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Friday, November 11, 2022

News and Weather Briefing for Veterans Day, 2022



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GENERAL OUTLOOK

Impacts from Tropical Storm Nicole will be felt across the area tonight through the daytime period Friday. A strong cold front tracks across the area late Friday night into early Saturday morning ushering in much colder air and drier conditions Saturday night into early next week. A low pressure system may bring precipitation chances back to the forecast area by next Tuesday.

The annual Veterans Day observance has been moved indoors in the Fine Arts Building on the campus of Franklin High School, starting at 10:30am. There will be no parade due to the forecast of rain and wind from the remnants of Hurricane Nicole. Macon Media will webcast the event live on Facebook at fb.com/MaconMediaNews

Here is a bit of the history behind today's cermony:

1918 – World War I: Germany signs an armistice agreement with the Allies in a railroad car in the forest of Compiègne.


• [Armistice on the Western Front]
• [Armistice - But Peace? I THE GREAT WAR Week 225]
• [The Armistice (11:00AM / 11th day / 11th month / 1918 )]
• [Armistice 1918]


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Local Weather

General Forecast Through Sunday Night





Franklin Area

Veterans Day

Rain and possibly a thunderstorm before 4pm, then showers likely before 6pm. Patchy fog before 1pm. Highs in the upper 60s. Winds out of the east 5 to 10 mph in the morning increasing to come out of the southwest in the afternoon. Chance of rain is 100%. New rainfall amounts between a half and three quarters of an inch possible.

Tonight

A chance of showers before 7pm, then a slight chance of rain. Patchy fog. Otherwise, mostly cloudy, with lows in the mid-to-upper 40s. Winds out of the northwest 5 to 10 mph becoming calm after midnight. Chance of rain is 30%. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible.

Saturday

A 30 percent chance of rain, mainly between 8am and 5pm. Patchy fog before 8am. Otherwise, mostly cloudy, with highs in the lower 60s. Calm winds in the morning increasing to come out of the northwest around 5 mph in the afternoon. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible.

Saturday Night

A 20 percent chance of rain before 8pm. Mostly cloudy, with lows in the mid 20s. Winds out of the northwest around 5 mph.

Sunday

Sunny, with highs near 50.

Sunday Night

Mostly clear, with lows in the low-to-mid 20s.


Highlands Plateau

Veterans Day

Rain and possibly a thunderstorm before 4pm, then showers likely. Patchy fog. Highs near 60. Winds out of the southeast 15 to 25 mph in the morning shifting to come out of the west 5 to 15 mph in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 30 mph. Chance of rain is 100%. New rainfall amounts between 2 and 3 inches possible.

Tonight

A chance of showers before 7pm, then a slight chance of rain between 7pm and 9pm. Patchy fog. Otherwise, mostly cloudy, with lows in the mid 40s. Winds out of the northwest 10 to 20 mph, with gusts as high as 30 mph. Chance of rain is 30%. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch possible.

Saturday

A 30 percent chance of rain, mainly between 8am and 5pm. Patchy fog before 8am. Otherwise, mostly sunny, with highs in the mid 50s. Winds out of the northwest 5 to 10 mph.

Saturday Night

A 20 percent chance of rain before 8pm. Partly cloudy, with lows in the mid 20s. Winds out of the northwest 5 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph.

Sunday

Sunny, with highs in the mid 40s.

Sunday Night

Mostly clear, with lows in the mid 20s.


Oto and South Central Macon County

Veterans Day

Rain and possibly a thunderstorm before 3pm, then showers likely, mainly between 3pm and 5pm. Patchy fog before 5pm. Highs in the mid-to-upper 60s. Winds out of the southeast 5 to 10 mph in the morning increasing to come out of the south in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 20 mph. Chance of rain is 100%. New rainfall amounts between 1 and 2 inches possible.

Tonight

A chance of showers before 7pm, then a slight chance of rain. Patchy fog after 7pm. Otherwise, mostly cloudy, with lows in the upper 40s. Winds out of the north 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain is 30%. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible.

Saturday

A 30 percent chance of rain, mainly between 8am and 5pm. Patchy fog before 8am. Otherwise, partly sunny, with highs near 60. Calm winds in the morning increasing to come out of the northwest around 5 mph in the afternoon.

Saturday Night

Partly cloudy, with lows in the mid-to-upper 20s. Winds out of the northwest 5 to 10 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph.

Sunday

Sunny, with highs near 50.

Sunday Night

Mostly clear, with lows around 24.


