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Thursday, September 8, 2022

News and Weather Briefing for Thursday, September 08, 2022



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

Afternoon showers and a few thunderstorms are in the forecast for today. By Friday, a broad area of low pressure over Louisiana will channel deep moisture and possibly heavy rainfall into the area throughout the weekend. Expecting drier air to move into our region by the middle of next week. Temperatures will drop below normal during the next few days under the deep cloud cover.

• Boil Water Advisory for Franklin Ended [Macon Media]



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Local Weather

General Forecast Through Thurssday Night





Franklin Area

Today

A 30 percent chance of showers after 2pm. Partly sunny, with highs near 80. Calm winds. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible.

Tonight

A 30 percent chance of showers before 8pm. Mostly cloudy, with lows around 60. Calm winds. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible.

Friday

A 40 percent chance of showers, mainly after 1pm. Patchy fog before 9am. Otherwise, partly sunny, 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.

Friday Night

Showers likely, mainly after 10pm. Mostly cloudy, with lows in the lower 60s. Light winds out of the southeast. Chance of rain is 70%. New rainfall amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.

Saturday

Showers, with thunderstorms also possible after 2pm. Highs in the lower 70s. Calm winds in the morning increasing to come out of the southeast around 5 mph in the afternoon. Chance of rain is 80%.

Saturday Night

Showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm before 10pm, then a chance of showers and thunderstorms between 10pm and 2am, then a chance of showers after 2am. Mostly cloudy, with lows in the mid 60s. Chance of rain is 70%.


Highlands Plateau

Today

A 50 percent chance of showers after 1pm. Partly sunny, with highs near 70. Winds out of the northeast around 5 mph becoming light and variable by noon. New rainfall amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.

Tonight

A slight chance of showers before 9pm, then a chance of rain after 2am. Mostly cloudy, with lows in the mid-to-upper 50s. Winds out of the east 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain is 30%. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch possible.

Friday

A chance of rain before 8am, then a chance of showers after 9am. Patchy fog before 9am. Otherwise, mostly cloudy, with highs in the mid-to-upper 60s. Winds out of the east 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain is 50%.

Friday Night

Showers likely. Mostly cloudy, with lows in the upper 50s. Winds out of the east 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain is 70%. New rainfall amounts between a half and three quarters of an inch possible.

Saturday

Showers, with thunderstorms also possible after 2pm. Highs in the low-to-mid 60s. Winds out of the east 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain is 90%.

Saturday Night

Showers and possibly a thunderstorm before 2am, then showers likely. Low around 60. Chance of rain is 80%.


Otto and South Central Macon County

Today

A 30 percent chance of showers, mainly after 2pm. Partly sunny, with highs near 80. Calm winds.

Tonight

A 30 percent chance of showers, mainly before 8pm. Mostly cloudy, with lows around 60. Light winds out of the southeast.

Friday

A 40 percent chance of showers, mainly after 1pm. Patchy fog before 9am. Otherwise, partly sunny, with highs in the mid 70s. Winds out of the southeast 3 to 6 mph.

Friday Night

Showers likely, mainly after 9pm. Mostly cloudy, with lows in the lower 60s. Winds out of the southeast 3 to 5 mph. Chance of rain is 70%. New rainfall amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.

Saturday

Showers, with thunderstorms also possible after 2pm. Highs near 70. Winds out of the southeast 3 to 5 mph. Chance of rain is 80%.

Saturday Night

Showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm before 10pm, then a chance of showers and thunderstorms between 10pm and 2am, then a chance of showers after 2am. Mostly cloudy, with lows in the mid 60s. Chance of rain is 70%.


Nantahala Area

Today

A 30 percent chance of showers, mainly after 5pm. Mostly sunny, with highs in the mid 70s. Calm winds. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible.

Tonight

A 30 percent chance of showers, mainly before 8pm. Mostly cloudy, with lows around 60. Calm winds. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible.

Friday

A 30 percent chance of showers, mainly after 1pm. Patchy fog before 9am. Otherwise, partly sunny, with highs in the mid 70s. Calm winds early in the morning increasing to come out of the southeast around 5 mph by midmorning.

Friday Night

Showers likely, mainly after 10pm. Mostly cloudy, with lows in the lower 60s. Light winds out of the southeast. Chance of rain is 60%. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch possible.

Saturday

Showers, with thunderstorms also possible after 2pm. Highs near 70. Winds out of the southeast 3 to 5 mph. Chance of rain is 80%.

