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Monday, November 7, 2022

News and Weather Briefing for Monday, November 07, 2022

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Hazards and Tropical Weather
Macon Calendar
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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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Aside from a few stray showers possible today, dry high pressure will return for the first half of the work week, with cooler temperatures returning Tuesday. Confidence is increasing that low pressure will cross Florida on Thursday then track north toward the Carolinas through Friday night bringing heavy rainfall to parts of the region.


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 Tuesday Night

Franklin Area


Patchy fog before 8am. Otherwise, mostly cloudy, then gradually becoming sunny, with highs near 80. Calm winds in the morning increasing to come out of the northwest around 5 mph in the afternoon.


Partly cloudy, with lows around 50. Calm winds.


Sunny, with highs in the mid 70s. Calm winds.

Tuesday Night

Mostly clear, with lows around 40. Calm winds.


Sunny, with highs near 70. Calm winds becoming east around 5 mph in the afternoon.

Wednesday Night

Mostly clear, with lows around 40.

Highlands Plateau


Isolated showers after 3pm. Mostly sunny, with highs near 70. Calm winds in the morning increasing to come out of the northwest around 5 mph. Chance of rain is 20%.


Partly cloudy, with lows around 50. Calm winds in the early evening increasing to come out of the northeast 5 to 10 mph before midnightg.


Sunny, with highs in the mid 60s. Winds out of the northeast 3 to 6 mph.

Tuesday Night

Mostly clear, with lows in the upper 30s. Winds out of the northeast 3 to 6 mph.


Sunny, with highs in the upper 50s. Winds out of the east 5 to 10 mph.

Wednesday Night

Mostly clear, with lows around 40.

Otto and South Central Macon County


Isolated showers after 3pm. Patchy fog before 7am. Otherwise, mostly sunny, with highs in the upper 70s. Light winds out fo the north. Chance of rain is 20%.


Partly cloudy, with lows in the lower 50s. Calm winds.


Sunny, with highs in the mid 70s. Calm winds.

Tuesday Night

Mostly clear, with lows around 40. Calm winds.


Sunny, with highs in the mid-to-upper 60s. Calm winds becoming east around 5 mph in the afternoon.

Wednesday Night

Mostly clear, with lows around 40.

Nantahala Area


Patchy fog before 7am. Otherwise, mostly sunny, with highs in the lower 70s. Calm winds in the the morning increasing to come out of the northwest around 5 mph.


Partly cloudy, with lows in the mid 50s. Calm winds.


Sunny, with highs near 70. Calm winds.

Tuesday Night

Mostly clear, with lows in the mid 40s. Calm winds.


Sunny, with highs in the mid 60s. Calm winds.

Wednesday Night

Mostly clear, with lows around 40.

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Hazards and Tropical Weather

Other than patchy dense fog, hazardous weather is not expected today or tonight.


Light winds and clear skies late Sunday night allowed the formation of fog in some areas of the North Carolina mountains, northwestern Upstate South Carolina, and far northeast Georgia. Many locations in these areas have seen visibility drop below one mile. In mountain valleys and near rivers or other bodies of water, visibility may locally drop as low as a quarter mile. Driving may be difficult if not hazardous due to the fog this morning. Use extra caution if traveling by car this morning. Slow down, use low beam headlights, and prepare for rapid changes in visibility by leaving extra space between vehicles. The fog should lift by 9 AM.

Drought Update from the NC Climate Office


Tropical Weather Outlook
NWS National Hurricane Center Miami FL
200 AM EDT Mon Nov 7 2022

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

1. Southwestern Atlantic:
Recent satellite-derived wind data and reports from a NOAA buoy indicate that the center of a low pressure system located more than 300 miles northeast of the southeastern Bahamas is becoming better defined, and the system is producing an area of gale-force winds well to the east of its center. In addition, the associated shower and thunderstorm activity is beginning to show signs of organization. Environmental conditions appear conducive for additional development, and a subtropical or tropical storm is expected to form later today or tonight while moving slowly northwestward over the southwestern Atlantic. The system is then forecast to turn westward and west-southwestward on Tuesday and Wednesday, approaching and moving near the northwestern Bahamas and the east coast of Florida, where additional development is possible.

Regardless of development, the risk continues to increase for a prolonged period of coastal flooding, tropical-storm-force winds, heavy rainfall, rough surf and rip currents, and beach erosion along the southeastern United States coast, the Florida east coast, and portions of the central and northwestern Bahamas during much of the upcoming week. Interests in those areas should continue to monitor the progress of this system as tropical storm, hurricane, and storm surge watches could be required for a portion of these areas later today. Additional information on this system, including gale warnings, can be found in High Seas Forecasts issued by the National Weather Service and in products from your local weather office.