Nantahala Area

Veterans Day

Rain and possibly a thunderstorm before 3pm, then showers, mainly after 3pm. Patchy fog. Highs in the low-to-mid 60s. Winds out of the east 5 to 10 mph becoming light and variable by noon. Chance of rain is 100%. New rainfall amounts between a half and three quarters of an inch possible.

Tonight

A chance of showers before 9pm, then a slight chance of rain. Patchy fog. Otherwise, mostly cloudy, with lows around 50. Winds out of the northwest 5 to 10 mph becoming light after midnight. Chance of rain is 30%. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible.

Saturday

A 40 percent chance of rain, mainly between 8am and 5pm. Patchy fog before 8am. Otherwise, partly sunny, with highs near 54. Callm winds in the morning increasing to come out of the northwest around 5 mph in the afternoon. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible.

Saturday Night

A 20 percent chance of rain before 8pm. Mostly cloudy, with lows in the mid-to-upper 20s. Winds out of the northwest around 5 mph.

Sunday

Sunny, with highs in the low-to-mid 40s.

Sunday Night

Mostly clear, 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.

Flood Watch
National Weather Service Greenville-Spartanburg SC
1153 PM EST Thu Nov 10 2022

...FLOOD WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT THROUGH LATE TONIGHT...

* WHAT...Flash flooding caused by excessive rainfall continues to be possible.

* WHERE...Portions of northeast Georgia, western North Carolina and upstate South Carolina, including the following areas, in northeast Georgia, Rabun. In western North Carolina, Avery, Buncombe, Burke Mountains, Caldwell Mountains, Eastern McDowell, Greater Burke, Greater Caldwell, Haywood, Henderson, Macon, McDowell Mountains, Mitchell, Northern Jackson, Polk Mountains, Rutherford Mountains, Southern Jackson, Transylvania and Yancey. In upstate South Carolina, Greenville Mountains, Oconee Mountains and Pickens Mountains.

* WHEN...Through late tonight.

* IMPACTS...Excessive runoff may result in flooding of rivers, creeks, streams, and other low-lying and flood-prone locations.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS...
- Bands of heavy rain will develop through early this morning ahead of the remnants of Tropical Storm Nicole. Periods of heavy rain are likely until the system exits to the north early Saturday morning. Event total rainfall of 4 to 6 inches is possible along southeast facing slopes near the Blue Ridge Escarpment.
- http://www.weather.gov/safety/flood

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A Flood Watch for flash flooding means there is a potential for rapid onset flooding based on current forecasts. Flash flooding is a very dangerous situation and may impact areas that do not typically flood. Please monitor the latest forecasts and be prepared to take action quickly should Flash Flood Warnings be issued.

Rainfall of more than five inches in similar storms has been associated with an increased risk of landslides and rockslides. If you live on a mountainside or in a cove at the base of a mountain, especially near a stream, be ready to leave in advance of the storm or as quickly as possible should rising water, moving earth, or rocks threaten. Consider postponing travel along mountain roads during periods of heavy rainfall.

Wind Advisory
URGENT - WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Greenville-Spartanburg SC
1152 PM EST Thu Nov 10 2022

...WIND ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 7 PM EST FRIDAY...

* WHAT...Southeast winds 15 to 25 mph with gusts up to 40 mph expected. Higher elevations may see gusts up to 50 mph.

* WHERE...The mountains of western North Carolina, along and west of the Blue Ridge Escarpment.

* WHEN...Until 7 PM EST Friday.

* IMPACTS...Gusty winds could blow around unsecured objects. Tree limbs could be blown down and a few power outages may result.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

Use extra caution when driving, especially if operating a high profile vehicle. Secure outdoor objects.



Drought Update from the NC Climate Office


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Tropical Weather Outlook
NWS National Hurricane Center Miami FL
100 AM EST Fri Nov 11 2022 For the North Atlantic...Caribbean Sea and the Gulf of Mexico: Active Systems: The National Hurricane Center is issuing advisories on recently downgraded Tropical Depression Nicole, located over southwestern Georgia. 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

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



What's Up in the Tropics with Mark Sudduth - November 10, 2022 - Early Morning Update on Large and Impactful Nicole





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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 (0.3 out of 12) today with Ragweed and Chenopods being the main culprits. Tomorrow is expected to be in the low range (1.1 out of 12).



