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Friday, March 31, 2023

News and Weather Briefing for Friday, March 31, 2023



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Weather
Hazards and Tropical Weather
Almanac
Macon Calendar
Local and StateNews
Russo-UKrainian War Updates
Special Section: Former President Donald Trump Indicted for Fraud
National News Roundup
COVID-19 News and Updates
Science and Technology
On This Day
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GENERAL OUTLOOK

High pressure moves off the Carolina coast tonight and Friday as chances for showers and a few storms increase from late Friday through Saturday morning. Very windy conditions will develop behind the front Saturday into early Sunday. Dry weather returns for Sunday then more chances for rain expected ahead of the next cold front which will arrive from the west in the middle of the week.



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Local Weather

General Forecast Through Saturday Night





Franklin Area

Today

A slight chance of showers before 1pm, then a slight chance of showers after 2pm. Mostly cloudy, with highs in the mid-to-upper 60s. Light winds out of the southeast early in the morning increasing and shifting to come out of the south 5 to 15 mph by midmorning. Winds could gust as high as 25 mph. Chance of rain is 20%.

Tonight

A chance of showers, then showers and possibly a thunderstorm after 2am. Lows in the mid 50s. Winds out of the south 10 to 20 mph, with gusts as high as 40 mph. Chance of rain is 80%. New rainfall amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.

Saturday

Showers and possibly a thunderstorm before 10am, then a slight chance of showers between 10am and noon. Highs in the low-to-mid 70s. Winds out of the west 10 to 20 mph in the morning increasing to 20 to 25 mph in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 50 mph. Chance of rain is 80%. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

Saturday Night

Mostly clear, with lows in the mid 30s. Winds out of the northwest 10 to 20 mph, with gusts as high as 40 mph.

Sunday

Sunny, with highs near 70.

Sunday Night

Mostly clear, with lows in the lower 40s.
Highlands Plateau

Today

A slight chance of showers before 1pm, then a slight chance of showers after 2pm. Mostly cloudy, with highs in the mid-to-upper 60s. Light east southeast wind becoming south 8 to 13 mph in the morning. Winds could gust as high as 23 mph. Chance of rain is 20%.

Tonight

A chance of showers, then showers and possibly a thunderstorm after 2am. Lows around 56. South wind 10 to 17 mph, with gusts as high as 38 mph. Chance of rain is 80%. New rainfall amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.

Saturday

Showers and possibly a thunderstorm before 10am, then a slight chance of showers between 10am and noon. Highs near 73. Breezy, with a west wind 14 to 19 mph increasing to 20 to 25 mph in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 48 mph. Chance of rain is 80%. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

Saturday Night

Mostly clear, with lows around 33. Breezy, with a northwest wind 13 to 20 mph, with gusts as high as 37 mph.

Sunday

Sunny, with highs near 69.

Sunday Night

Mostly clear, with lows around 42.
Otto and South Central Macon County

Today

A 30 percent chance of rain, mainly after 3pm. Mostly cloudy, with highs in the mid 60s. Winds out of the south 5 to 10 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph.

Tonight

A chance of rain before 2am, then showers, mainly after 2am. Lows in the mid 50s. Winds out of the south 10 to 20 mph, with gusts as high as 30 mph. Chance of rain is 80%. New rainfall amounts between a half and three quarters of an inch possible. vSaturday

Showers and thunderstorms before 10am, then a chance of showers. Patchy fog before 9am. Highs near 70. Winds out of the west 10 to 20 mph in the morning increasing to 20 to 25 mph in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 50 mph. Chance of rain is 80%. New rainfall amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.

Saturday Night

Mostly clear, with lows in the mid 60s. Winds out of the northwest 10 to 20 mph, with gusts as high as 30 mph.

Sunday

Sunny, with highs near 70.

Sunday Night

Mostly clear, with lows in the low-to-mid 40s.


Nantahala Area

Today

A chance of rain, mainly between noon and 5pm, then a chance of showers after 5pm. Mostly cloudy, with highs in the low-to-mid 60s. Winds out of the southeast 5 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph. Chance of rain is 30%.

Tonight

A chance of rain, mainly between 9pm and 3am, then showers after 3am. Steady temperature around 60. Winds out of the south 10 to 20 mph, with gusts as high as 40 mph. Chance of rain is 80%. New rainfall amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.

