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Sunday, September 4, 2022

News and Weather Briefing for Sunday, September 4, 2022



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Almanac
Macon Calendar
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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

Deep moisture will set up atop the region through the late weekend and linger through the upcoming week. The combination of deepening low pressure over the Mississippi River Valley and a surface front settling southward through the Carolinas by mid week will keep the weather unsettled, with generally below normal maximum temperatures most days.



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Local Weather

General Forecast Through Tuesday Night





Franklin Area

Today

Showers and thunderstorms likely, mainly before 4pm, then showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm after 4pm. Patchy fog before 9am. Otherwise, mostly cloudy, with highs in the upper 70s. Calm winds in the morning increasing to come out of the southeast around 5 mph in the afternoon. Chance of rain is 70%. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

Tonight

Showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm. Patchy fog. Otherwise, cloudy, with lows in the mid 60s. Calm winds. Chance of rain is 70%. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

Labor Day

Showers, with thunderstorms also possible after 2pm. Patchy fog before 9am. High in the upper 70s. Light winds out of the southeast. Chance of rain is 80%. New rainfall amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.

Monday Night

Showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm before 9pm, then a chance of showers and thunderstorms between 9pm and 11pm, then a chance of showers after 11pm. Mostly cloudy, with lows in the mid 60s. Calm winds. Chance of rain is 60%.

Tuesday

A chance of showers before 2pm, then a chance of showers and thunderstorms between 2pm and 5pm, then showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm after 5pm. Mostly cloudy, with highs in the lower 80s. Chance of rain is 60%.

Tuesday Night

A chance of thunderstorms before 7pm. Mostly cloudy, with lows in the low-to-mid 60s. Chance of rain is 30%.


Highlands Plateau

Today

A chance of showers and thunderstorms before 1pm, then showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm, then showers and thunderstorms likely after 2pm. Patchy fog before noon. Otherwise, mostly cloudy, with highs near 70. Winds out of the southeast 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain is 70%. New rainfall amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.

Tonight

Showers and thunderstorms likely before 7pm, then showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm between 7pm and midnight, then showers likely after midnight. Patchy fog after 9pm. Otherwise, cloudy, with lows around 60. Winds out of the southeast 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain is 70%. New rainfall amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.

Labor Day

Showers and possibly a thunderstorm before 9am, then showers between 9am and 2pm, then showers and possibly a thunderstorm after 2pm. Patchy fog before 9am. Highs near 70. Winds out of the southeast around 5 mph. Chance of rain is 80%. New rainfall amounts between a half and three quarters of an inch possible.

Monday Night

Showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm before 9pm, then a chance of showers and thunderstorms between 9pm and 11pm, then a chance of showers after 11pm. Mostly cloudy, with lows around 60. Calm winds. Chance of rain is 60%.

Tuesday

A chance of showers before 2pm, then a chance of showers and thunderstorms between 2pm and 3pm, then showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm after 3pm. Partly sunny, with highs in the mid 70s. Chance of rain is 60%.

Tuesday Night

A chance of showers and thunderstorms before 7pm, then a chance of showers between 7pm and 8pm. Mostly cloudy, with lows around 60. Chance of rain is 30%.


Otto and South Central Macon County

Today

A chance of showers and thunderstorms before 1pm, then showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm, then showers and thunderstorms likely after 2pm. Patchy fog before 10am. Otherwise, mostly cloudy, with highs in the mid-to-upper 70s. Calm winds in the morning increasing to come out of the southeast around 5 mph in the afternoon. Chance of rain is 70%. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

Tonight

Showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm. Patchy fog. Otherwise, cloudy, with lows in the mid 60s. Light winds out of the southeast. Chance of rain is 70%. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

Labor Day

Showers and possibly a thunderstorm before 11am, then showers between 11am and 2pm, then showers and possibly a thunderstorm after 2pm. Patchy fog before 9am. Highs in the mid-to-upper 70s. Light south southeast wind. Chance of rain is 80%. New rainfall amounts between a half and three quarters of an inch possible.