* Formation chance through 48 hours...high...90 percent.
* Formation chance through 5 days...high...90 percent.

2. Central Subtropical Atlantic:
A well-defined area of low pressure located about 650 miles east of Bermuda continues to produce gale-force winds, but the associated shower and thunderstorm activity is displaced to the east of the low's center due to strong upper-level winds. Upper-level winds are expected to remain unfavorable for development while the system moves northward and then northeastward at about 10 mph, but a short-lived tropical storm could still form later today or on Tuesday before the low dissipates and merges with a cold front. Additional information on this system, including gale warnings, can be found in High Seas Forecasts issued by the National Weather Service.

* Formation chance through 48 hours...medium...60 percent.
* Formation chance through 5 days...medium...60 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 (1.4 out of 12) today with Ragweed and Chenopods being the main culprits. Tomorrow is expected to be in the low range (2.6 out of 12).

Record Weather Events for November 7th

Record weather events for this date in Macon County

Highest Temperature 80°F at the Coweeta Experimental Station in 2015
Lowest Temperature 13°F in Franklin in 1967
Greatest Rainfall 2.68 inches in Highlands in 1975
Greatest Snowfall (no snowfall has been recorded on this date since records started being kept)

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 7th in North Carolina

Highest Temperature 89°F in Wadesboro, Anson County in 2016
Lowest Temperature 6°F in Banner Elk, Avery County in 1930
Greatest Rainfall 4.90 inches in Belhaven, Beaufort County in 1932
Greatest Snowfall 1.5 inches in Mount Mitchell, Yancey County in 20123

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

Highest Temperature 89°F in High Point, Guilford County on 11-04-1974
Lowest Temperature -12°F in Grandfather Mountain, Avery County on 11-15-1969
Greatest Rainfall 9.70 inches in Lake Toxaway, Transylvania County on 11-19-2003
Greatest Snowfall 13.00 in 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

• Election night in North Carolina: Here's what to expect once polls close [WLOS-TV (Asheville, NC)]

• Boyle column: Farewell, but not goodbye [Asheville Citizen Times]

Surviving Gatlinburg | Documentary produced by Anthony Fulton & Michael Luciano

• Secrets behind Christmas at Biltmore's centerpiece tree [WRAL-TV (Raleigh, NC)]

• Tribal Council commits $324 million for sports-related brand, resort projects [Smoky Mountain News]

• Catawba Two Kings Casino hasn’t satisfied federal regulators as investigation nears end [Charlotte Observer]

• Town of Franklin, NC to Honor All Veterans on November 11th [Macon Media]

• 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, November 06 [Institute for the Study of War] [PDF for November 6th]

• Russia-Ukraine war: List of key events, day 256 [Al Jazeera]

• LIVEBLOG: 257th day of Russian aggression against Ukraine[TVP World]

Fiona Hill: Vladimir Putin and Donald Trump | Lex Fridman Podcast #335

Timothy Snyder: The Making of Modern Ukraine. Class16. Colonization, Extermination, Ethnic Cleansing | Yale Courses

#Ukraine: Zaporizhzhia mysteries. Henry Sokolski, Nonproliferation Policy Education Center | The John Batchelor Show

• Russian Shelling Forces Ukraine Nuclear Plant to Run on Backup Generators [Wall Street Journal]

• Russian-occupied Kherson loses power after alleged ‘sabotage’ [Al Jazeera]

• Ukraine updates: Klitschko warns Kyiv may face blackouts [DW News]

• West Sees Little Choice but to Keep Backing Ukraine [Wall Street Journal]

• The agony of not knowing, as Mariupol mass burial sites grow [BBC News]

• Russia Looks to Private Militia to Secure a Victory in Eastern Ukraine [New York Times]

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

• Top White House official held undisclosed talks with Russia – WSJ [Russia Today]

• The Closing of the Western Mind in the 2nd Cold War [Pravda ]

• US to cut or stop aid to Kiev if Republicans win — newspaper [TASS Russian News Agency]

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National and World News Roundup

• Iran Crisis Update, November 06 [Understanding War] [PDF for November 6th]

• Iran: Fresh protests erupt after death of Kurdish student [DW News]

• Tehran Residents Hold Protests Backing Kurdish, Baluch Cities (11-06-2022)l [Iran International]

COP27 Summit MiniSection

• COP27 Summit Begins as Economy, Ukraine War Overshadow Climate Concerns [WSJ (video and audio)] [WSJ (video and audio)]

