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Saturday, June 10, 2023

News and Weather Briefing for Saturday, June 10, 2023



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Russo-UKrainian War Updates
National News Roundup
COVID-19 News and Updates
Science and Technology
On This Day
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GENERAL OUTLOOK

Dry high pressure will move offshore through the weekend. This will lead to flow turning southwesterly, allowing temperatures to trend more towards typical June values. A warm front will lift into the area from the south on Sunday, bringing with it shower and thunderstorm chances. A cold front will track across the area on Monday, keeping the chance for showers and thunderstorms around. Brief mid-week drying is expected on Tuesday before additional moisture returns from the west mid to late week.





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Local Weather

General Forecast Through Saturday Night





Franklin Area

Today

Sunny, with highs in the low-to-mid 80s. Calm winds in the morning increasing to come out of the southwest around 5 mph in the afternoon.

Tonight

Mostly clear, with lows in the mid 50s. Winds out of the southwest around 5 mph becoming calm before midnight.

Sunday

A chance of showers before 11am, then a chance of showers and thunderstorms between 11am and 2pm, then showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm after 2pm. Partly sunny, with highs near 80. Winds out of the south 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain is 60%. New rainfall amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.

Sunday Night

Showers and possibly a thunderstorm. Lows in the lower 60s. Winds out of the southwest 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain is 80%.

Monday

Showers and possibly a thunderstorm, mainly before 4pm, then a chance of showers and thunderstorms after 4pm. Highs near 80. Chance of rain is 80%.

Monday Night

A 30 percent chance of showers before 7pm. Mostly clear, with lows in the low-to-mid 50s.


Highlands Plateau

Today

Sunny, with highs in the mid 70s. Calm winds early in the morning increasing to come out of the southwest 5 to 10 mph by midmorning.

Tonight

Mostly clear, with lows in the mid 50s. Winds out of the southwest 5 to 10 mph.

Sunday

A chance of showers before 11am, then a chance of showers and thunderstorms between 11am and 2pm, then showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm after 2pm. Increasing clouds, with highs near 70. Winds out of the south 5 to 10 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph. Chance of rain is 60%. New rainfall amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.

Sunday Night

Showers and possibly a thunderstorm. Lows around 60. Winds out of the southwest 5 to 10 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph. Chance of rain is 90%.

Monday

Showers and possibly a thunderstorm, mainly before 4pm, then a chance of showers and thunderstorms after 4pm. Highs in the low-to-mid 70s. Chance of rain is 80%.

Monday Night

A 30 percent chance of showers before 7pm. Mostly clear, with lows around 50.


Otto and South Central Macon County

Today

Sunny, with highs near 80. Calm winds in the morning increasing to come out of the southwest 5 to 10 mph in the afternoon.

Tonight

Mostly clear, with lows in the upper 50s. Winds out of the south around 5 mph becoming calm before midnight.

Sunday

A chance of showers before 11am, then a chance of showers and thunderstorms between 11am and 2pm, then showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm after 2pm. Increasing clouds, with highs in the upper 70s. Winds out of the south 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain is 60%. New rainfall amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.

Sunday Night

Showers and possibly a thunderstorm. Lows in the lower 60s. Winds out of the southwest 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain is 80%.

Monday

Showers and possibly a thunderstorm, mainly before 4pm, then a chance of showers and thunderstorms after 4pm. Highs near 80. Chance of rain is 80%.

Monday Night

A 30 percent chance of showers before 7pm. Mostly clear, with lows in the low-to-mid 50s.


Nantahala Area

Today

Sunny, with highs in the mid-to-upper 70s. Calm winds in the morning increasing to come out of the southwest around 5 mph in the afternoon.

Tonight

Mostly clear, with lows in the upper 50s. Light winds out of the south.

