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Friday, September 9, 2022

News and Weather Briefing for Friday, September 09, 2022



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Hazards and Tropical Weather
Almanac
Macon Calendar
Local and StateNews
The Passing of Queen Elizabeth II
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

An area of low pressure lifting northward from the Louisiana Gulf Coast region will bring abundant moisture into the western Carolinas and northeast Georgia over the weekend. A cold front will then cross the area from the west Monday through Monday night, with drying high pressure setting up atop the area through the rest of the week.



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Local Weather

General Forecast Through Sunday Night





Franklin Area

Today

A 20 percent chance of showers. 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.

Tonight

Showers likely, mainly after 1am. Patchy fog after 5am. Otherwise, mostly cloudy, with lows in the lower 60s. Calm winds. Chance of rain is 70%. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch possible.

Saturday

Showers, with thunderstorms also possible after 2pm. Patchy fog before 9am. Highs in the mid 70s. Calm winds in the morning increasing to come out of the southeast around 5 mph in the afternoon. Chance of rain is 80%. New rainfall amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.

Saturday Night

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

Sunday

A chance of showers and thunderstorms, then showers and possibly a thunderstorm after 11am. Highs in the upper 70s. Chance of rain is 80%.

Sunday Night

Showers and thunderstorms likely before 3am, then a chance of showers between 3am and 5am. Mostly cloudy, with lows in the mid 60s. Chance of rain is 60%.


Highlands Plateau

Today

A 30 percent chance of showers, mainly after 3pm. Patchy fog before 9am. Otherwise, partly sunny, with highs in the upper 60s. Winds out of the east 5 to 10 mph. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible.

Tonight

Showers likely, mainly after midnight. Patchy fog after 1am. Otherwise, mostly cloudy, with lows in the upper 50s. Winds out of the east 5 to 10 mph, with gusts as high as 20 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 1pm. Patchy fog before 9am. Highs in the mid 60s. Winds out of the east 5 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph. Chance of rain is 90%. New rainfall amounts between a half and three quarters of an inch possible.

Saturday Night

Showers and possibly a thunderstorm, mainly before 5am, then a chance of showers and thunderstorms after 5am. Lows around 60. WInds out of the southeast around 5 mph. Chance of rain is 80%.

Sunday

Showers likely, then showers and possibly a thunderstorm after 10am. Highs near 70. Chance of rain is 80%.

Sunday Night

Showers and possibly a thunderstorm before 9pm, then a chance of showers and thunderstorms between 9pm and 3am, then a chance of showers after 3am. Lows around 60. Chance of rain is 80%.


Otto and South Central Macon County

Today

A 30 percent chance of showers, mainly after 3pm. Patchy fog before 9am. Otherwise, partly sunny, with highs near 68. East wind around 9 mph. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible.

Tonight

Showers likely, mainly after midnight. Patchy fog after 1am. Otherwise, mostly cloudy, with lows around 58. East wind 9 to 11 mph, with gusts as high as 21 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 1pm. Patchy fog before 9am. Highs near 65. East wind 8 to 13 mph, with gusts as high as 23 mph. Chance of rain is 90%. New rainfall amounts between a half and three quarters of an inch possible.

Saturday Night

Showers and possibly a thunderstorm, mainly before 5am, then a chance of showers and thunderstorms after 5am. Lows around 60. Southeast wind around 5 mph. Chance of rain is 80%.

Sunday

Showers likely, then showers and possibly a thunderstorm after 10am. Highs near 69. Chance of rain is 80%.

Sunday Night

Showers and possibly a thunderstorm before 9pm, then a chance of showers and thunderstorms between 9pm and 3am, then a chance of showers after 3am. Lows around 59. Chance of rain is 80%.


Nantahala Area

Today

A 30 percent chance of showers, mainly after 3pm. Patchy fog before 9am. Otherwise, partly sunny, with highs in the mid 70s. Calm winds in the morning increasing to come out of the southeast around 5 mph in the afternoon.

Tonight

Showers likely, mainly after 1am. Patchy fog after 5am. Otherwise, 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 tenth and quarter of an inch possible.

Saturday

Showers, with thunderstorms also possible after 2pm. Patchy fog before 9am. Highs in the lower 70s. Winds out of the east around 5 mph. Chance of rain is 80%. New rainfall amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.

Saturday Night

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

Sunday

A chance of showers and thunderstorms, then showers and possibly a thunderstorm after 11am. Highs in the mid-to-upper 70s. Chance of rain is 80%.

Sunday Night

Showers and thunderstorms likely before 2am, then a chance of showers between 2am and 5am. 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.

A low pressure system moving northward from the Gulf Coast over the weekend will bring rounds of heavy rain showers and embedded thunderstorms to the western Carolinas and northeast Georgia. The potential for excessive rainfall and associated flash flooding will increase rapidly on Saturday morning and then persist through Sunday night. Additional showers and thunderstorms along a passing cold front Monday into Monday night could worsen any lingering flood problems or create new flooding.