Saturday

Showers and thunderstorms before 10am, then a slight chance of showers. Patchy fog before 9am. Highs in the mid-to-upper 60s. Winds out of the west 15 to 20 mph in the morning increasing to 25 to 30 mph in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 50 mph. Chance of rain is 80%. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

Saturday Night

Mostly clear, with lows in the mid 30s. Winds out of the northwest 15 to 20 mph decreasing to 10 to 15 mph after midnight. Winds could gust as high as 35 mph.

Sunday

Sunny, with highs in the mid 60s. Winds out of the northwest 3 to 7 mph.

Sunday Night

Mostly clear, with lows in the low-to-mid 40s.


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Hazards and Tropical Weather

A High Wind Watch will be in effect from midnight tonight until 6am Sunday morning. A copy is posted below:

High Wind Watch
URGENT - WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Greenville-Spartanburg SC
1027 PM EDT Thu Mar 30 2023

...HIGH WIND WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM LATE FRIDAY NIGHT THROUGH LATE SATURDAY NIGHT...

* WHAT...West winds 20 to 30 mph with gusts up to 65 mph possible.

* WHERE...Much of the mountains and foothills of North Carolina.

* WHEN...From late Friday night through late Saturday night.

* IMPACTS...Damaging winds could blow down trees and power lines. Widespread power outages are possible. Travel could be difficult, especially for high profile vehicles.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

Monitor the latest forecasts and warnings for updates on this situation. Fasten loose objects or shelter objects in a safe location prior to the onset of winds.





Latest US Drought Monitor Map for North Carolina.

Space Weather A Dark Coronal Hole and Stealthy Solar Storm Combo-Pack: Space Weather News 23 March 2023




Back to Top El Nino is Coming - A Look at What That Means and What to Watch for Over the Coming Months | hurricantrack





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Almanac

24 Hour Smoke Forecast



A map of the forecast smoke fields is posted above.










PM2.5 AQI is 60 (MODERATE) for most of the county, and the ridges and other higher elevations PM2.5 AQI is 60 (MODERATE)


Fire and Smoke Map




Local Air Monitor

Pollen

Pollen levels are expected to be in the high range (10.0 out of 12) today with Maple, Oak, and Elm being the main culprits. Tomorrow is expected to be in the medium range (5.6 out of 12).



Record Weather Events for March 31st

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

Highest Temperature 82°F in Franklin in 1986
Lowest Temperature 13°F in Franklin in 1964
Greatest One-Day Rain 2.37 inches in Highlands in 1976
Greatest One-Day Snowfall 0.3 inches in Highlands in 1966

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

Highest Temperature 87°F at the Coweeta Experimental Station on 03-29-2020
Lowest Temperature -7°F in Highlands on 03-07-1899
Greatest Rainfall 6.61 inches in Highlands on 03-26-2021 (also a state record)
Greatest Snowfall 25.5 inches at the Coweeta Experimental Station on 03-13-1993

Record Weather Events for March 31st in North Carolina

Highest Temperature 93°F in Lumberton, Robeson County in 1907
Lowest Temperature 8°F in Grandfather Mountain, Avery County in 1964
Greatest Rainfall 5.20 inches in Tarboro, Edgecombe County in 1895
Greatest Snowfall 11.0 inches in Banner Elk, Avery County in 1972
Weather Extremes for North Carolina for the month of March Data available from 1872

Highest Temperature 98°F in Belhaven, Beaufort County on 03-27-1921
Lowest Temperature -11°F in Mount Mitchell, Yancey County on 03-03-1980
Greatest Rainfall 10.10 inches in Lake Toxaway, Transylvania County on 03-04-1979
Greatest Snowfall 36.00 in Mount Mitchell, Yancey County on 03-13-1993




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

Friends of the Macon County Public Library Sets Used Bookstore Half-price Sale March 31 and April 1

WHAT: Friends of the Macon County Public Library (FOL) Used Bookstore Half-Price Sale
WHEN: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday, March 31 and April 1, 2023
WHERE: Friends of the Macon County Public Library Used Bookstore, 115 Highlands Rd., Franklin
WHY: Raise money to support programs and events at the library

SUNDAY, APRIL 30th

Youth Mental Health-Help Rally From 2pm to 4pm at the Town Gazebo LINK: https://fb.me/e/RrdJAWHS

Come join us on our first Youth Mental Health and Bullying Rally to raise more awareness about this urgent need for us children. This inaugural event is the first youth led event for Youth Mental Health as far a we know in Franklin NC.

Our event will close with our March from Macon County Court House to Franklin Town Hall.