Sunday

A chance of showers before 11am, then a chance of showers and thunderstorms between 11am and 2pm, then showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm after 2pm. Partly sunny, with highs in the mid 70s. Light and variable winds early in the morning increasing to come out of the south 5 to 10 mph by midmorning. Chance of rain is 60%. New rainfall amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.

Sunday Night

Showers and possibly a thunderstorm. Lows in the low-to-mid 60s. Winds out of the south 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain is 90%.

Monday

Showers and possibly a thunderstorm, mainly before 4pm, then a chance of showers and thunderstorms after 4pm. Highs in the lower 70s. Chance of rain is 80%.

Monday Night

A 30 percent chance of showers before 7pm. Partly cloudy, with lows in the low-to-mid 50s.


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Hazards and Tropical Weather



Hazardous weather is not expected today or tonight.





Latest US Drought Monitor Map for North Carolina.

Space Weather

A Filament Launch To Side-Swipe Earth | Solar Storm Forecast 07 June 2023




Back to Top • The Atlantic hurricane season has begun: What we know and what we don’t [ARS TECHNICA]

Hurricane Season 2023: What to Watch For As We Keep Tabs on El Nino | hurricanetrack



TROPICAL WEATHER OUTLOOK

• The official hurricane season for the Atlantic basin is from June 1 to November 30, but tropical cyclone activity sometimes occurs before and after these dates, respectively. The peak of the Atlantic hurricane season is September 10, with most activity occurring between mid-August and mid-October.




Tropical Weather Outlook
NWS National Hurricane Center Miami FL
200 AM EDT Sat Jun 10 2023

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

Tropical cyclone formation is not expected during the next 7 days.





What's Up in the Tropics with Mark Sudduth - June 05, 2023





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Almanac









PM2.5 AQI is 85 (MODERATE/CODE YELLOW) for most of the county, and the ridges and other higher elevations PM2.5 AQI is 85 (MODERATE/CODE YELLOW)


Fire and Smoke Map






Local Air Monitor

Pollen

Pollen levels are expected to be in the medium range (5.4 out of 12) today with Grasses, Plantain, and Walnut being the main culprits. Tomorrow is expected to be in the medium range (1.3 out of 12).



Record Weather Events for June 10th

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

Highest Temperature 94°F in Franklin in 1947
Lowest Temperature 39°F in Highlands in 1931
Greatest One-Day Rain 9.72 inches in Highlands in 2013
Greatest One-Day Snowfall (no snowfall has been recorded on this date since record-keeping began in 1871)

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

Highest Temperature 99°F at the Coweeta Experimental Station on 06-30-2012
Lowest Temperature 32°F at the Coweeta Experimental Station on 06-02-1966
Greatest Rainfall 7.63 inches in Highlands on 06-16-1949
Greatest Snowfall (no snowfall has been recorded during June in Macon County)

Record Weather Events for June 10th in North Carolina

Highest Temperature 104°F in Monroe, Union County in 1947
Lowest Temperature 29°F in Banner Elk, Avery County in 1977
Greatest One-Day Rain 6.00 inches in Belhaven, Beaufort County in 1917
Greatest One-Day Snowfall (no snowfall has been recorded on this date since 1872)

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

--> Weather Extremes for North Carolina for the month of June Data available from 1872

Highest Temperature 107°F in Carthage, Moore County on 06-23-1981
Lowest Temperature 23°F in Jefferson, Ashe County on 06-17-1917
Greatest Rainfall 12.41 inches in Belhaven, Beaufort County on 06-30-1962
Greatest Snowfall (no snowfall has been recorded during June in the state)




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Macon Calendar
(send your event to calendar@maconmedia.com)

FRIDAY and SATURDAY, JUNE 16 and 17

ST. FRANCIS CHURCH WOMEN’S GUILD ANNUAL GOOD STUFF SALE



ST. FRANCIS CHURCH WOMEN’S GUILD SETS ANNUAL GOOD STUFF SALE FOR JUNE 16 and 17
FRANKLIN -- The Women’s Guild of St. Francis Church will hold its annual Good Stuff Sale Noon to 3 p.m. on Friday, June 16, and 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, June 17, at the church, 299 Maple St. in Franklin. The event supports the Guild’s ministry activities. Guests can expect great prices on household and decorative objects, kitchen items, linens, books, personal accessories, toys, tools, exercise equipment, furniture, craft supplies and yard tools including indoor and outdoor plants. Everyone is welcome.

