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Sunday, September 18, 2022

News and Weather Briefing for Sunday, September 18, 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

Warm and dry to end the weekend. Dry weather continues into midweek as a dome of high pressure expands across the Southeast. This will also allow for well above normal temperatures. A cold front tracks across the area Thursday and could have enough moisture to squeeze out a few showers across the forecast area. Cooler temperatures return this weekend behind as high pressure ushers in behind the departing front.

_6HZZXNLUzU TRAFFIC ALERT -- Angel Medical Center

The new Angel Medical Center is Open | Macon Media



The old hospital will close at 6am and the new hospital will open at 6am this morning. If you need to visit the emergency room today, please keep this in mind.

Angel Medical Center will be moving patients from the old hospital to the new hospital this morning from 6am until sometime shortly before noon today. These patients will be moving by ambulance at the rate of about 4 per hour. Please use caution or avoid the area between Riverview Street and the intersection of East Main Street (Northeast Main Street) and US-441 during this time. See a video of Angel Medical Center Clint Kendell discussing the move during a guided tour of the new facility.



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Local Weather

General Forecast Through Tuesday Night





Franklin Area

Today

Areas of fog before 10am. Otherwise, cloudy through midmorning, then gradual clearing, with highs near 80. Calm winds.

Tonight

Patchy fog after 1am. Otherwise, increasing clouds, with lows in the mid 50s. Calm winds.

Monday

Areas of fog before 8am. Otherwise, cloudy through midmorning, then gradual clearing, with highs in the mid 80s. Calm winds.

Monday Night

Mostly clear, with lows around 60. Calm winds.

Tuesday

Sunny, with highs in the mid-to-upper 80s. Light winds out of the northwest.

Tuesday Night

Mostly clear, with lows around 60.


Highlands Plateau

Today

Patchy fog before 10am. Otherwise, sunny, with highs in the lower 70s. Light and variable winds.

Tonight

Patchy fog after 3am. Otherwise, mostly clear, with lows in the low-to-mid 50s. Calm winds.

Monday

Patchy fog before 8am. Otherwise, sunny, with highs in the mid 70s. Calm winds.

Monday Night

Mostly clear, with lows in the mid-to-upper 50s. Light and variable winds.

Tuesday

Sunny, with highs in the upper 70s. Winds out of the northwest 3 to 5 mph.

Tuesday Night

Mostly clear, with lows in the upper 50s.


Otto and South Central Macon County

Today

Areas of fog before 10am. Otherwise, cloudy through midmorning, then gradual clearing, with highs near 80. Calm winds.

Tonight

Patchy fog after 1am. Otherwise, clear, then becoming mostly cloudy toward daybreak, with lows in the mid 50s. Calm winds.

Monday

Areas of fog before 8am. Otherwise, cloudy through midmorning, then gradual clearing, with highs in the mid 80s. Calm winds.

Monday Night

Mostly clear, with lows around 60. Calm winds.

Tuesday

Sunny, with highs in the mid 80s. Calm winds.

Tuesday Night

Mostly clear, with lows around 60.


Nantahala Area

Today

Patchy fog before 10am. Otherwise, sunny, with highs in the mid 70s. Calm winds.

Tonight

Mostly clear, with lows in the mid 50s. Calm winds.

Monday

Sunny, with highs near 80. Calm winds.

Monday Night

Mostly clear, with lows around 60. Calm winds.

Tuesday

Sunny, with highs in the lower 80s. Light and variable winds.

Tuesday Night

Mostly clear, with lows in the lower 60s.




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Hazards and Tropical Weather

Hazardous weather is not expected fortoday or tonight,





TROPICAL WEATHER OUTLOOK




Tropical Weather Outlook
NWS National Hurricane Center Miami FL
200 AM EDT Sun Sep 18 2022

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

Active Systems:
The National Hurricane Center is issuing advisories on Tropical Storm Fiona, located over the northeastern Caribbean Sea.

