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Friday, June 30, 2023

News and Weather Briefing for Friday, June 30, 2023





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

Increasing heat and humidity is expected Friday into the weekend as high pressure dominates the Deep South. A weak front Sunday night will provide a bit of relief to the heat, but general ridging will quickly return, with temperatures still a bit above normal. Chances for showers and thunderstorms will continue through the week.

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Local Weather

General Forecast Through Friday Night





Franklin Area

Today

A 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 7am. Patchy fog before 8am. Otherwise, partly sunny, with highs near 90. Calm winds in the morning increasing to come out of the northwest 5 to 10 mph in the afternoon. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

Tonight

A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Patchy fog after midnight. Otherwise, mostly cloudy, with lows in the mid 60s. Northwest wind 5 to 10 mph becoming calm after midnight. Chance of rain is 50%. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

Saturday

A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 2pm. Mostly sunny, with highs near 90. Calm winds in the morning increasing to come out of the northwest 5 to 10 mph in the afternoon. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

Saturday Night

A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly before midnight. Mostly cloudy, with lows in the upper 60s. Winds out of the southwest around 5 mph becoming calm in the evening.

Sunday

A slight chance of showers, then a chance of showers and thunderstorms after 11am. Partly sunny, with highs near 90. Chance of rain is 30%.

Sunday Night

A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with lows in the mid 60s.


`Highlands Plateau

Today

A 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly between 10am and 5pm. Patchy fog between 7am and 9am. Otherwise, partly sunny, with highs in the lower 80s. Winds out of the northwest 5 to 10 mph. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

Tonight

A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Patchy fog after 1am. Otherwise, mostly cloudy, with lows in the mid 60s. Northwest wind 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain is 50%. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

Saturday

A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 3pm. Patchy fog before 9am. Otherwise, mostly sunny, with highs in the lower 80s. Winds out of the northwest 5 to 10 mph early in the morning shifting to come out of the west by midmorning. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

Saturday Night

A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly before 2am. Mostly cloudy, with lows in the mid 60s. Winds out of the southwest a5 to 10 mph shifting to come out of the northwest after midnight. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

Sunday

A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 2pm. Partly sunny, with highs in the mid 80s. Winds out of the west 5 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph.

Sunday Night

A 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with lows in the mid 60s.


Otto and South Central Macon County

Today

A 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly between 10am and 5pm. Patchy fog between 7am and 9am. Otherwise, partly sunny, with highs in the lower 80s. Winds out of the northwest 5 to 10 mph. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

Tonight

A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Patchy fog after 1am. Otherwise, mostly cloudy, with lows in the mid 60s. Winds out of the northwest 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain is 50%. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

Saturday

A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 3pm. Patchy fog before 9am. Otherwise, mostly sunny, with highs in the lower 80s. Winds out of the northwest 5 to 10 mph ealy in the morning shifting to come out of the west by midmorning. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

Saturday Night

A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly before 2am. Mostly cloudy, with lows in the mied 60s. Winds out of the southwest 5 to 10 mph bshifting to come out of the northwest after midnight. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

Sunday

A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 2pm. Partly sunny, with highs in the mid 80s. Winds out of the west 5 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph.

Sunday Night

A 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with lows in the mid 60s.


Nantahala Area

Today

A 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly between 7am and 5pm. Patchy fog between 7am and 8am. Otherwise, partly sunny, with highs in the low-to-mid 80s. Calm winds early in the morning increasing to come out of the west 5 to 10 mph by midmorning. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

Tonight

A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Patchy fog after 3am. Otherwise, mostly cloudy, with lows in the mid-to-upper 60s. Winds out of the west around 5 mph becoming light and variable after midnight. Chance of rain is 50%. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

Saturday

A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 2pm. Patchy fog before 8am. Otherwise, mostly sunny, with highs in the mid 80s. Calm winds in the morning increasing to come out of the northwest 5 to 10 mph in the afternoon. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

Saturday Night

A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with lows in the upper 60s. Winds out of the west around 5 mph becoming light and variable before midnight.

Sunday

A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after noon. Partly sunny, with highs in the mid 80s.

Sunday Night

A 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with lows in the mid-to-upper 60s.