CONTACT: Becky Peeling, APR, Women’s Guild President, bapeeling12@gmail.com or (561) 801-3301
WHAT: Good Stuff Sale
WHEN: Noon to 3 p.m. Friday, June 16, and 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, June 17, 2023
WHERE: St. Francis Church, 299 Maple St., Franklin
WHO: St. Francis Women’s Guild
WHY: Raise money for ministry projects

SATURDAY, JUNE 24

Franklin Amateur Radio Club to Hold Annual Field Day in Highlands

The Franklin Amateur Radio Club (HAMS) will hold its annual Field Day at the Highlands Recreation Center on Saturday, June 24, 2 PM until 6 PM. The center is located at 600 North Street and 4 th Street.

Field Day is amateur radio operators’ (hams) open house. Every June, more than 40,000 hams throughout North America set up temporary transmitting stations in public places to demonstrate ham radio's science, skill, service to communities and nation. It combines public service, emergency preparedness, community outreach, and technical skills in a single event. Field Day has been an annual event since 1933 and remains the most popular ham radio event.

There are 190 ham radio operators in Macon County.

Anyone, regardless of residency, is welcome at Field Day.

Amateur Radio is a popular hobby and service that brings people, electronics and communication together. People use ham radio to talk across town, around the world, or even into space, without the Internet or cell phones. It's fun, social, educational, and can be a lifeline during times of need. Anyone interested in learning about Ham radio is welcome. Portable radio stations will be up and operational around 2 PM. Contacts will be made worldwide. As well as in North America. This year the amateur radio operators will also be demonstrating Parks On The Air and Summits On The Air.

Parks on the Air® (POTA) sites are for international portable amateur radio operations that promote emergency awareness and communications from national/federal and state/provincial level parks.

Summits on the Air (SOTA) is designed to make participation possible for all Radio Amateurs and Shortwave Listeners - this is not just for mountaineers! There are awards for activators (those who ascend to the summits) and chasers who operate from home, a local hilltop, or other summits).

Both SOTA and POTA will have stations set up and operators to demonstrate what the hobby is about.






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Local and State News



• Off-duty paramedic follows his instincts, discovers survivor in fatal Jackson County crash [WLOS-TV (Asheville, NC)]

• The Wrap: NC Republicans rally, budget negotiations continue and a big elections fight coming [WRAL-TV (Raleigh, NC)]

• Moms for Liberty files 189 Wake book challenges in past week. Why all were rejected. [Charlotte Observer]

• Biden signs executive order and talks jobs in swing through North Carolina [Raleigh News and observer]

• A tough Roe to hoe: State and local Democrats are searching for a way back forward [Smoky Mountain News]

• Angel Medical Center President's Column for May 2023 [Macon Media]



Macon Media is still experiencing transportation issues and was unable to get to the courthouse to cover this months meeting. Here is the county-sponsored video of the meeting:

Macon County Commissioners Meeting 3-14-23



• HB259 NC House Bill Budget Substitute [PDF Download (640 pages)]



Proposed State Budget for 2023-2025 [Download PDF]



• Macon County Board of Commissioners March 2023 Regular Meeting [Macon Media]



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National and World News Roundup

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Special counsel Jack Smith speaks on Trump indictment on documents case | CBS News



• TTrump indictment live updates: Special counsel describes gravity of alleged crimes, experts call charges ‘damning’ [ CNBC

• Could Donald Trump go to prison over secret files? [BBC News]

• Fox News Legal Analyst Jonathan Turley Sounds Alarm on ‘Very Serious’ Trump Indictment: ‘This is a Different Ball Game’ [MEDIAITE]