Local speakers include NC State Senator Kevin Corbin, Franklin Chief of Police Holland, and others

Youth provider organizations will be on site to share resources and education

For more information send email to whyuskids0@gmail.com

SATURDAY, MAY 6th

Friends of the Greenway Spring Arts and Crafts Event (FROG FAIR) From 10am to 4pm

Friends of the Greenway announce their Spring arts and crafts event. FROG FAIR will be held May 6, 2023 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. Volunteers needed too. 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 and State News



• 'Get trained': NC expert puts school active shooter drills under the microscope [WRAL-Tv (Raleigh, NC)]

• Top Republicans remove special retirement benefit from NC budget after news story [Raleigh News and Observer]

• Durham Crop Hunger Walk this weekend [WTVD-TV (DUrham, NC)]

• Nearly $4.7 million to be used to help address homelessness, affordable housing in WNC [WLOS-TV (Asheville, NC)]

• Foster children in Macon County supported by organizations, but many still need homes [Macon County News and Shopping Guide]

Proposed State Budget for 2023-2025 [Download PDF]



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



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Special Section: Former President Donald Trump Indicted for Fraud
(sharing of a particular source is not an endorsement)
(This is a special section to allow readers to read/view news coverage of indictment of the former President from sources not necessarily in their particular echo chamber)

• Grand Jury Votes to Indict Donald Trump [WSJ (video and audio)] [WSJ (article archive)]

• NYPD preparing for former president Donald Trump's arraignment day [CBS News]

• Trump lashes out at indictment, says he’s ‘completely innocent’ [The Hill]

• Stormy Daniels affair: Trump indicted on criminal charges, a first for a former US president [France 24]

WATCH LIVE: Former President Donald Trump indicted by Manhattan grand jury | ABC News



Hannity: We have never seen this in history | Fox News



Examining the implications of Trump's indictment | CBS Evening News



Let's talk about Trump, NY, and what happens next.... | Beau of the Fifth Column



Police prepare for possible protests after Trump indictment | WUSA-TV (Washington, DC)



• Trump is indicted in N.Y. Here’s what it means and what happens next. [Washington Post]

• ‘O.J. Simpson on steroids’: Team Trump preps for a post-indictment frenzy [Politico]

• Trump to surrender in days after being indicted on ‘more than 30 charges’ in Stormy Daniels hush money case [UK Independent]

• The legal woes surrounding Trump and his Manhattan indictment [AXIOS]

• Top House, Senate Republicans outraged about Trump indictment: 'A dark day in American history' [Fox News]




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National and World News Roundup

• Nashville kids write notes to officers who ran into The Covenant School shooting [ WTVF-TV (Nashville, TN) ]

• Authorities release frantic 911 calls from Nashville school shooting: "Please hurry" [CBS News]

• Nashville school shooter was ‘obsessive’ about former middle school basketball team [ The Tennessean ]

Gun control protesters rally in Tennessee Capitol building | Fox News



Emotional protest takes over State Capitol | WKRN-TV (Nashville, TN)



• 'QAnon Shaman' freed early from federal prison [BBC News]

• Pope Francis in hospital with respiratory infection [BBC News]

• ACLU suing Saucon Valley School District over district's decision not to allow After School Satan Club [WFMZ-TV (Allentown, PA) ]

• Turkey ratifies Finland’s NATO membership [AL-MONITOR]

• Federal judge says insurers no longer have to provide some preventive care services, including cancer and heart screenings, at no cost [CNN]

Washington Today (3-30-23): House GOP passes bill to increase energy production, streamline permits | C-SPAN RADIO



Global National: March 30, 2023 | Trump becomes 1st ex-US president to face criminal charges



Nightly News Full Broadcast - March 30


PBS NewsHour full episode, (March 30, 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 6:06pm CET, 21 March 2023, there have been 102,544,598 confirmed cases of COVID-19 with 1,114,970 deaths, reported to WHO. As of 10 March 2023, a total of 664,718,300 vaccine doses have been administered.

Globally, as of 6:06pm CET, 21 March 2023, there have been 761,071,826 confirmed cases of COVID-19, including 6,879,677 deaths, reported to WHO. As of 21 March 2023, a total of 13,260,401,200 vaccine doses have been administered.


