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Sunday, January 1, 2023

News and Weather Briefing for Sunday, January 01, 2023



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Hazards and Tropical Weather
Almanac
Macon Calendar
Local and StateNews
Russo-UKrainian War Updates
National News Roundup
COVID-19 News and Updates
Science and Technology
Russo-Ukrainian War Videos (mostly long form)
On This Day
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GENERAL OUTLOOK

High pressure will result in dry conditions through Monday. A strong cold front will approach the area Tuesday and slowly cross the region through Wednesday, bringing widespread rain and possible thunderstorms. Drier and cooler conditions return by the end of the week.





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Local Weather

General Forecast Through Tuesday Night





Franklin Area

New Year's Day

Widespread fog, mainly before 9am. Otherwise, mostly cloudy, then gradually becoming sunny, with highs in the low-to-mid 60s. Calm winds.

Tonight

Patchy fog after 4am. Otherwise, mostly clear, with lows around 40. Calm winds.

Monday

Patchy fog before 8am. Otherwise, partly sunny, with highs in the upper 60s. Calm winds.

Monday Night

A slight chance of rain between midnight and 2am, then a slight chance of showers after 2am. Mostly cloudy, with lows around 50. Calm winds. Chance of rain is 20%.

Tuesday

Showers, mainly after noon. Highs in the lower 60s. Chance of rain is 80%.

Tuesday Night

Showers. The rain could be heavy at times. Lows in the mid 50s. Chance of rain is 90%.
Highlands Plateau

New Year's Day

Widespread fog, mainly before 9am. Otherwise, mostly sunny, with highs in the mid 50s. Winds out of the northwest around 5 mph.

Tonight

Patchy fog after 4am. Otherwise, mostly clear, with lows around 40. Calm winds in the morning increasing to come out of the northwest around 5 mph after midnight.

Monday

Patchy fog before 8am. Otherwise, mostly sunny, with highs near 60. Winds out of the northwest 5 to 7 mph becoming southwest in the afternoon.

Monday Night

A slight chance of rain between midnight and 2am, then a slight chance of showers after 2am. Mostly cloudy, with lows in the mid 40s. Winds out of the southwest around 5 mph. Chance of rain is 20%.

Tuesday

Showers, mainly after noon. Highs in the mid 50s. Chance of rain is 80%.

Tuesday Night

Showers. The rain could be heavy at times. Lows around 50. Chance of rain is 90%.


Otto and South Central Macon County

New Year's Day

Widespread fog, mainly before 9am. Otherwise, mostly cloudy, then gradually becoming sunny, with highs in the lower 60s. Light and variable winds.

Tonight

Patchy fog after 4am. Otherwise, mostly clear, with lows in the lower 40s. Calm winds.

Monday

Patchy fog before 8am. Otherwise, mostly sunny, with highs in the mid-to-upper 60s. Calm winds.

Monday Night

A slight chance of rain between midnight and 2am, then a slight chance of showers after 2am. Mostly cloudy, with lows around 50. Calm winds. Chance of rain is 20%.

Tuesday

Showers, mainly after noon. Highs near 60. Chance of rain is 80%.

Tuesday Night

Showers. The rain could be heavy at times. Lows in the mid 50s. Chance of rain is 90%.


Nantahala Area

New Year's Day

Areas of fog before 10am. Otherwise, mostly cloudy, then gradually becoming sunny, with highs in the upper 50s. Calm winds.

Tonight

Patchy fog after 5am. Otherwise, partly cloudy, with lows in the low-to-mid 40s. Calm winds.

Monday

Mostly sunny, with highs in the low-to-mid 60s. Calm winds.

Monday Night

A slight chance of rain between 1am and 2am, then a slight chance of showers after 2am. Mostly cloudy, with lows around 50. Calm winds. Chance of rain is 20%.

Tuesday

Showers likely, mainly after 1pm. Mostly cloudy, with highs near 60. Chance of rain is 70%.

Tuesday Night

Showers. The rain could be heavy at times. Lows in the mid 50s. Chance of rain is 90%.






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Hazards and Tropical Weather

Dense Fog Advisory
URGENT - WEATHER MESSAGE...CORRECTED
National Weather Service Greenville-Spartanburg SC
342 AM EST Sun Jan 1 2023

...DENSE FOG ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 10 AM EST THIS MORNING...

