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Tuesday, November 1, 2022

News and Weather Briefing for Tuesday, November 01, 2022

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Hazards and Tropical Weather
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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Drier weather and warmer temperatures return today and is expected to persist through the end of the work week as broad surface high pressure spreads back over the region. Slightly cooler temperatures and isolated showers may move back in for the weekend.


Friends of the Greenway announce their Fall arts and crafts fundraising event. FROG FAIR will be held Nov 5, 2022 from 10-4 at FROG Quarters, 573 E. Main at the Town bridge in Franklin. Vendor spaces are available (only registration fee goes to FROG)--check our website ( for registration forms or stop by FROG Quarters. Make sure to mark your calendar--arts and crafts, food, and music will make it a special day. For more information, email


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Local Weather

General Forecast Through Thursday Night

Franklin Area


Mostly cloudy, then gradually becoming sunny, with highs near 70. Calm winds in the morning increasing to come out of the northwest around 5 mph in the afternoon.


Increasing clouds, with lows in the mid 40s. Calm winds.


Partly sunny, with highs near 70. Calm winds.

Wednesday Night

Partly cloudy, with lows in the mid 40s. Calm winds.


Mostly sunny, with highs in the lower 70s.

Thursday Night

Mostly clear, with lows in the lower 40s.

Highlands Plateau


Patchy fog before 9am. Otherwise, mostly sunny, with highs in the lower 60s. Winds out of the northwest 5 to 10 mph.


Patchy fog after 4am. Otherwise, partly cloudy, with lows in the mid 40s. Light and variable winds.


Patchy fog before 9am. Otherwise, partly sunny, with highs near 60. Calm winds.

Wednesday Night

Partly cloudy, with lows in the mid 40s. Calm winds.


Sunny, with highs near 60.

Thursday Night

Mostly clear, with lows in the low-to-mid 40s.

Otto and South Central Macon County


Mostly cloudy, then gradually becoming sunny, with highs near 70. Winds out of the northwest 3 to 5 mph.


Partly cloudy, with lows in the mid-to-upper 40s. Calm winds.


Partly sunny, with highs near 70. Calm winds.

Wednesday Night

Partly cloudy, with lows in the mid 40s. Calm winds.


Sunny, with highs near 70.

Thursday Night

Mostly clear, with lows in the mid 40s.

Nantahala Area


Partly sunny, with highs in the mid 60s. Calm winds in the morning increasing to come out of the northwest around 5 mph in the afternoon.


Partly cloudy, with lows in the upper 40s. Calm winds.


Partly sunny, with highs in the mid 60s. Calm winds.

Wednesday Night

Partly cloudy, with lows in the mid 40s. Calm winds.


Sunny, with highs in the mid-to-upper 60s.

Thursday Night

Mostly clear, with lows in the mid 40s.

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Hazards and Tropical Weather

Hazardous weather is not expected today or tonight.

Drought Update from the NC Climate Office

Marshall, Madison County


Tropical Weather Outlook
NWS National Hurricane Center Miami FL
200 AM EDT Tue Nov 1 2022

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

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

1. Central Subtropical Atlantic:
A non-tropical area of low pressure is located about 425 miles northeast of Bermuda. Shower and thunderstorm activity has continued to persist near and to the north of the center of the low overnight. Some additional development is possible through late Wednesday or Wednesday night, and the system could become a tropical or subtropical storm while it moves generally east-northeastward. By early Thursday, the system is expected to become fully extratropical and merge with a larger non-tropical low over the north-central Atlantic. For more information on this system, including Gale Warnings, see High Seas Forecasts issued by the National Weather Service.

* Formation chance through 48 hours...medium...50 percent.
* Formation chance through 5 days...medium...50 percent.

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24 Hour Smoke Forecast

Smoke fields from fires across the southeast will be crossing the county today.

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

Fire and Smoke Map

Local Air Monitor


Pollen levels are expected to be in the low range (2.4 out of 12) today with Ragweed and Chenopods being the main culprits. Tomorrow is expected to be in the low range (1.5 out of 12).

