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Saturday, May 6, 2023

News and Weather Briefing for Saturday, May 06, 2023



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Almanac
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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

Rain chances return today with the arrival of a warm front. A late-spring or early-summer like weather pattern will develop over the area early next week, with temperatures trending warmer and daily chances for showers and thunderstorms uptick.



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Local Weather

General Forecast Through Monday Night





Franklin Area

Today

20 percent chance of rain before 10am. Patchy fog before midmorning. Otherwise, mostly cloudy, with highs near 70. Calm winds in the morning increasing to come out of the south 5 to 10 mph in the afternoon.

Tonight

Patchy fog after 4am. Otherwise, mostly cloudy, with lows in the lower 50s. Winds out of the south around 5 mph becoming calm before midnight.

Sunday

A slight chance of showers between 10am and 1pm, then a chance of showers and thunderstorms after 1pm. Patchy fog before 7am. Otherwise, partly sunny, with highs in the mid-to-upper 70s. Calm winds in the morning increasing to come out of the southwest 5 to 10 mph in the afternoon. Chance of rain is 40%. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

Sunday Night

A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with lows in the mid-to-upper 50s. Winds out of the southwest 5 to 10 mph.

Monday

A slight chance of showers before 9am, then a chance of showers and thunderstorms between 9am and 2pm, then showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm after 2pm. Mostly cloudy, with highs in the upper 70s. Chance of rain is 60%.

Monday Night

A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with lows in the upper 50s. Chance of rain is 40%.
Highlands Plateau

Today

A 30 percent chance of rain, mainly before 11am. Mostly cloudy, with highs near 60. Winds out of the south 3 to 10 mph. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible.

Tonight

Patchy fog after 3am. Otherwise, mostly cloudy, with lows around 50. Winds out of the south 3 to 6 mph.

Sunday

A slight chance of showers between 10am and 1pm, then a chance of showers and thunderstorms after 1pm. Patchy fog before 8am. Otherwise, mostly cloudy, with highs near 70. Winds out of the southwest 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain is 30%. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

Sunday Night

A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with lows in the mid 50s. West wind around 9 mph. Chance of rain is 30%.

Monday

A slight chance of showers before 9am, then a chance of showers and thunderstorms between 9am and 2pm, then showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm after 2pm. Partly sunny, with highs in the low-to-mid 70s. Chance of rain is 60%.

Monday Night

A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with lows in the mid-to-upper 50s. Chance of rain is 50%.
Otto and South Central Macon County

Today

A 30 percent chance of rain, mainly before 8am. Mostly cloudy, with highs in the mid-to-upper 60s. Calm winds in the morning increasing to come out of the south 5 to 10 mph in the afternoon. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible.

Tonight

Patchy fog after 3am. Otherwise, mostly cloudy, with lows in the low-to-mid 50s. Winds out of the south 3 to 6 mph.

Sunday

A slight chance of showers between 10am and 1pm, then a chance of showers and thunderstorms after 1pm. Patchy fog before 7am. Otherwise, partly sunny, with highs in the mid 70s. Calm winds in the morning increasing to come out of the southwest 5 to 10 mph in the afternoon. Chance of rain is 30%. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

Sunday Night

A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with lows in the upper 50s. Winds out of the southwest 5 to 10 mph.

Monday

A slight chance of showers before 9am, then a chance of showers and thunderstorms between 9am and 2pm, then showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm after 2pm. Partly sunny, with highs in the upper 70s. Chance of rain is 60%.

Monday Night

A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with lows around 60. Chance of rain is 50%.


Nantahala Area

Today

A 20 percent chance of rain before 10am. Mostly cloudy, with highs in the mid 60s. Calm winds in the morning increasing to come out of the southeast around 5 mph in the afternoon.

Tonight

Patchy fog after 4am. Otherwise, mostly cloudy, with lows in the low-to-mid 50s. Winds out of the south 3 to 5 mph.

Sunday

A chance of showers, with thunderstorms also possible after 1pm. Patchy fog before 7am. Otherwise, partly sunny, with highs in the mid 70s. Light and variable winds early in the morning increasing to come out of the southwest 5 to 10 mph by midmorning. Chance of rain is 40%. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

Sunday Night

A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with lows in the upper 50s. Winds out of the southwest 5 to 10 mph.

