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Saturday, September 2, 2023

News and Weather Briefing for Saturday, September 02, 2023

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National News Roundup
COVID-19 News and Updates
Science and Technology
On This Day
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Dry high pressure continues across the region through the middle of next week causing mild temperatures to gradually increase by Wednesday. A cold front approaches the area by the end of the week with a chance for showers.


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Local Weather

General Forecast Through Monday Night

Franklin Area


Patchy fog before midmorning. Otherwise, mostly cloudy, then gradually becoming sunny, with highs in the low-to-mid 80s. Light and variable winds.


Mostly clear, with lows in the mid 50s. Light and variable winds.


Sunny, with highs in the mid 80s. Calm winds in the morning increasing to come out of the southeast around 5 mph in the afternoon.

Sunday Night

Mostly clear, with lows around 60. Winds out of the south around 5 mph becoming calm before midnight.

Labor Day

Sunny, with highs in the upper 80s.

Monday Night

Partly cloudy, with lows in the lower 60s.

`Highlands Plateau


Mostly sunny, with highs in the mid 70s. Light and variable winds in the morning increasing to come out of the southeast around 5 mph in the afternoon.


Areas of fog after 5am. Otherwise, mostly clear, with lows in the mid 50s. Winds out of the southeast around 5 mph becoming light and variable.


Areas of fog before 8am. Otherwise, sunny, with highs in the mid-to-upper 70s. Winds out of the north around 5 mph in the morning shifting to come out of the southeast in the afternoon.

Sunday Night

Mostly clear, with lows in the upper 50s. Winds out of the south around 5 mph shifting to come out of the northwest after midnight.

Labor Day

Sunny, with highs near 80.

Monday Night

Mostly clear, with lows around 60.

Otto and South Central Macon County


Patchy fog before midmorning. Otherwise, mostly cloudy, then gradually becoming sunny, with highs in the lower 80s. Light and variable winds.


Mostly clear, with lows in the upper 50s. Winds out of the south around 5 mph becoming calm before midnight.


Sunny, with highs in the mid 80s. Calm winds in the morning increasing to come out of the southeast around 5 mph in the afternoon.

Sunday Night

Mostly clear, with lows around 60. Winds out of the south around 5 mph becoming calm before midnight.

Labor Day

Sunny, with highs in the upper 80s.

Monday Night

Partly cloudy, with lows in the low-to-mid 60s.

Nantahala Area


Mostly cloudy, then gradually becoming sunny, with highs in the upper 70s. Light and variable winds.


Areas of fog after 5am. Otherwise, mostly clear, with lows around 60. Light winds out of the southwest.


Areas of fog before 7am. Otherwise, sunny, with highs near 80. Light winds out of the northeast.

Sunday Night

Mostly clear, with lows around 60. Light and variable winds.

Labor Day

Sunny, with highs in the low-to-mid 80s.

Monday Night

Partly cloudy, with lows in the mid 60s.

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Hazards and Tropical Weather

Hazardous weather is not expected toay or tonight in Macon County.

Latest US Drought Monitor Map for North Carolina.

Space Weather

A Solar Storm Glancing Blow with a Fast Wind Chaser | Space Weather News 24 August 2023

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

• August 17, 2023) NOAA doubles the chances for a nasty Atlantic hurricane season due to hot ocean, tardy El Nino [AP News]


• 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 Sat Sep 2 2023

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

Active Systems:
The National Hurricane Center is currently issuing advisories on Post-Tropical Cyclone Idalia, located just southwest of Bermuda, Tropical Storm Gert, located several hundred miles east-southeast of Bermuda, and on Tropical Depression Twelve, located several hundred miles northwest of the Cabo Verde Islands. The National Hurricane Center and has issued the last advisory on the remnants of Jose, located several hundred miles northeast of Bermuda.