Record Weather Events for November 1st

Record weather events for this date in Macon County

Highest Temperature 81°F at the Coweeta Experimental Station in 2016
Lowest Temperature 15°F in Highlands in 1917
Greatest Rainfall 2.54 inches in Highlands in 1940

Greatest Snowfall 2.2 in Highlands in 2014

Weather Extremes for Macon County for the month of November Data available from 1872

Highest Temperature 83°F at the Coweeta Experimental Station on 11-04-2003
Lowest Temperature -3°F in Highlands on 11-25-1950
Greatest Rainfall 4.69 inches in Highlands on 11-29-1914
Greatest Snowfall 6.0 inches in Highlands on 11-28-1922

(the excessive rainfall was due to the remnants of Hurricane Hilda)

Record Weather Events for November 1st in North Carolina

Highest Temperature 89°F in Smithfield, Johnston County in 1919
Lowest Temperature 12°F in Celo, Banner Elk, Avery County in 1913
Greatest Rainfall 5.08 inches in Lake Toxaway, Transylvania County in 1969
Greatest Snowfall 13.0 inches in Mount Mitchell, Yancey County in 2014

Weather Extremes for North Carolina for the month of November Data available from 1872

Highest Temperature 89°F in High Point, Guilford County on 11-03-1974
Lowest Temperature -12°F in Grandfather Mountain, Avery County on 11-15-1969
Greatest One-Day Rainfall 9.70 inches in Lake Toxaway, Transylvania County on 11-19-2003

Greatest One-Day Snowfall 13.0 inches on Mount Mitchell, Yancey County on 11-01-2014

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Macon Calendar
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Friends of the Greenway announce their Fall arts and crafts fundraising event. FROG FAIR will be held Nov 5, 2022 from 10-4 at FROG Quarters, 573 E. Main at the Town bridge in Franklin. Vendor spaces are available (only registration fee goes to FROG)--check our website ( for registration forms or stop by FROG Quarters. Make sure to mark your calendar--arts and crafts, food, and music will make it a special day. For more information, email


A reception for the retiring Franklin Police Chief will be held at the Franklin Town Hall (lower level) on Monday, November 7th from 2pm to 5pm.
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Local and State News

• Robinson social media post makes light, doubts details of Pelosi attack [WRAL-TV (Raleigh, NC)]

• Most of Western North Carolina’s ARPA funds have been decided. What about the remaining millions of dollars? [Carolina Public Press]

• Franklin to study feasibility of converting old Angel Medical Center into senior housing [BPR]

• Flu outbreak prompts one mountain school to temporarily close, officials urge vaccination [WLOS-TV (Asheville, NC)]

• Diesel fuel shortage means you'll be spending more [WTVD-TV (Raleigh, NC)]

• Town of Franklin Asks Citizens to Voluntarily Restrict Water Usage [Macon Media]

Macon County Commissioner candidate forum
Joint Meeting Between the Macon County Board of Commissioners and the Macon County Board of Education | 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: 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, October 31 [Institute for the Study of War] [PDF for October 31st]

• Russia-Ukraine war: List of key events, day 250 [Al Jazeera]

Russians are Sabotaging Their Own Helicopters | FUNKER530

European Defence and The Russian Challenge - Third Superpower or paper tiger? | Perun

Timothy Snyder: The Making of Modern Ukraine. Class 12. Habsburg Curiosity | Yale Courses

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

--> • Ukraine updates: Russian strikes cause power, water cuts [DW News]

• LIVEBLOG: 250th day of Russian aggression against Ukraine [TVP World]

• Russia Launches Barrage of Strikes Across Ukraine, Targeting Infrastructure [WSJ]

• Russia launches barrage of missiles on Ukrainian cities [Al Jazeera]

• Russia recruiting U.S.-trained Afghan commandos, vets say [AP News]

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

• Putin clarifies position on grain deal [Russia Today]

• Russian Defence Ministry: Partial call-up in Russia officially over [Pravda ]

• All partial military mobilization activities have been halted — Russian Defense Ministry [TASS Russian News Agency]

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National and World News Roundup

• Iran Crisis Update, October 31 [Understanding War] [PDF for October 31st]

Iran to hold public trials for 1,000 people involved in Mahsa Amini protests | FRANCE 24 English

• Eurozone Inflation Rate Rises to 10.7% as Recession Looms [Wall Street journal]

• Another interest rate hike from the Federal Reserve is on the way: Here’s how it may affect you [CNBC]

• Trucks, Protesters Block Brazil Highways After Bolsonaro Rout [Barron's]

• Powell’s Favored Curve on Cusp of Inversion as Pivot Hopes Swell [Bloomberg]

• High court signals times up for affirmative action [Courthouse News Service]

• Affirmative action appears in jeopardy after marathon arguments [SCOTUSblog]

• World jobs boom halted by Ukraine war and recession risk, says ILO [The Guardian]

• Trump asks Supreme Court to stop IRS from turning over his tax returns to the House [CNN]

• Trump Organization unveils its defense strategy: Keep all the blame away from Trump [Yahoo! News]

• NEW: Pelosi Attacker in Country Illegally, Planned to Break Speaker's Kneecaps [RedState]