• SARS-CoV-2, new and familiar [ Thematic-AI ]

• Retinal tissue and microvasculature loss in COVID-19 infection [ Nature ]

• WHO experts revise Covid-19 vaccine advice, say healthy kids and teens low risk [ CNN ]

Dr Tony Fauci | American Masters (Season 37, Episode 02)



• TWiV 995: Viral origin stories [Microbe TV]

• TWiV 994: Clinical update with Dr. Daniel Griffin [Microbe TV]




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Science and Technology News Roundup

• A Leaked IT contractor files detail Kremlin's stockpile of cyber-weapons [The Register]

• ‘Vulkan files’ leak reveals Putin’s global and domestic cyberwarfare tactics [The Guardian]

• Approximately 53,000 hoverboards recalled over fire risks after 2 deaths [ABC News]

• The 'Insanely Broad' RESTRICT Act Could Ban Much More Than Just TikTok [Vice News]

• Ford hikes prices on its F-150 Lightning as production resumes after EV battery fire [CNBC]

• The Homogenization of Social Media Is Going To Have Some Real Consequences [Big Technology]

• Inexpensive and environmentally friendly mechanochemical recycling process recovers 70% of lithium from batteries [TechXplore]

• 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: AddendumEP24 Manifesting the Muse with Rick | 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






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 March 31 2023: The Cake Is A Messily-Constructed Lie | Level1 Techs



Now I Know What You're Thinking, AI Generated Articles? - DTNS 4488 | Daily Tech News



How Singapore Got People to Drink Its New Water | Asianometry



Advanced Spaceship Drive Compendium | Science and Futurism with Isaac Arthur



Eliezer Yudkowsky: Dangers of AI and the End of Human Civilization | Lex Fridman Podcast #368



JWST has taken the most DETAILED spectrum of an exoplanet EVER | Dr Becky





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



• Russian Offensive Campaign Assessment, March 30 [Institute for the Study of War] [PDF for March 30th]

• Russia-Ukraine war: List of key events, day 401 [Al Jazeera]

• Russo-Ukrainian War. Day 400: IAEA to propose safety measures to Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant [Euromaiden Press]


• White House Condemns Russia’s Detention of Wall Street Journal Reporter [WSJ (video and audio)] [WSJ (article archive)]

• Ukraine prepares for counterattack as Putin makes nuclear threats [Al Jazeera]

• Ukraine: 35,000 apply to join Assault Guard brigades [TVP World]

• Bucha one year on: Slow progress in war crime probes [DW News]

• Austria's far-right walks out of Zelensky speech [BBC News]

• A Leaked IT contractor files detail Kremlin's stockpile of cyber-weapons [The Register]

• ‘Vulkan files’ leak reveals Putin’s global and domestic cyberwarfare tactics [The Guardian]

Allied tanks arrive in Ukraine and Russia’s ‘cronies unit’ | Ukraine: The Latest Podcast



Moldova escaping Russia's grip (Eastern Express) | TVP World



Ukraine: Shortage of prosthetic limbs as casualties mount | FRANCE 24



Ukraine frontline fighting: Is Bakhmut worth its price for Ukraine's soldiers? | DW News



Hein Goemans - It’s Going to take More Dying and Destruction Before Russia is Prepared to make Deal | Silicon Curtain



Attrition & the winter war in Ukraine - Casualties, force quality and force generation | Perun




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

Douglas Macgregor: No More Defense Lines to Stop The Russians | Straight Calls with Douglas Macgregor



• Kremlin comments on arrest of WSJ correspondent [Russia Today]

• Pronews: Russia annihilated dozens NATO officers in underground bunker on March 9 [Pravda]

• Russian General Staff says no plans to hold second wave of mobilization [TASS Russian News Agency]





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On This Day

March 31st this the 90th day of the year (91st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar; 275 days remain until the end of the year.



Historical Events

(Please note that the Wikipedia articles often contain a bibliography and links to where you can learn more about a historical event)




307 – After divorcing his wife Minervina, Constantine marries Fausta, daughter of the retired Roman Emperor Maximian.

1084 - Anti-pope Clemens crowns German King Hendrik IV as Holy Roman Emperor

1146 – Bernard of Clairvaux preaches his famous sermon in a field at Vézelay, urging the necessity of a Second Crusade. Louis VII is present, and joins the Crusade.

1492 – Queen Isabella of Castile issues the Alhambra Decree, ordering her 150,000 Jewish and Muslim subjects to convert to Christianity or face expulsion.

1521 – Ferdinand Magellan and fifty of his men came ashore to present-day Limasawa to participate in the first Catholic mass in the Philippines.

1717 – A sermon on "The Nature of the Kingdom of Christ" by Benjamin Hoadly, the Bishop of Bangor, preached in the presence of King George I of Great Britain, provokes the Bangorian Controversy.

1761 – The 1761 Lisbon earthquake strikes off the Iberian Peninsula with an estimated magnitude of 8.5, six years after another quake destroyed the city.

1774 – American Revolutionary War: The Kingdom of Great Britain orders the port of Boston, Massachusetts closed pursuant to the Boston Port Act.