1. Eastern and Central Tropical Atlantic:
A tropical wave has emerged from the west coast of Africa and over the extreme eastern tropical Atlantic. Environmental conditions appear conducive for some gradual development of this system by the middle part of next week, and a tropical depression is likely to form while it moves westward to west-northwestward at 15 to 20 mph over the eastern and central portions of the tropical Atlantic.

* Formation chance through 48 hours...low...20 percent.
* Formation chance through 7 days...high...70 percent.

Watching Deep Tropics as We Begin September (September 2nd, 2023) | hurricanetrack

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PM2.5 AQI is 40 (GOOD/CODE GREEN) for most of the county, and the ridges and other higher elevations PM2.5 AQI is 40 (GOOD/CODE GREEN)

Fire and Smoke Map

Local Air Monitor


Pollen levels are expected to be in the medium-high range (9.1 out of 12) today with Ragweed, Grasses, and Chenopods being the main culprits. Tomorrow is expected to be in the medium-high range (9.2 out of 12).

Record Weather Events for September 2nd

Record weather events for this date in Macon County

Highest Temperature 93°F in Franklin in 1957
Lowest Temperature 40°F in at the Coweeta Experimental Station in 1954
Greatest Rainfall 3.21 inches in Highlands in 1898
Greatest Snowfall (no measurable snowfall has been recorded on this date since records started being kept in 1872)

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

Highest Temperature 98°F in Frsnklin on 09-04-1975
Lowest Temperature 27°F in Franklin on 09-30-1967
Greatest Rainfall 11.87 inches in Highlands on09-29-1964
Greatest Snowfall snowfall has not been recorded during August in Macon County)

Record Weather Events for August 28th in North Carolina

Highest Temperature 105°F in Albemarle, Stanly County in 1932
Lowest Temperature 34°F in Banner Elk, Avery County in 1934
Greatest One-Day Rain 9.60 inches in Banner Elk, Avery County in 1910
Greatest One-Day Snowfall (no snowfall has been recorded on this date since 1872)

Weather Extremes for North Carolina for the month of September Data available from 1872

Highest Temperature 108°F in Belhaven, Beaufort County on 09-25-1921
Lowest Temperature 23°F in Marion, McDowell County on 09-28-2000
Greatest Rainfall 21.00 inches in Wilmington, New Hanover County on 09-17-2018
Greatest Snowfall (no snowfall has been recorded during August in the state)

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Saturdays in August from 11am to 1pm

Frog Quarters Music Schedule (located at 573 East Main Street in Franklin)

8/26/23—Zip Robertson—A Singer/Songwriter who’s journeyed from Ky to FL & up to Western NC bringing us lucky listeners acoustic music to touch our hearts. Welcome Zip!

Frog Quarters is open 9a to 2p, Wednesdays thru Saturdays—beside the River Bridge. We are the Non-Profit supporting the Greenway with monies from sales from our Coffee & Gift Shop, Memberships and Donations. As always, thank you for your support!

Mountain Findings
432 Spruce Street (physical)
Highlands, North Carolina 28741

Mountain Findings (a thrift store) is open every Thursday, Friday, and Saturday from 10 am to 1 pm until October 2023.

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Local and State News

The Franklin Panthers were defeated by the Swain County Maroon Devils last night in Bryson City. The box score from the game is posted below. The Panthers drop to 0-3 for the season. The Panthers have the next week off, then on September 15th the East Henderson Eagles (currently 0-3) travel to thePanther pit after facing the Owen Warhorses on the 8th.