• COP27 at Sharm El-Sheikh [COP27 Website]

• What You Need To Know About COP27 [Bloomberg Quicktake: Explained (video)]

• Biden vows to ‘free Iran’ in West Coast campaign speech [Al Arabiya Newse]

• As Midterms Near, Biden Faces a Nation as Polarized as Ever [Wall Street Journal]

• Democrats look to centrists in final hours while GOP amps up its base [Washington Post]

• Thousands of workers were laid off this week as tech companies and startups brace for an economic crash. Investors, founders, and recruiters explain why this is just the beginning. [Business Insider]

• Candidates Keep Pushing Election Denial Online — Because It Works [Bloomberg]

• US midterms: Why the economy may decide the vote [BBC News]

• Parades, pep rallies and pleading: Georgia candidates make final push for votes [Atlanta Journal Constitution]

• 'Kill them': Arizona election workers face midterm threats [Yahoo! News]

• From coast to coast, a collage of American elections unfolds [AP News]

Why are concerts and music festivals being banned in Turkey? | Focus on Europe

Meet The Press 11-06-2022 | NBC News

Global National: Nov. 6, 2022 | Democrats, Republicans make final pitches before US midterms

Nightly News Full Broadcast (November 5th)

PBS NewsHour full episode, November 06, 2022

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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 4:36pm CET, 4 November 2022, there have been 628,694,934 confirmed cases of COVID-19, including 6,576,088 deaths, reported to WHO. As of 2 November 2022, a total of 12,861,382,558 vaccine doses have been administered.

In United States of America, from 3 January 2020 to 4:36pm CET, 4 November 2022, there have been 96,206,427 confirmed cases of COVID-19 with 1,060,430 deaths, reported to WHO. As of 28 October 2022, a total of 629,073,496 vaccine doses have been administered.

• At one of Earth's most remote research stations, Covid is still a problem [NBC News]

• CDC warns of tough winter as flu, RSV and covid collide [Washington Post]

• Scientists made mini brains and infected them with coronavirus. What they saw could explain Long COVID [MSN]

• SARS-CoV-2 infects human brain organoids causing cell death and loss of synapses that can be rescued by treatment with Sofosbuvir [Public Library of Science: Biology]

• Conspiratorial thinking as a precursor to opposition to COVID-19 vaccination in the US: a multi-year study from 2018 to 2021 [Nature: Scientific Reports]

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Science and Technology News Roundup

• Meta Plans to Begin Large-Scale Layoffs This Week [Wall Street Journal]

• Electric cars won't just solve tailpipe emissions — they may even strengthen the US power grid, experts say [Business Insider]

• How the false rumor of a Chinese coup went viral [MIT Technology Review]

• Fire alarm on Earth delays Northrop Grumman cargo launch to space station [SPACE.COM]

• Mars is Mostly Dead. There's Still Magma Inside, so it's Slightly Alive [Universe Today]

Semi-permanent links

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

• 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]

• Yes, the Great Books Make Us Better People [New York Times]

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

SpaceX Starship Booster 8 SCRAPPED, Launch Timeline Revealed, and China's Space Station is Complete! | Marcus House

How Oil Ate the Soviet Economy | Asianometry

Chris Is Done With Raspberry Pi | LINUX Unplugged 483

No, A Meteorite Did Not Burn Down This House | Scott Manley

SpaceX Starship Flight Plan Update by NASA, Amazing Falcon Heavy, Hotbird 13-G & Mengtian Module | Marcus House

Cromwell’s Crowning Victory - Battle of Naseby - English Civil War | Kings and Generals

The Alien Cleaned Genome Question | Event Horizon

TEN Episode 409: NY's Right to Repair, The Boring Parking Lot, Tesla Cybertruck Mass Production? | Transport Evolved

The Quantum Hype Bubble Is About To Burst | Sabine Hossenfelder

SpaceX Starbase, Tx Flyover 11-06-2022 | RGV Aerial Photography

The Bizarre World Of Lost Medieval Inventions | Medieval Fight Book | Timeline

Deep Fried Coffee: A Horrifying Discovery | James Hoffman

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Russo-Ukrainian War Videos (mostly long form)

--> Russia removes military units | Sergej Sumlenny | TVP World

Ukrainian women take on men's roles as war with Russia rages | Focus on Europe

Rebuilding Kyiv: Ukrainian families begin to hope for the future | Al Jazeera

Russia's Allies - How will Iran, Syria and North Korea impact the war in Ukraine? | Perun

Kyiv prepares to evacuate if power lost after missile attacks | BBC News

'Be prepared for the worst,' Kyiv mayor warms of evacuation post claims of Russia's infra attack | WION

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On This Day

November 7 is the 311th day of the year (312th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar; 54 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)

335 – Athanasius is banished to Trier, on the charge that he prevented a grain fleet from sailing to Constantinople.