TROPICAL WEATHER OUTLOOK




Tropical Weather Outlook
NWS National Hurricane Center Miami FL
200 AM EDT Fri Sep 9 2022

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

Active Systems:
The National Hurricane Center is issuing advisories on Hurricane Earl, located about 100 miles southeast of Bermuda.

1. Central Tropical Atlantic:
A gale-force low pressure system located about 1200 miles east of the Leeward Islands continues to produce disorganized showers and thunderstorms that are displaced well to the northeast of the circulation center due to strong upper-level winds. Although the upper-level winds are expected to remain strong, the low still has some opportunity during the next day or so to become a short-lived tropical cyclone while moving toward the west-northwest at about 15 mph into the central subtropical Atlantic. For more information on this system, including gale warnings, please refer to the High Seas Forecasts issued by the National Weather Service.

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

2. Eastern Tropical Atlantic:
A tropical wave located several hundred miles south of the Cabo Verde Islands is producing a disorganized area of showers and thunderstorms. Development of this system, if any, is expected to be slow to occur while it moves westward or west-northwestward at 15 to 20 mph across the eastern and central tropical Atlantic through the middle of next week.

* 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 8, 2022: Tracking 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 8.1 out of 12) today with Ragweed, Chenopods, and Grasses being the main culprits. Tomorrow is expected to be in the medium-high range (1.0 out of 12).



Record Weather Events for September 9th

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

Highest Temperature 97°F in Highlands in 1925
Lowest Temperature 38°F at the Coweeta Experimental Station in 1958
Greatest Rainfall 4.37 inches in Highlands in 1967

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)


No events submitted



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Local and State News


• North Wilkesboro to host 2023 NASCAR All-Star Race [NBC Sports]

• Gov. Cooper expected to make formal announcement on new Chatham County semiconductor plant [WRAL-TV (Raleigh, NC)]

• ‘We want to be deliberate.’ Commission needs more time on NC teacher pay plan. [Raleigh News and Observer]

• Cherokee touts benefits of EV school bus to other districts [WLOS-TV (Asheville, NC)]

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

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

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: The Passing of Queen Elizabeth II
(sharing of a particular source is not an endorsement)
(This is a special section to allow readers to discover original documentation and read/view news coverage of The Passing of Queen Elizabeth II)



• Announcement of the death of The Queen [The Royal Family Website]

Queen Elizabeth II has died Buckingham Palace announces | BBC News



British PM delivers statement following Queen’s death | Al Jazeera



• King Charles III leads tributes to 'cherished' Queen [BBC News]

• How to watch: Remember Queen Elizabeth with documentaries, specials, movies, TV series [Raleigh News and Observer]

• Queen Elizabeth II Has Died, What to Expect in the Coming Days [Macon Media]

• King Charles III, the new monarch [BBC News]

• Every living US president pays tribute to Elizabeth [The Hill]

Biden signs book of condolences at UK embassy in Washington | Al Jazeera



Queen Elizabeth II: her reign in numbers | The Economist



• Inside the Coronation of King Charles III [Marie Claire]

• The New Royal Line of Succession [New York Times]

• Queen Elizabeth II has died at her Balmoral residence — updates [DW News]

• Queen Elizabeth II, Britain's longest reigning monarch, dies at 96 [France 24E]

• The Queen and Russia: From Gagarin to Putin [Russia Today]

• The Queen. 1926-2022. A worldwide treasure [Pravda]

• Britain's Queen Elizabeth II dies aged 96 — Buckingham Palace [TASS]

• Britain’s Queen Elizabeth dead at 96 after 70 years on throne [South China Morning PostE]


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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 08 [Institute for the Study of War] [PDF for September 8th]

Timothy Snyder: The Making of Modern Ukraine. Class 2: The Genesis of Nations | YaleCourses



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



• Russia-Ukraine war: List of key events, day 198 [Al Jazeera]

Ukraine Inches forward in Kherson | Funker 530








JOMINI OF THE WEST MAP (Day 148-158)







• Blinken makes surprise visit to Kyiv to announce $2B military aid for Ukraine, Europe [Fox News]

• Ukraine launches surprise counterattacks against Russian troops while they’re distracted in the south [CNBC]

• Russia, United States spar at UN over arms to Ukraine [Al Jazeera]

• Ukraine army says recaptured over 20 settlements in Kharkiv [France 24]

• Russian Billionaire Mikhail Fridman Offers $1 Billion to Ukraine in Hope of Sanctions Relief [Wall Street Journal]


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

• US drops another $2.2bn on Ukrainian military [Russia Today]

• Top secret NATO documents published on dark web [Pravda ]