1. Central Subtropical Atlantic:
Disorganized showers and thunderstorms continue over the central subtropical Atlantic in association with a trough of low pressure. Some slow development of this system is possible during the early or middle part of this week while it moves generally northward, remaining over the central Subtropical Atlantic.

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

TROPICAL STORM FIONA



Tropical Storm Fiona Discussion Number 15
NWS National Hurricane Center Miami FL AL072022
1100 PM AST Sat Sep 17 2022

Satellite imagery and Doppler radar data from San Juan indicate that Fiona is gradually becoming better organized, with the radar showing increasing banding near the center and a possible decrease in the radius of maximum winds. However, this has not yet resulted in any increase in intensity, with the radar winds and data from an Air Force Reserve Hurricane Hunter aircraft suggesting that the maximum sustained winds remain near 50 kt. The aircraft has reported that the central pressure has fallen to 997 mb.

Fiona's motion has been a bit erratic over the past few hours. However, the longer-term motion is a somewhat uncertain 285/7 kt. A turn toward the northwest is expected in about 12 h, with a general northwestward motion continuing through about 48 h as Fiona is steered by the subtropical ridge to the northeast. After that, the cyclone is expected to move slowly northward through a break in the ridge caused by a mid- to upper-level trough over the Florida Peninsula and the adjacent Atlantic. By the end of the forecast period, a north-northeastward motion at a faster forward speed is expected as Fiona reaches the southern edge of the mid-latitude westerlies. The new forecast track is similar to the previous track and to the consensus models, with the center forecast to move near the southwestern portion of Puerto Rico and the northern coast of the Dominican Republic before passing east of the Turks and Caicos Islands.

While the vertical wind shear has diminished since yesterday, Fiona remains in an environment of moderate southwesterly shear, and the model guidance suggests that this is likely to persist through the forecast period. This will limit the intensification, although the storm will pass over warm sea surface temperatures and move into a more moist environment. The new intensity forecast calls for Fiona to reach hurricane strength in about 24 h as it passes near Puerto Rico. After that, development could be interrupted by close proximity to the Dominican Republic. More earnest strengthening appears likely when Fiona moves away from land after 48 h, and the intensity forecast again calls for a peak intensity of 95 kt. It should be noted that the intensity guidance has a large amount of spread, and there are models both stronger and weaker than the official forecast.

Key Messages:

1. Hurricane conditions are expected across portions of Puerto Rico on Sunday, and are expected in portions of the Dominican Republic Sunday night and Monday. Hurricane conditions are possible across the U.S. Virgin Islands tonight. Tropical storm conditions are now spreading westward across the U.S. and British Virgin Islands and will spread across Puerto Rico tonight. Tropical storm conditions will reach the Dominican Republic by late Sunday.

2. Heavy rains from Fiona will continue to spread west across the British and U.S. Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico tonight, the Dominican Republic Sunday, and the Turks and Caicos Monday night. These rainfall amounts are expected to produce life-threatening flash floods and urban flooding, along with mudslides in areas of higher terrain, especially across portions of Puerto Rico and portions of the eastern Dominican Republic.

3. Fiona is forecast to strengthen after moving away from Puerto Rico and past the Dominican Republic on Monday, and interests in the Turks and Caicos Islands and southeastern Bahamas should continue to monitor forecasts for the storm.

FORECAST POSITIONS AND MAX WINDS

INIT 18/0300Z 16.6N 64.9W 50 KT 60 MPH
12H 18/1200Z 17.2N 66.0W 60 KT 70 MPH
24H 19/0000Z 18.1N 67.3W 65 KT 75 MPH
36H 19/1200Z 19.1N 68.5W 65 KT 75 MPH
48H 20/0000Z 20.3N 69.4W 70 KT 80 MPH
60H 20/1200Z 21.6N 70.2W 75 KT 85 MPH
72H 21/0000Z 23.0N 70.5W 80 KT 90 MPH
96H 22/0000Z 25.5N 70.5W 90 KT 105 MPH
120H 23/0000Z 31.0N 67.5W 95 KT 110 MPH

