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Thursday, November 10, 2022

News and Weather Briefing for Thursday, November 10, 2022



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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

High pressure remains over the region gives way as Nicole tracks northwest across Florida today before lifting northeast into the Carolinas on Friday. A strong cold front tracks across the area late Friday night into Saturday morning ushering in much colder air and drier conditions this weekend into early next week. A low pressure system may bring rain for Tuesday.

FROG FAIR SCHEDULED FOR SATURDAY, NOV 5th FROM 10AM TO 4PM

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 (littletennessee.org) 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 frog28734@gmail.com.

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Local Weather

General Forecast Through Saturday Night





Franklin Area

Today

A 30 percent chance of showers, mainly after 3pm. Cloudy, with highs in the mid-to-upper 60s. Light and variable winds in the morning increasing to come out of the east 5 to 10 mph by midmorning. Winds could gust as high as 20 mph.

Tonight

Showers, with thunderstorms also possible after 1am. Patchy fog after 8pm. Lows in the mid 50s. Winds out of the east 5 to 10 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph. Chance of rain is 100%. New rainfall amounts between a half and three quarters of an inch possible.

Veterans Day

Showers and possibly a thunderstorm before 4pm, then showers likely. Some of the storms could produce heavy rainfall. Highs in the mid 60s. Winds out of the southeast 5 to 10 mph in the morning increasing to come out of the west in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 25 mph. Chance of rain is 100%. New rainfall amounts between 1 and 2 inches possible.

Friday Night

A chance of showers before 7pm, then a slight chance of showers and thunderstorms between 7pm and 8pm. Mostly cloudy, with lows in the mid 40s. Winds out of the northwest 3 to 10 mph. Chance of rain is 30%.

Saturday

Partly sunny, with highs near 60.

Saturday Night

Partly cloudy, with lows in the mid 20s.


Highlands Plateau

Today

A chance of rain between 10am and 1pm, then showers likely after 1pm. Cloudy, with highs in the upper 50s. Breezy, with an east wind 20 to 25 mph, with gusts as high as 30 mph. Chance of rain is 60%. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch possible.

Tonight

Showers, with thunderstorms also possible after 1am. Some of the storms could produce heavy rainfall. Patchy fog. Lows in the lower 50s. Winds out of the east 30 to 40 mph, with gusts as high as 50 mph. Chance of rain is 100%. New rainfall amounts between 1 and 2 inches possible.

Veterans Day

Showers and possibly a thunderstorm before 4pm, then showers likely. Some of the storms could produce heavy rainfall. Areas of fog before 7am. Highs near 60. Winds out of the southeast 20 to 30 mph decreasing and shifting to come out of the west 5 to 15 mph in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 35 mph. Chance of rain is 100%. New rainfall amounts between 2 and 3 inches possible.

Friday Night

A 30 percent chance of showers, mainly before 7pm. The rain could be heavy at times. Mostly cloudy, with lows in the mid 40s. Winds out of the northwest 15 to 20 mph, with gusts as high as 30 mph.

Saturday

Partly sunny, with highs in the mid 50s.

Saturday Night

Mostly clear, with lows in the mid 20s.


Otto and South Central Macon County

Today

A slight chance of rain between noon and 1pm, then a chance of showers after 1pm. Cloudy, with highs in the mid-to-upper 60s. Winds out of the north 5 to 10 mph in the morning increasing to come out of the east by midmorning. Winds could gust as high as 20 mph. Chance of rain is 40%.

Tonight

Showers, with thunderstorms also possible after 1am. Patchy fog. Lows in the mid 50s. Winds out of the southeast 5 to 10 mph, with gusts as high as 30 mph. Chance of rain is 100%. New rainfall amounts between a half and three quarters of an inch possible.

Veterans Day

Showers and possibly a thunderstorm before 4pm, then showers likely. Some of the storms could produce heavy rainfall. Highs in the mid-to-upper 60s. Winds out of the southeast 5 to 15 mph in the morning shifting to come out of the northwest in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 30 mph. Chance of rain is 100%. New rainfall amounts between 1 and 2 inches possible.