• Marjorie Taylor Greene Says She and Trump Are Exploring a 2024 Presidential Ticket (Report) [The Wrap]

• What the Attack on Paul Pelosi Says About America Today [MSN]

Washington Today (10-31-22): SCOTUS may roll back affirmative action in college admissions | C-SPAN Radio

Global National: Oct. 31, 2022 | Ex-Ottawa police chief questioned over actions during protests

Nightly News Full Broadcast (October 31st)

PBS NewsHour full episode, October 31, 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 5:23pm CET, 31 October 2022, there have been 627,104,342 confirmed cases of COVID-19, including 6,567,552 deaths, reported to WHO. As of 26 October 2022, a total of 12,830,378,906 vaccine doses have been administered.

In United States of America, from 3 January 2020 to 5:23pm CET, 31 October 2022, there have been 95,946,824 confirmed cases of COVID-19 with 1,059,255 deaths, reported to WHO. As of 21 October 2022, a total of 625,145,993 vaccine doses have been administered.

• How COVID-19 damages lungs: The virus attacks mitochondria, continuing an ancient battle that began in the primordial soup [The Conversation]

• Supreme Court leaves intact ruling that let US require masks on planes, trains [AJOT: American Journal of Transportation]

• More severe COVID-19 may raise risk of long COVID [CIDRAP: Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy]

• Experts divided on mask mandates amid COVID resurgence [KESQ-TV Palm Strings, CA)]

• Could a nose spray a day keep COVID away? [Bature]

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Science and Technology News Roundup

• Elon Musk Is Forming Circle of Advisers as He Reimagines Twitter [WSJ (vaudio)] [WSJ (article archive)]

• Space Station Experiment Maps Earth’s Methane ‘Super Emitters’ [Scientific American]

• TRUTH COPS: Leaked Documents Outline DHS’s Plans to Police Disinformation[The Intercept]

• Insect swarms might generate as much electric charge as storm clouds [Science News]

• Elon Musk dissolves Twitter's board of directors [BBC NewsE]

• Rare asteroids near Earth may contain precious metals worth $11.65 trillion [CNET]

• Laser attack blinds autonomous vehicles, deleting pedestrians and confusing cars [TechXplore]

• Massive pandemic relief fraud has Congress eyeing digital IDs [ARS TECHNICA]

• Scientists Find Potentially Hazardous Asteroid Hiding in the Sun’s Glare [Gizmodo]

• World’s first stem cell treatment for spina bifida delivered during fetal surgery [US Davis Health]

• Iran’s Secret Manual for Tracking and Controlling Protesters’ Mobile Phones [The Intercept]

• Fall of Civilizations #16. Bagan - City of Temples [SOURCE]

• 25 tips to help you prepare for the 2024 total solar eclipse [Astronomy Magazine]

• Neal Stephenson’s Lamina1 drops white paper on building the open metaverse [Venture Beat] [PDF of White paper]

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

The Level1 Show November 1 2022: The Land is Mine, I'll Build the Line | Level1 Techs

4 Second Warning, Now For Earthquakes! - DTNS 4386 | Daily Tech News Show


China destroyed its tech giants. Here's why. | TechAltar

Inside Beirut’s Deadly Blast | Vice News Field Notes

Earth, 50 million years in the Future | Anthöny Pain

What It's Like Behind The Scenes At Rocket Launches - Coast to Coast Rocket Chasing! | Everyday Astronaut

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Russo-Ukrainian War Videos (mostly long form)

--> Russian attacks targeted vital infrastructure across Ukraine | Al Jazeera

Russian army reaches for weapons from a previous era | Military Mind | TVP World

'We will resolutely continue our efforts to serve humanity' says Erdogan, Turkey's president | France 24

Russia launches massive missile strikes across Ukraine | DW News

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On This Day

November 1 is the 305th day of the year (306th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar; 60 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)

365 – The Alemanni cross the Rhine and invade Gaul. Emperor Valentinian I moves to Paris to command the army and defend the Gallic cities.

996 – Emperor Otto III issues a deed to Gottschalk, Bishop of Freising, which is the oldest known document using the name Ostarrîchi (Austria in Old High German).

1009 – Berber forces led by Sulayman ibn al-Hakam defeat the Umayyad caliph Muhammad II of Córdoba in the battle of Alcolea.

1141 – Empress Matilda's reign as 'Lady of the English' ends with Stephen of Blois regaining the title of 'King of England'.

1179 – Philip II is crowned as 'King of France'.

1214 – The port city of Sinope surrenders to the Seljuq Turks.

1348 – The anti-royalist Union of Valencia attacks the Jews of Murviedro on the pretext that they are serfs of the King of Valencia and thus "royalists".