What's Up in the Tropics with Mark Sudduth - TTropical Storm Fiona - Afternoon Discussion - September 17, 2022



TROPICAL TIDBITS

Tropical Tidbits is a website run by Macon Media's favorite no-nonsense tropical forecaster, Levi Cowan. He does not post material just to get clicks or to sensationalize the storms he covers to "make them more exciting." He is reliable and sober, unlike The Weather Channel crowd of Drama Queen Meteorologists.

Levi typically posts videos late in the afternoon or early before midnight on Youtube. [Youtube Channel]

[Sat evening / Sept 17] Fiona becoming Better Organized as it Approaches Puerto Rico





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Almanac

24 Hour Smoke Forecast

A smoke fieldmap was not provided for today. -->















Air quality is in the extreme upper range of green for most of the county, with the ridges and other higher elevations today being in the extreme upper range of green.

Fire and Smoke Map




Local Air Monitor



Pollen

Pollen levels are expected to be in the medium-high range 7.9 out of 12) today with Ragweed, Chenopods, and Grasses being the main culprits. Tomorrow is expected to be in the medium-high range (7.8 out of 12).



Record Weather Events for September 18th

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

Highest Temperature 93°F in Franklin in 1954
Lowest Temperature 34°F in Highlands in 1903
Greatest Rainfall 2.83 inches in at the Coweeta Experimental Station in 1975

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


• Golfers sent ‘fleeing’ when driver leads police chase across golf course, NC cops say [Raleigh News and Observer]

• On the Record: The candidates vying for two NC Supreme Court seats [WRAL-TV (Raleigh, NC)]

• NC Treasurer Dale Folwell mulling run for governor in 2024 [WRAL-TV (Raleigh, NC)]

• Record attendance likely as NC Mountain State Fair wraps up, organizers say [WLOS-TV (Asheville, NC)]

• Nature Journal: Keep a look out for the American goldfinch [Asheville Citizen Times]

• Macon County Board of Commissioners - September 2022 Regular Meeting [Macon Media]

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

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


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 II: Why the state funeral will be an event beyond compare [BBC News]

Queen lying in state: Live stream from Westminster Hall | Sky News



Historic Moment as Queen’s Grandchildren Mount Vigil Around Her Coffin | The Royal Family Channel



• William and Harry: a frosty kind of truce [The Times]

Bidens arrive in UK ahead of the Queen’s funeral | ABC News



• Tea in the cold and a visit from the King: the people waiting all night to see the Queen [The Guardian]

• Last-minute flights, cancelled holidays … and toothpicks - how the King’s Troop prepared for Operation London Bridge [The Telegraph]

Why Most U.K Money Will Still Feature Queen Elizabeth II for Years to Come | WSJ



Queen Elizabeth II in popular culture | Al Jazeera



• Lip-Reading and Fashion Criticism: Meghan’s U.K. Trip Under Scrutiny [New York Times]

Continuous live coverage of the Queen Lying in State in Westminster Hall | ITV News



In full: Queen’s coffin procession through London as Royal Family march in homage | ITV News




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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 17 [Institute for the Study of War] [PDF for September 17th]

Timothy Snyder: The Making of Modern Ukraine. Class 4: Before Europe | Yale Courses



• Russia-Ukraine war: List of key events, day 206 [Al Jazeera]

• Ukraine says some bodies recovered at newly discovered mass burial site show signs of torture [CBC News]

Early reports from liberated Izyum | Ukraine: The Latest Podcast | The Telegraph






JOMINI OF THE WEST MAP (UTVD Operational Update: ZSU Counter Offensive in Kharkiv, 10-12 Sep 22.)