• Friday Football Frenzy: All your scores & highlights, 09-01-23 [WLOS-TV (Asheville, NC)]

Victim of deadly shooting at UNC was an associate professor | WNCN-TV (Goldsboro, NC)

Students and staff debate 'poor' safety protocols after UNC Campus Shooting | WRAL-TV (Raleigh, NC)

• How The Daily Tar Heel designed the front page everyone is talking about [Poynter]

• New book details history of manufacturing in Jackson [Smoky Mountain News]

• NC lawmakers plan votes Tuesday on election, alcohol rules [WRAL-TV (Raleigh, NC)]

• Republican threatens to ‘defund’ NC tribe on brink of historic marijuana vote [Raleigh News and Observer]

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• Scammers target thousands of EBT cardholders across NC, officials say; here's what to do [WLOS-TV (Asheville, NC)]

• Overdose Awareness event set for Bridge Park [The Sylva Herald]

• Public Hearing Set for October On Consolidation of Departments in Jackson [WRGC-FM (Sylva, NC)]

• After long legal battle, voter ID arrives in NC. But could it be gone again by 2024? [WRAL-TV (Raleigh, NC)]

• NC Gov. Cooper vetoes bill giving more control to legislature. Court battle likely. [Raleigh News and Observer]

• Macon County Board of Commissioners (August 2023) [Macon Media]

• Friends of the Greenway Update County Commissioners on the Use of County Property [Macon Media]


• 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

Bodycam shows Washington state deputy narrowly escape raging wildfire | NBC News

• New York police will use drones to monitor backyard parties this weekend, spurring privacy concerns [AP News]

• US economy adds 187,00 jobs in August, boosting chances of a soft landing [Courthouse News Service]

• Mitch McConnell May Be Experiencing Small Seizures, Doctors Suggest [New York Times]

• Former Proud Boy who smashed Capitol window in Jan. 6 attack sentenced to 10 years [ABC News]

• Proud Boys leader Joe Biggs sentenced to 17 years for Capitol riot [BBC News]

• Naomi Klein on following her ‘doppelganger’ down the conspiracy rabbit hole – and why millions of people have entered an alternative political reality [The Guardian (UK) ]

International News Headlines

The rise of economic nationalism | Business Beyond

Johannesburg fire: 74 people killed including children after building blaze | BBC News

• N. Korea fires several cruise missiles into Yellow Sea: JCS [Yonhap News Agency]

• Russia puts advanced Sarmat nuclear missile system on ‘combat duty’ [Al Jazeera]

• Johannesburg fire highlights inner city housing crisis [Africa News]

• Gabon coup leader will not rush to elections despite mounting pressure [Reuters]

• Car bomb explosions and hostage-taking inside prisons underscore Ecuador’s fragile security [AP News]

Global National: Sept. 1, 2023 | Canada unveils proposed regulations in Online News Act

NBC Nightly News Full Broadcast - Sept 1

PBS NewsHour full episode, September 01, 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 8:14am CEST, 26 July 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 8:14am CEST, 26 July 2023, there have been 768,560,727 confirmed cases of COVID-19, including 6,952,522 deaths, reported to WHO. As of 23 July 2023, a total of 13,474,348,801 vaccine doses have been administered.

TWiV 1040: Clinical update with Dr. Daniel Griffin | Microbe TV

• Is It Time to Wear a Mask Again? [New York Times]

• Updated COVID boosters to be available mid-September, White House says [Boston Globe]

• Acute blood biomarker profiles predict cognitive deficits 6 and 12 months after COVID-19 hospitalization [Nature: Medicine]

TWiV 1039: Landmines for phages, a mouthful of redondoviruses | MIcrobe TV

• TWiV 1036: Clinical update with Dr. Daniel Griffin [Microbe TV]

• TWiV 1037: Antibodies, the good (CoV), the bad (Ad), the beautiful [Microbe TV]

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Science and Technology News Roundup

• The Sky This Week from September 1 to 8: Comet Hartley 2 visits California [Astronomy Magazine]

Shedding Light on the Dark Universe | World Science Festival

• Human ancestors nearly went extinct 900,000 years ago [Nature]

• FBI releases online game to teach kids internet safety skills [WT]

• Very, Very Few People Are Falling Down the YouTube Rabbit Hole The site’s crackdown on radicalization seems to have worked. But the world will never know what was happening before that. [The Atlantic]

• Jeff Bezos and Amazon board sued in row over satellites to rival Elon Musk’s Starlink [The Telegraph (UK)]