* WHAT...Visibility one quarter mile or less in dense fog.

* WHERE...Portions of piedmont North Carolina, north and west of Charlotte, and the southern and central NC mountains, especially valleys.

* WHEN...Until 10 AM EST this morning.

* IMPACTS...Hazardous driving conditions due to low visibility.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS...Dense fog may expand to more of the area overnight and more zones may need to be added to the Advisory as this happens. Keep up with the latest forecast.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

If driving, slow down, use your headlights, and leave plenty of distance ahead of you.



Latest US Drought Monitor Map for North Carolina.


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• Damaging 2022 Atlantic hurricane season draws to a close [National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration]

• Atlantic hurricane season ends with 14 named storms [AP News]




Tropical Weather Outlook
NWS National Hurricane Center Miami FL
700 PM EST Wed Nov 30 2022

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

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

This is the last regularly scheduled Tropical Weather Outlook of the 2022 Atlantic Hurricane Season. Routine issuance of the Tropical Weather Outlook will resume on May 15, 2023. During the off-season, Special Tropical Weather Outlooks will be issued as conditions warrant.



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Almanac

24 Hour Smoke Forecast

No known appreciable smoke field will be crossing Macon County today or tonight.















PM2.5 AQI is 45 (GOOD) for most of the county, and the ridges and other higher elevations PM2.5 AQI is 45 (GOOD)


Fire and Smoke Map




Local Air Monitor



Pollen

Pollen levels are expected to be in the low range (2.3 out of 12) today with Juniper being the main culprit. Tomorrow is expected to be in the low range (2.4 out of 12).



Record Weather Events for January 1st

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

Highest Temperature 78°F in Franklin in 1952
Lowest Temperature -2°F in Highlands in 1928
Greatest One-Day Rainfall 2.50 inches in Highlands in 1893
Greatest One-Day Snowfall 6.5 inches in Franklin in 1881

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

Highest Temperature 78°F at the Coweeta Experimental Station on 01-28-1999
Lowest Temperature -19°F in Highlands on 01-21-1985
Greatest Rainfall 5.10 inches in Highlands on 01-12-2018
Greatest Snowfall 10.5 inches at the Coweeta Experimental Station on 01-08-1988

Record Weather Events for January 1st in North Carolina

Highest Temperature 82°F in Asheville, Buncombe County in 1952
Lowest Temperature -9°F in Grandfather Mountain, Avery County in 1977
Greatest Rainfall 5.04 inches at Lake Toxaway, Transylvania County in 2007
Greatest Snowfall 10.0 inches in Salisbury, Rowan County in 1962
Weather Extremes for North Carolina for the month of January Data available from 1872

Highest Temperature 86°F in Marion, Mcdowell County on 01-24-1927
Lowest Temperature -34°F in Mount Mitchell, Yancey County on 01-21-1985
Greatest Rainfall 9.18 inches in Lake Toxaway, Transylvania County on 01-13-2018
Greatest Snowfall 28.00 in Mount Mitchell, Yancey County on 01-28-1998




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Macon Calendar
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Local and State News



9th Annual Ruby Drop in Franklin, NC [Watch on Facebook]

• After soggy start, acorn drop signals start of 2023 at WRAL First Night [WRAL-TV (Raleigh, NC)]

• 2022 in Review: A look at this year's top stories from across Western North Carolina [WLOS-TV (Raleigh, NC)]

• Roll Call: Here's how WNC's members of Congress voted Dec. 23 [Asheville Citizen-Times]

• Year in Review: The Tragedy of Madison Cawthorn [Asheville Watchdog]


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



• Russian Offensive Campaign Assessment, December 31 [Institute for the Study of War] [PDF for December 31st]

• Russia-Ukraine war: List of key events, day 310 [Al Jazeera]

• LIVEBLOG: Day 311 of Russian aggression against Ukraine [TVP World]

• Russo-Ukrainian War. Day 311: “We will win this war” – Zelenskyy [Euromaiden Press]

M2 Bradleys to Ukraine? - China Intercepts American Plane | FUNKER530 - Veteran Community & Combat Footage



My Next Guest with David Letterman and Volodymyr Zelenskyy | Full Episode | Netflix