• Ukraine war: Biden warns Putin not to use tactical nuclear weapons [BBC News]

• EU calls for war crimes tribunal over Ukraine mass graves [Al Jazeera]

• #NAFO: Ukraine's info warriors battling Russian trolls [DW News]

• Russia’s Use of Iranian Kamikaze Drones Creates New Dangers for Ukrainian Troops [Wall Street Journal]

• Russia's Putin, China's Xi look to challenge 'international order' at regional summit [France 24]


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

• Pelosi arrives in Armenia amid deadly conflict [Russia Today]

• Putin: If Europeans want to stay warm, they only need to press one button [Pravda ]

• By sending weapons to Ukraine, Greece gets embroiled in conflict — ex-premier [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

White House slams GOP governors for transporting migrants to Martha's Vineyard | CBS News



• Criticism intensifies after big oil admits ‘gaslighting’ public over green aims [The Guardian]

• IRS Faces Tight Job Market and Competition for Talent as It Recruits Thousands [Wall Street Journal]

• Attempts to Ban Books Are Accelerating and Becoming More Divisive [DNYUZ]

• Man who sent bomb and mass shooting threats to Merriam-Webster over gender-inclusive entries pleads guilty [ABC News]

• 'A Crisis Coming': The Twin Threats to American Democracy [New York Times via Yahoo! News]

• As massive storm batters Alaska coastal towns, residents are evacuated, widespread flooding reported [CBS News]

• Puerto Rico girds for possible hurricane as TS Fiona nears [AP News]


On the Road with Steve Hartman: Back to School | CBS News



Global National: Sept. 17, 2022 | King Charles III's surprise visit to those waiting to pay respects



Nightly News Full Broadcast (September 17th)


PBS NewsHour full episode, September 17, 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 6:35pm CEST, 16 September 2022, there have been 608,328,548 confirmed cases of COVID-19, including 6,501,469 deaths, reported to WHO. As of 13 September 2022, a total of 12,613,484,608 vaccine

In United States of America, from 3 January 2020 to 6:35pm CEST, 16 September 2022, there have been 94,237,260 confirmed cases of COVID-19 with 1,041,323 deaths, reported to WHO. As of 2 September 2022, a total of 601,804,302 vaccine doses have been administered.

• Association of COVID-19 with New-Onset Alzheimer’s Disease [IOS Press (PDF)]

• France's health body warns of resurgence of COVID virus in the country [Reuters]

• China approves inhaled Covid vaccine [BBC News]

• Can you combine Paxlovid with other COVID-19 drugs? FDA says no, for some [CBS News]

• Covid testing providers scale back despite worries of another winter surge [NBC News]

• TWiV 936: Clinical update with Dr. Daniel Griffin [Microbe TV]




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Science and Technology News Roundup

• New iPhones have Qualcomm satellite modem, new Apple radio chips [Reuters]

• Tech Tent Podcast: The Merge: a cryptocurrency revolution [BBC News (23 minute audio)]

• A new, genetically modified purple tomato may hit the grocery market stands [CNN]

• New images show intriguing Perseverance discovery on Mars [CNN News]

• Mars Perseverance Rover Finds Organic Matter in Rock [CNET]

• United States considers coal to nuclear plant conversion potential [New Civil Engineer]

• Federal court upholds law banning tech companies from censoring viewpoints [ARS TECHNICA]

• China is testing a magnet-powered floating car that goes up to 143 miles per hour—take a look [CNBC]


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

Ray Kurzweil: Singularity, Superintelligence, and Immortality | Lex Fridman Podcast #321



Pulling water out of thin air: Could this be the solution to California's drought? | KABC-TV (Los Angeles, CA)



TWiV 937: Pediatric hepatitis with Emma Thomson | Microbe TV



Teenager Hacks Uber's Data | This Week in Enterprise



Linux Action News 258 | Jupiter Broadcasting



SpaceX's Starship Booster Testing, Blue Origin Abort, CAPSTONE Trouble, Sierra Space Habitat Test | Marcus House



