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Sunday, April 30, 2023

News and Weather Briefing for Sunday, April 30, 2023



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Almanac
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National News Roundup
COVID-19 News and Updates
Science and Technology
On This Day
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GENERAL OUTLOOK

In the wake of a cold frontal passage, brief drying will occur tonight through Saturday. A wave of low pressure will bring back moisture and showers Saturday night into Sunday. The next cold frontal passage Sunday night will usher in much drier conditions to start off the work week, and these dry conditions should linger through at least mid-week.



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Local Weather

General Forecast Through Saturday Night





Franklin Area

Today

Showers likely, mainly before 10am. Patchy fog before 9am. Otherwise, cloudy through mid morning, then gradual clearing, with highs in the mid-to-upper 60s. Light and variable winds early in the morning increasing and shifting to come outr of the northwest 10 to 20 mph by midmorning. Winds could gust as high as 30 mph. Chance of rain is 60%. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch possible.

Tonight

Partly cloudy, with lows in the upper 30s. Winds out of the northwest 15 to 20 mph decreasing to 5 to 15 mph after midnight. Winds could gust as high as 30 mph.

Monday

Mostly sunny, with highs near 60. Winds out of the west 10 to 15 mph early in the morning increasing to 20 to 30 mph by midmorning. Winds could gust as high as 40 mph.

Monday Night

Partly cloudy, with lows in the lower 40s. Winds out of the west 20 to 25 mph, with gusts as high as 35 mph.

Tuesday

Mostly sunny, with highs in the lower 60s. Windy.

Tuesday Night

Partly cloudy, with lows around 40. Windy.
Highlands Plateau

Today

Showers likely, mainly before 8am. Patchy fog before 9am. Otherwise, cloudy through mid morning, then gradual clearing, with highs near 60. Winds out of the northwest 10 to 15 mph in the morning increasing to 15 to 25 mph in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 35 mph. Chance of rain is 60%. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch possible.

Tonight

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

Monday

Sunny, with highs in the mid 50s. Winds out of the west 15 to 25 mph early in the morning increasing to 25 to 35 mph by midmorning. Winds could gust as high as 50 mph.

Monday Night

Mostly clear, with lows around 40. Winds out of the west 25 to 30 mph, with gusts as high as 40 mph.

Tuesday

Mostly sunny, with highs in the mid 50s. Windy.

Tuesday Night

Mostly clear, with lows in the mid-to-upper 30s. Windy.
Otto and South Central Macon County

Today

Showers likely, mainly before 10am. Patchy fog before 9am. Otherwise, cloudy through mid morning, then gradual clearing, with highs in the mid 60s. Winds out of the northwest in the morning 5 to 10 mph increasing to 10 to 20 mph in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 30 mph. Chance of rain is 60%. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch possible.

Tonight

Mostly clear, with lows around 40. Windy, with a northwest wind 15 to 20 mph decreasing to 10 to 15 mph after midnight. Winds could gust as high as 30 mph.

Monday

Sunny, with highs near 60. Winds out of the west 10 to 15 mph increasing to 20 to 30 mph by midmorning. Winds could gust as high as 40 mph.

Monday Night

Partly cloudy, with lows in the lower 40s. Winds out of the west 15 to 25 mph, with gusts as high as 35 mph.

Tuesday

Sunny, with highs near 60. Windy.

Tuesday Night

Mostly clear, with lows around 40. Windy.


Nantahala Area

Today

Scattered showers before 10am. Patchy fog before 10am. Otherwise, cloudy through mid morning, then gradual clearing, with highs near 60. Winds out of the northwest 5 to 15 mph in the morning increasing to 15 to 20 mph in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 30 mph. Chance of rain is 40%. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch possible.

Tonight

Partly cloudy, with lows around 40. Winds out of the northwest 15 to 25 mph, with gusts as high as 30 mph.

Monday

Mostly sunny, with highs in the mid 50s. Winds out of the west 15 to 20 mph increasing to 20 to 30 mph by midmorning. Winds could gust as high as 40 mph.

Monday Night

Partly cloudy, with lows in the lower 40s. Winds out of the west 15 to 25 mph, with gusts as high as 35 mph.

Tuesday

Mostly sunny, with highs in the mid 50s. Windy.

Tuesday Night

Partly cloudy, with lows around 40. Windy.