2022 in review: A year of conflict in Ukraine | Al Jazeera



Timothy Snyder: Making of Modern Ukraine (23 Lectures) | Yale Courses



• Class Syllabus ["The Making of Modern Ukraine," Fall 2022]


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

• Ukraine is ‘first multipolar’ conflict – Dugin [Russia Today]

• Putin is ringing the death knell for NATO [Pravda]

• Putin allows to collect gas supplies debts in unfriendly countries’ currency [TASS]


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National and World News Roundup

• Former Pope Benedict XVI dies at 95 [BBC News]

• Building floats for annual Rose Parade requires blow torches, tweezers — and millions of flowers [Courthouse News Service]

• Oops! The Worst Political Predictions of 2022[politico]

• Attacks on power substations are growing: Why is the electric grid so hard to protect? [Tech Xplore]

• What motivated the Pacific Northwest substation attacks? [Seattle Times]

• Iran Crisis Update, December 31 [Institute for the Study of War] [PDF for December 31st]

• Thirteen bison killed in traffic accident near Yellowstone Park [CNN]

• Jair Bolsonaro leaves Brazil for the US ahead of Lula’s inauguration [CNNE]

• Trump Declared In Presidential Debate He Shut Down Chinese Bank Account. He Didn't. [Yahoo! News]

• Trump’s Tax Law Echoed Through His Finances During White House Years [Wall Street Journal]


C-SPAN in the Classroom: C-SPAN Classroom 2022 Team Favorites | C-SPAN Radio



“We are in a debt trap” - Nouriel Roubini on 10 ‘megathreats’ to our world and how to stop them | Channel 4 News



WATCH: PBS NewsHour's Judy Woodruff reflects on her career | PBS NewsHour



Global National: Dec. 31, 2022 | Mixed feelings as former Pope Benedict XVI dies at 95



Nightly News Full Broadcast (December 31st)


PBS NewsHour full episode, December 31, 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]

In United States of America, from 3 January 2020 to 4:54pm CET, 23 December 2022, there have been 99,027,628 confirmed cases of COVID-19 with 1,080,010 deaths, reported to WHO. As of 2 December 2022, a total of 647,345,101 vaccine doses have been administered.

Globally, as of 4:54pm CET, 23 December 2022, there have been 651,918,402 confirmed cases of COVID-19, including 6,656,601 deaths, reported to WHO. As of 13 December 2022, a total of 13,008,560,983 vaccine doses have been administered.

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• Higher COVID-19 Vaccination Rates Are Associated with Lower COVID-19 Mortality: A Global Analysis [MDPI]

• Special Issue "Present and Future Vaccinations: Current Strategies and New Perspectives in the Fight against Infectious Diseases" [MDPI]

• TWiV 971: Another year is viral [Microbe TV]

• LA County health officials urge 10 days of mask wearing following New Year's Eve[KABC-TV (Los Angeles, CA)]

• Thousands celebrate the new year in Wuhan amidst China's COVID wave [Reuters]




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Science and Technology News Roundup

• Attacks on power substations are growing: Why is the electric grid so hard to protect? [Tech Xplore]

• Grubhub ordered to pay $3.5 million to settle Washington DC deceptive practices lawsuit [Engadget]

• Researchers propose new structures to harvest untapped source of freshwater [Shutterbulky]

• Desktop GPU Sales Hit 20-Year Low [tom's HARDWARE]

• Elon Musk Becomes First Person Ever To Lose $200 Billion [NDTV]

• Tesla autopilot leads police chase after driver falls asleep [KOMO-Tv (Seattle, WA)]

• What to expect at CES 2023 [Tech Crunch]


Semi-permanent links

WATCH: Judy Woodruff on journalism ethics in a time of crisis | UVA’s Jim Lehrer Lecture



• 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

NASA in 2023: A Look Ahead | NASA



J. Edgar Hoover: The Man Who Rebuilt The FBI - Dark Side Of The FBI | Timeline



The Entire History of Constantinople | Pete Kelly



The Real Story Behind The Biggest Icons Of The Dark Ages - Fact or Fiction | Chronicle - Medieval History Documentaries



Why did the Arabs revolt against the Ottoman Empire? | Kings and Generals



TWiV 971: Another year is viral | Microbe TV






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Russo-Ukrainian War Videos (mostly long form)