1854 – Commodore Matthew Perry signs the Convention of Kanagawa with the Tokugawa Shogunate, opening the ports of Shimoda and Hakodate to American trade.

1885 – The United Kingdom establishes the Bechuanaland Protectorate.

1889 – The Eiffel Tower is officially opened.

1899 – Malolos, capital of the First Philippine Republic, is captured by American forces.

1901 – Rusalka by Antonín Dvořák premiéres at the National Opera House in Praque.

1906 – The Intercollegiate Athletic Association of the United States (later the National Collegiate Athletic Association) is established to set rules for college sports in the United States.

1909 – Serbia formally withdraws its opposition to Austro-Hungarian actions in the Bosnian Crisis.

1913 – The Vienna Concert Society rioted during a performance of modernist music by Arnold Schoenberg, Alban Berg, Alexander von Zemlinsky, and Anton von Webern, causing a premature end to the concert due to violence; this concert became known as the Skandalkonzert.

1917 – According to the terms of the Treaty of the Danish West Indies, the islands become American possessions.

1918 – Massacre of ethnic Azerbaijanis is committed by allied armed groups of Armenian Revolutionary Federation and Bolsheviks. Nearly 12,000 Azerbaijani Muslims are killed.

1918 – Daylight saving time goes into effect in the United States for the first time.

1920 - British parliament accepts Irish Home Rule law

1921 – The Royal Australian Air Force is formed.

1930 – The Motion Picture Production Code is instituted, imposing strict guidelines on the treatment of sex, crime, religion and violence in film, in the U.S., for the next thirty-eight years.

1931 – An earthquake in Nicaragua destroys Managua; killing 2,000.

1931 – A Transcontinental & Western Air airliner crashes near Bazaar, Kansas, killing eight, including University of Notre Dame head football coach Knute Rockne.

1933 – The Civilian Conservation Corps is established with the mission of relieving rampant unemployment in the United States.

1942 – World War II: Japanese forces invade Christmas Island, then a British possession.

1945 – World War II: A defecting German pilot delivers a Messerschmitt Me 262A-1, the world's first operational jet-powered fighter aircraft, to the Americans, the first to fall into Allied hands.

1949 – The Dominion of Newfoundland joins the Canadian Confederation and becomes the 10th Province of Canada.

1951 – Remington Rand delivers the first UNIVAC I computer to the United States Census Bureau.

1957 – Elections to the Territorial Assembly of the French colony Upper Volta are held. After the elections PDU and MDV form a government.

1958 – In the Canadian federal election, the Progressive Conservatives, led by John Diefenbaker, win the largest percentage of seats in Canadian history, with 208 seats of 265.

1959 – The 14th Dalai Lama, crosses the border into India and is granted political asylum.

1964 – Brazilian General Olímpio Mourão Filho orders his troops to move towards Rio de Janeiro, beginning the coup d'état.

1966 – The Soviet Union launches Luna 10 which later becomes the first space probe to enter orbit around the Moon.

1968 – American President Lyndon B. Johnson speaks to the nation of "Steps to Limit the War in Vietnam" in a television address. At the conclusion of his speech, he announces: "I shall not seek, and I will not accept, the nomination of my party for another term as your President."

1970 – Explorer 1 re-enters the Earth's atmosphere after 12 years in orbit.

1980 – The Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific Railroad operates its final train after being ordered to liquidate its assets because of bankruptcy and debts owed to creditors.

1990 – Approximately 200,000 protesters take to the streets of London to protest against the newly introduced Poll Tax.

1991 – Georgian independence referendum: Nearly 99 percent of the voters support the country's independence from the Soviet Union.

1992 – The USS Missouri, the last active United States Navy battleship, is decommissioned in Long Beach, California.

1992 – The Treaty of Federation is signed in Moscow.

1995 – Selena is murdered by her fan club's president Yolanda Saldívar at a Days Inn in Corpus Christi, Texas after accusations emerged of Saldívar embezzling money from Selena's fan club.

1995 – TAROM Flight 371, an Airbus A310-300, crashes near Balotesti, Romania, killing all 60 people on board.

1998 – Netscape releases Mozilla source code under an open source license.

2004 – Iraq War in Anbar Province: In Fallujah, Iraq, four American private military contractors working for Blackwater USA, are killed after being ambushed.

2018 – Start of the 2018 Armenian revolution.

2020 - British pensioner Robert Weighton becomes the world's oldest man at 112 years

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Published at 5:00am on Friday, March 31, 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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