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Hazards and Tropical Weather



Several rounds of thunderstorms are expected to develop near the Ohio Valley and move southeast toward the southern Appalachians today through Saturday night. The strongest thunderstorms may organize into a line and affect the southern Appalachians and adjacent foothills on both tonight and Saturday night. Severe weather will be possible from the mountains into the foothills, with damaging wind gusts the primary threat.





Latest US Drought Monitor Map for North Carolina.

Space Weather

Big Flares for Field Day and Side-Swiping Storms | Space Weather News 23 June 2023




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

TROPICAL WEATHER OUTLOOK

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




Tropical Weather Outlook
NWS National Hurricane Center Miami FL
200 AM EDT Fri Jun 30 2023

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

1. Western Atlantic Ocean:
A surface trough continues to produce disorganized showers and thunderstorms a couple of hundred miles to the south-southeast of Bermuda. This system is expected to develop into a broad area of low pressure during the next couple of days at it moves northeastward. However, upper-level winds do not appear conducive for additional development into a tropical or subtropical cyclone.

* Formation chance through 48 hours...low...10 percent.
* Formation chance through 7 days...low...10 percent.




TROPICAL TIDBITS

Tropical Tidbits is a website run by Macon Media's favorite no-nonsense tropical forecaster, Levi Cowan. He does not post material just to get clicks or to sensationalize the storms he covers to "make them more exciting." He is reliable and sober, unlike The Weather Channel crowd of Drama Queen Meteorologists.

Levi typically posts videos late in the afternoon or early before midnight on Youtube. [Youtube Channel]

[Thursday] Bret on Final Approach to Lesser Antilles; TD4 Forms (06-22-2023)



Hurricane Adrian in the East Pacific - Plus a Look at the SOI and El Nino June 28, 2023 | hurricanetrack





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Almanac









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


Fire and Smoke Map






Local Air Monitor

Pollen

Pollen levels are expected to be in the low range (2.0 out of 12) today with Grasses and Plantain being the main culprits. Tomorrow is expected to be in the low range (2.2 out of 12).



Record Weather Events for June 30th

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

Highest Temperature 99°F at the Coweeta Experimental Station in 2012
Lowest Temperature 44°F at the Coweeta Experimental Station in 1974
Greatest One-Day Rain 2.10 inches in Highlands in 1971
Greatest One-Day Snowfall (no snowfall has been recorded on this date since record-keeping began in 1871)

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

Highest Temperature 101°F at the Coweeta Experimental Station on 06-30-2012
Lowest Temperature 32°F at the Coweeta Experimental Station on 06-02-1966
Greatest Rainfall 7.63 inches in Highlands on 06-16-1949
Greatest Snowfall (no snowfall has been recorded during June in Macon County)

Record Weather Events for June 30th in North Carolina

Highest Temperature 106°F in Laurinburg, Scotland County in 2012
Lowest Temperature 36°F in Banner Elk, Avery County in 1923
Greatest One-Day Rain 12.41 inches in Laurinburg, Scotland County in 1962
Greatest One-Day Snowfall (no snowfall has been recorded on this date since 1872)

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

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

Highest Temperature 106°F in Carthage, Moore County on 06-23-1981
Lowest Temperature 36°F in Jefferson, Ashe County on 06-17-1917
Greatest Rainfall 12.41 inches in Belhaven, Beaufort County on 06-30-1962
Greatest Snowfall (no snowfall has been recorded during June in the state)




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Macon Calendar
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Local and State News



• In their words: NC leaders react to Supreme Court striking down affirmative action in college admissions [WRAL-TV (Raleigh, NC) ]

• House Republican (Mike Clampitt) ‘appalled’ by NC Senate’s attempt to force a vote on medical marijuana [Raleigh News and Observer]

• Rep. Pless pushes bill to strip Maggie Valley town leaders of development controls [WLOS-TV (Asheville, NC)]

• Early morning pursuit results in damage of Hyatt Road businesses [Macon County News and Shopping Guide]

• Sylva’s ninth annual Fireworks Festivities to be held on July 4th [The Southern Scoop]

• Town of Franklin Fourth of July Celebration Returns Tuesday, July 4th [Macon Media]

---Recent News Recap---

• Supreme Court rules against North Carolina Republicans over election law theory [SCOTUSblog]

