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Sunday, September 11, 2022

News and Weather Briefing for Sunday, September 11, 2022



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Weather
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

Moisture from the Gulf of Mexico will continue to stream into the western Carolinas and northeast Georgia today ahead of an approaching cold front west of the Appalachians. The cold front will cross the North Carolina mountains by midday Monday and then move east across the Piedmont through the evening hours. Dry high pressure will build into the region from the west on Tuesday and linger through Friday, with very limited moisture returning until next weekend.

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• Remembering September 11th, 2001 [Macon Media]



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Local Weather

General Forecast Through Tuesday Night





Franklin Area

Today

A chance of showers, with thunderstorms also possible after 10am. Patchy fog before 10am. Otherwise, mostly cloudy, with highs near 80. Calm winds in the morning increasing to come out of the south around 5 mph in the afternoon. Chance of rain is 40%. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

Tonight

A 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Patchy fog after 1am. Otherwise, mostly cloudy, with lows in the mid 60s. Calm winds. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

Monday

A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Patchy fog before 9am. Otherwise, partly sunny, with highs in the upper 70s. Calm winds in the morning increasing to come out of the northwest around 5 mph in the afternoon. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

Monday Night

Mostly clear, with lows around 50. Winds out of the northwest 3 to 5 mph.

Tuesday

Sunny, with highs in the upper 70s. Calm winds in the morning increasing to come out of the northwest around 5 mph in the afternoon.

Tuesday Night

Clear, with lows in the low-to-mid 50s.


Highlands Plateau

Today

A chance of showers, with thunderstorms also possible after 10am. Areas of fog before 11am. Otherwise, mostly cloudy, with highs near 70. Calm winds in the morning increasing to come out of the southwest around 5 mph in the afternoon. Chance of rain is 50%. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

Tonight

A 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Patchy fog after midnight. Otherwise, mostly cloudy, with lows around 60. Light winds out of the southwest. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

Monday

A chance of showers and thunderstorms before 8am, then a chance of showers, then a chance of showers and thunderstorms after 9am. Patchy fog before 9am. Otherwise, mostly sunny, with highs near 70. Winds out of the northwest 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain is 50%. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

Monday Night

Mostly clear, with lows in the upper 40s. Winds out of the northwest 5 to 10 mph.

Tuesday

Sunny, with highs near 70. Winds out of the northwest 5 to 10 mph.

Tuesday Night

Clear, with lows around 50.


Otto and South Central Macon County

Today

A chance of showers, with thunderstorms also possible after 10am. Areas of fog before 10am. Otherwise, mostly cloudy, with highs in the upper 70s. Calm winds in the morning increasing to come out of the south around 5 mph in the afternoon. Chance of rain is 50%. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

Tonight

A 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Patchy fog after 1am. Otherwise, mostly cloudy, with lows in the mid 60s. Calm winds. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

Monday

A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Patchy fog before 9am. Otherwise, mostly sunny, with highs in the upper 70s. Calm winds in the morning increasing to come out of the northwest around 5 mph in the afternoon. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

Monday Night

Mostly clear, with lows in the lower 50s. Winds out of the northwest around 5 mph.

Tuesday

Sunny, with highs in the mid-to-upper 70s. Winds out of the northwest around 5 mph.

Tuesday Night

Clear, with lows in the mid 50s.


Nantahala Area

Today

A chance of showers, with thunderstorms also possible after 9am. Patchy fog before 10am. Otherwise, mostly cloudy, with highs in the mid 70s. Calm winds in the morning increasing to come out of the southwest around 5 mph. Chance of rain is 50%. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

Tonight

Showers and thunderstorms likely, mainly before 11pm. Patchy fog after 1am. Otherwise, mostly cloudy, with lows in the mid 60s. Light winds out of the southwest. Chance of rain is 60%. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

Monday

A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Patchy fog before 9am. Otherwise, partly sunny, with highs near 70. Calm winds in the morning increasing to come out of the northwest around 5 mph in the afternoon. Chance of rain is 40%. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

Monday Night

Mostly clear, with lows around 50. Winds out of the northwest around 5 mph becoming calm before midnight.

Tuesday

Sunny, with highs in the lower 70s. Calm winds in the morning increasing to come out of the northwest around 5 mph in the afternoon.

Tuesday Night

Clear, with lows in the low-to-mid 50s.




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Hazards and Tropical Weather

Patchy dense fog is possible this morning, so please use caution and use your headlights so other motorists can see your vehicle.