1503 – Pope Julius II is elected.

1512 – The ceiling of the Sistine Chapel, painted by Michelangelo, is exhibited to the public for the first time.

1520 – The Strait of Magellan, the passage immediately south of mainland South America connecting the Pacific and the Atlantic Oceans, is first discovered and navigated by European explorer Ferdinand Magellan during the first recorded circumnavigation voyage.

1555 – French Huguenots establish the France Antarctique colony in present-day Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

1570 – The All Saints' Flood devastates the Dutch coast.

1604 – William Shakespeare's tragedy Othello is performed for the first time, at Whitehall Palace in London.

1611 – Shakespeare's play The Tempest is performed for the first time, at Whitehall Palace in London.

1612 – During the Time of Troubles, Polish troops are expelled from Moscow's Kitay-gorod by Russian troops under the command of Dmitry Pozharsky (22 October O.S.).

1683 – The British Crown colony of New York is subdivided into 12 counties.

1688 – William III of Orange sets out a second time from Hellevoetsluis in the Netherlands to seize the crowns of England, Scotland and Ireland from King James II of England during the Glorious Revolution.

1755 – In Portugal, Lisbon is totally devastated by a massive earthquake and tsunami, killing between 60,000 and 90,000 people.

1765 – The British Parliament enacts the Stamp Act on the Thirteen Colonies in order to help pay for British military operations in North America.

1790 – Edmund Burke publishes Reflections on the Revolution in France, in which he predicts that the French Revolution will end in a disaster.

1800 – John Adams becomes the first President of the United States to live in the Executive Mansion (later renamed the White House).

1805 – Napoleon Bonaparte invades Austria during the War of the Third Coalition.

1814 – Congress of Vienna opens to re-draw the European political map after the defeat of France in the Napoleonic Wars.

1848 – In Boston, Massachusetts, the first medical school for women, Boston Female Medical School (which later merged with the Boston University School of Medicine), opens.

1861 – American Civil War: U.S. President Abraham Lincoln appoints George B. McClellan as the commander of the Union Army, replacing General Winfield Scott.

1870 – In the United States, the Weather Bureau (later renamed the National Weather Service) makes its first official meteorological forecast.

1893 – The Battle of Bembezi took place and was the most decisive battle won by the British in the First Matabele War of 1893.

1894 – Nicholas II becomes the new (and last) Tsar of Russia after his father, Alexander III, dies.

1894 – Buffalo Bill, 15 of his Indians, and Annie Oakley were filmed by Thomas Edison in his Black Maria Studio in West Orange, New Jersey.

1896 – A picture showing the bare breasts of a woman appears in National Geographic magazine for the first time.

1897 – The first Library of Congress building opens its doors to the public; the library had previously been housed in the Congressional Reading Room in the U.S. Capitol.

1897 – Italian Sport-Club Juventus is founded by a group of students of Liceo Classico Massimo d'Azeglio.

1905 – Lahti, the city of Finland, is granted city rights by Tsar Nicholas II of Russia, the last Grand Duke of Finland.

1911 – World's first combat aerial bombing mission takes place in Libya during the Italo-Turkish War. Second Lieutenant Giulio Gavotti of Italy drops several small bombs.

1914 – World War I: The first British Royal Navy defeat of the war with Germany, the Battle of Coronel, is fought off of the western coast of Chile, in the Pacific, with the loss of HMS Good Hope and HMS Monmouth.

1914 – World War I: The Australian Imperial Force (AIF) departed by ship in a single convoy from Albany, Western Australia bound for Egypt.

1916 – In Russia, Pavel Milyukov delivers in the State Duma the famous "stupidity or treason" speech, precipitating the downfall of the government of Boris Stürmer.

1918 – World War I: With a brave action carried out into the waters of the Austro-Hungarian port of Pula, two officers of the Italian Regia Marina sink with a manned torpedo the enemy battleship SMS Viribus Unitis.

1918 – Malbone Street Wreck: The worst rapid transit accident in US history occurs under the intersection of Malbone Street and Flatbush Avenue, Brooklyn, New York City, with at least 102 deaths.

1918 – Western Ukraine separates from Austria-Hungary.

1922 – Abolition of the Ottoman sultanate: The last sultan of the Ottoman Empire, Mehmed VI, abdicates.

1928 – The Law on the Adoption and Implementation of the Turkish Alphabet, replaces the Arabic alphabet with the Latin alphabet.

1937 – Stalinists execute Pastor Paul Hamberg and seven members of Azerbaijan's Lutheran community.

1938 – Seabiscuit defeats War Admiral in an upset victory during a match race deemed "the match of the century" in horse racing.