• Moore v. Harper Case History [SCOTUSblog]

• Moore v Harper Supreme Court Decision [SCOTUSblog (PDF) ]

Special Meeting of the Macon County Commissioners 06-26-2023 | Macon Media



Macon County Board of Education - June 2023 | Macon Media



• The state of journalism: Tying It Together with Tim Boyum



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

• Supreme Court strikes down affirmative action programs in college admissions [SCOTUSblog]

• STUDENTS FOR FAIR ADMISSIONS, INC. v. PRESIDENT AND FELLOWS OF HARVARD COLLEGE [PDF of Decision - 237 pages]

• Supreme Court Rules Against Affirmative Action [WSJ (video and audio)] [WSJ (article archive)]

President Biden gives remarks on Supreme Court's ruling on affirmative action | ABC News

Affirmative Action vs. Race-Neutral Admissions: A Case Study | WSJ

Texas power grid struggles with system-wide stresses caused by brutal heat wave | PBS News Hour



• At least 13 dead in Texas as scorching temps continue [ABC News (with video)]

• Google to remove news links in Canada over law on paying publishers [Reuters (via Nasdaq)]

• The FTC plans to file a huge antitrust suit against Amazon, accusing it of punishing sellers who don't pay to use its logistics services, report says [Insider]

• Man with weapons and Jan. 6 warrant arrested after running toward Obamas' D.C. home [CBS News]

• Amtrak to begin running 110 mph trains from Chicago to St. Louis [CBS News]

• Mike Pence meets with Volodymyr Zelenskyy in surprise trip to Ukraine [NBC News]

• RFK Jr.: ‘Anti-vaccine’ moniker is ‘way of silencing me’ [News Nation Now]

• Is Putin Replacing Under-Fire Defense Minister with Steven Seagal? [Newsweek]




Washington Today (6-29-23): Supreme Court rules unconstitutional using race in college admissions | C-SPAN



Global National: June 29, 2023 | University of Waterloo stabbing "targeted" gender studies class



NBC Nightly News Full Broadcast - June 29


PBS NewsHour full episode, (June 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:



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




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

In United States of America, from 3 January 2020 to 12:15pm CEST, 21 June 2023, there have been 103,436,829 confirmed cases of COVID-19 with 1,127,152 deaths, reported to WHO. As of 2 June 2023, a total of 668,882,018 vaccine doses have been administered.

Globally, as of 12:15pm CEST, 21 June 2023, there have been 768,187,096 confirmed cases of COVID-19, including 6,945,714 deaths, reported to WHO. As of 20 June 2023, a total of 13,461,344,203 vaccine doses have been administered.


• Wastewater sampling in Canada suggests COVID case rate 19 times higher than reported [ University of Arizona: Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy ]

• New COVID jabs are coming — who should get them? [ Nature ]

• How Safe Is Your Office Air? There’s One Way to Find Out. [ New York Times ]

• Long COVID: answers emerge on how many people get better [Nature]

• Covid-19 May Increase the Risk of Psychosis [Pschology Today]

• Okinawa's surging COVID cases may signal another wave [NHK News]

TWiV 1019: Eddie Holmes on SARS-CoV-2 origins | Microbe TV



• TWiV 1018: Clinical update with Dr. Daniel Griffin [Microbe TV]

• TWiV 1019: Eddie Holmes on SARS-CoV-2 origins [Microbe TV]




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Science and Technology News Roundup

• The Sky This Week from June 23 to 30: Check out the First Quarter Moon [Astronomy Magazine]

• After Decades of Observations, Astronomers have Finally Sensed the Pervasive Background Hum of Merging Supermassive Black Holes [Universe Today]

• Our galaxy seen through a new lens: neutrinos detected by IceCube [IceCube Neutrino Observatory] [PDF (In German and English - 250 pages)]

• Virgin Galactic aces its 1st-ever commercial launch of suborbital space plane (video) [SPACE.COM]

• Does going cashless make you tax-rich? Evidence from India’s demonetization experiment [Journal of Public Economics Volume 224, August 2023, 104907]

• People Hire Phone Bots to Torture Telemarketers: AI software and voice cloners simulate distracted saps willing to stay on the phone forever—or until callers finally give up [Wall Street Journal]