Monday

A chance of showers and thunderstorms, then showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm after 2pm. Mostly cloudy, with highs in the mid 70s. Chance of rain is 60%.

Monday Night

A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with lows around 60. Chance of rain is 50%.


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Hazards and Tropical Weather



Hazardous weather is not expected today.





Latest US Drought Monitor Map for North Carolina.

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




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





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Almanac









PM2.5 AQI is 48 (GOOD/CODE GREEN) for most of the county, and the ridges and other higher elevations PM2.5 AQI is 51 (MODERATE/CODE YELLOW)


Fire and Smoke Map




Local Air Monitor

Pollen

Pollen levels are expected to be in the medium-high range (7.9 out of 12) today with Birch, Maple, and Hickory being the main culprits. Tomorrow is expected to be in the medium-high range (7.4out of 12).



Record Weather Events for May 6th

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

Highest Temperature 90°F in Franklin in 1950
Lowest Temperature 26°F in Highlands in 2011
Greatest One-Day Rain 2.19 inches in Highlands in 1999
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 May Data available from 1872

Highest Temperature 92°F at the Coweeta Experimental Station on 05-20-1996
Lowest Temperature 23°F at the Coweeta Experimental Station on 05-02-1963
Greatest Rainfall 5.97 inches in Highlands on 05-30-2018
Greatest Snowfall 2.5 inches in Highlands on 05-07-1992

Record Weather Events for May 6th in North Carolina

rdrd Highest Temperature 100°F in Fayetteville, Cumberland County in 1938
Lowest Temperature 25°F in Banner Elk, Avery County in 1910
Greatest Rainfall 6.60 inches in Banner Elk, Avery County in 2013
Greatest Snowfall 4.0 inches at Mount Mitchell, Yancey County in 1992
(the excessive rainfall was due to the remnants of Hurricane Gladys)

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

Highest Temperature 107°F in Aurora, Beaufort Countyy on 05-26-2011
Lowest Temperature 14°F in Mount Mitchell, Yancey County on 05-09-2020
Greatest Rainfall 8.51 inches in Pisgah Forest, Transylvania County on 05-20-1942
Greatest Snowfall 15.00 in Mount Mitchell, Yancey County on 05-07-1992




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

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.

WEDNESDAY, MAY 10th

Stained-glass Dedication Ceremony at Macon County Public Library 5—6 p.m.

FRANKLIN – The Friends of the Macon County Public Library will host a public dedication ceremony to celebrate the installation of new stained-glass windows from 5 to 6 p.m. Wednesday, May 10, at the Macon County Public Library, 149 Siler Farm Rd. in Franklin. Read the full press release at [Macon Media]

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.





No events have been submitted for Macon Calendar.
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Local and State News



• Sylva Pride parade needs town's sponsorship before participants can march down Main Street [WLOS-TV (Asheville, NC)]

• 60-year-old NC doctor who vanished along Appalachian Trail is found safe, officials say [Raleigh News and Observer]

• The Wrap: Abortion bill flies through NC House, Senate [WRAL-TV (Raleigh, NC)]

• Chief vetoes cannabis enterprise funding [Smoky Mountain News]

• Madison Cawthorn, former WNC congressman and gun advocate, pleads guilty to firearms charge [Asheville Citizen-Times]

• New Stained-Glass Windows to be Dedicated at Macon County Public Library on May 10th [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

• Watch the Coronation of King Charles III and Queen Camilla [Macon Media]

Coronation of Charles III | UsefulCharts



• King's coronation ultimate guide: How to watch, timings, and procession route [Sky News]

Coronation Liturgy for the Coronation of King Charles III (Westminster Abbey Service Begins at 7am Eastern Time) [Download PDFCopy ]



• UK counts down to King's historic coronation [BBC News]

• Charles III’s ‘slimmed down’ coronation still aims to capture royal magic [France 24]

• Stocks Rally to Cap Tumultuous Week [Wall Street Journal]

• Jackson, Mississippi’s water crisis persists as national attention and help fade away [NBC News]

• DeSantis signs bill allowing Florida board to cancel Disney deals [Al Jazeera]

• Paraguay far-right populist presidential candidate arrested [AP News]

Watch all released portions of Trump's deposition in E. Jean Carroll case | NBC News



• At least eight Trump electors have accepted immunity in Georgia investigation [Washington Post]