Saturday Night

Showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm before 8pm, then a chance of showers and thunderstorms between 8pm and 11pm, then a chance of showers after 11pm. Mostly cloudy, with lows in the mid 60s. Chance of rain is 60%.




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Hazards and Tropical Weather

Hazardous weather is not expected today or tonight.

This weekend, a broad area of low pressure will track northward from the northern Gulf Coast to the southern Appalachians, bringing the possibility of heavy rain and an increased risk of flash flooding.





TROPICAL WEATHER OUTLOOK




Tropical Weather Outlook
NWS National Hurricane Center Miami FL
200 AM EDT Thu Sep 8 2022

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

Active Systems:
The National Hurricane Center is issuing advisories on Hurricane Danielle, located several hundred miles north-northwest of the Azores, and on Hurricane Earl, located a few hundred miles south of Bermuda.

1. Eastern Tropical Atlantic:
An area of low pressure located almost a thousand miles west of the Cabo Verde Islands continues to produce disorganized showers and thunderstorms. Environmental conditions appear conducive for additional development of this system, and a tropical depression is likely to form within the next day or so while it moves westward to west-northwestward at 15 to 20 mph over the central tropical Atlantic. After that time, upper-level winds are forecast to become less conducive for development.

* Formation chance through 48 hours...high...70 percent.
* Formation chance through 5 days...high...70 percent.

2. West Coast of Africa:
A tropical wave currently located near the west coast of Africa is forecast to emerge into the eastern Atlantic later this morning. Environmental conditions appear conducive for some gradual development thereafter as the system moves west-northwestward over the eastern tropical Atlantic.

* Formation chance through 48 hours...low...near 0 percent.
* Formation chance through 5 days...low...30 percent.

What's Up in the Tropics with Mark Sudduth - September 7, 2022: Tracking Danielle, Earl and Kay





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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 8.6 out of 12) today with Ragweed, Chenopods, and Grasses being the main culprits. Tomorrow is expected to be in the medium-high range (8.7 out of 12).



Record Weather Events for September 8th

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

Highest Temperature 96°F in HIghlands in 1925
Lowest Temperature 38°F at the Coweeta Experimental Station in 1953
Greatest Rainfall 11.04 inches in Highlands in 2004

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


• Franklin Town Council - September 2022 Regular Meeting [Macon Media]

• Franklin Town Council - Special Called Meeting for August 30, 2022 [Macon Media]

• Sylva gets temporary skate park [Smoky Mountain News]

• Mission Health raising employee pay by $22 million; what about union members? [Asheville Citizen Times]

• Top state judges across US oppose NC lawmakers in Supreme Court [WRAL-TV (Raleigh, NC)]

• Cruising Across Carolina: Mountain splendor, thrift shopping and gaming at summer’s end [Raleigh News and Observer]

• Leaf peepers, get ready! Forecasters weigh in on best time, places for fall foliage in NC [WLOS-TV (Asheville, NC)]

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 07 [Institute for the Study of War] [PDF for September 7th]

Timothy Snyder: The Making of Modern Ukraine. Class 1: Ukrainian Questions Posed by Russian Invasion | YaleCourses



6 Months of War in Ukraine - Economics, Endurance and the Energy War | Perun



• Russia-Ukraine war: List of key events, day 196 [Al Jazeera]

Ukraine Inches forward in Kherson | Funker 530








JOMINI OF THE WEST MAP (Day 148-158)







• UN says ‘credible’ reports Ukraine children transferred to Russia [Al Jazeera]

• Germany: Who can ward off the energy crisis and inflation? [DW News]

• Ukraine claims advances in areas of Kharkiv region [France 24]

• Russia Destroyed Mariupol. Now It’s Using It for Propaganda [Wall Street Journal]

• Dismissing Losses in Ukraine, Putin Says Russia Is Gaining From War [New York Times]

• Navalny Put in Solitary Confinement for Fourth Time in Month [Moscow Times]


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

• Deceiving West and 'detached' elites: Highlights of Putin’s speech at Eastern Economic Forum [Russia Today]

• Russia considers banning childfree concept [Pravda ]

• Russia stands for its interests and protects citizens by conducting special op — diplomat [TASS Russian News Agency]

Sep 7, 2022 | Eastern Economic Forum plenary session | kremlin



The Ukraine War From Russia's Perspective




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National and World News Roundup

• IRS move toward free e-filing could end years of corporate domination [Washington Post]

• Stocks Shrug Off Growth Concerns, Rise in Broad-Based Reversal [Wall Street Journal]