• Rising monkey and pig populations pose human disease risk [Eureka Alert: American Assocaition for the Advancement of Science]

• Speed matters: How Ethernet went from 3Mbps to 100Gbps… and beyond [ARS TECHNICA]

• McMaster University team discovers hormonal pathway that increases calorie burning during weight loss [McMaster University]

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

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


Evergreen Links

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

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



Hardcore History: Addendum EP26 Dig This! | Dan Carlin



• Neal Stephenson’s Lamina1 drops white paper on building the open metaverse [Venture Beat] [PDF of White paper]

• Yes, the Great Books Make Us Better People [New York Times]


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



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




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

NEW Discovery of Gravitational Waves | NSF's Discovery Files



LIVE at 10am: Virgin Galactic 01 mission - First Commercial Crew Mission | NASA Spaceflight



The Level1 Show June 30 2023: Game, Set, Pattern Match | Level1 Techs



A Symphony of Black Holes - DTNS 4551 | Daily Tech News Show



IceCube Announcement June 29, 2023 | IceCube Neutrino Observatory



Russia's Military Squeaky Wheel Signal Has Changed! | Ringway Manchester



From Lab to Table: I Tasted the World’s First Cultivated Meat! | Be Smart



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





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



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

• Russia-Ukraine war: List of key events, day 492 [Al Jazeera]

• Russo-Ukrainian War. Day 491: Support for arming Ukraine soars in the US [Euromaiden Press]


• Most Americans support US arming Ukraine, Reuters/Ipsos poll shows [Reuters]

• U.S. Close to Approving Long-Range ATACMS Missiles to Bolster Ukraine’s Fight [WSJ (video and audio)] [WSJ (article archive)]

• Liveblog Updates: Wagner will not fight in Ukraine war – Russian official [Al Jazeera]

• Poland to send special forces contingent to Lithuania [TVP World]

• Wagner mutiny in Russia changes EU summit agenda [DW News]

• The interview: IAEA saw no evidence Moscow planning attack on Zaporizhia nuclear plant, but ‘anything can happen’ [France 24 (video)]

• Wagner still recruiting despite mutiny, BBC finds [BBC News]

• U.S. actively considering giving cluster munitions to Ukraine [Politico]

Belarus accused of complicity in abduction of Ukrainian children | World News | TVP World



Rebuilding Mariupol: Russia's plans for city meet scepticism | AL Jazeera



A purge at the top of Russia's military establishment? | DW News



IAEA saw no evidence Moscow planning attack on Zaporizhia nuclear plant, but ‘anything can happen’ | France 24



Top Russian general disappears from public view | BBC News



🔴 (redacted) - Minefields, Rebellions, Photo Ops | Combat Footage Show



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




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

Oh SH*T! Has Zelensky officially lost his mind with this? | Redacted News



Col Macgregor & Natalie Brunell: The Russian Army has finished it | Straight Calls with Douglas Macgregor



• US ‘obsessed’ with inflicting strategic defeat on Russia – Moscow [Russia Today]

• PMC Wagner's coup shows the face of Russia's true allies [Pravda]

• NATO shouldn’t underestimate Russia, its secretary general says [TASS Russian News Agency]





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On This Day

June 30th is the 181st day of the year (182nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar; 184 days remain until the end of the year.

In common years it is always in ISO week 26.

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)




296 – Pope Marcellinus begins his papacy.
• [Wikipedia: Pope Marcellinus]

350 - Roman usurper Nepotianus, of the Constantinian dynasty, is defeated and killed by troops of the usurper Magnentius, in Rome
• [Wikipedia: Nepotianus]
• [Wikipedia: Magnentius]

763 – The Byzantine army of emperor Constantine V defeats the Bulgarian forces in the Battle of Anchialus.
• [Wikipedia: Battle of Anchialus (763)]

1294 - Jews are expelled from Berne, Switzerland

1422 – Battle of Arbedo between the duke of Milan and the Swiss cantons.
• [Wikipedia: Battle of Arbedo]

1520 - Spanish conquistadors are expelled from Tenochtitlan following an Aztec revolt against their rule under Hernán Cortés during "La Noche Triste" (the Night of Sadness). Many soldiers drown in the escape, and Aztec emperor Moctezuma II dies in the struggle
• [Wikipedia: La Noche Triste]
• [Kings and Generals: Fall of Tenochtitlan (1521) - Spanish-Aztec War ]