Monday Night

Showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm before 9pm, then a chance of showers and thunderstorms between 9pm and 11pm, then a chance of showers after 11pm. Mostly cloudy, with lows in the mid 60s. Calm winds. Chance of rain is 60%.

Tuesday

A chance of showers before 2pm, then a chance of showers and thunderstorms between 2pm and 5pm, then showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm after 5pm. Partly sunny, with highs in the lower 80s. Chance of rain is 60%.

Tuesday Night

A chance of thunderstorms before 7pm. Mostly cloudy, with lows in the low-to-mid 60s. Chance of rain is 30%.


Nantahala Area

Today

Showers and thunderstorms likely, mainly in the midafternoon hours, then showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm after 3pm. Patchy fog before 9am. Otherwise, mostly cloudy, with highs in the mid 70s. Winds out of the southeast 3 to 6 mph. Chance of rain is 70%. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

Tonight

Showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm. Patchy fog before 11pm, then patchy fog after midnight. Otherwise, mostly cloudy, with lows in the mid 60s. Light winds out of the southeast. Chance of rain is 60%. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

Labor Day

Showers, with thunderstorms also possible after 1pm. Patchy fog before 9am. Highs in the low-to-mid 70s. Calm winds. Chance of rain is 80%. New rainfall amounts between a half and three quarters of an inch possible.

Monday Night

Showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm before 9pm, then a chance of showers and thunderstorms between 9pm and 11pm, then a chance of showers after 11pm. Mostly cloudy, with lows in the mid 60s. Calm winds. Chance of rain is 60%.

Tuesday

A chance of showers before 1pm, then a chance of showers and thunderstorms between 1pm and 4pm, then showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm after 4pm. Partly sunny, with highs in the mid 70s. Chance of rain is 60%.

Tuesday Night

A chance of showers and thunderstorms before 7pm, then a chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with lows in the low-to-mid 60s. Chance of rain is 30%.




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Hazards and Tropical Weather

Isolated to scattered showers could produce flooding in low-lying areas and locations with poor drainage, especially roadways. Please use caution and slow down in these areas. A Flood Watch is in effect until 6pm this evening. A copy of which is posted below.

Flood Watch
National Weather Service Greenville-Spartanburg SC
1014 PM EDT Sat Sep 3 2022

...FLOOD WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT THROUGH SUNDAY EVENING...

* WHAT...Flash flooding caused by excessive rainfall continues to be possible.

* WHERE...Portions of northeast Georgia, western North Carolina and upstate South Carolina, including the following areas, in northeast Georgia, Franklin, Habersham, Hart, Rabun and Stephens. In western North Carolina, Macon and Southern Jackson. In upstate South Carolina, Greater Oconee and Oconee Mountains.

* WHEN...Through Sunday evening.

* IMPACTS...Excessive runoff may result in flooding of rivers, creeks, streams, and other low-lying and flood-prone locations. Creeks and streams may rise out of their banks.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS...
- Much of the watch area received 3 to 6 inches of rain yesterday, and additional heavy rain is possible through the day today. Even modest amounts of additional rainfall will likely cause flooding.





TROPICAL WEATHER OUTLOOK




Tropical Weather Outlook
NWS National Hurricane Center Miami FL
200 AM EDT Sun Sep 4 2022

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

Active Systems:
The National Hurricane Center is issuing advisories on Tropical Storm Danielle, located almost 1000 miles west of the Azores, and on Tropical Storm Earl, located about 90 miles northeast of the Virgin Islands.

1. A tropical wave is expected to emerge from the coast of Africa later day. A low pressure area could form in association with this system early in the week, and subsequent gradual development is possible thereafter.

* Formation chance through 48 hours...low...near 0 percent.
* Formation chance through 5 days...low...20 percent.

What's Up in the Tropics with Mark Sudduth - September 3, 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 the middle range of green for most of the county, with the ridges and other higher elevations today being in the middle range of green.

Fire and Smoke Map




Local Air Monitor



Pollen

Pollen levels are expected to be in the medium-high range 3.9 out of 12) today with Ragweed, Chenopods, and Grasses being the main culprits. Tomorrow is expected to be in the medium-high range (2.8 out of 12).