Friday Night

A 30 percent chance of showers, mainly before 7pm. The rain could be heavy at times. Mostly cloudy, with lows in the mid 40s. Winds out of the northwest 5 to 10 mph.

Saturday

Partly sunny, with highs near 60.

Saturday Night

Mostly clear, with lows in the mid 20s.


Nantahala Area

Today

A 20 percent chance of showers after 3pm. Cloudy, with highs in the mid 60s. Calm winds in the morning increasing to come out of the east 5 to 10 mph by midmorning. Winds could gust as high as 20 mph.

Tonight

Showers, with thunderstorms also possible after 4am. Patchy fog after 9pm. Lows around 57. Winds out of the east around 7 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph. Chance of rain is 100%. New rainfall amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.

Veterans Day

Showers and possibly a thunderstorm before 4pm, then showers likely. Some of the storms could produce heavy rainfall. Highs in the low-to-mid 60s. Winds out of the southeast 5 to 10 mph becoming light and variable. Winds could gust as high as 25 mph. Chance of rain is 100%. New rainfall amounts between 1 and 2 inches possible.

Friday Night

A chance of showers before 7pm, then a slight chance of showers and thunderstorms between 7pm and 10pm. Mostly cloudy, with lows in the mid 40s. Winds out of the northwest 3 to 10 mph. Chance of rain is 30%.

Saturday

Partly sunny, with highs near 50.

Saturday Night

Partly cloudy, with lows in the mid 20s.






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Hazards and Tropical Weather

Hazardous weather is not expected today. Winds and rain chances will increase tonight as the rements of Hurrican Nicole pass by to our south and then east tomorrow. POwer outages from trees and limbs falling on power lines and poles may be possible. If you are out and about when it is raining, please use your headlights so other motorists can see you and use caution on the roadways due to the possibilty of hydroplaning on wet roads.

Drought Update from the NC Climate Office

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Tropical Weather Outlook
NWS National Hurricane Center Miami FL
100 AM EST Thu Nov 10 2022

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

Active Systems:
The National Hurricane Center is issuing advisories on Hurricane Nicole, located just off the east coast of Florida.

Tropical cyclone formation is not expected during the next 5 days.

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Hurricane Nicole Discussion Number 12
NWS National Hurricane Center Miami FL AL172022
1000 PM EST Wed Nov 09 2022

The hurricane has large intense bands extending quite far from the center, but does not have a distinct Central Dense Overcast. Flight-level wind observations from Hurricane Hunter aircraft indicate that the maximum winds are near 65 kt. Dvorak satellite classifications gave a slightly lower intensity, probably because the system does not have a classic tropical cyclone appearance at this time. Nicole has a large eye over 50 nmi in diameter, and a very large extent of tropical-storm-force winds over its northern semicircle.

Nicole has made its expected turn toward a west-northwestward heading and the motion estimate is now 285/11 kt. The system should turn toward the northwest and north during the next day or so while moving along the western side of a mid-level anticyclone, moving over the Florida peninsula and northern Florida. In 36 to 48 hours, Nicole should accelerate north-northeastward to the east of a longwave mid-tropospheric trough. The official track forecast is about the same as the previous one and remains close to the multi-model consensus prediction.

The hurricane has little time to strengthen further before making landfall in Florida. Weakening will occur while Nicole moves over Florida, and even though the center may briefly emerge over the extreme northeastern Gulf of Mexico, this is not likely to result in any significant re-intensification. The system should weaken to a depression and become a post-tropical cyclone over the southeastern United States. Nicole should merge with another extratropical low over the eastern United States after 48 hours.

Key Messages:

1. Hurricane and tropical storm conditions and a dangerous storm surge are expected to continue over portions of the northwestern Bahamas tonight, where a Hurricane Warning remains in effect.

2. Hurricane conditions are expected across portions of the coast of southeast and east-central Florida tonight, where a Hurricane Warning is in effect. Tropical storm conditions will continue along the east coast of Florida, Georgia, and South Carolina within the warning areas into Thursday. Tropical storm conditions are expected to begin along the west coast of Florida tonight and Thursday.