1521 – Spanish forces defeat a combined French and Navarrese army at the Battle of Noáin during the Spanish conquest of Iberian Navarre.
• [Wikipedia: Battle of Noáin]

1548 - Augsburg Interim issued by Charles V becomes law - orders Lutherans to return to Catholic practices with some concessions
• [Wikipedia: Augsburg Interim]

1559 – King Henry II of France is mortally wounded in a jousting match against Gabriel, comte de Montgomery.
• [Wikipedia: Peace of Cateau-Cambrésis (1559)]
• [This Is the Most Consequential Injury in Sports History]
• [Henry II of France]

1651 – The Deluge: Khmelnytsky Uprising: The Battle of Berestechko ends with a Polish victory.
• [The Battle of Berestechko]
• [Wikipedia: Battle of Berestechko]
• [Khmelnytsky Uprising | 3 Minute History]

1688 – The Immortal Seven issue the Invitation to William, which would culminate in the Glorious Revolution.
• [Wikipedia: Invitation to William]
• [How a Dutchman became the King of England]

1700 - Gelderland goes on Gregorian calendar (tomorrow is July 12th, 1700)
• [The Gregorian Calendar - Ten Lost Days]
• [A Short History of the Modern Calendar]
• [Wikipedia: Adoption of the Gregorian calendar]

1758 – Seven Years' War: Habsburg Austrian forces destroy a Prussian reinforcement and supply convoy in the Battle of Domstadtl, helping to expel Prussian King Frederick the Great from Moravia.
• [Wikipedia: Battle of Domstadtl]
• [Seven Years' War | Animated History]
• [LINKTEXT]

1794 – Northwest Indian War: Native American forces under Blue Jacket attack Fort Recovery.
• [Wikipedia: Northwest Indian War]
• [Wikipedia: Fort Recovery]
• [Lecture: Northwest Indian Wars 1785-1795]

1805 – Under An act to divide the Indiana Territory into two separate governments, adopted by the U.S. Congress on January 11, 1805, the Michigan Territory is organized.

1859 – French acrobat Charles Blondin crosses Niagara Falls on a tightrope.
• [HistoryPod Video]
• [Wikipedia Bio: Charles Blondin]

1860 – The 1860 Oxford evolution debate at the Oxford University Museum of Natural History takes place. It is dominated by arguments between Thomas Henry Huxley and Bishop Samuel Wilberforce.
• [Wikipedia article about the debate]
• [Wikipedia Bio: Thomas Henry Huxley]
• [Wikipedia Bio: Samuel Wilberforce]
• [Oxford Debate on Evolution]
• [The Great Debate – Huxley and Wilberforce (Bad Faith #13)]

1864 – U.S. President Abraham Lincoln grants Yosemite Valley to California for "public use, resort and recreation".
• [Text of Yosemite Grant Act of 1864]
• [Almanac: Yosemite Valley Grant Act]
• [Wikipedia: Yosemite Valley]

1882 – Charles J. Guiteau is hanged in Washington, D.C. for the assassination of U.S. President James Garfield.
• [Wikipedia: Assassination of James A. Garfield]
• [The Presidential Assassination Nobody Talks About] (language warning)
• [The Surprise Election and Political Assassination of President James A. Garfield (2003)]

1886 – The first transcontinental train trip across Canada departs from Montreal, Quebec. It arrives in Port Moody, British Columbia on July 4.

1892 – The Homestead Strike begins near Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
• [Wikipedia: Homestead strike]
• [10 Days That Changed America Homestead Strike]

1905 – Albert Einstein sends the article On the Electrodynamics of Moving Bodies, in which he introduces special relativity, for publication in Annalen der Physik.
• [On the electrodynamics of moving bodies; by A. Einstein.] (translated from German)
• [How Special Relativity Fixed Electromagnetism]
• [Special Relativity: Crash Course Physics #42]

In Russia, the "Potemkin" arrives at Odessa, where sailors take the bodies of dead crewman ashore; sailors join civilians in revolutionary actions of the '1905 Revolution'.