• Antibody Shows Promise for Preventing Organ Rejection After Transplantation [Duke Health]

Generative A.I. Will Change Everything. | Kyle Hill

• 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

What the NUC Kind of Cluster is This??? | Level1 Techs

Is Lenovo's Legion Go... A Go - DTNS 4596 | Daily Tech News Show

The Unreasonable Effectiveness of Atomic Layer Deposition | Asianometry

The secret origins of America's STEALTH Black Hawks | Sandboxx

(broken) DEFCON 31 "Vacuum robot security and privacy - prevent your robot from sucking your data" | Dennis Giese

Hitler’s War - YEAR ONE OF WW2 WEEK BY WEEK - 1939/40 - PART 1

Hitler’s War - YEAR ONE OF WW2 WEEK BY WEEK - 1939/40 - PART 2


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

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Special Section: The Russo-Ukrainian War
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• Russian Offensive Campaign Assessment, September 01 [Institute for the Study of War] [PDF for September 1st ]

• Russia-Ukraine war: List of key events, day 556 [Al Jazeera]

• Russo-Ukrainian War. Day 554: Biggest drone attack on Russia, Crimea [Euromaiden Press]

Can Ukraine's long-range attacks daunt Russia? | DW News

• How Ukrainians are fleeing life in Russian-held territory [DW News]

• Russia-Ukraine war liveblog updates: Kyiv makes ‘notable progress’ in 72 hours – US [Al Jazeera]

• Under sirens, threats, Ukraine’s children go back to school [France 24]

• Ukraine war: Putin influencers profiting from war propaganda [BBC News]

• A Brutal Path Forward, Village by Village [New York Times]

🔴 (viewer discretion) The Combat Footage Show: Prigozhin, Trench/Tank CQB, Submunition Drones | Funker530 Combat Footage

Ukrainians clear out trenches and dugouts | Military Mind | TVP World

Ukraine schools reopen: Children celebrate start of academic year | Al Jazeera

Lessons learned from armored assaults in Ukraine | Binkov's Battlegrounds

How Russian propaganda tries to influence people in Ukraine's occupied territories | DW News

At least two military planes damaged by Ukrainian drones at Russian airport } FRANCE 24 English

News from Russian or pro-Russian outlets or articles/video about those who support Russia

The Russians Press Ahead And Crush Everything | Straight Calls with Douglas Macgregor

• Ukrainian naval drones target Crimean Bridge – MOD [Russia Today]

• Ukraine to modify Neptune missiles to strike Moscow [Pravda]

• Battlegroup East strikes Ukrainian drone control center — Russian Defense Ministry [TASS Russian News Agency]


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On This Day

September 2nd is the 245th day of the year (246th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar; 120 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)

44 BC – Cicero launches the first of his Philippicae (oratorical attacks) on Mark Antony. He will make 14 of them over the following months.
• [Wikipedia: Philippicae/a>]
• [
The Philippics by Marcus Tullius CICERO read by ontheroad | Full Audio Book]
• [Texts of the 14 Philippics]

31 BC – Final War of the Roman Republic: Battle of Actium: Off the western coast of Greece, forces of Octavian defeat troops under Mark Antony and Cleopatra.
• [Wikipedia: Battle of Actium]
• [Wikipedia: War of Actium]
• [Wikipedia: Crisis of the Roman Republic]
• [National Geographic Rome's Greatest Battles: Battle of Actium]
• [Battle of Actium (31 BC) - Final War of the Roman Republic]

1192 – The Treaty of Jaffa is signed between Richard I of England and Saladin, leading to the end of the Third Crusade.

1561 – Entry of Mary, Queen of Scots into Edinburgh, a spectacular civic celebration for the Queen of Scotland, marred by religious controversy.

1649 – The Italian city of Castro is completely destroyed by the forces of Pope Innocent X, ending the Wars of Castro.