My Weaver Ant Colony Went Missing But Then Look At What I Found | AntsCanada



Why NASA's Deep Space Network Is The Most Important Part Of Any Space Probe | Scott Manley






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Russo-Ukrainian War Videos (mostly long form)

--> Ukraine: Izium mass grave shows signs of torture, starvation | DW News



Ukraine combs mass grave in Izium, says signs of torture found | FRANCE 24 English



Ukrainian president says some mass burial victims were tortured | Al Jazeera



Putin threatens to escalate fighting with Ukraine | Good Morning America







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On This Day

September 18 is the 261st day of the year (262nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar; 104 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)



96 – Domitian, who has been conducting a reign of terror for the past three years, is assassinated as a result of a plot by his wife Domitia and two Praetorian prefects.

96 – Nerva is proclaimed Roman emperor after Domitian is assassinated.

324 – Constantine the Great decisively defeats Licinius in the Battle of Chrysopolis, establishing Constantine's sole control over the Roman Empire.

1048 – Battle of Kapetron between a combined Byzantine-Georgian army and a Seljuq army.

1066 – Norwegian king Harald Hardrada lands with Tostig Godwinson at the mouth of the Humber River and begins his invasion of England.

1180 – Philip Augustus becomes king of France at the age of fifteen.

1454 – Thirteen Years' War: In the Battle of Chojnice, the Polish army is defeated by the Teutonic knights.

1544 – The expedition of Juan Bautista Pastene makes landfall in San Pedro Bay, southern Chile, claiming the territory for Spain.

1618 – The twelfth baktun in the Mesoamerican Long Count calendar begins.

1714 – George I arrives in Great Britain after becoming king on August 1.

1739 – The Treaty of Belgrade is signed, whereby Austria cedes lands south of the Sava and Danube rivers to the Ottoman Empire.

1759 – French and Indian War: The Articles of Capitulation of Quebec are signed.

1793 – The first cornerstone of the United States Capitol is laid by George Washington.

1809 – The Royal Opera House in London opens.

1810 – First Government Junta in Chile. Though supposed to rule only during the Peninsular War in Spain, it is in fact the first step towards independence from Spain, and is commemorated as such.

1812 – The 1812 Fire of Moscow dies down after destroying more than three-quarters of the city. Napoleon returns from the Petrovsky Palace to the Moscow Kremlin, spared from the fire.

1837 – Tiffany and Co. (first named Tiffany & Young) is founded by Charles Lewis Tiffany and Teddy Young in New York City. The store is called a "stationery and fancy goods emporium".

1838 – The Anti-Corn Law League is established by Richard Cobden.

1850 – The U.S. Congress passes the Fugitive Slave Act of 1850.

1851 – First publication of The New-York Daily Times, which later becomes The New York Times.

1862 – The Confederate States celebrate for the first and only time a Thanksgiving Day.

1863 – American Civil War: The Battle of Chickamauga begins between Confederate and Union forces. It involves the second highest amount of casualties for any American Civil War battle apart from Gettysburg.

1864 – American Civil War: John Bell Hood begins the Franklin–Nashville Campaign in an unsuccessful attempt to draw William Tecumseh Sherman back out of Georgia.

1870 – Old Faithful Geyser is observed and named by Henry D. Washburn.

1872 – King Oscar II accedes to the throne of Sweden–Norway.

1873 – The bank Jay Cooke and Company declares bankruptcy, contributing to the Panic of 1873.

1879 – The Blackpool Illuminations are switched on for the first time.

1882 – The Pacific Stock Exchange opens.

1895 – The Atlanta Exposition Speech on race relations is delivered by Booker T. Washington.

1898 – The Fashoda Incident, a territorial dispute between Britain and France, triggers a war scare.

1906 – The 1906 Hong Kong typhoon kills an estimated 10,000 people.

1914 – The Irish Home Rule Act becomes law, but is delayed until after World War I.

1919 – Fritz Pollard becomes the first African American to play professional football for a major team, the Akron Pros.