Record Weather Events for September 4th

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

Highest Temperature 98°F in Franklin in 1975
Lowest Temperature 37°F at the Coweeta Experimental Station in 1952
Greatest Rainfall 2.51 inches in Highlands in 19839

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 108°F Belhaven, Beaufort County 09-25-1921
Lowest Temperature 23°F Marion, McDowell County 09-28-2000
Greatest One-Day Rainfall 21.00 in Wilmington, New Hanover County 09-17-2018

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
(send your event to calendar@maconmedia.com)


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Local and State News


• Labor Day weekend: Regardless of vehicle or vessel, don't drink and drive, officers warn [WLOS-TV (Asheville, NC)E]

• Veterans win helicopter back after it was taken from VFW post in Alexander County [WSOC-TV (Charlotte, NC)]

• Didn’t matter where candidate parked her car, as NC board lets Democrat stay on ballot [Raleigh News and Observer]

• Nature Journal: The oak apple gall has several uses [Asheville Citizen Times]

• Haywood Regional Medical Center CEO to step down [Smoky Mountain News]

Long-time Schoolboard member Tommy Cabe has passed away




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, September 03 [Institute for the Study of War] [PDF for September 3rd]

• Putin no-show at Gorbachev funeral sends deliberate message - veteran journalist [Reuterseo)]

• Russia-Ukraine war: List of key events, day 192 [Al Jazeera]

Fact check: How to see through Russia's war propaganda | DW News






JOMINI OF THE WEST MAP (Day 148-158)







• Russia-Ukraine updates: IAEA chief slams 'unacceptable' shelling near nuclear plant [DW News]

• Russia’s Gazprom keeps gas pipeline to Germany turned off [Al Jazeera]

• France to restart all nuclear reactors by winter amid energy crunch [France 24]

• For Some Ukrainians, Fear of Homelessness Outweighs Fear of Death [Wall Street Journal]

• Against Fierce Resistance, Ukraine Makes Small Gains in the South [New York TimesE]


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

• US limits chip sales to Russia and China – media [Russia Today]

• US stands behind assassination attempt on Argentine Vice President Cristina Kirchner [Pravda ]

• US poised to relocate bio programs from Ukraine to other post-Soviet states – top brass [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



• The pilot who threatened to crash into a Mississippi Walmart has landed safely [National Public RadioE]

• Midterm Elections to Decide Fate of Biden’s Tax Agenda [Wall Street Journal]

• Patriot Front, a group considered to be white nationalists, seen marching through downtown Indianapolis [WRTV-TV (Indianapolis, IN)]

• Police apologise for wrongful conviction of man executed 70 years ago [The Guardian]

• California school district tries new way to retain teachers: Low-cost apartments on school property [CBS News]

• Travel nurses' gold rush is over. Now, some are joining other nurses in leaving the profession altogether. [NBC News]

• How a Record Cash Haul Vanished for Senate Republicans [New York Times]

• FBI inventory of Items Seized from Trump’s Office [Courthouse News Service (PDF)]

• Trump brands Biden 'enemy of the state' at Pennsylvania rally [AFP via Yahoo! News]

Donald Trump gives remarks at "Save America Rally" | PA Homepage




Chinese embassy in US warns Washington; China furious over arms sales to Taiwan | World News | WION



9/2: CBS News Prime Time



Global National: Sept. 3, 2022 | Floods continue to ravage Pakistan as California deals with drought



Nightly News Full Broadcast (September 3rd)


PBS NewsHour full episode, September 3, 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 6:33pm CEST, 2 September 2022, there have been 601,189,435 confirmed cases of COVID-19, including 6,475,346 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 6:33pm CEST, 2 September 2022, there have been 93,332,054 confirmed cases of COVID-19 with 1,035,674 deaths, reported to WHO. As of 19 August 2022, a total of 599,453,415 vaccine doses have been administered.

