ethiopian police by Hamid Idris Awate.
1961 – The first conference of the Non-Aligned Countries is held in Belgrade, Yugoslavia.
1967 – The Khmer–Chinese Friendship Association is banned in Cambodia.
1967 – Six-Day War: The Khartoum Resolution is issued at the Arab Summit, and eight countries adopt the "three 'no's against Israel".
1969 – A coup in Libya brings Muammar Gaddafi to power.
1969 – Trần Thiện Khiêm becomes Prime Minister of South Vietnam under President Nguyễn Văn Thiệu.
1970 – Palestinian guerrillas attack the motorcade of King Hussein of Jordan in a failed assassination attempt.
1972 – In Reykjavík, Iceland, American Bobby Fischer beats Russian Boris Spassky to become the world chess champion.
1974 – The SR-71 Blackbird sets (and holds) the record for flying from New York to London in the time of one hour, 54 minutes and 56.4 seconds at a speed of 1,435.587 miles per hour (2,310.353 km/h).

1979 – The American space probe Pioneer 11 becomes the first spacecraft to visit Saturn when it passes the planet at a distance of 21,000 kilometres (13,000 mi).
• [PIONEER 11 - Saturn - Live TV Coverage (1979/09/02 morning)]
• [NASA: Pioneer 11 Encounter with Saturn]
• [Pioneer 11 Mission Page]

1980 – Major General Chun Doo-hwan becomes President of South Korea, following the resignation of Choi Kyu-hah.
1981 – A coup d'état in the Central African Republic overthrows President David Dacko.
1982 – The United States Air Force Space Command is founded.

1983 – Cold War: Korean Air Lines Flight 007 is shot down by a Soviet Union jet fighter when the commercial aircraft enters Soviet airspace, killing all 269 on board, including Congressman Lawrence McDonald.
• [Wikipedia: Korean Air Lines Flight 007]
• [NASA: The Crash of Korean Air Lines Flight 007]
• [Air Crash Investigation Korean Air Lines Flight 007 shot down by a Soviet Su-15 interceptor]
• [Flight Sim: Target is Destroyed | Korean Air Lines Flight 007]

1985 – A joint American–French expedition locates the wreckage of the RMS Titanic.
1991 – Uzbekistan declares independence from the Soviet Union.

2004 – The Beslan school siege begins when armed terrorists take schoolchildren and school staff hostage in North Ossetia, Russia; by the end of the siege, three days later, more than 385 people are dead (including hostages, other civilians, security personnel and terrorists).
• [Beslan school siege]
• [Hostages flee siege school, fighting, wounded]
• [The Town Of Little Angels. Six years after Beslan school siege]


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Published at 5:00am on Thursday, September 01, 2022
Author: Bobby Coggins


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