• Trump lawyers quit classified documents case [CNBC]

• ‘We Need to Start Killing’: Trump’s Far-Right Supporters Are Threatening Civil War [Vice News]

• 12m Americans believe violence is justified to restore Trump to power [ThE Guardian (UK)]

• New U.S. intelligence shows Russia’s deepening defense ties with Iran [Politico]

• What to Know About Canada’s Exceptional Wildfire Season [New York Times]

• Fox News tells Tucker Carlson he violated his contract with new Twitter show [NBC News]

• Three quarters of Princeton students say it's acceptable to shout down campus speakers they disagree with - while 16% agree with using VIOLENCE to stop a speech, after conservative judge was ambushed by Stanford Law students and dean [Daily Mail (UK)]

• Boris Johnson quits as UK lawmaker after being told he will be sanctioned for misleading Parliament [AP News]

• Activist sues Rep. Lauren Boebert for defamation, alleging she slandered him on Fox News when he revealed her alleged drug use, abortions, and escort work [Insider]



Washington Today (6-9-23): Federal indictment unsealed in classified docs case against Donald Trump | C-SPAN



Global National: June 9, 2023 | David Johnston resigns as special rapporteur



NBC Nightly News Full Broadcast - June 09


PBS NewsHour full episode, (June 09, 2023)




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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:



Based on current COVID-19 trends, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is planning for the federal Public Health Emergency (PHE) for COVID-19, declared under Section 319 of the Public Health Service (PHS) Act, to expire at the end of the day on May 11, 2023. Macon County Public Health will stop publishing weekly COVID updates but will continue to monitor local case levels and trends. In the event that case counts increase significantly, MCPH will notify the public and resume weekly COVID updates.




• WHO Coronavirus (COVID-19) Dashboard [World Health Organization]

In United States of America, from 3 January 2020 to 12:23pm CEST, 7 June 2023, there have been 103,436,829 confirmed cases of COVID-19 with 1,127,152 deaths, reported to WHO. As of 2 June 2023, a total of 668,882,018 vaccine doses have been administered.

Globally, as of 12:23pm CEST, 7 June 2023, there have been 767,750,853 confirmed cases of COVID-19, including 6,941,095 deaths, reported to WHO. As of 2 June 2023, a total of 13,381,562,028 vaccine doses have been administered.


• Scientists are trying to find a mystery person in Ohio who has a new kind of COVID and is shedding it into the sewage [ Insider ]

• The coronavirus has made itself at home in animals. Why that ramps up the risk for people [ Los Angeles Times ]

• Dispersal Patterns and Influence of Air Travel During the Global Expansion of SARS-CoV-2 Variants of Concern [ Cell (PDF) ]

TWiV 1014: Clinical update with Dr. Daniel Griffin | Microbe TV



• TWiV 1014: Clinical update with Dr. Daniel Griffin [Microbe TV]

• TWiV 1013: Bird flu around the world [Microbe TV]




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Science and Technology News Roundup

• The Sky This Week from June 2 to 9: See a Full Strawberry Moon [Astronomy Magazine]

• Reddit CEO doubles down on attack on Apollo developer in drama-filled AMA [TechCrunch]

• Reddit blackout: Subreddits to go private on Monday [BBC News]

• SpaceX Dragon capsule breaks U.S. spaceflight records [Teslarati]

• Steve aka u/spez: Addressing the community about changes to our API [Reddit]

• GM to use Tesla charging network, joining Ford in leveraging the EV leader’s tech [CNBC]

• Facebook owner Meta plans to create Twitter rival [BBC News]

• Billion-year-old grease hints at long history of complex cells [ARS TECHNICA]

• Where and when to see the October 2023 annular eclipse [Astronomy Magazine]

• Z-Library returns, aims to avoid seizures by giving each user a secret URL [ARS TECHNICA]