3. A dangerous storm surge is expected along much of the east coast of Florida, portions of coastal Georgia, and the Florida Big Bend along the Gulf coast. The storm surge will be accompanied by large and damaging waves along the Atlantic coast. Residents in the warning area should listen to advice given by local officials.

4. Do not focus on the exact track of Nicole since it is a large storm with hazards extending well to the north of the center, outside of the forecast cone. These hazards will affect much of the Florida peninsula and portions of the southeast United States.

5. Nicole will produce heavy rainfall tonight into Thursday across the Florida Peninsula. Flash and urban flooding will be possible across portions of the Florida Peninsula along with renewed river flooding on the St. Johns River. Isolated flash, urban, and small stream flooding will also be possible on Friday in the Southeast through the southern and central Appalachians, including the Blue Ridge Mountains, and extending northward through west-central Pennsylvania into western New York by Friday night into Saturday.

FORECAST POSITIONS AND MAX WINDS

INIT 10/0300Z 27.0N 78.9W 65 KT 75 MPH
12H 10/1200Z 27.9N 81.3W 55 KT 65 MPH...INLAND
24H 11/0000Z 29.7N 83.5W 40 KT 45 MPH...INLAND
36H 11/1200Z 32.6N 83.3W 30 KT 35 MPH...INLAND
48H 12/0000Z 36.5N 80.5W 25 KT 30 MPH...POST-TROP/REMNT LOW
60H 12/1200Z...DISSIPATED

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]

[Wednesday Morning - Nov 09] Nicole nearing Hurricane Intensity as it Approaches Florida



What's Up in the Tropics with Mark Sudduth - November 06, 2022 - Nicole Early Morning Update





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Almanac

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

Pollen levels are expected to be in the low range (1.6 out of 12) today with Ragweed and Chenopods being the main culprits. Tomorrow is expected to be in the low range (0.3 out of 12).



Record Weather Events for November 10th

Record weather events for this date in Macon County
(1872-2021)

Highest Temperature 78°F at the Coweeta Experimental Station in 1975
Lowest Temperature 13°F in Highlands in 1960
Greatest Rainfall 2.55 inches in Highlands in 1996
Greatest Snowfall 4.0 inches in Highlands in 1968

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 10th in North Carolina

Highest Temperature 86°F in Chapel Hill, Orange County in 1924
Lowest Temperature 7°F in Mount Mitchell, Yancey County in 1995
Greatest Rainfall 4.28 inches in Marion, Mcdowell County in 1962
Greatest Snowfall 4.0 inches in Asheville, Buncombe County in 1968

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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Local and State News


• Preliminary Result for the 2022 Election in Macon County [Macon Media]

• 'That vote was a complete repudiation': State GOP leaders praise party sweep in NC Supreme Court races to tilt the court's balance [WRAL-TV (Raleigh, NC)]

• Macon County voters shoot down 1/4-cent sales tax increase [WLOS-TV (Asheville, NC)]

• As $70M Buncombe bond referendum gets green light from voters [Asheville Citizen-Times]

• Haywood Tree to serve as Capitol Christmas tree, prompt spruce restoration efforts [Smoky Mountain News]

• 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 09 [Institute for the Study of War] [PDF for November 9th]

• Russia-Ukraine war: List of key events, day 259 [Al Jazeera]

• LIVEBLOG: 259th day of Russian aggression against Ukraine[TVP World]

Russia is Retreating from Kherson | Funker530 Veteran Community and Combat Footage



Timothy Snyder: The Making of Modern Ukraine. Class 16. Colonization, Extermination, Ethnic Cleansing | Yale Courses






• Over 100,000 Russian troops killed, wounded in Ukraine: top US general [France 24]

• ‘Made In Iran’ Russian Drones Have American, Canadian Parts [Iran International]

• What do we know about Russia’s order to withdraw from Kherson? [Al Jazeera]