• One of the biggest strikes in US history is brewing at UPS [CNN]

• Elected official arrested on murder charge in slaying of Las Vegas reporter Jeff German [Reno Gazette Journal]

• Elected officials, police chiefs on leaked Oath Keepers list [AP News]

• Material on foreign nation’s nuclear capabilities seized at Trump’s Mar-a-Lago [Washington Post]


PSteve Bannon indictment, Biden's return to campaign trail and more on "Red & Blue" | Sept. 7 | CBS News



President Biden Delivers Remarks at President Obama's Portrait Unveiling | The White House



Global National: Sept. 6, 2022 | Saskatchewan stabbing suspect's long violent history



Nightly News Full Broadcast (September 7th)


PBS NewsHour full episode, September 7, 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 5:12pm CEST, 5 September 2022, there have been 600,366,479 confirmed cases of COVID-19, including 6,460,493 deaths, reported to WHO. As of 1 September 2022, a total of 12,478,615,692 vaccine doses have been administered.

In United States of America, from 3 January 2020 to 5:12pm CEST, 5 September 2022, there have been 93,332,054 confirmed cases of COVID-19 with 1,035,674 deaths, reported to WHO. As of 26 August 2022, a total of 600,769,565 vaccine doses have been administered.

• Stress, anxiety and depression may increase the risk of long Covid, study finds [NBC News]

• Do masks affect social interaction? [Wiley Online Library]

• The Number of Children Orphaned by COVID Keeps Rising [Scientific American]

• New Omicron offshoot BA.4.6 evades protection of Evusheld's antibodies, study finds [CNN]

• Press Briefing by White House COVID-⁠19 Response Team and Public Health Officials [The White House (transcript)]




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Science and Technology News Roundup

• Pentagon halts deliveries of F-35 fighter jets after discovering a component manufactured in China [CNN]

• YouTube is already seeing misinformation about the midterm elections [tubefilter]

• Starbucks, Ikea will be new ‘gas stations’ for electric car drivers [New York Post]

• Facebook Engineers: We Have No Idea Where We Keep All Your Personal Data [The Intercept]

• Apple iPhone event review: sales pitch gets biggest upgrade [Mashable]

• The Rise of Mobile Gambling Is Leaving People Ruined and Unable to Quit [Vice News]

• Time Is Running Out to File a Claim in Facebook's $90 Million Data-Tracking Settlement [https://www.cnet.com/personal-finance/facebook-90-million-data-tracking-settlement-time-is-running-out-to-file-a-claim/]

• Kiwi Farms is effectively offline following campaign to deplatform the hate site [engadgetE]


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

The Level1 Show September 7 2022: Hungry Hungry Hipsters | Level1 Techs



Danger! Danger! iPhone Users! - DTNS 4349 | Daily Tech News Show



How the ISS Would Look if Russia Pulled Out | WSJ



Building Your Light Saber | Coder Radio 482 | Jupiter Broadcasting




Apple Event Special Mini Section

Apple Event — September 7 | Apple



First Look: Comparing Apple's iPhone 14, 14 Plus, 14 Pro and 14 Pro Max | WSJ | WSJ



Apple's iPhone 14 Event: Everything Revealed in 12 Minutes | CNET



Apple's product cycle is not a surprise anymore with new features and gadgets, says Carter Worth | CNBC Television



iPhone 14 event in 30 minutes | The Verge



iPhone 14 - The Good, the Bad and the UGLY | Mrwhosetheboss



iPhone 14 Apple Event Recap | Lew Later






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Russo-Ukrainian War Videos (mostly long form)

--> Sanctions on Russia are ‘declaration of economic war’, says Vladimir Putin | BBC News



Ukrainian refugees: Russia accused of enforced displacement | Al Jazeera



Putin threatens to reject UN-brokered grain deal at Eastern Economic Forum | DW News



Ukraine claims advances in areas of Kharkiv region | FRANCE 24 English



Sep 7, 2022 | Eastern Economic Forum plenary session | kremlin



6 Months of War in Ukraine - Economics, Endurance & the Energy War | Perun



How HIMARS Changed the War in Ukraine - Russian Invasion | Kings and Generals







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On This Day

September 8 is the 251st day of the year (252nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar; 114 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)

394 – Battle of the Frigidus: Roman Emperor Theodosius I defeats and kills Eugenius the usurper. His Frankish magister militum Arbogast escapes but commits suicide two days later.
• [Battle of the Frigidus]
• [Battle of Frigidus 394 - End of the Pagan Rome]
• [Weapons and Warfare: Battle of the Frigidus]



617 – Battle of Huoyi: Li Yuan defeats a Sui dynasty army, opening the path to his capture of the imperial capital Chang'an and the eventual establishment of the Tang dynasty.