680 – The Sixth Ecumenical Council commences in Constantinople.

921 – Treaty of Bonn: The Frankish kings Charles the Simple and Henry the Fowler sign a peace treaty or 'pact of friendship' (amicitia) to recognize their borders along the Rhine.

1426 – Lam Sơn uprising: Lam Sơn rebels emerge victorious against the Ming army in the Battle of Tốt Động – Chúc Động taking place in Đông Quan, in now Hanoi.

1492 – The Ensisheim meteorite, the oldest meteorite with a known date of impact, strikes the Earth around noon in a wheat field outside the village of Ensisheim, Alsace, France.

1504 – Christopher Columbus returns from his fourth and last voyage.

1619 – Elizabeth Stuart is crowned Queen of Bohemia.

1665 – The London Gazette, the oldest surviving journal, is first published.

1775 – John Murray, the Royal Governor of the Colony of Virginia, starts the first mass emancipation of slaves in North America by issuing Lord Dunmore's Offer of Emancipation, which offers freedom to slaves who abandoned their colonial masters to fight with Murray and the British.

1786 – The oldest musical organization in the United States is founded as the Stoughton Musical Society.

1811 – Tecumseh's War: The Battle of Tippecanoe is fought near present-day Battle Ground, Indiana, United States.

1837 – In Alton, Illinois, abolitionist printer Elijah P. Lovejoy is shot dead by a mob while attempting to protect his printing shop from being destroyed a third time.

1861 – American Civil War: Battle of Belmont: In Belmont, Missouri, Union forces led by General Ulysses S. Grant overrun a Confederate camp but are forced to retreat when Confederate reinforcements arrive.

1861 – The first Melbourne Cup horse race is held in Melbourne, Australia.

1874 – A cartoon by Thomas Nast in Harper's Weekly, is considered the first important use of an elephant as a symbol for the United States Republican Party.

1881 – Mapuche uprising of 1881: Mapuche rebels destroy the Chilean settlement of Nueva Imperial after defenders fled to the hills.[2]

1885 – The completion of Canada's first transcontinental railway is symbolized by the Last Spike ceremony at Craigellachie, British Columbia.

1893 – Women's suffrage: Women in the U.S. state of Colorado are granted the right to vote, the second state to do so.

1900 – Second Boer War: The Battle of Leliefontein takes place, during which the Royal Canadian Dragoons win three Victoria Crosses.

1900 – The People's Party is founded in Cuba.

1907 – Jesús García saves the entire town of Nacozari de García by driving a burning train full of dynamite six kilometres (3.7 miles) away before it can explode.

1910 – The first air freight shipment (from Dayton, Ohio, to Columbus, Ohio) is undertaken by the Wright brothers and department store owner Max Moorehouse.

1912 – The Deutsche Opernhaus (now Deutsche Oper Berlin) opens in the Berlin neighborhood of Charlottenburg, with a production of Beethoven's Fidelio.

1913 – The first day of the Great Lakes Storm of 1913, a massive blizzard that ultimately killed 250 and caused over $5 million (about $118,098,000 in 2013 dollars) damage. Winds reach hurricane force on this date.

1914 – The German colony of Kiaochow Bay and its centre at Tsingtao are captured by Japanese forces.

1916 – Jeannette Rankin is the first woman elected to the United States Congress.

1916 – Woodrow Wilson is reelected as President of the United States.

1916 – Boston Elevated Railway Company's streetcar No. 393 smashes through the warning gates of the open Summer Street drawbridge in Boston, Massachusetts, plunging into the frigid waters of Fort Point Channel, killing 46 people.

1917 – The October Revolution, which gets its name from the Julian calendar date of 25 October, occurs, according to the Gregorian calendar; on this date, the Bolsheviks storm the Winter Palace.

1917 – World War I: The Third Battle of Gaza ends, with British forces capturing Gaza from the Ottoman Empire.

1918 – The 1918 influenza epidemic spreads to Western Samoa, killing 7,542 (about 20% of the population) by the end of the year.

1918 – Kurt Eisner overthrows the Wittelsbach dynasty in the Kingdom of Bavaria.

1919 – The first Palmer Raid is conducted on the second anniversary of the Russian Revolution. Over 10,000 suspected communists and anarchists are arrested in 23 U.S. cities.