• Ukraine updates: Russia orders troops fall back in Kherson [DW News]

• Fresh turmoil in Kherson: Key city blown up, Russia official dies in car crash [France 24 (video)]

• Ukraine war: Biden sees 'real problems' for Russia after Kherson retreat order [BBC News]

• Russia Orders Withdrawal From Kherson, Only Regional Ukrainian Capital It Held [Wall Street Journal]


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

• Russia brands US weapons claim ‘a lie’ [Russia Today]

• Russian soldier who was filmed throwing away drone grenades identified [Pravda ]

• Putin congratulates Russian law enforcers on their professional holiday [TASS Russian News Agency]


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National and World News Roundup



• Iran Crisis Update, November 09 [Understanding War] [PDF for November 9th]

Iran headed for its next revolution? | Caspian Report



• Iran protests continue to rage as officials renew threats [Market Watch]

• Iranians Hold Nationwide Protests On 40th Day After Bloody Friday (11-09-2022)l [Iran International]


COP27 Summit MiniSection

• COP27: Everything you need to know [DW News]

• COP27 at Sharm El-Sheikh [COP27 Website]

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


• Frustrated Republicans Try to Explain Lack of Midterm ‘Red Wave’ [Wall Street Journal]

• Democrats fortify their blue wall — and Electoral College math — for 2024 [Politico]

• Mike Pence: My Last Days With Donald Trump [WSJ (video and audio)] [WSJ (video and audio)]

Ron DeSantis’ big midterm victory fuels 2024 election speculation | Global News



• Florida buckles down for direct hit from rare November hurricane [The Guardian]

• Afghanistan's Taliban bans women from amusement parks [DW News]

• Police: Armed man tries to “stop the voting” at West Bend polling place [WMTV-TV (Madison, WI)]

• Inflation strikes disrupt trains, flights in Greece, Belgium [AP News]

• Xi Jinping tells China’s army to focus on preparation for war [The Guardian]


Meet The Press Election Special Nov. 9 — ‘Good Luck, America’: Vote Counting Continues; House Control Undecided | NBC News



Global National: Nov. 9, 2022 | Control of Congress up in air as Democrat wins derail “red wave”



Nightly News Full Broadcast (November 9th)


PBS NewsHour full episode, November 09, 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 5:18pm CET, 9 November 2022, there have been 630,387,858 confirmed cases of COVID-19, including 6,583,163 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 5:18pm CET, 9 November 2022, there have been 96,474,411 confirmed cases of COVID-19 with 1,062,721 deaths, reported to WHO. As of 28 October 2022, a total of 629,073,496 vaccine doses have been administered.

• Cognitive Deficits in Long Covid-19 [New England Journal of Medicine]

• Majority of Canadians support return of face masks in indoor public spaces if deemed necessary: survey [CTV News]

• Paul Offit, Philly’s most vocal vaccine advocate, on science, truth, and why he’s not a fan of the latest COVID boosters [Philadelphia Inquirer]

• WHO reports 90% drop in world COVID-19 deaths since February [AP News]

• TWiV 952: Jake Scott put the ID in COVID-19 [Microbe TV]




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Science and Technology News Roundup

• Redditor discovers legendary 1956 computer in grandparents’ basement [ARS TECHNICA]

• Scientists Find Evidence of "Ocean" Hundreds of Miles Below Earth's Surface [Geology In]

• Nailed It: Amazon Becomes the First Company Ever to Lose $1 Trillion in Stock Value [Gizmodo]

• Elon Musk’s Twitter Blue with verification is now live [The Verge]

• The Oculus founder who was later fired by Facebook created a VR headset that can kill people in real life if they die in a game [Business Insider]

• New French law will require parking lots to install solar panels [Engadget]

• Social Media Is Dead [Vice News]


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

The Level1 Show November 9 2022: Cheques for Checks



New Graphics Cards? Wait and See - DTNS 4393 | Daily Tech News



Ben Shapiro: Politics, Kanye, Trump, Biden, Hitler, Extremism, and War | Lex Fridman Podcast #336