1100 – Election of Antipope Theodoric.

1198 – Philip of Swabia, Prince of Hohenstaufen, is crowned King of Germany (King of the Romans)

1253 – Pope Innocent IV canonises Stanislaus of Szczepanów, killed by king Bolesław II.

1264 – The Statute of Kalisz, guaranteeing Jews safety and personal liberties and giving battei din jurisdiction over Jewish matters, is promulgated by Bolesław the Pious, Duke of Greater Poland.

1276 – Pope John XXI is elected Pope.

1331 – Stefan Dušan declares himself king of Serbia.

1380 – Battle of Kulikovo: Russian forces defeat a mixed army of Tatars and Mongols, stopping their advance.

1504 – Michelangelo's David is unveiled in Piazza della Signoria in Florence.

1514 – Battle of Orsha: In one of the biggest battles of the century, Lithuanians and Poles defeat the Russian army.

1522 – Magellan–Elcano circumnavigation: Victoria arrives at Seville, technically completing the first circumnavigation.

1565 – St. Augustine, Florida is founded by Spanish admiral and Florida's first governor, Pedro Menéndez de Avilés.

1565 – The Knights of Malta lift the Ottoman siege of Malta that began on May 18.

1655 – Warsaw falls without resistance to a small force under the command of Charles X Gustav of Sweden during The Deluge, making it the first time the city is captured by a foreign army.

1727 – A barn fire during a puppet show in the village of Burwell in Cambridgeshire, England kills 78 people, many of whom are children.

1755 – French and Indian War: Battle of Lake George.[1]

1756 – French and Indian War: Kittanning Expedition.

1760 – French and Indian War: French surrender Montreal to the British, completing the latter's conquest of New France.

1761 – Marriage of King George III of the United Kingdom to Duchess Charlotte of Mecklenburg-Strelitz.

1775 – The unsuccessful Rising of the Priests in Malta.

1781 – American Revolutionary War: The Battle of Eutaw Springs in South Carolina, the war's last significant battle in the Southern theater, ends in a narrow British tactical victory.

1793 – French Revolutionary Wars: Battle of Hondschoote.

1796 – French Revolutionary Wars: Battle of Bassano: French forces defeat Austrian troops at Bassano del Grappa.

1810 – The Tonquin sets sail from New York Harbor with 33 employees of John Jacob Astor's newly created Pacific Fur Company on board. After a six-month journey around the tip of South America, the ship arrives at the mouth of the Columbia River and Astor's men establish the fur-trading town of Astoria, Oregon.

1813 – At the final stage of the Peninsular War, British-Portuguese troops capture the town of Donostia (now San Sebastián), resulting in a rampage and eventual destruction of the town.

1831 – William IV and Adelaide of Saxe-Meiningen are crowned King and Queen of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland.

1831 – November uprising: The Battle of Warsaw effectively ends the Polish insurrection.

1855 – Crimean War: The French assault the tower of Malakoff, leading to the capture of Sevastopol.

1860 – The steamship PS Lady Elgin sinks on Lake Michigan, with the loss of around 300 lives.

1862 – Millennium of Russia monument is unveiled in Novgorod.

1863 – American Civil War: In the Second Battle of Sabine Pass, a small Confederate force thwarts a Union invasion of Texas.

1883 – The Northern Pacific Railway (reporting mark NP) was completed in a ceremony at Gold Creek, Montana. Former president Ulysses S. Grant drove in the final "golden spike" in an event attended by rail and political luminaries.

1888 – Isaac Peral's submarine is first tested.

1888 – The Great Herding (Spanish: El Gran Arreo) begins with thousands of sheep being herded from the Argentine outpost of Fortín Conesa to Santa Cruz near the Strait of Magellan.

1888 – In London, the body of Jack the Ripper's second murder victim, Annie Chapman, is found.

1888 – In England, the first six Football League matches are played.

1892 – The Pledge of Allegiance is first recited.

1900 – Galveston hurricane: A powerful hurricane hits Galveston, Texas killing about 8,000 people.

1905 – The 7.2 Mw  Calabria earthquake shakes southern Italy with a maximum Mercalli intensity of XI (Extreme), killing between 557 and 2,500 people.