• Fighting continues along entire contact like in Kharkov reigon — authorities [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

• U.S. Jobless Claims Fall for Fourth Straight Week [Wall Street Journal]

• North Korea declares itself a nuclear weapons state [BBC News]

• Video: Bridge collapses during ribbon-cutting ceremony [CNN]

• More people confident they know finances – despite the evidence [Ohio State News]

• More Americans tapping buy now, pay later services for groceries ‘shows the height of personal desperation,’ Harvard researcher says [CNBC]

• Bannon charged with money laundering in border wall fundraising case [AXIOS]


Former Trump aide Steve Bannon faces money laundering, conspiracy charges in New York | CBS News



Global National: Sept. 8, 2022 | End of 2nd Elizabethan era leaves world in grief



Nightly News Full Broadcast (September 8th)


PBS NewsHour full episode, September 8, 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.

• New study provides insights into each US state’s COVID-19 vaccination rate [Elsevier]

• Israeli study: Vaccines slash long COVID cases, with 80% drop in shortness of breath [Times of Israel]

• American Schools Got a $190 Billion Covid Windfall. Where Is It Going? [New York Times]

• U.S. orders 100 million COVID tests, White House says more needed [Reuters via Yahoo! News]




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Science and Technology News Roundup

• America’s electric utilities spent decades spreading climate misinformation [Grist]

• Cloudflare explains why Kiwi Farms was its most dangerous customer ever [ARS TECHNICA]

• Nuclear fusion reactor in Korea reaches 100 million degrees Celsius [Interesting Engineering]

• How Tiangong station will make China a force in the space race [Popular Science]

• GM Courts Mainstream Buyers with $30,000 Electric Chevy Equinox [Wall Street Journal]

• The Facebook button is disappearing from websites as consumers demand better privacy [CNBC]

• Heat pumps can cut your energy costs by up to 90%. It’s not magic, just a smart use of the laws of physics [The Conversation]

• Electrify America wants to make EV chargers as easy to use as gas pumps [Engadget]


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 9 2022: To See The Forbidden Pool Means Death | Level1 Techs



The Boy that Cried Power Outage - DTNS 4350 | Daily Tech News Show



Starship 24 Six Engine Static Fire Test | SpaceX Boca Chica | NASA Spaceflight



Breakthrough Solar cell DOESN'T Run On Sunshine! | Two Bit da Vinci



Linux Action News 257 | Jupiter Broadcastinfg






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Russo-Ukrainian War Videos (mostly long form)

--> Russia’s war games with China and India: The start of a global arms race? | To the Point



Ukraine uses jokes as weapon in war against Russia | Al Jazeera Newsfeed



Ukraine army says recaptured over 20 settlements in Kharkiv | FRANCE 24 English



Ukraine backs UN call for Zaporizhzhia nuclear plant safe zone | BBC News



Ukraine widens counteroffensive | ABC News







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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]



337 – Constantine II, Constantius II, and Constans succeed their father Constantine I as co-emperors. The Roman Empire is divided between the three Augusti.

1000 – Battle of Svolder, Viking Age.

1141 – Yelü Dashi, the Liao dynasty general who founded the Qara Khitai, defeats the Seljuq and Kara-Khanid forces at the Battle of Qatwan.

1320 – In the Battle of Saint George, the Byzantines under Andronikos Asen ambush and defeat the forces of the Principality of Achaea, securing possession of Arcadia.

1488 – Anne becomes sovereign Duchess of Brittany, becoming a central figure in the struggle for influence that leads to the union of Brittany and France.

1493 – Battle of Krbava Field, a decisive defeat of Croats in Croatian struggle against the invasion by the Ottoman Empire.

1493 – Christopher Columbus, with 17 ships and 1,200 men, sails on second voyage from Cadiz.

1499 – The citizens of Lisbon celebrate the triumphal return of the explorer Vasco de Gama, completing his two-year journey around the Cape of Good Hope to India.

1513 – James IV of Scotland is defeated and dies in the Battle of Flodden, ending Scotland's involvement in the War of the League of Cambrai.

1543 – Mary Stuart, at nine months old, is crowned "Queen of Scots" in the central Scottish town of Stirling.

1561 – The ultimately unsuccessful Colloquy of Poissy opens in an effort to reconcile French Catholics and Protestants.

1588 – Thomas Cavendish in his ship Desire enters Plymouth and completes the first deliberately planned voyage of circumnavigation.

1739 – Stono Rebellion, the largest slave uprising in Britain's mainland North American colonies prior to the American Revolution, erupts near Charleston, South Carolina.

1776 – The Continental Congress officially names its union of states the United States.

1791 – Washington, D.C., the capital of the United States, is named after President George Washington.

1801 – Alexander I of Russia confirms the privileges of Baltic provinces.

1839 – John Herschel takes the first glass plate photograph.