Crypto Decoded | Full Documentary | NOVA - PBS



From Language to Consciousness (Guest: Joscha Bach) | The Computing Brain



Canoo Says Production Begins Next Week! But... | Tailosive EV



Should we abandon the multiverse theory? Featuring Sabine Hossenfelder, Roger Penrose, Michio Kaku | The Institute of Art and Ideas



Will there be a Second Iranian Revolution? - A Warographics Analysis | Warographics



China's Plan to Take Over the World | The infographics Show



New Study: The Brain May Use Quantum Effects | Sabine Hossenfelder






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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 10 is the 314th day of the year (315th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar; 51 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)



474 – Emperor Leo II dies after a reign of ten months. He is succeeded by his father Zeno, who becomes sole ruler of the Byzantine Empire.

937 – Ten Kingdoms: Li Bian usurps the throne and deposes Emperor Yang Pu. The Wu State is replaced by Li (now called "Xu Zhigao"), who becomes the first ruler of Southern Tang.

1202 – Fourth Crusade: Despite letters from Pope Innocent III forbidding it and threatening excommunication, Catholic crusaders begin a siege of Zara (now Zadar, Croatia).

1293 – Raden Wijaya is crowned as the first monarch of Majapahit kingdom of Java, taking the throne name Kertarajasa Jayawardhana.

1444 – Battle of Varna: The crusading forces of King Władysław III of Poland (aka Ulaszlo I of Hungary and Władysław III of Varna) are defeated by the Turks under Sultan Murad II and Władysław is killed.

1599 – Åbo Bloodbath: Fourteen gentries who opposed Duke Charles were decapitated in the Old Great Square of Turku (Swedish: Åbo) for their involvement in the power struggle between King Sigismund and Duke Charles and the related peasant revolt known as the Cudgel War.

1659 – Chattrapati Shivaji Maharaj, Maratha King kills Afzal Khan, Adilshahi in the battle popularly known as Battle of Pratapgarh.

1674 – Third Anglo-Dutch War: As provided in the Treaty of Westminster, Netherlands cedes New Netherland to England.

1702 – English colonists under the command of James Moore besiege Spanish St. Augustine during Queen Anne's War.

1766 – The last colonial governor of New Jersey, William Franklin, signs the charter of Queen's College (later renamed Rutgers University).

1775 – The United States Marine Corps is founded at Tun Tavern in Philadelphia by Samuel Nicholas.

1793 – A Goddess of Reason is proclaimed by the French Convention at the suggestion of Pierre Gaspard Chaumette.

1821 – Cry of Independence by Rufina Alfaro at La Villa de Los Santos, Panama setting into motion a revolt which led to Panama's independence from Spain and to it immediately becoming part of Colombia.

1847 – The passenger ship Stephen Whitney is wrecked in thick fog off the southern coast of Ireland, killing 92 of the 110 on board. The disaster results in the construction of the Fastnet Rock lighthouse.

1865 – Major Henry Wirz, the superintendent of a prison camp in Andersonville, Georgia, is hanged, becoming one of only three American Civil War soldiers executed for war crimes.

1871 – Henry Morton Stanley locates missing explorer and missionary, Dr David Livingstone in Ujiji, near Lake Tanganyika, famously greeting him with the words, "Dr. Livingstone, I presume?".

1898 – Beginning of the Wilmington insurrection of 1898, the only instance of a municipal government being overthrown in United States history.

1910 – The date of Thomas A. Davis' opening of the San Diego Army and Navy Academy, although the official founding date is November 23, 1910.

1918 – The Western Union Cable Office in North Sydney, Nova Scotia, receives a top-secret coded message from Europe (that would be sent to Ottawa and Washington, D.C.) that said on November 11, 1918, all fighting would cease on land, sea and in the air.

1939 – Finnish author F. E. Sillanpää is awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature.

1940 – The 1940 Vrancea earthquake strikes Romania killing an estimated 1,000 and injuring approximately 4,000 more.

1942 – World War II: Germany invades Vichy France following French Admiral François Darlan's agreement to an armistice with the Allies in North Africa.