1914 – World War I: Private Thomas Highgate becomes the first British soldier to be executed for desertion during the war.

1916 – In a bid to prove that women were capable of serving as military dispatch riders, Augusta and Adeline Van Buren arrive in Los Angeles, completing a 60-day, 5,500 mile cross-country trip on motorcycles.

1921 – Margaret Gorman, a 16-year-old, wins the Atlantic City Pageant's Golden Mermaid trophy; pageant officials later dubbed her the first Miss America.

1923 – Honda Point disaster: Nine US Navy destroyers run aground off the California coast. Seven are lost, and twenty-three sailors killed.

1925 – Rif War: Spanish forces including troops from the Foreign Legion under Colonel Francisco Franco landing at Al Hoceima, Morocco.

1926 – Germany is admitted to the League of Nations.

1930 – 3M begins marketing Scotch transparent tape.

1933 – Ghazi bin Faisal became King of Iraq.

1934 – Off the New Jersey coast, a fire aboard the passenger liner SS Morro Castle kills 137 people.

1935 – US Senator from Louisiana Huey Long is fatally shot in the Louisiana State Capitol building.

1941 – World War II: German forces begin the Siege of Leningrad.

1943 – World War II: The Armistice of Cassibile is proclaimed by radio. OB Süd immediately implements plans to disarm the Italian forces.

1944 – World War II: London is hit by a V-2 rocket for the first time.

1945 – The division of Korea begins when United States troops arrive to partition the southern part of Korea in response to Soviet troops occupying the northern part of the peninsula a month earlier.

1946 – The referendum abolishes the monarchy in Bulgaria.

1952 – The Canadian Broadcasting Corporation makes its first televised broadcast on the second escape of the Boyd Gang.

1954 – The Southeast Asia Treaty Organization (SEATO) is established.

1960 – In Huntsville, Alabama, US President Dwight D. Eisenhower formally dedicates the Marshall Space Flight Center (NASA had already activated the facility on July 1).

1962 – Last run of the famous Pines Express over the Somerset and Dorset Railway line (UK) fittingly using the last steam locomotive built by British Railways, BR Standard Class 9F 92220 Evening Star.

1966 – The landmark American science fiction television series Star Trek premieres with its first-aired episode, "The Man Trap".

1970 – Trans International Airlines Flight 863 crashes during takeoff from John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York City, killing all 11 aboard.

1971 – In Washington, D.C., the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts is inaugurated, with the opening feature being the premiere of Leonard Bernstein's Mass.

1973 – World Airways Flight 802 crashes into Mount Dutton in King Cove, Alaska, killing six people.

1974 – Watergate scandal: US President Gerald Ford signs the pardon of Richard Nixon for any crimes Nixon may have committed while in office.

1975 – Gays in the military: US Air Force Tech Sergeant Leonard Matlovich, a decorated veteran of the Vietnam War, appears in his Air Force uniform on the cover of Time magazine with the headline "I Am A Homosexual". He is given a general discharge, later upgraded to honorable.

1978 – Black Friday, a massacre by soldiers against protesters in Tehran, results in 88 deaths, it marks the beginning of the end of the monarchy in Iran.

1986 – Nicholas Daniloff, a correspondent for U.S. News & World Report, is indicted on charges of espionage by the Soviet Union.

1988 – Yellowstone National Park is closed for the first time in U.S. history due to ongoing fires.

1989 – Partnair Flight 394 dives into the North Sea, killing 55 people. The investigation showed that the tail of the plane vibrated loose in flight due to sub-standard connecting bolts that had been fraudulently sold as aircraft-grade.

1994 – USAir Flight 427, on approach to Pittsburgh International Airport, suddenly crashes in clear weather killing all 132 aboard, resulting in the most extensive aviation investigation in world history and altering manufacturing practices in the industry.

2004 – NASA's unmanned spacecraft Genesis crash-lands when its parachute fails to open.

2005 – Two Ilyushin Il-76 aircraft from EMERCOM land at a disaster aid staging area at Little Rock Air Force Base; the first time Russia has flown such a mission to North America.

2016 – NASA launches OSIRIS-REx, its first asteroid sample return mission. The probe will visit 101955 Bennu and is expected to return with samples in 2023.

2017 – Syrian civil war: The Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) announce the beginning of the Deir ez-Zor campaign, with the stated aim of eliminating the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) from all areas north and east of the Euphrates.


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Published at 5:00am on Thursday, September 08, 2022
Author: Bobby Coggins


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