Scattered showers and thunderstorms will continue across the region today through tonight. Some of the showers and thunderstorms could produce locally heavy rainfall. Isolated flooding will be possible in places impacted by repeated showers, or where heavy showers affect locations that received heavy rainfall on Saturday. Occasional cloud-to-ground lightning strikes will also be possible with any thunderstorms.

Additional showers and thunderstorms will develop along a passing cold front on Monday. The additional rainfall could worsen any lingering flood problems, or create new flooding, through Monday evening.





TROPICAL WEATHER OUTLOOK




Tropical Weather Outlook
NWS National Hurricane Center Miami FL
200 AM EDT Sun Sep 11 2022

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

1. Eastern Tropical Atlantic:
A tropical wave is forecast to move off the west coast of Africa on Monday. Gradual development of the wave will be possible during the early to middle part of next week while it moves westward or west-northwestward across the eastern tropical Atlantic Ocean.

* 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 10, 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 1.0 out of 12) today with Ragweed, Chenopods, and Grasses being the main culprits. Tomorrow is expected to be in the medium-high range (2.3 out of 12).



Record Weather Events for September 11th

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

Highest Temperature 93°F in Highlands in 1925
Lowest Temperature 37°F at the Coweeta Experimental Station in 1976
Greatest Rainfall 4.14 inches in Highlands in 1893

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
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Local and State News


• North Carolina wins Wolfspeed semiconductor materials plant [WRAL-TV (Raleigh, NC)]

• Tourist hub Lake Lure declares state of emergency due to heavy rain in North Carolina [Raleigh News and Observer]

• NC-based prison ministry, former inmates film music video at Haywood Co. Detention Center [WLOS-TV (Asheville, NC)]

• Suicide awareness stressed [Sylva Herald and Ruralite]

• Town Council honors public works employees [Macon County News and Shopping Guide]

• 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)



Contuning live coverage of the events in the United Kingdom over the next few days can be watched on the Sky News Youtube Channel. [LINK]

Obituary: The life of Queen Elizabeth II | Sky News



• Queen Elizabeth will lie in state for four days before her funeral on Sept. 19 [National Public Radio]

LIVE: The Queen Begins Her Final Journey | The Royal Family Channel



Charles III swears oath in historic televised proclamation ceremony | BBC News



Charles III proclaimed king in historic ceremony | BBC News



William, Kate, Harry & Meghan reunite to mourn the Queen | Sky News



In full: King Charles III's Accession ceremony | Sky News



<• Charles III proclaimed king in ceremony televised for first time [Financial Times]

• After Queen’s Death, Prince Harry and Meghan Return to Royal Spotlight as Hollywood Projects Launch [Wall Street Journal]

• Prince and Princess of Wales: William and Catherine to ‘carve their own future’ [The Guardian]


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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 10 [Institute for the Study of War] [PDF for September 10th]

• Ukraine’s lightning advance near Kharkiv leaves Russian forces in disarray [Financial Times]

• Russia-Ukraine war: List of key events, day 199 [Al Jazeera]

Ukraine's Kharkiv counteroffensive: 'Most significant victory in this war after the battle for Kyiv' | France 24






JOMINI OF THE WEST MAP (Day 148-158)







• In Major Advance, Ukraine Drives Russians Out of Key Front-Line Cities [Wall Street Journal]

• Russia-Ukraine updates: Russian forces withdraw from key areas in Kharkiv region [DW News]

• Ukraine seizes key Russian-occupied supply hub in east [France 24]

• Ukraine has retaken 1,000 square kilometres in a week - Zelensky [BBC NewsE]

• As Russians Retreat, Putin Is Criticized by Hawks Who Trumpeted His War [New York Times]

• Russia announces troop pullback from Ukraine’s Kharkiv area [AP News]

• 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

• Ukraine and US increased intel-sharing prior to counteroffensive – NYT [Russia Today]

• Russia says there is no talk about Kyiv's breakthrough in counteroffensive [Pravda ]

• Forces regrouped at Balakleya, Izyum, redeployed to DPR, says Russian Defense Ministry [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. Supreme Court to reopen to public after long COVID closure, reports say [Reuters]

• UAW workers go on strike at Stellantis plant in Indiana [AP News]

• New Vande Bharat breaks bullet train record at 100km/hr speed in 52 seconds [Hindustan Times]

• Inflation Showed Signs of Easing in Several Industries in August [Wall Street Journal]

• Justice Dept. Faces Tough Calls in Weighing Response to Trump Ruling [New York Times]

• Americans are finally feeling better about the economy [Washington Post]

• Nurse’s car reached 130 mph before fiery L.A. crash that left 5 dead, court documents allege [Los Angeles Times]

• Chief Justice John Roberts defends legitimacy of court [Yahoo! News]


Global National: Sept. 10, 2022 | Charles III officially becomes King - what happens next?