1920 – Patriarch Tikhon of Moscow issues a decree that leads to the formation of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside Russia.

1929 – In New York City, the Museum of Modern Art opens to the public.

1931 – The Chinese Soviet Republic is proclaimed on the anniversary of the October Revolution.

1933 – Fiorello H. La Guardia is elected the 99th mayor of New York City.

1936 – Spanish Civil War: The Madrid Defense Council is formed to coordinate the Defense of Madrid against nationalist forces.[4]

1940 – In Tacoma, Washington, the original Tacoma Narrows Bridge collapses in a windstorm, a mere four months after the bridge's completion.

1941 – World War II: Soviet hospital ship Armenia is sunk by German planes while evacuating refugees and wounded military and staff of several Crimean hospitals. It is estimated that over 5,000 people died in the sinking.

1944 – Soviet spy Richard Sorge, a half-Russian, half-German World War I veteran, is hanged by his Japanese captors along with 34 of his ring.

1944 – Franklin D. Roosevelt is elected for a record fourth term as President of the United States.

1949 – The first oil was taken in Oil Rocks (Neft Daşları), the world's oldest offshore oil platform.

1954 – In the US, Armistice Day becomes Veterans Day.

1956 – Suez Crisis: The United Nations General Assembly adopts a resolution calling for the United Kingdom, France and Israel to immediately withdraw their troops from Egypt.

1956 – Hungarian Revolution: János Kádár returns to Budapest in a Soviet armored convoy, officially taking office as the next Hungarian leader. By this point, most armed resistance has been defeated.

1957 – Cold War: The Gaither Report calls for more American missiles and fallout shelters.

1967 – Carl B. Stokes is elected as Mayor of Cleveland, Ohio, becoming the first African American mayor of a major American city.

1967 – US President Lyndon B. Johnson signs the Public Broadcasting Act of 1967, establishing the Corporation for Public Broadcasting.

1972 – United States presidential election: U.S. President Richard Nixon is re-elected in the largest landslide victory at the time.

1973 – The United States Congress overrides President Richard Nixon's veto of the War Powers Resolution, which limits presidential power to wage war without congressional approval.

1975 – In Bangladesh, a joint force of people and soldiers takes part in an uprising led by Colonel Abu Taher that ousts and kills Brigadier Khaled Mosharraf, freeing the then house-arrested army chief and future president Maj-Gen. Ziaur Rahman.

1983 – United States Senate bombing: A bomb explodes inside the United States Capitol. No one is injured, but an estimated $250,000 in damage is caused.

1983 – Cold War: The command post exercise Able Archer 83 begins, eventually leading to the Soviet Union to place air units in East Germany and Poland on alert, for fear that NATO was preparing for war

1987 – In Tunisia, president Habib Bourguiba is overthrown and replaced by Prime Minister Zine El Abidine Ben Ali.

1987 – The Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) system in Singapore opens for passenger service.

1989 – Douglas Wilder wins the governor's seat in Virginia, becoming the first elected African American governor in the United States.

1989 – David Dinkins becomes the first African American to be elected Mayor of New York City.

1989 – East German Prime Minister Willi Stoph, along with his entire cabinet, is forced to resign after huge anti-government protests.

1990 – Mary Robinson becomes the first woman to be elected President of the Republic of Ireland.

1991 – Magic Johnson announces that he is HIV-positive and retires from the NBA.

1994 – WXYC, the student radio station of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, launches the world's first internet radio broadcast.

1996 – NASA launches the Mars Global Surveyor.

1996 – ADC Airlines Flight 086 crashes on approach to Murtala Muhammed International Airport, in Lagos, Nigeria, killing all 144 people on board.

2000 – The controversial US presidential election is later resolved in the Bush v. Gore Supreme Court case, electing George W. Bush as the 43rd President of the United States.

2000 – Hillary Clinton is elected as Representative of The State of New York in the United States Senate, becoming the first First Lady to win elected office.

2000 – The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration discovers one of the country's largest LSD labs inside a converted military missile silo in Wamego, Kansas.

2004 – Iraq War: The interim government of Iraq calls for a 60-day state of emergency as U.S. forces storm the insurgent stronghold of Fallujah.

2007 – The Jokela school shooting in Jokela, Tuusula, Finland, takes place, resulting in the death of nine people.

2012 – An earthquake off the Pacific coast of Guatemala kills at least 52 people.

2017 – Shamshad TV is attacked by armed gunmen and suicide bombers, with a security guard killed and 20 people wounded; ISIS claims responsibility for the attack.

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Published at 5:20am on Monday, November 07, 2022
Author: Bobby Coggins

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