Record Weather Events for November 11th

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

Highest Temperature 80°F at the Coweeta Experimental Station in 2006
Lowest Temperature 13°F in Franklin in 1957
Greatest Rainfall 2.88 inches in Highlands in 1998
Greatest Snowfall 2.0 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 11th in North Carolina

Highest Temperature 85°F in Clinton, Sampson County in 1979
Lowest Temperature 4°F in Celo, Yancey County in 1957
Greatest Rainfall 5.20 inches in Rocky Mount, Edgecombe County in 2020
Greatest Snowfall 5.5 inches in Hendersonville, Henderson 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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Local and State News


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

• Critics of Leandro ruling hope new GOP majority on NC Supreme Court will reconsider money directed to public schools [WRAL-TV (Raleigh, NC)]

• NC commission narrowly backs call to change how state’s teachers are licensed and paid [Raleigh News and Observer]

• NC GOP falls 1 seat shy of supermajority, leaving Gov. Cooper's veto power intact [WLOS-TV (Asheville, NC)]

• WCU rolls out scholarship guarantee program [Smoky Mountain News]

• Republicans win big in WNC [BPR]

• 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 10 [Institute for the Study of War] [PDF for November 10th]

• Russia-Ukraine war: List of key events, day 260 [Al Jazeera]

• LIVEBLOG: 260th 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






• Putin supporters left reeling by yet another Russian ‘surrender’ in Ukraine [CNBC]

• Russia’s withdrawal from Ukraine’s Kherson city explained in maps [Al Jazeera]

• Ukraine battles for Kherson, gateway to Crimea [DW News]

• South Korea to Sell Arms to U.S. for Ukrainian Forces Fighting Russia [WSJ (video and audio)] [WSJ (video and audio)]

• Ukraine war: Kyiv claims major gains as Russia exits Kherson [BBC News]


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

• US conducts ‘provocative’ Arctic missile test aimed at Russia [Russia Today]

• Kherson region Governor: 'We will defend our land' [Pravda ]

• Withdrawal of forces to left bank of Dnieper a forced, correct decision, lawmaker says [TASS Russian News Agency]


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National and World News Roundup



• Iran Crisis Update, November 10 [Understanding War] [PDF for November 10th]

Iran protests: can they topple the regime? | The Economist



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

• Iran’s Government Cuts Off Water In Kurdish City Amid Protests [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)]


• Dow pops 1,100 points, S&P 500 jumps 5% in biggest rally in two years after light inflation report [CNBC]

• Alex Jones ordered to pay $473M more to Sandy Hook families [AP News]

• Federal judge in Texas strikes down Biden’s student loan forgiveness plan [Washington Post]

• FTC says it’s tracking developments at Twitter with ‘deep concern’ after key security departures [CNBC]

• Submarine spy couple receives harsher prison sentences after judge rejected plea deals [CBS News]

• 5 former Methodist Hospital employees indicted for HIPAA violations, officials say [FOX13 Memphis]

• The midterms did not show a ‘red wave.’ That’s thanks to Gen Z voters, experts say [Courthouse News Service]

• Trump goes to war against DeSantis [Politico]


What's next for the US after midterms? | Inside Story



Global National: Nov. 10, 2022 | Viral trifecta of illnesses infecting children, straining hospitals



Nightly News Full Broadcast (November 10th)


PBS NewsHour full episode, November 10, 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.

• Masks Cut Covid Spread in Schools, Study Finds [New York Times]

• Lifting Universal Masking in Schools — Covid-19 Incidence among Students and Staff [New England Journal of Medicine]

• Repeat COVID is riskier than first infection, study finds [Reuters] [Link to Study (Nature)]

• Acute and postacute sequelae associated with SARS-CoV-2 reinfection [Nature]

• University of Waterloo brings back mask mandate in indoor instructional areas [Global News]

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




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Science and Technology News Roundup

• The Age of Social Media Is Ending [The Atlantic]

• Tesla Official Afshar Turns Up at SpaceX in New Starship Rol [Bloomberg]

• Piece of the space shuttle Challenger found by divers in the Atlantic Ocean off Florida [CBS News]

• Exodus continues at Twitter as Elon Musk hints at possible bankruptcy [The Guardian]

• Atlas 5 launches weather satellite, reentry tech demo mission [Space News]

• Republicans Introduce Bill to Ban TikTok [National Review]

• Experimental cancer vaccine shows promise in animal studies [Eureka Alert]

v • A miniature universe shows particles may emerge out of empty space [NewScientist]


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

FTX fallout: Sequoia's LP letter, SBF's crisis comms + Lon Harris on Andor, $DIS earnings | This Week in Startups #E1609



The Level1 Show November 11 2022: Return to Stargazing After A Word From Our Sponsors



What Does FTX Mean? - DTNS 4394 | Daily Tech News



Camping Disasters | Steve Wallis



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)