• Donald Trump deposition: New York court releases video in civil rape trial [BBC News]

• Jan. 6 Rioter Gets 14 Years for Police Attacks, Longest Sentence Yet in Inquiry [New York Times]



Washington Today (5-5-23): April jobs report strong at 253K, despite interest rate hikes | C-SPAN



Global National: May 5, 2023 | Dozens of Alberta wildfires force thousands to flee



NBC Nightly News Full Broadcast - May 05


PBS NewsHour full episode, (May 05, 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 4:16pm CEST, 3 May 2023, there have been 103,266,404 confirmed cases of COVID-19 with 1,124,063 deaths, reported to WHO. As of 7 April 2023, a total of 666,541,020 vaccine doses have been administered.

Globally, as of 4:16pm CEST, 3 May 2023, there have been 765,222,932 confirmed cases of COVID-19, including 6,921,614 deaths, reported to WHO. As of 30 April 2023, a total of 13,344,670,055 vaccine doses have been administered.


• Statement on the fifteenth meeting of the International Health Regulations (2005) Emergency Committee regarding the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic [ World Health Organization ]

• The Covid–19 Crisis Is Officially Over. Everything Changed. [WSJ (video and audio)] [WSJ (article archive)]

• COVID no longer a global health emergency, World Health Organization says [ Sky News ]

• Masks Work. Distorting Science to Dispute the Evidence Doesn’t [ Scientific American ]

• CDC Director Rochelle Walensky is stepping down from agency [ NBC News ]

Ep 130 Osterholm Update: A Better Place | Osterholm Update



• 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



• The Sky This Week: A Full Flower Moon [Astronomy Magazine]

• Desulfovibrio bacteria enhance alpha-synuclein aggregation in a Caenorhabditis elegans model of Parkinson’s disease [Frontiers in Cellular and Infection Microbiology ]

• Warner Bros. Discovery’s streaming business set to become profitable in 2023 [TechCrunch]

• Threat sensitivity, intolerance of uncertainty, and firearm purchasing during a firearm purchasing surge [Journal of Psychiatric Research]

• Hacked verified Facebook pages impersonating Meta are buying ads from Meta [TechCrunch]

• One in five suicides involved intimate partner problems [UGA TODAY (University of Georgia)]

• 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 Level1 Show May 5 2023: Paw and Order | Level1 Techs



Does Apple Need an AI Strategy - DTNS 4514 | Daily Tech News Show



USS Texas in Drydock - 2023 | Drachinifel



Mining asteroids with AstroForge CEO Matthew Gialich | E1736 | This Week in Startups



The Burckle Crater Mega Tsunami and Global Flood | OzGeographics



17. Carthage - Empire of the Phoenicians | Fall of Civilizations



The JUICE Is Not Loose, SpaceX Falcon Heavy Delays Axiom, New ISS Airlock | This Week In Spaceflight



Possible End of Humanity from AI? Geoffrey Hinton at MIT Technology Review's EmTech Digital | Joseph Raczynski



A Look At WiFi Pineapple and Flipper Zero | TWiT TV



Coronation of Charles III | UsefulCharts





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



• Russian Offensive Campaign Assessment, May 05 [Institute for the Study of War] [PDF for May 5th]

• Russia-Ukraine war: List of key events, day 437 [Al Jazeera]

• Russo-Ukrainian War. Day 436: US announces new USD 300 million package for Ukraine [Euromaiden Press]


• House Leaders Call for Release of Evan Gershkovich, Paul Whelan [WSJ (video and audio)] [WSJ (article archive)]

• Wagner boss blasts Russian officials in expletive-laden video [Al Jazeera]

• Ukraine updates: Wagner 'to leave' Bakhmut on May 10 [DW News]

• EU Council agrees to EUR 1 bn joint ammunition purchases for Ukraine [TVP World]

• White House says Kremlin 'lying' about US role in drone attack [France 24]

Ukrainian make deadly bombs from beer cans | Military Mind | TVP World



Ukraine’s Zelenskyy makes surprise visit to Netherlands | Al Jazeera



Dramatic escalation' in feud between Wagner group, Russian military | FRANCE 24



Russia alleges Ukrainian sabotage after drone strike on Kremlin | BBC News



Russia slows down, Ukraine prepares for counteroffensive | Kings and Generals



🔴 (NSFW) - Kremlin Attacked, Crimea Oil Depot Strike, Bakhmut Apocalypse | Funker530 LIVE Recap