Evergreen Links

• Red Dead Online player bids farewell to Google Stadia save by releasing horse they named after their departed daughter [Games Radar]

Dan Carlin's Hardcore History 69 - Twilight of the Æsir



Hardcore History: Addendum EP26 Dig This! | Dan Carlin



• 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]


How Do We Know What We Know? Philosophy of Science | Fraser Cain



• Free, legally available series/movies on YouTube in a Netlflix-like interface [Cinetimes]




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

Mark Zuckerberg: Future of AI at Meta, Facebook, Instagram, and WhatsApp | Lex Fridman Podcast #383



The Level1 Show June 9 2023: Get More Drone Points With This One Neat Trick | Level1 Techs



Netflix is Proud of Its Measurements - DTNS 4538 | Daily Tech News Show



Linux Action News 296 | Jupiter Broadcasting



Brewster F2A Buffalo - Pacific War #81 | Kings and Generals



True Size of a Mongol Army - Experience the Endless Horde! | Invicta



Why The French Revolution Was Worse Than You Thought | Pax Tube



Maximilien Robespierre and the Reign of Terror (Full Series) | This is Barris! - French History



Civilization: Is the West History? | Episode 2: Science | BBC Select





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Special Section: The Russo-Ukrainian War
(sharing of a particular source is not an endorsement)



• Russian Offensive Campaign Assessment, June 09 [Institute for the Study of War] [PDF for June 9th]

• Russia-Ukraine war: List of key events, day 472 [Al Jazeera]

• Russo-Ukrainian War. Day 471: Zelenskyy calls on Red Cross for help in Kherson Oblast [Euromaiden Press]


• US says Iran is helping Russia build drone manufacturing facility [AL Jazeera]

• Air Defender 23: NATO launches military exercises [DW News]

• 'Active combat' in southern Ukraine's Zaporizhzhia region [France 24]

• Ukraine Situation Report: Putin Chimes In On 'Intense Fighting' [The Warzone (via Yahoo News)]

• Putin asserts Ukrainian counteroffensive has begun, while drones strike within Russia [AP News]

🔴 (NSFW) - Ukraine Couteroffensive Begins | Combat Footage Show



Inside Wagner, Russia’s Secret War Company | WSJ Documentary



Kakhovka dam destruction: Another blow to Ukraine's energy infrastructure | DW News



Russian spokesmuppets on the elimination of Ukraine’s top leadership | Break the Fake | TVP World



Why Do We Call the War in Ukraine Unprovoked? - Debunking Russian Claims | Kings and Generals




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

Dr. Ravassi and Col Macgregor: Disastrous attacks into Russian defenses | Straight Calls with Douglas Macgregor



• VIDEO shows American-made Bradleys and German-made Leopard tanks destroyed by Russia [Russia Today]

• Dmitry Medvedev: Former NATO chief Rasmussen falls into dementia [Pravda]

• Norwegian scientists register signs of explosion before Kakhovka dam burst [TASS Russian News Agency]





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On This Day

June 10 is the 161st day of the year (162nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar; 204 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)