--> Ukraine war: is Russia’s Kherson retreat a turning point? | Channel 4 News



Ukraine advances after Russia orders Kherson retreat | CBS News



Ukrainian forces cautiously advance into Kherson, fearing a trap as Russian troops retreat | PBS NewsHour



Ukraine War: Sky joins Ukrainian troops on outskirts of Kherson | Sky News



Pax Russica: Will Russia's Defeat Lead to More Wars? | Warographics



'Drone warfare' a game changer in Ukraine? I DW News



‘We have stopped them’: Zelensky speaks about Ukraine’s progress in war with Russia | CNN



'Significant Russian rearguard' expected in Kherson retreat | FRANCE 24 English



Kherson withdrawal is ‘another victory for Ukraine’: NATO Secretary | Al Jazeera







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On This Day

November 11 is the 315th day of the year (316th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar; 50 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)



308 – At Carnuntum, Emperor emeritus Diocletian confers with Galerius, Augustus of the East, and Maximianus, the recently returned former Augustus of the West, in an attempt to end the civil wars of the Tetrarchy.

1028 – Constantine VIII died, ending his uninterrupted reign as emperor or co-emperor of the Byzantine Empire of 66 years.

1100 – Henry I of England marries Matilda of Scotland, the daughter of Malcolm III of Scotland and a direct descendant of the Saxon king Edmund Ironside; Matilda is crowned in the same day.

1215 – The Fourth Council of the Lateran meets, defining the doctrine of transubstantiation, the process by which bread and wine are, by that doctrine, said to transform into the body and blood of Christ.

1500 – Treaty of Granada: Louis XII of France and Ferdinand II of Aragon agree to divide the Kingdom of Naples between them.

1572 – Tycho Brahe observes the supernova SN 1572.

1620 – The Mayflower Compact is signed in what is now Provincetown Harbor near Cape Cod.
• [Wikipedia: Mayflower Compact]
• [PBS: American Experience]
• [The Mayflower Compact: 1620 and the Formation of the American Republic]

1634 – Following pressure from Anglican bishop John Atherton, the Irish House of Commons passes An Act for the Punishment for the Vice of Buggery.

1673 – Second Battle of Khotyn in Ukraine: Polish–Lithuanian Commonwealth forces under the command of Jan Sobieski defeat the Ottoman army. In this battle, rockets made by Kazimierz Siemienowicz are successfully used.

1675 – Gottfried Leibniz demonstrates integral calculus for the first time to find the area under the graph of y = ƒ(x).

1724 – Joseph Blake, alias Blueskin, a highwayman known for attacking "Thief-Taker General" (and thief) Jonathan Wild at the Old Bailey, is hanged in London.

1750 – Riots break out in Lhasa after the murder of the Tibetan regent.

1750 – The F.H.C. Society, also known as the Flat Hat Club, is formed at Raleigh Tavern, Williamsburg, Virginia. It is the first college fraternity.

1778 – Cherry Valley massacre: Loyalists and Seneca Indian forces attack a fort and village in eastern New York during the American Revolutionary War, killing more than forty civilians and soldiers.
• [Wikipedia: Cherry Valley massacre]

1805 – Napoleonic Wars: Battle of Dürenstein: Eight thousand French troops attempt to slow the retreat of a vastly superior Russian and Austrian force.

1813 – War of 1812: Battle of Crysler's Farm: British and Canadian forces defeat a larger American force, causing the Americans to abandon their Saint Lawrence campaign.

1831 – In Jerusalem, Virginia, Nat Turner is hanged after inciting a violent slave uprising.
• [Wikipedia: Nat Turner's slave rebellion]
• [National Geographic Explorer]
• [Nat Turner & The Rebellion That Shook the South]

1839 – The Virginia Military Institute is founded in Lexington, Virginia.

1865 – Treaty of Sinchula is signed whereby Bhutan cedes the areas east of the Teesta River to the British East India Company.

1869 – The Victorian Aboriginal Protection Act is enacted in Australia, giving the government control of indigenous people's wages, their terms of employment, where they could live, and of their children, effectively leading to the Stolen Generations.

1880 – Australian bushranger Ned Kelly is hanged at Melbourne Gaol.

1887 – August Spies, Albert Parsons, Adolph Fischer and George Engel are executed as a result of the Haymarket affair.

1889 – The State of Washington is admitted as the 42nd state of the United States.

1911 – Many cities in the Midwestern United States break their record highs and lows on the same day as a strong cold front rolls through.

1918 – World War I: Germany signs an armistice agreement with the Allies in a railroad car in the forest of Compiègne.