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

A massive Russian offensive is terminating Ukraine | Straight Calls with Douglas Macgregor



• ‘The worst kind of peace is better than any war’ – An exiled Ukrainian dissident appeals to Zelensky and his country’s elites [Russia Today]

• Two grandiose battles are going to take place in Ukraine soon [Pravda]

• Icon donated by Putin travels from unit to unit of battlegroup Dnieper [TASS Russian News Agency]





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On This Day

May 6 is the 126th day of the year (127th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar; 239 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)





878 - Battle of Edington: Alfred the Great and his West Saxon army defeat Viking army of Guthrum the Old [earliest possible date]
1312 - Pope Clement V closes Council of Vienna
1432 - Renaissance masterpiece The Ghent Altarpiece by Hubert and Jan van Eyck is consecrated at St Bravo's Cathedral, Belgium, commissioned by wealthy merchants
1527 – Spanish and German troops sack Rome; many scholars consider this the end of the Renaissance.
1529 - Battle at Gogra: Mughal Emperor Babur beats Afghans and Bengals
1536 – The Siege of Cuzco commences, in which Incan forces attempt to retake the city of Cuzco from the Spanish.
1541 – King Henry VIII orders English-language Bibles be placed in every church. In 1539 the Great Bible would be provided for this purpose.
1542 – Francis Xavier reaches Old Goa, the capital of Portuguese India at the time.
1593 – The Dutch city of Coevorden held by the Spanish, falls to a Dutch and English force. Dutch colonist Peter Minuit organizes the purchase of Manhattan Island from Native Americans for 60 guilders worth of goods, believed to have been Canarsee Indians of the Lenape
1659 – English Restoration: A faction of the British Army removes Richard Cromwell as Lord Protector of the Commonwealth and reinstalls the Rump Parliament.
1682 – Louis XIV of France moves his court to the Palace of Versailles.
1757 – Battle of Prague: A Prussian army fights an Austrian army in Prague during the Seven Years' War.
1757 – The end of Konbaung–Hanthawaddy War, and the end of Burmese Civil War (1740–1757).
1757 – English poet Christopher Smart is admitted into St Luke's Hospital for Lunatics in London, beginning his six-year confinement to mental asylums.
1782 – Construction begins on the Grand Palace, the royal residence of the King of Siam in Bangkok, at the command of King Buddha Yodfa Chulaloke.
1787 - 1st African American Masonic Lodge (African # 459) forms Prince Hall, Boston
1794 - Haiti, under Toussaint Louverture, revolts against France
1801 – Captain Thomas Cochrane in the 14-gun HMS Speedy captures the 32-gun Spanish frigate El Gamo.
1835 – James Gordon Bennett, Sr. publishes the first issue of the New York Herald.
1840 – TWorld's first adhesive postage stamp, the "Penny Black", is first used in Great Britain.
1857 – The East India Company disbands the 34th Regiment of Bengal Native Infantry whose sepoy Mangal Pandey had earlier revolted against the British in the lead up to the War of Indian Independence.
1861 – American Civil War: Arkansas secedes from the Union.
1863 – American Civil War: The Battle of Chancellorsville ends with the defeat of the Army of the Potomac by the Army of Northern Virginia.
1877 – Chief Crazy Horse of the Oglala Lakota surrenders to United States troops in Nebraska.
1882 – Thomas Henry Burke and Lord Frederick Cavendish are stabbed to death by Fenian assassins in Phoenix Park, Dublin.
1882 – The United States Congress passes the Chinese Exclusion Act.
1889 – The Eiffel Tower is officially opened to the public at the Universal Exposition in Paris.
1906 – The Russian Constitution of 1906 is adopted (on April 23 by the Julian calendar).
1910 – George V becomes King of Great Britain, Ireland, and many overseas territories, on the death of his father, Edward VII.
1915 – Babe Ruth, then a pitcher for the Boston Red Sox, hits his first major league home run.
1915 – Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition: The SY Aurora broke loose from its anchorage during a gale, beginning a 312-day ordeal.
1916 – Twenty-one Lebanese nationalists are executed in Martyrs' Square, Beirut by Djemal Pasha.
1916 – Vietnamese Emperor Duy Tân is captured while calling upon the people to rise up against the French, and is later deposed and exiled to Réunion island.