--> Russia seeks closer military ties with China: What it means | DW News



Explosions rock Ukraine’s Kyiv in early hours of New Year’s Day | Al Jazeera



Has the war in Ukraine changed Russia? | BBC News



My Next Guest with David Letterman and Volodymyr Zelenskyy | Full Episode | Netflix



Interview with Noam Chomsky; Ukraine, Nord Stream, NATO and the coming war with China. | SaltCubeAnalytics



M2 Bradleys to Ukraine? - China Intercepts American Plane | FUNKER530 - Veteran Community & Combat Footage



Ammunition shortages in Ukraine - production, supply, & are Russia or the West running dry? | Perun







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On This Day

January 1 or 1 January is the 1st day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. There are 364 days remaining until the end of the year (365 in leap years). This day is known as New Year's Day since the day marks the beginning 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)



153 BC – For the first time, Roman consuls begin their year in office on January 1.

45 BC – The Julian calendar takes effect as the civil calendar of the Roman Empire, establishing January 1 as the new date of the new year.

42 BC – The Roman Senate posthumously deifies Julius Caesar.

193 – The Senate chooses Pertinax against his will to succeed Commodus as Roman emperor.

404 – Saint Telemachus tries to stop a gladiatorial fight in a Roman amphitheatre, and is stoned to death by the crowd. This act impresses the Christian Emperor Honorius, who issues a historic ban on gladiatorial fights.

417 – Emperor Honorius forces Galla Placidia into marriage to Constantius, his famous general (magister militum) (probable).

1001 – Grand Prince Stephen I of Hungary is named the first King of Hungary by Pope Sylvester II (probable).

1068 – Romanos IV Diogenes marries Eudokia Makrembolitissa and is crowned Byzantine Emperor

1259 – Michael VIII Palaiologos is proclaimed co-emperor of the Empire of Nicaea with his ward John IV Laskaris.

1438 – Albert II of Habsburg is crowned King of Hungary.

1500 – Portuguese explorer Pedro Álvares Cabral discovers the coast of Brazil.

1502 – The present-day location of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, is first explored by the Portuguese.

1515 – Twenty-year-old Francis, Duke of Brittany, succeeds to the French throne following the death of his father-in-law, Louis XII.

1527 – Croatian nobles elect Ferdinand I, Archduke of Austria as King of Croatia in the 1527 election in Cetin.

1600 – Scotland recognises January 1 as the start of the year, instead of March 25.

1604 – The Masque of Indian and China Knights is performed by courtiers of James VI and I at Hampton Court.

1651 – Charles II is crowned King of Scotland at Scone Palace.

1700 – Russia begins using the Anno Domini era instead of the Anno Mundi era of the Byzantine Empire.

1707 – John V is proclaimed King of Portugal and the Algarves in Lisbon.

1739 – Bouvet Island, the world's remotest island, is discovered by French explorer Jean-Baptiste Charles Bouvet de Lozier.

1772 – The first traveler's cheques, which could be used in 90 European cities, are issued by the London Credit Exchange Company.

1773 – The hymn that became known as "Amazing Grace", then titled "1 Chronicles 17:16–17", is first used to accompany a sermon led by John Newton in the town of Olney, Buckinghamshire, England.

1776 – American Revolutionary War: Norfolk, Virginia is burned by combined Royal Navy and Continental Army action.

1776 – General George Washington hoists the first United States flag, the Grand Union Flag, at Prospect Hill.

1781 – American Revolutionary War: One thousand five hundred soldiers of the 6th Pennsylvania Regiment under General Anthony Wayne's command rebel against the Continental Army's winter camp in Morristown, New Jersey in the Pennsylvania Line Mutiny of 1781.

1788 – The first edition of The Times of London, previously The Daily Universal Register, is published.

1801 – The legislative union of Kingdom of Great Britain and Kingdom of Ireland is completed, and the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland is proclaimed.

1801 – Ceres, the largest and first known object in the Asteroid belt, is discovered by Giuseppe Piazzi.

1804 – French rule ends in Haiti. Haiti becomes the first black-majority republic and second independent country in North America after the United States.

1806 – The French Republican Calendar is abolished.

1808 – The United States bans the importation of slaves.