1906 – The United States Congress passes the Meat Inspection Act and Pure Food and Drug Act; these laws owe much to the expose journalism of the period (Upton Sinclair's 'The Jungle' in particular)
• [Wikipedia: Pure Food and Drug Act]
• [Teddy Roosevelt the Trustbuster - Meatgrinder - Extra History - #5]
• [The Jungle by Upton Sinclair] (free eBook at Project Gutenberg)

1908 – The Tunguska Event, the largest impact event on Earth in human recorded history, resulting in a massive explosion over Eastern Siberia.
• [Wikipedia: Tunguska Event]
• [Mystery of the Devastating Russian "Tunguska Event" Finally Solved (2013)]
• [Tunguska Event | 100 Wonders | Atlas Obscura]

1912 – The Regina Cyclone, Canada's deadliest tornado event, kills 28 people in Regina, Saskatchewan.
• [Wikipedia: Regina Cyclone]
• [Disasters of the Century | Season 3 | Episode 3 | Regina Tornado | Ian Michael Coulson]

1914 - Mahatma Gandhi's 1st arrest after campaigning for Indian rights in South Africa
• [Wikipedia Bio: Mahatma Gandhi]

1916 – World War I: In "the day Sussex died", elements of the Royal Sussex Regiment take heavy casualties in the Battle of the Boar's Head at Richebourg-l'Avoué in France.
• [Wikipedia: Battle of the Boar's Head]
• [The Day Sussex Died]
• [Drumhead service to remember the Battle of the Boar's Head (2016)]

1921 – U.S. President Warren G. Harding appoints former President William Howard Taft as Chief Justice of the United States.
• [Wikipedia Bio: William Howard Taft]
• [Compilation Newsreel Footage ]
• [William Howard Taft and the Constitution] (National Constitution Center)

1922 – In Washington D.C., U.S. Secretary of State Charles Evans Hughes and Dominican Ambassador Francisco J. Peynado sign the Hughes–Peynado agreement, which ends the United States occupation of the Dominican Republic.
• [US Dept of State: Dominican Republic, 1916-1924]

1925 - Charles Jenkins is granted the U.S. patent for Transmitting Pictures over Wireless (early television)

1934 – The Night of the Long Knives, Adolf Hitler's violent purge of his political rivals in Germany, takes place.
• [Wikipedia: Night of the Long Knives]
• [Night of the Long Knives Documentary]
• [Ernst Röhm - Sturmabteilung & Night of the Long Knives Documentary]

1936 – Emperor Haile Selassie of Abyssinia appeals for aid to the League of Nations against Italy's invasion of his country.

1936 - Margaret Mitchell's novel "Gone with the Wind" published

1937 – The world's first emergency telephone number, 999, is introduced in London.

1938 - Superman 1st appears in DC Comics' Action Comics Series issue #1
• [Wikipedia: Action Comics 1]
• [PDF Copy]

1943 - General MacArthur begins Operation Cartwheel (island-hopping)
• [Wikipedia: Operation Cartwheel]
• [Documentary: The Men of Operation Cartwheel]

1944 – World War II: The Battle of Cherbourg ends with the fall of the strategically valuable port to American forces.
• [Newsreel: Fall Of Cherbourg (1944)]
• [Battle of Cherbourg, 22-29 June 1944]

1953 – The first Chevrolet Corvette rolls off the assembly line in Flint, Michigan.
• [Wikipedia: Chevrolet Corvette (C1)]
• [1953 Chevrolet Corvette C1: Regular Car Reviews]

1956 – A TWA Super Constellation and a United Airlines DC-7 collide above the Grand Canyon in Arizona and crash, killing all 128 on board both airliners.
• [Wikipedia: 1956 Grand Canyon mid-air collision]
• [The Crash that Changed the Way we Fly; 1956 Grand Canyon Mid-air]

1956 - Vladimir Lenin's politics testament (1923) published in Moscow
• [Wikipedia: Lenin's Testament]
• [Gutenberg Project: Lenin's Testament]

1959 – A United States Air Force F-100 Super Sabre from Kadena Air Base, Okinawa, crashes into a nearby elementary school, killing 11 students plus six residents from the local neighborhood.
• [Wikipedia: 1959 Okinawa F-100 crash]

1960 – Belgian Congo gains independence as Republic of the Congo (Léopoldville).