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Hazards and Tropical Weather



Heavy rainfall and isolated thunderstorms will end from the southwest from late this morning through early this afternoon. Isolated flooding may continue in locations experiencing the heaviest rainfall.





Latest US Drought Monitor Map for North Carolina.

Space Weather "Severe" G4 level Solar Storm Impact | Live Briefing 23 April 2023




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Almanac









PM2.5 AQI is 35 (GOOD/CODE YELLOW) for most of the county, and the ridges and other higher elevations PM2.5 AQI is 35 (GOOD/CODE YELLOW)


Fire and Smoke Map




Local Air Monitor

Pollen

Pollen levels are expected to be in the medium range (7.2 out of 12) today with Maple, Birch, and Oak being the main culprits. Tomorrow is expected to be in the medium-high range (8.9 out of 12).



Record Weather Events for April 30th

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

Highest Temperature 88°F at the Coweeta Experimental Station in 1970
Lowest Temperature 27°F in Highlands in 1992
Greatest One-Day Rain 3.40 inches at the Coweeta Experimental Station in 1963
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 April Data available from 1872

Highest Temperature 91°F in Franklin on 04-26-1986
Lowest Temperature 13°F in Highlands on 04-01-1987
Greatest Rainfall 7.00 inches in Highlands on 04-07-1895
Greatest Snowfall 9.5 inches in Franklin on 04-04-1987

Record Weather Events for April 30th in North Carolina

rdrd Highest Temperature 95°F in Lumberton, Robeson County in 1914
Lowest Temperature 16°F in Mount Mitchell, Yancey County in 2008
Greatest Rainfall 3.82 inches in Tryon, Polk County in 1963
Greatest Snowfall 7.0 inches in Mount Mitchell, Yancey County in 1999
(the excessive rainfall was due to the remnants of Hurricane Gladys)

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

Highest Temperature 102°F in Carthage, Moore County on 04-29-1981
Lowest Temperature 1°F in Mount Mitchell, Yancey County on 04-08-2007
Greatest Rainfall 7.30 inches in Lake Toxaway, Transylvania County on 04-16-2011
Greatest Snowfall 19.00 in Mount Mitchell, Yancey County on 04-11-2003




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



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



FRIDAY, MAY 5th

Angel Medical Center to Host Blood Drive From 11am to 4pm

Blood Connection will host a blood drive at Angel Medical Center on Friday, May 5, from 11 am to 4 pm. Blood Connection’s blood mobile will be set up in the parking lot at 124 One Center Drive, Franklin. Each blood donation can save up to 3 lives. Donors need to be at least 16 years old (16-year-olds will need a permission slip which will be available at the blood drive), weigh at least 110 pounds, have an ID, and be in general good health.

To schedule an appointment, visit: https://donate.thebloodconnection.org/donor/schedules/drive_schedule/196654

Walk-ins are welcome but appointments will be honored first. A donor card or photo ID is required. All donors will receive $30 in eGift card rewards.

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.

THURSDAY, MAY 4th

Mainspring Walk at the Library 5.30pm

Find a sense of place with Mainspring and the Macon County Public Library. On the first Thursday of each month, we will take a casual 1 mile stroll through the trails behind the library, noticing how the forest, meadow, and river changes with the seasons. Each month we will pick an aspect of nature to explore during our walk, and spend a brief moment learning about the evening’s theme before heading out on the trails to discover the world around us. This event is free and open to the public, and registration is not required to attend. We will meet in the Meeting Room at the Macon County Public Library (149 Siler Farm Rd, Franklin, NC 28734) at 5:30PM, where participants will be introduced to the day’s theme through a quick lesson. The walk will take about an hour and is on a variety of trails, from narrow and sloped to wide and flat. There is one moderate hill during this walk. For questions, please email Skye at scahoon@mainspringconserves.org This event is weather-dependent.

SATURDAY, MAY 6th

Contra Dance in the Macon County Public Library Living Room 6:30—9:00 p.m.

Join the fun of contra dancing, with beginners’ lessons at 6:30. Suggested donation, $10 per person helps to pay the musicians and callers for their travel and expertise. Hosted by the Arts Council of Macon County. SATURDAY, MAY 27th

Clarks Chapel Fire-Rescue Annual BBQ Fundraiser From 2pm until sold out Plates are $10 each

Clarks Chapel Volunteer Fire Department is hosting their annul BBQ Fundraiser on Saturday, May 27. It will feature Barbeque, Music, Raffles, Silent Auction, and plenty of family fun. The fire department is located at 270 Fulcher Road in Franklin.