• [Armistice on the Western Front]
• [Armistice - But Peace? I THE GREAT WAR Week 225]
• [The Armistice (11:00AM / 11th day / 11th month / 1918 )]
• [Armistice 1918]


1918 – Józef Piłsudski assumes supreme military power in Poland – symbolic first day of Polish independence.

1918 – Emperor Charles I of Austria relinquishes power.

1919 – The Industrial Workers of the World attack an Armistice Day parade in Centralia, Washington, ultimately resulting in the deaths of five people.

1919 – Latvian forces defeat the West Russian Volunteer Army at Riga in the Latvian War of Independence.

1921 – The Tomb of the Unknowns is dedicated by US President Warren G. Harding at Arlington National Cemetery.

1923 – Adolf Hitler was arrested in Munich for high treason for his role in the Beer Hall Putsch.

1926 – The United States Numbered Highway System is established.

1930 – Patent number US1781541 is awarded to Albert Einstein and Leó Szilárd for their invention, the Einstein refrigerator.
• [Wikipedia: Einstein refrigerator]
• [Einstein's Fridge]
• [Einstein's green refrigerator making a comeback]

1934 – The Shrine of Remembrance in Melbourne, Australia is opened.

1940 – World War II: In the Battle of Taranto, the Royal Navy launches the first all-aircraft ship-to-ship naval attack in history.

1940 – World War II: The German auxiliary cruiser Atlantis captures top secret British mail from the Automedon, and sends it to Japan.

1942 – World War II: France's zone libre is occupied by German forces in Case Anton.

1960 – A military coup against President Ngô Đình Diệm of South Vietnam is crushed.

1961 – Thirteen Italian Air Force servicemen, deployed to the Congo as a part of the UN peacekeeping force, are massacred by a mob in Kindu.

1962 – Kuwait's National Assembly ratifies the Constitution of Kuwait.

1965 – Southern Rhodesia's Prime Minister Ian Smith unilaterally declares the colony independent as the unrecognised state of Rhodesia.

1966 – NASA launches Gemini 12.

1967 – Vietnam War: In a propaganda ceremony in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, three American prisoners of war are released by the Viet Cong and turned over to "new left" antiwar activist Tom Hayden.

1968 – Vietnam War: Operation Commando Hunt initiated. The goal is to interdict men and supplies on the Ho Chi Minh trail, through Laos into South Vietnam.

1972 – Vietnam War: Vietnamization: The United States Army turns over the massive Long Binh military base to South Vietnam.

1975 – Australian constitutional crisis of 1975: Australian Governor-General Sir John Kerr dismisses the government of Gough Whitlam, appoints Malcolm Fraser as caretaker Prime Minister and announces a general election to be held in early December.

1975 – Independence of Angola.

1977 – A munitions explosion at a train station in Iri, South Korea kills at least 56 people.

1981 – Antigua and Barbuda joins the United Nations.

1992 – The General Synod of the Church of England votes to allow women to become priests.

1993 – A sculpture honoring women who served in the Vietnam War is dedicated at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C.

1999 – The House of Lords Act is given Royal Assent, restricting membership of the British House of Lords by virtue of a hereditary peerage.

2000 – Kaprun disaster: One hundred fifty-five skiers and snowboarders die when a cable car catches fire in an alpine tunnel in Kaprun, Austria.

2001 – Journalists Pierre Billaud, Johanne Sutton and Volker Handloik are killed in Afghanistan during an attack on the convoy they are traveling in.

2002 – A Fokker F27 Friendship operating as Laoag International Airlines Flight 585 crashes into Manila Bay shortly after takeoff from Ninoy Aquino International Airport, killing 19 people.

2004 – New Zealand Tomb of the Unknown Warrior is dedicated at the National War Memorial, Wellington.

2004 – The Palestine Liberation Organization confirms the death of Yasser Arafat from unidentified causes. Mahmoud Abbas is elected chairman of the PLO minutes later.

2006 – Queen Elizabeth II unveils the New Zealand War Memorial in London, United Kingdom, commemorating the loss of soldiers from the New Zealand Army and the British Army.

2011 - A helicopter crash just outside Mexico City kills 7, including Francisco Blake Mora the Secretary of the Interior of Mexico.

2012 – A strong earthquake with the magnitude 6.8 hits northern Burma, killing at least 26 people.

2014 – Fifty-eight people are killed in a bus crash in the Sukkur District in southern Pakistan's Sindh province.

2020 – Typhoon Vamco makes landfall in Luzon and several offshore islands. The storm caused the worst floods in the region since Typhoon Ketsana in 2009 and killed 67 people.


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Published at 3:45am on Friday, November 11, 2022
Author: Bobby Coggins


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