Nightly News Full Broadcast (September 10th)


PBS NewsHour full episode, September 10, 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 6:58pm CEST, 7 September 2022, there have been 603,711,760 confirmed cases of COVID-19, including 6,484,136 deaths, reported to WHO. As of 4 September 2022, a total of 12,540,061,501 vaccine doses have been administered.

In United States of America, from 3 January 2020 to 6:58pm CEST, 7 September 2022, there have been 93,580,725 confirmed cases of COVID-19 with 1,036,949 deaths, reported to WHO. As of 26 August 2022, a total of 600,769,565 vaccine doses have been administered.

• ‘Terrifying’: Three-quarters of COVID deaths in aged care have occurred in 2022 [The Sydney Morning Herald]

• Long COVID may be a clear and present danger to nation’s workforce – here’s why [WRAL TechWire]

• Bivalent COVID vaccines are here. What happens to the existing vaccines? [CBC]

• Comparative neutralization profiles of naive and breakthrough infections with Delta, Omicron BA.1 and BA.2 variants of SARS-CoV-2 [Nature]

• Simulating respiratory disease transmission within and between classrooms to assess pandemic management strategies at schools [Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences]




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Science and Technology News Roundup

• Meta Disbands Team Studying Potential Negative Impacts of Facebook, Instagram [CNET]

• Brand new iPhone features that Android already has [The Verge]

• Rivian Gets a $3 Billion Boost by Making Mercedes a Frenemy [Bloomberg UK]

• The Google Play Store will now implement a time buffer for ratings and reviews [XDA]

• Cheaper electric vehicles coming despite high battery costs [ABC News]

• NASA’s Space Launch System is yesterday’s rocket [The Economist]

• Ted Cruz blows up Congress’ plan to save journalism by making Big Tech pay up [ARS TECHNICA]

• Remarkably Detailed Images of the Sun Mark 'New Era of Solar Physics' [CNET]


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

title



This Week in Linux #213: Linux From Scratch, Blender, WINE Bottles, Steam Deck, Ubuntu Gaming and more Linux news!



Tolkien - The Father of Fantasy | The People Profiles



TWiV 935: Mobile DNA with Cedric Feschotte | Microbe TV



Nick Lane: Origin of Life, Evolution, Aliens, Biology, and Consciousness | Lex Fridman Podcast #318



SpaceX Starship Brings the Fire, NASA SLS Artemis 1 Repair Attempt & Rocket Lab Mission to Venus? | Marcus House



SLS Has No Fire - Starship Has Too Much - Deep Space Updates - September 9th | Scott Manley



More Major Updates From James Webb Telescope and Cool Discoveries | Antov Petrov






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Russo-Ukrainian War Videos (mostly long form)

--> Russian grip on north-east Ukraine collapses after Kyiv severs supply line | ABC News (Australia)



Ukrainian offensives cause panic among Russians. Is this the turning point of the war? | Rock Rachon



CIA chief: Russia will pay "a heavy price" for Ukraine invasion | CBS News



Ukraine counteroffensive: Troops liberate dozens of communities | DW News



Russia loses control of key towns as Ukrainian forces advance | Al Jazeera







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On This Day

September 11 is the 254th day of the year (255th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar; 111 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)



9 – The Battle of the Teutoburg Forest ends: The Roman Empire suffers the greatest defeat of its history and the Rhine is established as the border between the Empire and the so-called barbarians for the next four hundred years.

1185 – Isaac II Angelos kills Stephen Hagiochristophorites and then appeals to the people, resulting in the revolt that deposes Andronikos I Komnenos and places Isaac on the throne of the Byzantine Empire.

1297 – Battle of Stirling Bridge: Scots jointly led by William Wallace and Andrew Moray defeat the English.

1390 – Lithuanian Civil War (1389–92): The Teutonic Knights begin a five-week siege of Vilnius.

1541 – Santiago, Chile, is attacked by indigenous warriors, led by Michimalonco, to free eight indigenous chiefs held captive by the Spaniards.

1565 – Ottoman forces retreat from Malta ending the Great Siege of Malta.