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Local and State News



• An ounce of comfort: A.T. hikers share the extras they take on trail [Smoky Mountain News]

It’s not your imagination, allergy season is extra bad this year. Here’s why | PBS NewsHour



• NC should 'explore' options to deal with Virginia border casinos, Senate leader says [WRAL-TV (Raleigh, NC)]

• What the NC Supreme Court’s voter ID decision means for the 2024 elections [Raleigh News and Observer]

• Law enforcement declines to provide video footage from SWAT shooting of Murphy man in December [BPR]

NC Supreme Court rules in favor of Voter ID, gerrymandering | WTVD-TV (Durham, NC)



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• Macon County transferred funds on Higdon Estate before identifying land use purpose or publicly ratifying the contract [BPR]

• Angel Medical Center President's Column for April 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

• Russian pilots tried to ‘dogfight’ US jets over Syria, US Central Command says [CNN]

• ‘Journalism is not a crime': Biden salutes press, stresses freedoms at WHCD [Politico]

• 5 dead, including a child, after Houston-area mass shooting [Houston Chronicle]

• 9 shot, 2 others hurt in shooting at Columbia park early Saturday [The State (Columbia, SC)]

• Calls for justice after Mississippi man found with head severed [ABC News]

Dana Bash Interview with Arnold Schwarzenegger | CNN



• Chinese hackers outnumber FBI cyber staff 50 to 1, bureau director says [CNBC]

• Hundreds of American civilians evacuated from Sudan as fighters break fragile truce [NBC News]

• Marjorie Taylor Greene claims the lack of tax raises during ice age proves climate change is a hoax [The Independent]

• DeSantis Hates the Media — But Not This One Outlet [Politico]


White House 2023 Correspondents’ Dinner Minisection

2023 White House Correspondents' Association Dinner | C-SPAN



Biden's 2023 White House correspondents’ dinner speech | Washington Post



Roy Wood, Jr. COMPLETE REMARKS at 2023 White House Correspondents' Dinner | C-SPAN



• Biden Calls for Release of Jailed Journalist Evan Gershkovich, Other Detainees [WSJ (video and audio)] [WSJ (article archive)]

• A light evening with Dark Brandon [Washington Post]

• Biden Gets a Chance to Mock Fox News, and Gleefully Takes It [New York Times]

• ‘Journalism is not a crime': Biden salutes press, stresses freedoms at WHCD [Politico]


Washington Today (4-28-23): House votes to reinstate solar panel import tariffs | C-SPAN



Global National: April 29, 2023 | Worsening situation making it harder for Canadians to leave Sudan



NBC Nightly News Full Broadcast - April 29


PBS NewsHour full episode, (April 29, 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:






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

In United States of America, from 3 January 2020 to 11:04am CEST, 19 April 2023, there have been 102,977,396 confirmed cases of COVID-19 with 1,120,529 deaths, reported to WHO. As of 7 April 2023, a total of 666,541,020 vaccine doses have been administered.

Globally, as of 11:04am CEST, 19 April 2023, there have been 763,740,140 confirmed cases of COVID-19, including 6,908,554 deaths, reported to WHO. As of 24 April 2023, a total of 13,325,228,015 vaccine doses have been administered.


• New Covid variant warning as expert urges people to wear masks again [ Leeds Live (UK) ]

• COVID tracker: Tokyo reports 1,663 new cases as uptrend continues [ Japan Times ]

• It has a 'concerning' mutation and is in Australia. But will the new COVID variant take off? [ SBS News (Australia) ]

• FIRST ON CNN: CDC set to stop tracking community levels for Covid-19 [ CNN ]

• Changes in Brain Activation Pattern During Working Memory Tasks in People With Post-COVID Condition and Persistent Neuropsychiatric Symptoms [ American Academy of Neurology ]

• COVID detected in a California mule deer, first wildlife case in state [ Bloomberg ]

• CDC set to stop tracking community levels for Covid-19 [ CNN ]

• CDC eases COVID vaccination rule on international travelers as expiration looms [ CBS News ]

TWiV 1003: Going clinically viral | Microbe TV



• TWiV 1002: Clinical update with Dr. Daniel Griffin [Microbe TV]

• TWiV 1003: Going clinically viral [Microbe TV]




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Science and Technology News Roundup



• Fighting for our cognitive liberty [The Hardard Gazette]