1922 – The Kingdom of Hungary is admitted to the League of Nations.

1927 – The Columbia Broadcasting System goes on the air.

1928 – Juan de la Cierva makes the first autogyro crossing of the English Channel.

1931 – Imperial Japan instigates the Mukden Incident as a pretext to invade and occupy Manchuria.

1934 – The Soviet Union is admitted to the League of Nations.

1939 – World War II: The Polish government of Ignacy Mościcki flees to Romania.

1939 – World War II: The radio show Germany Calling begins transmitting Nazi propaganda.

1940 – World War II: The British liner SS City of Benares is sunk by German submarine U-48; those killed include 77 child refugees.

1943 – World War II: Adolf Hitler orders the deportation of Danish Jews.

1944 – World War II: The British submarine HMS Tradewind torpedoes Jun'yō Maru, killing 5,600, mostly slave labourers and POWs.

1944 – World War II: The Battle of Arracourt begins.

1945 – General Douglas MacArthur moves his general headquarters from Manila to Tokyo.

1947 – The National Security Act reorganizes the United States government's military and intelligence services.

1948 – Operation Polo is terminated after the Indian Army accepts the surrender of the army of Hyderabad.

1948 – Margaret Chase Smith of Maine becomes the first woman elected to the United States Senate without completing another senator's term.

1954 – Finnish president J. K. Paasikivi becomes the first Western Head of State to be awarded the highest honor of the Soviet Union, the Order of Lenin.

1960 – Fidel Castro arrives in New York City as the head of the Cuban delegation to the United Nations.

1961 – U.N. Secretary-General Dag Hammarskjöld dies in an air crash while attempting to negotiate peace in the Katanga region of the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

1962 – Burundi, Jamaica, Rwanda and Trinidad and Tobago are admitted to the United Nations.

1973 – The Bahamas, East Germany and West Germany are admitted to the United Nations.

1974 – Hurricane Fifi strikes Honduras with 110 mph winds, killing 5,000 people.

1977 – Voyager I takes the first distant photograph of the Earth and the Moon together.

1980 – Soyuz 38 carries two cosmonauts (including one Cuban) to the Salyut 6 space station.

1981 – The Assemblée Nationale votes to abolish capital punishment in France.

1982 – The Sabra and Shatila massacre in Lebanon comes to an end.

1984 – Joe Kittinger completes the first solo balloon crossing of the Atlantic.

1988 – The 8888 Uprising in Myanmar comes to an end.

1990 – Liechtenstein becomes a member of the United Nations.

1992 – An explosion rocks Giant Mine at the height of a labor dispute, killing nine replacement workers in Yellowknife, Canada.

1997 – United States media magnate Ted Turner donates US$1 billion to the United Nations.

1997 – The Anti-Personnel Mine Ban Convention is adopted.

2001 – First mailing of anthrax letters from Trenton, New Jersey in the 2001 anthrax attacks.

2007 – Buddhist monks join anti-government protesters in Myanmar, starting what some call the Saffron Revolution.

2011 – The 2011 Sikkim earthquake is felt across northeastern India, Nepal, Bhutan, Bangladesh and southern Tibet.

2012 – Greater Manchester Police officers PC Nicola Hughes and PC Fiona Bone are murdered in a gun and grenade ambush attack in Greater Manchester, England.

2014 – Scotland votes against independence from the United Kingdom, by 55% to 45%.

2015 – Two security personnel, 17 worshippers in a mosque, and 13 militants are killed during a Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan attack on a Pakistan Air Force base on the outskirts of Peshawar.

2016 – The 2016 Uri attack in Jammu and Kashmir, India by terrorist group Jaish-e-Mohammed results in the deaths of nineteen Indian Army soldiers and all four attackers.

2021 – A ferry capsized in China's southern Guizhou province due to bad weather killing ten people and five missing.


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Published at 5:00am on Sunday, September 18, 2022
Author: Bobby Coggins


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