1933 – The Deutsche Studentenschaft attacked Magnus Hirschfeld's Institut für Sexualwissenschaft, later burning many of its books.
1935 – New Deal: Under the authority of the newly-enacted Federal Emergency Relief Administration, President Franklin D. Roosevelt issues Executive Order 7034 to create the Works Progress Administration.
1937 – Hindenburg disaster: The German zeppelin Hindenburg catches fire and is destroyed within a minute while attempting to dock at Lakehurst, New Jersey. Thirty-six people are killed.
1940 – John Steinbeck is awarded the Pulitzer Prize for his novel The Grapes of Wrath.
1941 – At California's March Field, Bob Hope performs his first USO show.
1941 – The first flight of the Republic P-47 Thunderbolt.
1942 – World War II: On Corregidor, the last American forces in the Philippines surrender to the Japanese.
1945 – World War II: Axis Sally delivers her last propaganda broadcast to Allied troops.
1945 – World War II: The Prague Offensive, the last major battle of the Eastern Front, begins.
1949 – EDSAC, the first practical electronic digital stored-program computer, runs its first operation.
1954 – Roger Bannister becomes the first person to run the mile in under four minutes.
1960 – More than 20 million viewers watch the first televised royal wedding when Princess Margaret marries Anthony Armstrong-Jones at Westminster Abbey.
1966 – Myra Hindley and Ian Brady are sentenced to life imprisonment for the Moors murders in England.
1972 – Deniz Gezmiş, Yusuf Aslan and Hüseyin İnan are executed in Ankara after being convicted of attempting to overthrow the Constitutional order.
1975 – During a lull in fighting, 100,000 Armenians gather in Beirut for the 60th anniversary commemorations of the Armenian genocide.
1976 – The 6.5 Mw  Friuli earthquake affected Northern Italy with a maximum Mercalli intensity of X (Extreme), leaving 900–978 dead and 1,700–2,400 injured.
1983 – The Hitler Diaries are revealed as a hoax after being examined by new experts.
1984 – One hundred and three Korean Martyrs are canonized by Pope John Paul II in Seoul.
1988 – All thirty-six passengers and crew were killed when Widerøe Flight 710 crashed into Mt. Torghatten in Brønnøy.
1994 – Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom and French President François Mitterrand officiate at the opening of the Channel Tunnel.
1996 – The body of former CIA director William Colby is found washed up on a riverbank in southern Maryland, eight days after he disappeared.
1997 – The Bank of England is given independence from political control, the most significant change in the bank's 300-year history.
1998 – Kerry Wood strikes out 20 Houston Astros to tie the major league record held by Roger Clemens. He threw a one-hitter and did not walk a batter in his fifth career start.
1998 – Steve Jobs of Apple Inc. unveils the first iMac.
1999 – The first elections to the devolved Scottish Parliament and Welsh Assembly are held.
2001 – During a trip to Syria, Pope John Paul II becomes the first pope to enter a mosque.
2002 – Dutch politician Pim Fortuyn is assassinated following a radio-interview at the Mediapark in Hilversum.
2002 – Founding of SpaceX by Elon Musk.
2010 – In just 36 minutes, the Dow-Jones average plunged nearly 1,000 points in what is known as the 2010 Flash Crash.
2013 – Three women, kidnapped and missing for more than a decade, are found alive in Cleveland, Ohio, in the United States.
2013 - The US Senate passes a bill enabling taxing of online sales
2014 - Boko Haram's leader, Abubakar Shekau, releases a 57 minute video boasting about abducting schoolgirls in Nigeria
2017 - 84 abducted schoolgirls released in exchange for Boko Haram suspects in Nigeria
2020 - UK becomes the first European country to report over 30,000 confirmed cases of COVID-19
2020 - Irish organization repays a 170 year old favor, raising over $2 million for US Navajo Nation and Hopi Reservation badly affected by COVID-19. In 1840s Choctaw Nation sent $170 to aid Irish potato famine.
2020 - At least 90,000 healthcare workers worldwide infected by COVID-19, more than 260 nurses have died according to International Council of Nurses
2021 - Armed police raid on drug traffickers kills 25 in cities deadliest ever, in a favela of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil





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Published at 5:00am on Saturday, May 06, 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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