• OpenAI Threatens Popular GitHub Project With Lawsuit Over API Use [tom's Hardware ]

• Junk food ads trigger positive emotions, healthy foods not so much [University of Michigan]

• A sapphire Schrödinger’s cat shows that quantum effects can scale up [Science News]

• G-7 ministers agree on 5 principles to govern AI, emerging tech [Kyodo News]

• The first smart gun with facial and fingerprint recognition is now for sale [NPR]

• One in four internet users are overwhelmed by the clutter in their browser, finds study [Tech Xplore]

• The Sky This Week: The Lyrid meteor shower peaks [Astronomy Magazine]

• The wave of lawsuits that could kill social networks [El Pais]

• 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



• 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

The Startling Reason Entropy and Time Only Go One Way! | Arvin Ash



The Level1 Show April 28 2023: Starship Bloopers | Level1 Techs



Voltage Irregularities - DTNS 4508 | Daily Tech News Show



4K: Masseys drone flight April 28 | RGV Aerial Photography



Starbase Weekly Episode 71 | RGV Aerial Photography



Love, Betrayal, and Tragedy: The Story Of Diana, Camilla and King Charles | Timeline



Failed Moon Landing // More JWST Problems // China's Huge Moon Plans | Fraser Cain



The Starship Damage Left Behind: How are SpaceX Moving Forward? | Marcus House



We Solved The Fermi Paradox | Cool Worlds





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



• Russian Offensive Campaign Assessment, April 29 [Institute for the Study of War] [PDF for April 29th]

• Russia-Ukraine war: List of key events, day 431 [Al Jazeera]

• Russo-Ukrainian War. Day 430: Russian missile destroys residential high rise in Uman, kills 23 [Euromaiden Press]


• Russian official: Ukrainian drones strike Crimea oil depot [AP News]

• Russia’s Wagner mercenary force boss threatens Bakhmut withdrawal [Al Jazeera]

• We are finishing preparations for a counter-offensive: Ukrainian MoD [TVP World]

• Crimea blast 'God's punishment,' Ukraine says [DW News]

• Deportation of Ukrainian children to Russia recognised as 'genocide', says Council of Europe [France 24]

Russia says drone attack on Crimea oil terminal came from Ukraine | DW News



Fire at Crimea fuel depot after drone strike | FRANCE 24 English



Combat GoPro - Western Volunteer in Donbas Frontline| Civ Div



European Council safeguards stability in the Republic of Moldova | World Today - TVP World




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

April 26 - The Russians have annihilated most of the defense network | Straight Calls with Douglas Macgregor



• Ex-Russian president calls for ‘complete’ dismantling of ‘Kiev regime’ [Russia Today]

• Talking Tucker Carlson – Rumors, Theories and What Really Happened [Pravda]

• Russian troops stop actions of two Ukrainian reconnaissance groups — Vostok group [TASS Russian News Agency]





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On This Day

April 30 is the 120th day of the year (121st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar; 245 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)