671 – Emperor Tenji of Japan introduces a water clock (clepsydra) called Rokoku. The instrument, which measures time and indicates hours, is placed in the capital of Ōtsu.
1190 – Third Crusade: Frederick I Barbarossa drowns in the river Saleph while leading an army to Jerusalem.
1329 – The Battle of Pelekanon results in a Byzantine defeat by the Ottoman Empire.
1523 – Copenhagen is surrounded by the army of Frederick I of Denmark, as the city will not recognise him as the successor of Christian II of Denmark.
1539 – Council of Trent: Pope Paul III sends out letters to his bishops, delaying the Council due to war and the difficulty bishops had traveling to Venice.
1540 - Thomas Cromwell arrested in Westminster
1596 – Willem Barents and Jacob van Heemskerk discover Bear Island.
1619 – Thirty Years' War: Battle of Záblatí, a turning point in the Bohemian Revolt.
1624 – Signing of the Treaty of Compiègne between France and the Netherlands.
1692 – Salem witch trials: Bridget Bishop is hanged at Gallows Hill near Salem, Massachusetts, for "certaine Detestable Arts called Witchcraft and Sorceries".
1719 – Jacobite risings: Battle of Glen Shiel.
1782 – King Buddha Yodfa Chulaloke (Rama I) of Siam (modern day Thailand) is crowned.
1786 – A landslide dam on the Dadu River created by an earthquake ten days earlier collapses, killing 100,000 in the Sichuan province of China.
1793 – The Jardin des Plantes museum opens in Paris. A year later, it becomes the first public zoo.
1793 – French Revolution: Following the arrests of Girondin leaders, the Jacobins gain control of the Committee of Public Safety installing the revolutionary dictatorship.
1805 – First Barbary War: Yusuf Karamanli signs a treaty ending the hostilities between Tripolitania and the United States.
1829 – The first Boat Race between the University of Oxford and the University of Cambridge takes place on the Thames in London.
1838 – Myall Creek massacre: Twenty-eight Aboriginal Australians are murdered.
1854 – The United States Naval Academy graduates its first class of students.
1861 – American Civil War: Battle of Big Bethel: Confederate troops under John B. Magruder defeat a much larger Union force led by General Ebenezer W. Pierce in Virginia.
1863 – During the French intervention in Mexico, Mexico City is captured by French troops.
1864 – American Civil War: Battle of Brice's Crossroads: Confederate troops under Nathan Bedford Forrest defeat a much larger Union force led by General Samuel D. Sturgis in Mississippi.
1868 – Mihailo Obrenović III, Prince of Serbia is assassinated.
1871 – Sinmiyangyo: Captain McLane Tilton leads 109 US Marines in a naval attack on Han River forts on Kanghwa Island, Korea.
1878 – League of Prizren is established, to oppose the decisions of the Congress of Berlin and the Treaty of San Stefano, as a consequence of which the Albanian lands in the Balkans were being partitioned and given to the neighbor states of Serbia, Montenegro, Bulgaria, and Greece.
1886 – Mount Tarawera in New Zealand erupts, killing 153 people and burying the famous Pink and White Terraces. Eruptions continue for three months creating a large, 17 km long fissure across the mountain peak.
1898 – Spanish–American War: In the Battle of Guantánamo Bay, U.S. Marines begin the American invasion of Spanish-held Cuba.
1916 – The Arab Revolt against the Ottoman Empire was declared by Hussein bin Ali, Sharif of Mecca.
1918 – The Austro-Hungarian battleship SMS Szent István sinks off the Croatian coast after being torpedoed by an Italian MAS motorboat; the event is recorded by camera from a nearby vessel.
1924 – Fascists kidnap and kill Italian Socialist leader Giacomo Matteotti in Rome.
1935 – Dr. Robert Smith takes his last drink, and Alcoholics Anonymous is founded in Akron, Ohio, United States, by him and Bill Wilson.
1935 – Chaco War ends: A truce is called between Bolivia and Paraguay who had been fighting since 1932.
1940 – World War II: Fascist Italy declares war on France and the United Kingdom, beginning an invasion of southern France.
1940 – World War II: U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt denounces Italy's actions in his "Stab in the Back" speech at the graduation ceremonies of the University of Virginia.
1940 – World War II: Military resistance to the German occupation of Norway ends.
1942 – World War II: The Lidice massacre is perpetrated as a reprisal for the assassination of Obergruppenführer Reinhard Heydrich.