1944 – The ammunition ship USS Mount Hood explodes at Seeadler Harbour, Manus, Admiralty Islands, killing at least 432 and wounding 371.

1945 – Heavy fighting in Surabaya between Indonesian nationalists and returning colonialists after World War II, today celebrated as Heroes' Day (Hari Pahlawan).

1946 – A magnitude 6.9 earthquake in the Peruvian Andes mountains kills at least 1,400 people.

1951 – With the rollout of the North American Numbering Plan, direct-dial coast-to-coast telephone service begins in the United States.

1954 – U.S. President Dwight D. Eisenhower dedicates the USMC War Memorial (Iwo Jima memorial) in Arlington Ridge Park in Arlington County, Virginia.

1958 – The Hope Diamond is donated to the Smithsonian Institution by New York diamond merchant Harry Winston.

1969 – National Educational Television (the predecessor to the Public Broadcasting Service) in the United States debuts Sesame Street.

1970 – Vietnam War: Vietnamization: For the first time in five years, an entire week ends with no reports of American combat fatalities in Southeast Asia.

1970 – Luna 17: unmanned space mission launched by the Soviet Union.

1971 – In Cambodia, Khmer Rouge forces attack the city of Phnom Penh and its airport, killing 44, wounding at least 30 and damaging nine aircraft.

1971 – A Merpati Nusantara Airlines Vickers Viscount crashes into the Indian Ocean near Padang, West Sumatra, Indonesia, killing all 69 people on board.

1972 – Southern Airways Flight 49 from Birmingham, Alabama is hijacked and, at one point, is threatened with crashing into the nuclear installation at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory. After two days, the plane lands in Havana, Cuba, where the hijackers are jailed by Fidel Castro.

1975 – The 729-foot-long freighter SS Edmund Fitzgerald sinks during a storm on Lake Superior, killing all 29 crew on board.

1975 – Israeli-Palestinian conflict: the United Nations General Assembly passes Resolution 3379, determining that Zionism is a form of racism.

1979 – A 106-car Canadian Pacific freight train carrying explosive and poisonous chemicals from Windsor, Ontario, Canada derails in Mississauga, Ontario, just west of Toronto, causing a massive explosion and the largest peacetime evacuation in Canadian history and one of the largest in North American history.

1983 – Bill Gates introduces Windows 1.0.

1989 – Longtime Bulgarian leader Todor Zhivkov is removed from office and replaced by Petar Mladenov.

1989 – Germans begin to tear down the Berlin Wall.

1995 – In Nigeria, playwright and environmental activist Ken Saro-Wiwa, along with eight others from the Movement for the Survival of the Ogoni People (Mosop), are hanged by government forces.

1997 – WorldCom and MCI Communications announce a $37 billion merger (the largest merger in US history at the time).

2002 – Veteran's Day Weekend Tornado Outbreak: A tornado outbreak stretching from Northern Ohio to the Gulf Coast, one of the largest outbreaks recorded in November. The strongest tornado, an F4, hits Van Wert, Ohio, during the early to mid afternoon and destroys a movie theater, which had been evacuated.

2006 – Sri Lankan Tamil politician Nadarajah Raviraj is assassinated in Colombo.

2006 – The National Museum of the Marine Corps in Quantico, Virginia is opened and dedicated by U.S. President George W. Bush, who announces that Marine Corporal Jason Dunham will posthumously receive the Medal of Honor.

2008 – Over five months after landing on Mars, NASA declares the Phoenix mission concluded after communications with the lander were lost.

2009 – Ships of the South and North Korean navies skirmish off Daecheong Island in the Yellow Sea.

2019 – President of Bolivia Evo Morales and several of his government resign after 19 days of civil protests and a recommendation from the military.

2020 – Armenia and Azerbaijan sign a ceasefire agreement, ending the 2020 Nagorno-Karabakh war, and prompting protests in Armenia.


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Published at 3:00am on Thursday, November 10, 2022
Author: Bobby Coggins


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