• Hospital executives who expected rebound from COVID this year say they’re stunned by financial losses instead [Oregon Live]

• Virtual Press Conference: Updated COVID-19 Vaccine Boosters – 8/31/2022 [USFDA (video)E]

• Who has the highest risk of long COVID? It’s complicated [Science News]

• EXPLAINER: Should you get a new COVID booster? If so, when? [AP News]

• White-tailed deer (Odocoileus virginianus) may serve as a wildlife reservoir for nearly extinct SARS-CoV-2 variants of concern [BioRxiv (PDF)E]

• For 2 years, 7 months, and 11 days, the #COVID19 pandemic Wikipedia article was linked from the site's home page's "In the News" section, the longest such appearance in history. [Wikipedia]




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Science and Technology News Roundup

• NASA Calls Off Launch of Artemis Moon Rocket for a 2nd Time [New York Times]

• A Tesla burst into flames during a crash test. The organizer admitted it was staged [National Public Radio]

• title [SOURCE]

• Blocking Kiwifarms [Cloudflare]

• Internet services company Cloudflare blocks fringe message board Kiwi Farms citing 'targeted threats' [NBC News]

• 17 states weigh adopting California’s electric car mandate [AP News]

• Years after shuttle, NASA rediscovers the perils of liquid hydrogen [ARS TECHNICA]

• James Webb Telescope captures its first images of an exoplanet [Interesting Engineering]

• 'Historic' Box on Mars Making Oxygen at the Rate of One Tree [CNET]

• Twitter launches Twitter Circle for close friends [Duncan Herald]

• 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

This Week in Linux #212: Arch Linux, Ubuntu Unity, OBS Studio 28, Debian, Splitgate and more Linux news! | TuxDigital



Wow! Supermassive Black Holes May Collide In This Galaxy By 2025 | Antov Petrov



Anting In Los Angeles, California (Feat. Nate & Matt Groening) | AntsCanada



Round 2 Highlights | LIV Golf Invitational Boston



TWiV 933: Island-hopping bats | Microbe TV



NASA Postpones Moon Rocket Launch For A Second Time Due To Fuel Leak | WION



SpaceX Starship Static Fire, NASA Artemis 1 Launch Rundown, Starlink Launches and Legal Battle Win | Marcus House



Minnesota State Fair! Dark Rides, Funhouses and Extreme Rides! Classic Permanent Rides! | The Carpetbagger






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Russo-Ukrainian War Videos (mostly long form)

--> Fact check: How to see through Russia's war propaganda | DW News



Russia bids farewell to Gorbachev in low-key funeral snubbed by Putin | FRANCE 24 English



Macron orders nuclear power plants in France to restart | France 24



Ukraine's first lady: 'As you count pennies, we count our casualties' | BBC News



White House asks Congress for $13 billion in emergency funds for Ukraine | ABC News







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On This Day

September 4 is the 247th day of the year (248th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar; 118 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)



476 – Romulus Augustulus is deposed when Odoacer proclaims himself "King of Italy", thus ending the Western Roman Empire.

626 – Li Shimin, posthumously known as Emperor Taizong of Tang, assumes the throne over the Tang dynasty of China.

929 – Battle of Lenzen: Slavic forces (the Redarii and the Obotrites) are defeated by a Saxon army near the fortified stronghold of Lenzen in Brandenburg.

1260 – The Sienese Ghibellines, supported by the forces of Manfred, King of Sicily, defeat the Florentine Guelphs at Montaperti.

1282 – Peter III of Aragon becomes the King of Sicily.

1479 – The Treaty of Alcáçovas is signed by the Catholic Monarchs of Castile and Aragon on one side and Afonso V and his son, Prince John of Portugal.

1607 – The Flight of the Earls takes place in Ireland.

1666 – In London, England, the most destructive damage from the Great Fire occurs.

1774 – New Caledonia is first sighted by Europeans, during the second voyage of Captain James Cook.

1781 – Los Angeles is founded as El Pueblo de Nuestra Señora La Reina de los Ángeles (The Village of Our Lady, the Queen of the Angels) by 44 Spanish settlers.

1797 – Coup of 18 Fructidor in France.

1800 – The French garrison in Valletta surrenders to British troops who had been called at the invitation of the Maltese. The islands of Malta and Gozo become the Malta Protectorate.

1812 – War of 1812: The Siege of Fort Harrison begins when the fort is set on fire.