1810 – Major-General Lachlan Macquarie officially becomes Governor of New South Wales.

1822 – The Greek Constitution of 1822 is adopted by the First National Assembly at Epidaurus.

1834 – Most of Germany forms the Zollverein customs union, the first such union between sovereign states.

1847 – The world's first "Mercy" Hospital is founded in Pittsburgh, United States, by a group of Sisters of Mercy from Ireland; the name will go on to grace over 30 major hospitals throughout the world.

1860 – The first Polish stamp is issued, replacing the Russian stamps previously in use.

1861 – Liberal forces supporting Benito Juárez enter Mexico City.

1863 – American Civil War: The Emancipation Proclamation takes effect in Confederate territory.

1877 – Queen Victoria of the United Kingdom is proclaimed Empress of India.

1885 – Twenty-five nations adopt Sandford Fleming's proposal for standard time (and also, time zones).

1890 – Eritrea is consolidated into a colony by the Italian government.

1892 – Ellis Island begins processing immigrants into the United States.

1898 – New York, New York annexes land from surrounding counties, creating the City of Greater New York. The four initial boroughs, Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, and The Bronx, are joined on January 25 by Staten Island to create the modern city of five boroughs.

1899 – Spanish rule ends in Cuba.

1900 – Nigeria becomes British protectorate with Frederick Lugard as high commissioner.

1901 – The Southern Nigeria Protectorate is established within the British Empire.

1901 – The British colonies of New South Wales, Queensland, Victoria, South Australia, Tasmania, and Western Australia federate as the Commonwealth of Australia; Edmund Barton is appointed the first Prime Minister.

1902 – The first American college football bowl game, the Rose Bowl between Michigan and Stanford, is held in Pasadena, California.

1910 – Captain David Beatty is promoted to Rear admiral, and becomes the youngest admiral in the Royal Navy (except for Royal family members) since Horatio Nelson.

1912 – The Republic of China is established.

1914 – The SPT Airboat Line becomes the world's first scheduled airline to use a winged aircraft.

1923 – Britain's Railways are grouped into the Big Four: LNER, GWR, SR, and LMS.

1927 – New Mexican oil legislation goes into effect, leading to the formal outbreak of the Cristero War.

1928 – Boris Bazhanov defects through Iran. He is the only assistant of Joseph Stalin's secretariat to have defected from the Eastern Bloc.

1929 – The former municipalities of Point Grey, British Columbia and South Vancouver, British Columbia are amalgamated into Vancouver.

1932 – The United States Post Office Department issues a set of 12 stamps commemorating the 200th anniversary of George Washington's birth.

1934 – Alcatraz Island in San Francisco Bay becomes a United States federal prison.

1934 – A "Law for the Prevention of Genetically Diseased Offspring" comes into effect in Nazi Germany.

1942 – The Declaration by United Nations is signed by twenty-six nations.

1945 – World War II: The German Luftwaffe launches Operation Bodenplatte, a massive, but failed, attempt to knock out Allied air power in northern Europe in a single blow.

1947 – Cold War: The American and British occupation zones in Allied-occupied Germany, after World War II, merge to form the Bizone, which later (with the French zone) became part of West Germany.

1947 – The Canadian Citizenship Act 1946 comes into effect, converting British subjects into Canadian citizens. Prime Minister William Lyon Mackenzie King becomes the first Canadian citizen.

1948 – The British railway network is nationalized to form British Railways.

1949 – United Nations cease-fire takes effect in Kashmir from one minute before midnight. War between India and Pakistan stops accordingly.

1956 – Sudan achieves independence from Egypt and the United Kingdom.

1957 – George Town, Penang, is made a city by a royal charter of Queen Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom.

1957 – Lèse majesté in Thailand is strengthened to include "insult" and changed to a crime against national security, after the Thai criminal code of 1956 went into effect.

1958 – The European Economic Community is established.

1959 – Cuban Revolution: Fulgencio Batista, dictator of Cuba, is overthrown by Fidel Castro's forces.

1960 – Cameroon achieves independence from France and the United Kingdom.

1962 – Western Samoa achieves independence from New Zealand; its name is changed to the Independent State of Western Samoa.

1964 – The Federation of Rhodesia and Nyasaland is divided into the independent republics of Zambia and Malawi, and the British-controlled Rhodesia.