1963 – Ciaculli bombing: a car bomb, intended for Mafia boss Salvatore Greco, kills seven police officers and military personnel near Palermo.

1966 – The National Organization for Women, the United States' largest feminist organization, is founded.

1967 - Robert Henry Lawrence, Jr. named 1st black astronaut
• [Military Times: Black Military History Month: Maj. Robert Lawrence, the first black astronaut]
• [Wikipedia Bio: Robert Henry Lawrence Jr.]

1968 – Pope Paul VI issues the Credo of the People of God.
• [Wikipedia: Solemni hac liturgia]
• [Online Copy] (Translated from Latin)

1971 – The crew of the Soviet Soyuz 11 spacecraft are killed when their air supply escapes through a faulty valve.
• [Wikipedia: Soyuz 11]
• [The Vintage Space: Only Three People Have Died in Space]
• [Soyuz 11 - Death Of Three Astronauts]

1972 – The first leap second is added to the UTC time system.

1974 – The Baltimore municipal strike of 1974 begins.
• [Wikipedia: Baltimore municipal strike of 1974]

1975 - Muhammad Ali retains his world heavyweight boxing crown by beating Englishman Joe Bugner by unanimous points decision in a re-match in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
• [Wikipedia: Muhammad Ali vs. Joe Bugner]
• [Muhammad Ali vs. Joe Bugner (2nd meeting) - 1975(HD)]

1977 - Jimmy Carter cans B-1A bomber later "B-1's the B-52"
• [June 1977: Carter Cancels B-1 Bomber; Critics Accuse Him of ‘Unilateral Disarmament’]
• [WaPo: Carter Halts B-1 Bomber Production]
• [LINKTEXT]

1977 – The Southeast Asia Treaty Organization disbands.
• [Big Picture: Southeast Asia Treaty Organization (SEATO) Nations]
• [Wikipedia: Southeast Asia Treaty Organization]

1985 – Thirty-nine American hostages from the hijacked TWA Flight 847 are freed in Beirut after being held for 17 days.

1986 – The U.S. Supreme Court rules in Bowers v. Hardwick that states can outlaw homosexual acts between consenting adults.

1990 – East Germany and West Germany merge their economies.

1994 – During a test flight of an Airbus A330-300 at Toulouse–Blagnac Airport, the aircraft crashes killing all seven people on board.

1997 – The United Kingdom transfers sovereignty over Hong Kong to China after the British lease on the New Territories in Hong Kong, established by the Second Convention of Peking, expires
• [Wikipedia: Handover of Hong Kong]
• [Hong Kong Handover Sunset Farewell Ceremony & Parade]
• [Hong Kong handover news coverage - July 1997] (4 hours)

2005 – MTV Canada is rebranded as Razer

2007 – A Jeep Cherokee filled with propane canisters drives into the entrance of Glasgow Airport, Scotland in a failed terrorist attack. This was linked to the 2007 London car bombs that had taken place the day before.

2009 – Yemenia Flight 626, an Airbus A310-300, crashes into the Indian Ocean near Comoros, killing 152 of the 153 people on board. A 14-year-old girl named Bahia Bakari survives the crash.

2013 – Nineteen firefighters die controlling a wildfire in Yarnell, Arizona.
• [ABC News: 19 Firefighters Dead in Yarnell Hill Wildfire]
• [WFSTAR Yarnell Hill Fire] (Accident investigation Video)
• [Wikipedia: Yarnell Hill Fire]

2013 – Protests begin around Egypt against President Mohamed Morsi and the ruling Freedom and Justice Party, leading to their overthrow during the 2013 Egyptian coup d'état.

2014 - US Supreme Court rules that family-owned corporations can reject provision of 'Obamacare' on religious grounds

2015 – A Hercules C-130 military aircraft with 113 people on board crashes in a residential area in Medan, Indonesia, resulting in at least 116 deaths.

2019 – Donald Trump becomes the first sitting US President to visit the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (North Korea).
• [NBC News: Trump meets Kim Jong Un, becomes first sitting U.S. president to step into North Korea]
• [Special Report: Trump meets North Korea's Kim Jong Un in the DMZ]
• [2019 Koreas–United States DMZ Summit]







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Published at 5:00am on Friday, June 30, 2023
Author: Bobby Coggins


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