1609 – Henry Hudson arrives on Manhattan Island and meets the indigenous people living there.

1649 – Siege of Drogheda ends: Oliver Cromwell's Parliamentarian troops take the town and execute its garrison.

1683 – Battle of Vienna: Coalition forces, including the famous winged Hussars, led by Polish King John III Sobieski lift the siege laid by Ottoman forces.

1697 – Battle of Zenta: a major engagement in the Great Turkish War (1683–1699) and one of the most decisive defeats in Ottoman history.

1708 – Charles XII of Sweden stops his march to conquer Moscow outside Smolensk, marking the turning point in the Great Northern War. The army is defeated nine months later in the Battle of Poltava, and the Swedish Empire ceases to be a major power.

1709 – Battle of Malplaquet: Great Britain, Netherlands, and Austria fight against France.

1714 – Siege of Barcelona: Barcelona, capital city of Catalonia, surrenders to Spanish and French Bourbon armies in the War of the Spanish Succession.

1758 – Battle of Saint Cast: France repels British invasion during the Seven Years' War.

1775 – Benedict Arnold's expedition to Quebec leaves Cambridge, Massachusetts.

1776 – British–American peace conference on Staten Island fails to stop nascent American Revolutionary War.

1777 – American Revolutionary War: Battle of Brandywine: The British celebrate a major victory in Chester County, Pennsylvania.

1780 – American Revolutionary War: Sugarloaf massacre: A small detachment of militia from Northampton County, Pennsylvania, are attacked by Native Americans and Loyalists near Little Nescopeck Creek.

1786 – The beginning of the Annapolis Convention.[8]

1789 – Alexander Hamilton is appointed the first United States Secretary of the Treasury.

1792 – The Hope Diamond is stolen along with other French crown jewels when six men break into the house where they are stored.

1800 – The Maltese National Congress Battalions are disbanded by British Civil Commissioner Alexander Ball.

1802 – France annexes the Kingdom of Piedmont.

1803 – Battle of Delhi, during the Second Anglo-Maratha War, between British troops under General Lake, and Marathas of Scindia's army under General Louis Bourquin.

1813 – War of 1812: British troops arrive in Mount Vernon and prepare to march to and invade Washington, D.C.

1814 – War of 1812: The climax of the Battle of Plattsburgh, a major United States victory in the war.

1826 – Captain William Morgan, an ex-freemason is arrested in Batavia, New York for debt after declaring that he would publish The Mysteries of Free Masonry, a book against Freemasonry. This sets into motion the events that led to his mysterious disappearance.

1829 – An expedition led by Isidro Barradas at Tampico, sent by the Spanish crown to retake Mexico, surrenders at the Battle of Tampico, marking the effective end of Mexico's campaign for independence.

1830 – Anti-Masonic Party convention; one of the first American political party conventions.

1836 – The Riograndense Republic is proclaimed by rebels after defeating Empire of Brazil's troops in the Battle of Seival, during the Ragamuffin War.

1851 – Christiana Resistance: Escaped slaves led by William Parker fight off and kill a slave owner who, with a federal marshal and an armed party, sought to seize three of his former slaves in Christiana, Pennsylvania, thereby creating a cause célèbre between slavery proponents and abolitionists.

1852 – Outbreak of Revolution of September 11 resulting in the State of Buenos Aires declaring independence as a Republic.

1857 – The Mountain Meadows massacre: Mormon settlers and Paiutes massacre 120 pioneers at Mountain Meadows, Utah.

1881 – In the Swiss state of Glarus, a rockslide buries parts of the village of Elm, destroying 83 buildings and killing 115 people.

1897 – After months of pursuit, generals of Menelik II of Ethiopia capture Gaki Sherocho, the last king of the Kaffa.

1903 – The first race at the Milwaukee Mile in West Allis, Wisconsin is held. It is the oldest major speedway in the world.

1905 – The Ninth Avenue derailment occurs in New York City, killing 13.

1914 – World War I: Australia invades German New Guinea, defeating a German contingent at the Battle of Bita Paka.

1914 – The Second Period of Russification: The teaching of the Russian language and Russian history in Finnish schools was ordered to be considerably increased as part of the forced Russification program in Finland run by Tsar Nicholas II.

1916 – The Quebec Bridge's central span collapses, killing 11 men. The bridge previously collapsed completely on August 29, 1907.

1919 – United States Marine Corps invades Honduras.

1921 – Nahalal, the first moshav in Palestine, is settled as part of a Zionist plan of creating a Jewish state, later to be Israel.