1941 – American photographer Ansel Adams takes a picture of a moonrise over the town of Hernandez, New Mexico that would become one of the most famous images in the history of photography.

1942 – World War II: Matanikau Offensive begins during the Guadalcanal Campaign and ends three days later with an American victory.

1943 – World War II: The 3rd Marine Division, United States Marines, landing on Bougainville in the Solomon Islands, secures a beachhead, leading that night to a naval clash at the Battle of Empress Augusta Bay.

1944 – World War II: Units of the British Army land at Walcheren.

1945 – The official North Korean newspaper, Rodong Sinmun, is first published under the name Chongro.

1948 – Athenagoras I, Ecumenical Patriarch of Constantinople, is enthroned.

1949 – All 55 people on board Eastern Air Lines Flight 537 are killed when the Douglas DC-4 operating the flight collides in mid-air with a Bolivian Air Force Lockheed P-38 Lightning aircraft over Alexandria, Virginia.

1950 – Puerto Rican nationalists Griselio Torresola and Oscar Collazo attempt to assassinate US President Harry S. Truman at Blair House.

1951 – Operation Buster–Jangle: Six thousand five hundred United States Army soldiers are exposed to 'Desert Rock' atomic explosions for training purposes in Nevada. Participation is not voluntary.

1952 – Nuclear weapons testing: The United States successfully detonates Ivy Mike, the first thermonuclear device, at the Eniwetok atoll. The explosion had a yield of ten megatons TNT equivalent.

1954 – The Front de Libération Nationale fires the first shots of the Algerian War of Independence.

1955 – The establishment of a Military Assistance Advisory Group in South Vietnam marks the beginning of American involvement in the conflict.

1955 – The bombing of United Airlines Flight 629 occurs near Longmont, Colorado, killing all 39 passengers and five crew members aboard the Douglas DC-6B airliner.

1956 – The Indian states Kerala, Andhra Pradesh, and Mysore are formally created under the States Reorganisation Act; Kanyakumari district is joined to Tamil Nadu from Kerala.

1956 – Hungarian Revolution: Imre Nagy announces Hungary's neutrality and withdrawal from the Warsaw Pact. Soviet troops begin to re-enter Hungary, contrary to assurances by the Soviet government. János Kádár and Ferenc Münnich secretly defect to the Soviets.

1956 – The Springhill mining disaster in Springhill, Nova Scotia kills 39 miners; 88 are rescued.

1957 – The Mackinac Bridge, the world's longest suspension bridge between anchorages at the time, opens to traffic connecting Michigan's upper and lower peninsulas.

1963 – The Arecibo Observatory in Arecibo, Puerto Rico, with the largest radio telescope ever constructed, officially opens.

1963 – The 1963 South Vietnamese coup begins.

1968 – The Motion Picture Association of America's film rating system is officially introduced, originating with the ratings G, M, R, and X.

1970 – Club Cinq-Sept fire in Saint-Laurent-du-Pont, France kills 146 young people.

1973 – Watergate scandal: Leon Jaworski is appointed as the new Watergate Special Prosecutor.

1973 – The Indian state of Mysore is renamed as Karnataka to represent all the regions within Karunadu.

1979 – In Bolivia, Colonel Alberto Natusch executes a bloody coup d'état against the constitutional government of Wálter Guevara.

1979 – Griselda Álvarez becomes the first female governor of a state of Mexico.

1981 – Antigua and Barbuda gains independence from the United Kingdom.

1982 – Honda becomes the first Asian automobile company to produce cars in the United States with the opening of its factory in Marysville, Ohio; a Honda Accord is the first car produced there.

1984 – After the assassination of Indira Gandhi, Prime Minister of India on 31 October 1984, by two of her Sikh bodyguards, anti-Sikh riots erupt.

1987 – British Rail Class 43 (HST) hits the record speed of 238 km/h for rail vehicles with on-board fuel to generate electricity for traction motors.

1993 – The Maastricht Treaty takes effect, formally establishing the European Union.

2000 – Chhattisgarh officially becomes the 26th state of India, formed from sixteen districts of eastern Madhya Pradesh.

2000 – The Republic of Serbia and Montenegro joins the United Nations.

2001 – Turkey, Australia, and Canada agree to commit troops to the invasion of Afghanistan.

2011 – Mario Draghi succeeds Jean-Claude Trichet and becomes the third president of the European Central Bank

2012 – A fuel tank truck crashes and explodes in the Saudi Arabian capital Riyadh, killing 26 people and injuring 135.

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Published at 2:00am on Tuesday, November 01, 2022
Author: Bobby Coggins

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