1944 – World War II: Six hundred forty-two men, women and children massacred at Oradour-sur-Glane, France.
1944 – World War II: In Distomo, Boeotia, Greece, 218 men, women and children are massacred by German troops.
1944 – In baseball, 15-year-old Joe Nuxhall of the Cincinnati Reds becomes the youngest player ever in a major-league game.
1945 – Australian Imperial Forces land in Brunei Bay to liberate Brunei.
1947 – Saab produces its first automobile.
1957 – John Diefenbaker leads the Progressive Conservative Party of Canada to a stunning upset in the 1957 Canadian federal election, ending 22 years of Liberal Party government.
1963 – The Equal Pay Act of 1963, aimed at abolishing wage disparity based on sex, was signed into law by John F. Kennedy as part of his New Frontier Program.
1964 – United States Senate breaks a 75-day filibuster against the Civil Rights Act of 1964, leading to the bill's passage.
1967 – The Six-Day War ends: Israel and Syria agree to a cease-fire.
1977 – James Earl Ray escapes from Brushy Mountain State Prison in Petros, Tennessee. He is recaptured three days later.
1980 – The African National Congress in South Africa publishes a call to fight from their imprisoned leader Nelson Mandela.
1982 – Lebanon War: The Syrian Arab Army defeats the Israeli Defense Forces in the Battle of Sultan Yacoub.
1990 – British Airways Flight 5390 lands safely at Southampton Airport after a blowout in the cockpit causes the captain to be partially sucked from the cockpit. There are no fatalities.
1991 – Eleven-year-old Jaycee Lee Dugard is kidnapped in South Lake Tahoe, California; she would remain a captive until 2009.
1994 – China conducts a nuclear test for DF-31 warhead at Area C (Beishan), Lop Nur, its prominence being due to the Cox Report.
1996 – Peace talks begin in Northern Ireland without the participation of Sinn Féin.
1997 – Before fleeing his northern stronghold, Khmer Rouge leader Pol Pot orders the killing of his defense chief Son Sen and 11 of Sen's family members.
1999 – Kosovo War: NATO suspends its airstrikes after Slobodan Milošević agrees to withdraw Serbian forces from Kosovo.
2001 – Pope John Paul II canonizes Lebanon's first female saint, Saint Rafqa.
2002 – The first direct electronic communication experiment between the nervous systems of two humans is carried out by Kevin Warwick in the United Kingdom.
2003 – The Spirit rover is launched, beginning NASA's Mars Exploration Rover mission.
2008 – Sudan Airways Flight 109 crashes at Khartoum International Airport, killing 30 people.
2009 – James Wenneker von Brunn, who was 88-years-old, opened fire inside the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum and fatally shot Museum Special Police Officer Stephen Tyrone Johns. Other security guards returned fire, wounding von Brunn, who was apprehended.
2018 - A planetary dust storm causes NASA's Opportunity Rover to cease communication from Mars
2019 – An Agusta A109E Power crashed onto the AXA Equitable Center on Seventh Avenue in Manhattan, New York City, which sparked a fire on the top of the building. The pilot of the helicopter was killed.
2020 - Statues of Confederate figures and explorers become focus of #BlackLivesMatter protests, with many removed including of Confederate President Jefferson Davis and of Christopher Columbus in Richmond
2021 - European Space Agency announces new Venus mission, the probe EnVision to study Venus' tesserae (its continent-like terrains)





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Published at 5:00am on Saturday, June 10, 2023
Author: Bobby Coggins


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Macon County Board of Elections 03-11-2014 The Macon County Board of Elections holds a special meeting to hear a challenge brought by Charles "Scoon" Nichols to the candidacy of Macon County Commissioner Ron Haven regarding his eligibility to file as a candidate in the District II County Commissioner race. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T9lNBy-faAA ********************* Jair Bolsonaro leaves Brazil for the US ahead of Lula’s inauguration https://www.cnn.com/2022/12/30/americas/brazil-jair-bolsonaro-us-lula-inauguration-intl-latam Dang. He pulled a Trump and snuck out of town and can't be civil during the transfer of power. What a toddler move. ******************** Fierce Kitty, Glorious Kitty, Little Ball of Fur. Honourable Kitty, Warrior Kitty, Qapla' Qapla' Qapla' -->
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