1922 – The Treaty of Kars is ratified in Yerevan, Armenia.

1941 – Construction begins on The Pentagon.

1941 – Charles Lindbergh's Des Moines Speech accusing the British, Jews and FDR's administration of pressing for war with Germany.

1943 – World War II: German troops occupy Corsica and Kosovo-Metohija ending the Italian occupation of Corsica.

1944 – World War II: The Western Allied invasion of Germany begins near the city of Aachen.

1944 – World War II: RAF bombing raid on Darmstadt and the following firestorm kill 11,500.

1945 – World War II: Australian 9th Division forces liberate the Japanese-run Batu Lintang camp, a POW and civilian internment camp on the island of Borneo.

1954 – Hurricane Edna hits New England (United States) as a Category 2 hurricane, causing significant damage and 29 deaths.

1961 – Hurricane Carla strikes the Texas coast as a Category 4 hurricane, the second strongest storm ever to hit the state.

1965 – Indo-Pakistani War: The Indian Army captures the town of Burki, just southeast of Lahore.

1967 – China's People's Liberation Army (PLA) launched an attack on Indian posts at Nathu La, Sikkim, India, which resulted in military clashes.

1968 – Air France Flight 1611 crashes off Nice, France, killing 89 passengers and six crew.

1970 – The Dawson's Field hijackers release 88 of their hostages. The remaining hostages, mostly Jews and Israeli citizens, are held until September 25.

1971 – The Egyptian Constitution becomes official.

1972 – The San Francisco Bay Area Rapid Transit system begins passenger service.

1973 – A coup in Chile, headed by General Augusto Pinochet, topples the democratically elected president Salvador Allende. Pinochet exercises dictatorial power until ousted in a referendum in 1988, staying in power until 1990.

1973 – JAT Airways Flight 769 crashes into the Maganik mountain range while on approach to Titograd Airport, killing 35 passengers and six crew.

1974 – Eastern Air Lines Flight 212 crashes in Charlotte, North Carolina, killing 69 passengers and two crew.

1976 – A bomb planted by a Croatian terrorist, Zvonko Bušić, is found at New York's Grand Central Terminal; one NYPD officer is killed trying to defuse it.

1980 – A new constitution of Chile is established under the influence of then Chilean dictator Augusto Pinochet, which is subject to controversy in Chile today.

1982 – The international forces that were guaranteeing the safety of Palestinian refugees following Israel's 1982 Invasion of Lebanon leave Beirut. Five days later, several thousand refugees are massacred in the Sabra and Shatila refugee camps by Phalange forces.

1989 – Hungary announces that the East German refugees who had been housed in temporary camps were free to leave for West Germany.

1990 – A Faucett Boeing 727 disappears in the Atlantic Ocean while being flown from Malta to Peru.

1991 – Continental Express Flight 2574 crashes in Colorado County, Texas, near Eagle Lake, killing 11 passengers and three crew.[

1992 – Hurricane Iniki, one of the most damaging hurricanes in United States history, devastates the Hawaiian Islands of Kauai and Oahu.

1997 – NASA's Mars Global Surveyor reaches Mars.

1997 – Kurkse tragedy: Fourteen Estonian soldiers of the Baltic Battalion are drowned or die of hypothermia during a training exercise in the Kurkse Strait.

1997 – After a nationwide referendum, Scotland votes to establish a devolved parliament within the United Kingdom.

2001 – The September 11 attacks, a series of coordinated terrorist attacks killing 2,996 people using four aircraft hijacked by 19 members of al-Qaeda. Two aircraft crash into the World Trade Center in New York City, a third crashes into The Pentagon in Arlington County, Virginia, and a fourth into a field near Shanksville, Pennsylvania.

2007 – Russia tests the largest conventional weapon ever, the Father of All Bombs.

2008 – A major Channel Tunnel fire breaks out on a freight train, resulting in the closure of part of the tunnel for six months.

2011 – A dedication ceremony is held at the United States National September 11 Memorial on the 10th anniversary of the September 11 attacks in New York City, and the memorial opens to family members.

2012 – A total of 315 people are killed in two garment factory fires in Pakistan.

2012 – The U.S. embassy in Benghazi, Libya is attacked, resulting in four deaths.

2015 – A crane collapses onto the Masjid al-Haram mosque in Saudi Arabia, killing 111 people and injuring 394 others.


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Published at 7:15am on Sunday, September 11, 2022
Author: Bobby Coggins


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