1845 – Possible start of the Great Famine of Ireland.

1850 – California is admitted as the thirty-first U.S. state.

1850 – The Compromise of 1850 transfers a third of Texas's claimed territory (now parts of Colorado, Kansas, New Mexico, Oklahoma, and Wyoming) to federal control in return for the U.S. federal government assuming $10 million of Texas's pre-annexation debt.

1855 – Crimean War: The Siege of Sevastopol comes to an end when Russian forces abandon the city.

1863 – American Civil War: The Union Army enters Chattanooga, Tennessee.

1892 – Amalthea, third closest and fifth found moon of Jupiter is discovered by Edward Emerson Barnard.

1914 – World War I: The creation of the Canadian Automobile Machine Gun Brigade, the first fully mechanized unit in the British Army.

1922 – The Greco-Turkish War effectively ends with Turkish victory over the Greeks in Smyrna.

1923 – Mustafa Kemal Atatürk, the founder of the Republic of Turkey, founds the Republican People's Party.

1924 – Hanapepe massacre occurs on Kauai, Hawaii.

1936 – The crews of Portuguese Navy frigate NRP Afonso de Albuquerque and destroyer Dão mutinied against the Salazar dictatorship's support of General Franco's coup and declared their solidarity with the Spanish Republic.

1939 – World War II: The Battle of Hel begins, the longest-defended pocket of Polish Army resistance during the German invasion of Poland.

1939 – Burmese national hero U Ottama dies in prison after a hunger strike to protest Britain's colonial government.

1940 – George Stibitz pioneers the first remote operation of a computer.

1940 – Treznea Massacre in Transylvania.

1942 – World War II: A Japanese floatplane drops incendiary bombs on Oregon.

1943 – World War II: The Allies land at Salerno and Taranto, Italy.

1944 – World War II: The Fatherland Front takes power in Bulgaria through a military coup in the capital and armed rebellion in the country. A new pro-Soviet government is established.

1945 – Second Sino-Japanese War: The Empire of Japan formally surrenders to China.

1947 – First case of a computer bug being found: A moth lodges in a relay of a Harvard Mark II computer at Harvard University.

1948 – Kim Il-sung declares the establishment of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (North Korea).

1954 – The 6.7 Mw  Chlef earthquake shakes northern Algeria with a maximum Mercalli intensity of XI (Extreme). At least 1,243 people were killed and 5,000 were injured.

1956 – Elvis Presley appears on The Ed Sullivan Show for the first time.

1965 – The United States Department of Housing and Urban Development is established.

1965 – Hurricane Betsy makes its second landfall near New Orleans, leaving 76 dead and $1.42 billion ($10–12 billion in 2005 dollars) in damages, becoming the first hurricane to cause over $1 billion in unadjusted damage.

1966 – The National Traffic and Motor Vehicle Safety Act is signed into law by U.S. President Lyndon B. Johnson.

1969 – In Canada, the Official Languages Act comes into force, making French equal to English throughout the Federal government.

1969 – Allegheny Airlines Flight 863 collides in mid-air with a Piper PA-28 Cherokee over Moral Township, Shelby County, Indiana, killing all 83 people on board both aircraft.

1970 – A British airliner is hijacked by the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine and flown to Dawson's Field in Jordan.

1971 – The four-day Attica Prison riot begins, eventually resulting in 39 dead, most killed by state troopers retaking the prison.

1972 – In Kentucky's Mammoth Cave National Park, a Cave Research Foundation exploration and mapping team discovers a link between the Mammoth and Flint Ridge cave systems, making it the longest known cave passageway in the world.

1990 – Batticaloa massacre: Massacre of 184 Tamil civilians by the Sri Lankan Army in Batticaloa District.

1991 – Tajikistan declares independence from the Soviet Union.

1993 – Israeli–Palestinian peace process: The Palestine Liberation Organization officially recognizes Israel as a legitimate state.

1994 – Space Shuttle program: Space Shuttle Discovery is launched on STS-64.

2001 – Ahmad Shah Massoud, leader of the Northern Alliance, is assassinated in Afghanistan by two al-Qaeda assassins who claimed to be Arab journalists wanting an interview.

2009 – The Dubai Metro, the first urban train network in the Arabian Peninsula, is ceremonially inaugurated.

2012 – The Indian space agency puts into orbit its heaviest foreign satellite yet, in a streak of 21 consecutive successful PSLV launches.

2012 – A wave of attacks kills more than 100 people and injure 350 others across Iraq.

2015 – Elizabeth II became the longest reigning monarch of the United Kingdom.

2016 – The government of North Korea conducts its fifth and reportedly biggest nuclear test. World leaders condemn the act, with South Korea calling it "maniacal recklessness".


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Published at 5:00am on Friday, September 09, 2022
Author: Bobby Coggins


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