1827 – The Great Fire of Turku almost completely destroys Finland's former capital city.

1839 – Battle of Kowloon: British vessels open fire on Chinese war junks enforcing a food sales embargo on the British community in China in the first armed conflict of the First Opium War.

1862 – American Civil War Maryland Campaign: General Robert E. Lee takes the Army of Northern Virginia, and the war, into the North.

1870 – Emperor Napoleon III of France is deposed and the Third Republic is declared.

1882 – The Pearl Street Station in New York City becomes the first power plant to supply electricity to paying customers.

1886 – American Indian Wars: After almost 30 years of fighting, Apache leader Geronimo, with his remaining warriors, surrenders to General Nelson Miles in Arizona.

1888 – George Eastman registers the trademark Kodak and receives a patent for his camera that uses roll film.

1912 – Albanian rebels succeed in their revolt when the Ottoman Empire agrees to fulfill their demands

1919 – Mustafa Kemal Atatürk, who founded the Republic of Turkey, gathers a congress in Sivas to make decisions as to the future of Anatolia and Thrace.

1923 – Maiden flight of the first U.S. airship, the USS Shenandoah.

1934 – Evelyn Waugh's novel A Handful of Dust was first published in full.

1936 – Spanish Civil War: Largo Caballero forms a war cabinet to direct the republican war effort.

1939 – World War II: William J. Murphy commands the first Royal Air Force attack on Germany.

1941 – World War II: A German submarine makes the first attack of the war against a United States warship, the USS Greer.

1944 – World War II: The British 11th Armoured Division liberates the Belgian city of Antwerp.

1944 – World War II: Finland exits from the war with Soviet Union.

1948 – Queen Wilhelmina of the Netherlands abdicates for health reasons.

1949 – The Peekskill riots erupt after a Paul Robeson concert in Peekskill, New York.

1950 – Darlington Raceway is the site of the inaugural Southern 500, the first 500-mile NASCAR race.

1951 – The first live transcontinental television broadcast takes place in San Francisco, from the Japanese Peace Treaty Conference.

1957 – American Civil Rights Movement: Little Rock Crisis: The governor of Arkansas calls out the National Guard to prevent African American students from enrolling in Little Rock Central High School, resulting in the lawsuit Cooper v. Aaron the following year.

1963 – Swissair Flight 306 crashes near Dürrenäsch, Switzerland, killing all 80 people on board.

1964 – Scotland's Forth Road Bridge near Edinburgh officially opens.

1967 – Vietnam War: Operation Swift begins when U.S. Marines engage the North Vietnamese in battle in the Que Son Valley.

1970 – Salvador Allende is elected President of Chile.

1971 – Alaska Airlines Flight 1866 crashes near Juneau, Alaska, killing all 111 people on board.

1972 – Mark Spitz becomes the first competitor to win seven medals at a single Olympic Games.

1972 – The Price Is Right premieres on CBS. As of 2022, it is the longest running game show on American television.

1975 – The Sinai Interim Agreement relating to the Arab–Israeli conflict is signed.

1977 – The Golden Dragon massacre takes place in San Francisco.

1985 – The discovery of Buckminsterfullerene, the first fullerene molecule of carbon.

1989 – In Leipzig, East Germany, the first of weekly demonstration for the legalisation of opposition groups and democratic reforms takes place.

1998 – Google is founded by Larry Page and Sergey Brin, two students at Stanford University.

2001 – Tokyo DisneySea opens to the public as part of the Tokyo Disney Resort in Urayasu, Chiba, Japan.

2002 – The Oakland Athletics win their 20th consecutive game, an American League record.

2007 – Three terrorists suspected to be a part of Al-Qaeda are arrested in Germany after allegedly planning attacks on both the Frankfurt International airport and US military installations.

2010 – A 7.1 magnitude earthquake strikes the South Island of New Zealand causing widespread damage and several power outages.

2020 – Pope Benedict XVI becomes the longest-lived pope, 93 years, four months, 16 days, surpassing Pope Leo XIII, who died in 1903.


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Published at 5:00am on Sunrday, September 03, 2022
Author: Bobby Coggins


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