311 – The Diocletianic Persecution of Christians in the Roman Empire ends.
1315 – Enguerrand de Marigny is hanged at the instigation of Charles, Count of Valois.
1492 – Spain gives Christopher Columbus his commission of exploration. He is named admiral of the ocean sea, viceroy and governor of any territory he discovers.
1513 – Edmund de la Pole, Yorkist pretender to the English throne, is executed on the orders of Henry VIII.
1557 – Mapuche leader Lautaro is killed by Spanish forces at the Battle of Mataquito in Chile.
1598 – Juan de Oñate begins the conquest of Santa Fe de Nuevo México.
1598 – Henry IV of France issues the Edict of Nantes, allowing freedom of religion to the Huguenots.
1636 – Eighty Years' War: Dutch Republic forces recapture a strategically important fort from Spain after a nine-month siege.
1789 – On the balcony of Federal Hall on Wall Street in New York City, George Washington takes the oath of office to become the first elected President of the United States.
1803 – Louisiana Purchase: The United States purchases the Louisiana Territory from France for $15 million, more than doubling the size of the young nation.
1812 – The Territory of Orleans becomes the 18th U.S. state under the name Louisiana.
1838 – Nicaragua declares independence from the Central American Federation.
1863 – A 65-man French Foreign Legion infantry patrol fights a force of nearly 2,000 Mexican soldiers to nearly the last man in Hacienda Camarón, Mexico.
1871 – The Camp Grant massacre takes place in Arizona Territory.
1885 – Governor of New York David B. Hill signs legislation creating the Niagara Reservation, New York's first state park, ensuring that Niagara Falls will not be devoted solely to industrial and commercial use.
1897 – J. J. Thomson of the Cavendish Laboratory announces his discovery of the electron as a subatomic particle, over 1,800 times smaller than a proton (in the atomic nucleus), at a lecture at the Royal Institution in London.[2]
1900 – Hawaii becomes a territory of the United States, with Sanford B. Dole as governor.
1905 – Albert Einstein completes his doctoral thesis at the University of Zurich.
1925 – Automaker Dodge Brothers, Inc is sold to Dillon, Read & Co. for US$146 million plus $50 million for charity.
1927 – The Federal Industrial Institute for Women opens in Alderson, West Virginia, as the first women's federal prison in the United States.
1937 – The Commonwealth of the Philippines holds a plebiscite for Filipino women on whether they should be extended the right to suffrage; over 90% would vote in the affirmative.
1939 – The 1939–40 New York World's Fair opens.
1939 – NBC inaugurates its regularly scheduled television service in New York City, broadcasting President Franklin D. Roosevelt's N.Y. World's Fair opening day ceremonial address.
1943 – World War II: The British submarine HMS Seraph surfaces near Huelva to cast adrift a dead man dressed as a courier and carrying false invasion plans.
1945 – World War II: Führerbunker: Adolf Hitler and Eva Braun commit suicide after being married for less than 40 hours. Soviet soldiers raise the Victory Banner over the Reichstag building.
1945 – World War II: Stalag Luft I prisoner-of-war camp near Barth, Germany is liberated by Soviet soldiers, freeing nearly 9000 American and British airmen.
1947 – In Nevada, Boulder Dam is renamed Hoover Dam.
1948 – In Bogotá, Colombia, the Organization of American States is established.
1956 – Former Vice President and Democratic Senator Alben Barkley dies during a speech in Virginia.
1957 – Supplementary Convention on the Abolition of Slavery entered into force.
1961 – K-19, the first Soviet nuclear submarine equipped with nuclear missiles, is commissioned.
1963 – The Bristol Bus Boycott is held in Bristol to protest the Bristol Omnibus Company's refusal to employ Black or Asian bus crews, drawing national attention to racial discrimination in the United Kingdom.
1973 – Watergate scandal: U.S. President Richard Nixon announces that White House Counsel John Dean has been fired and that other top aides, most notably H. R. Haldeman and John Ehrlichman, have resigned.
1975 – Fall of Saigon: Communist forces gain control of Saigon. The Vietnam War formally ends with the unconditional surrender of South Vietnamese president Dương Văn Minh.
1980 – Beatrix is inaugurated as Queen of the Netherlands following the abdication of Juliana.
1980 – The Iranian Embassy siege begins in London.
1982 – The Bijon Setu massacre occurs in Calcutta, India.
1993 – CERN announces World Wide Web protocols will be free.
1994 – Formula One racing driver Roland Ratzenberger is killed in a crash during the qualifying session of the San Marino Grand Prix run at Autodromo Enzo e Dino Ferrari outside Imola, Italy.
1999 – Neo-Nazi David Copeland carries out the last of his three nail bombings in London at the Admiral Duncan gay pub, killing three people and injuring 79 others.[3]
2000 – Canonization of Faustina Kowalska in the presence of 200,000 people and the first Divine Mercy Sunday celebrated worldwide.
2004 – U.S. media release graphic photos of American soldiers committing war crimes against Iraqi prisoners at Abu Ghraib prison.
2008 – Two skeletal remains found near Yekaterinburg, Russia are confirmed by Russian scientists to be the remains of Alexei and Anastasia, two of the children of the last Tsar of Russia, whose entire family was executed at Yekaterinburg by the Bolsheviks.
2009 – Chrysler files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy.
2009 – Seven civilians and the perpetrator are killed and another ten injured at a Queen's Day parade in Apeldoorn, Netherlands in an attempted assassination on Queen Beatrix.
2012 – An overloaded ferry capsizes on the Brahmaputra River in India killing at least 103 people.
2013 – Willem-Alexander is inaugurated as King of the Netherlands following the abdication of Beatrix.
2014 – A bomb blast in Ürümqi, China kills three people and injures 79 others.
2021 – Forty-five men and boys are killed in the Meron stampede in Israel.





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Published at 6:00am on Sunday, April 30, 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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