1965 – The People's Democratic Party of Afghanistan is founded in Kabul, Afghanistan.

1970 – The defined beginning of Unix time, at 00:00:00.

1971 – Cigarette advertisements are banned on American television.

1973 – Denmark, Ireland and the United Kingdom are admitted into the European Economic Community.

1976 – A bomb explodes on board Middle East Airlines Flight 438 over Qaisumah, Saudi Arabia, killing all 81 people on board.

1978 – Air India Flight 855, a Boeing 747, crashes into the Arabian Sea off the coast of Bombay, India, due to instrument failure, spatial disorientation, and pilot error, killing all 213 people on board.

1979 – Normal diplomatic relations are established between the People's Republic of China and the United States.

1981 – Greece is admitted into the European Community.

1982 – Peruvian Javier Pérez de Cuéllar becomes the first Latin American to hold the title of Secretary-General of the United Nations.

1983 – The ARPANET officially changes to using TCP/IP, the Internet Protocol, effectively creating the Internet.

1984 – The original American Telephone & Telegraph Company is divested of its 22 Bell System companies as a result of the settlement of the 1974 United States Department of Justice antitrust suit against AT and T.

1984 – Brunei becomes independent of the United Kingdom.

1985 – The first British mobile phone call is made by Michael Harrison to his father Sir Ernest Harrison, chairman of Vodafone.

1987 – The Isleta Pueblo tribe elect Verna Williamson to be their first female governor.

1988 – The Evangelical Lutheran Church in America comes into existence, creating the largest Lutheran denomination in the United States.

1989 – The Montreal Protocol comes into force, stopping the use of chemicals contributing to ozone depletion.

1990 – David Dinkins is sworn in as New York City's first black mayor.

1993 – Dissolution of Czechoslovakia: Czechoslovakia is divided into the Czech Republic and Slovak Republic.

1994 – The Zapatista Army of National Liberation initiates twelve days of armed conflict in the Mexican state of Chiapas.

1994 – The North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) comes into effect.

1995 – The World Trade Organization comes into being.

1995 – The Draupner wave in the North Sea in Norway is detected, confirming the existence of freak waves.

1995 – Austria, Finland and Sweden join the EU.

1998 – Following a currency reform, Russia begins to circulate new rubles to stem inflation and promote confidence.

1998 – Argentinian physicist Juan Maldacena published a landmark paper initiating the study of AdS/CFT correspondence, which links string theory and quantum gravity.

1999 – Euro currency is introduced in 11 member nations of the European Union (with the exception of the United Kingdom, Denmark, Greece and Sweden; Greece adopts the euro two years later).

2004 – In a vote of confidence, General Pervez Musharraf wins 658 out of 1,170 votes in the Electoral College of Pakistan, and according to Article 41(8) of the Constitution of Pakistan, is "deemed to be elected" to the office of President until October 2007.

2007 – Bulgaria and Romania join the EU.

2007 – Adam Air Flight 574 breaks apart in mid-air and crashes near the Makassar Strait, Indonesia, killing all 102 people on board.

2009 – Sixty-six people die in a nightclub fire in Bangkok, Thailand.

2010 – A suicide car bomber detonates at a volleyball tournament in Lakki Marwat, Pakistan, killing 105 and injuring 100 more.

2011 – A bomb explodes as Coptic Christians in Alexandria, Egypt, leave a new year service, killing 23 people.

2011 – Estonia officially adopts the Euro currency and becomes the 17th Eurozone country.

2013 – At least 60 people are killed and 200 injured in a stampede after celebrations at Félix Houphouët-Boigny Stadium in Abidjan, Ivory Coast.

2015 – The Eurasian Economic Union comes into effect, creating a political and economic union between Russia, Belarus, Armenia, Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan.

2017 – An attack on a nightclub in Istanbul, Turkey, during New Year's celebrations, kills at least 39 people and injures more than 60 others.

2023 – Croatia officially adopts the Euro, becoming the 20th Eurozone country, and joins the Schengen Area.

2023 – Croatia officially adopts the Euro, becoming the 20th Eurozone country, and joins the Schengen Area.


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Published at 6:00am on Sunday, January 01, 2023
Author: Bobby Coggins


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