1666 – The Great Fire of London breaks out and burns for three days, destroying 10,000 buildings, including Old St Paul's Cathedral.
• [Great Fire of London]
• [The Great Fire of London (All Three Episodes)]
• [National Geographic Great Fire of London The Untold Story]

1752 – Great Britain, along with its overseas possessions, adopts the Gregorian calendar.

1789 – The United States Department of the Treasury is founded.

1792 – During what became known as the September Massacres of the French Revolution, rampaging mobs slaughter three Roman Catholic bishops, more than two hundred priests, and prisoners believed to be royalist sympathizers.
• [Wikipedia: September Massacres]
• [The Web Chronology Project]

1806 – A massive landslide destroys the town of Goldau, Switzerland, killing 457.
1807 – The British Royal Navy bombards Copenhagen with fire bombs and phosphorus rockets to prevent Denmark from surrendering its fleet to Napoleon.

1856 – The Tianjing incident takes place in Nanjing, China.
• [Wikipedia: Tianjing incident]

1859 – The Carrington Event is the strongest geomagnetic storm on record.
• [Carrington Event]
• [What Was the Carrington Event? - The Most Powerful Solar Storm on Record]
• [Could Solar Storms Destroy Civilization? Solar Flares & Coronal Mass Ejections]
1862 – American Civil War: United States President Abraham Lincoln reluctantly restores Union General George B. McClellan to full command after General John Pope's disastrous defeat at the Second Battle of Bull Run.
1864 – American Civil War: Union forces enter Atlanta, a day after the Confederate defenders flee the city, ending the Atlanta Campaign.
1867 – Mutsuhito, Emperor Meiji of Japan, marries Masako Ichijō, thereafter known as Empress Shōken.
1870 – Franco-Prussian War: Battle of Sedan: Prussian forces take Napoleon III of France and 100,000 of his soldiers prisoner.
1885 – Rock Springs massacre: In Rock Springs, Wyoming, 150 white miners, who are struggling to unionize so they could strike for better wages and work conditions, attack their Chinese fellow workers killing 28, wounding 15 and forcing several hundred more out of town.
1890 - NC History: Elon College opened as a four-year liberal arts college in Alance County, NC.
• [Local Wiki: History of Elon College]

1898 – Battle of Omdurman: British and Egyptian troops defeat Sudanese tribesmen and establish British dominance in Sudan.
1901 – Vice President of the United States Theodore Roosevelt utters the famous phrase, "Speak softly and carry a big stick" at the Minnesota State Fair.
1912 – Arthur Rose Eldred is awarded the first Eagle Scout award of the Boy Scouts of America.
1935 – The Labor Day Hurricane, the most intense hurricane to strike the United States, makes landfall at Long Key, Florida, killing at least 400.
• [Wikipedia: 1935 Labor Day hurricane]
• [The Great Labor Day Florida Keys Hurricane of 1935]
• [Disasters of the Century | Season 3 | Episode 61 | Labour Day Hurricane | Ian Michael Coulson]

1939 – World War II: Following the start of the invasion of Poland the previous day, the Free City of Danzig (now Gdańsk, Poland) is annexed by Nazi Germany. 1940 - President Franklin Roosevelt dedicated the Great Smokies National Park at Newfound Gap. Over 10,000 people were in attendance.
1944 – The last execution of a Finn in Finland will take place when soldier Olavi Laiho is executed by shooting in Oulu.

1945 – World War II: The Japanese Instrument of Surrender is signed by Japan and the major warring powers aboard the battleship USS Missouri in Tokyo Bay.
• [The Japanese Surrender aboard the USS Missouri in 1945 in color! [HD restored & AI colorized]]
• [Officials from different nations sign the Japanese instrument of surrender on the...HD Stock Footage]
• [Footage of the Moment the Japanese Surrendered]

1945 – Communist leader Ho Chi Minh proclaimed the Democratic Republic of Vietnam after the end of the Nguyễn dynasty.

1946 – The Interim Government of India is formed, headed by Jawaharlal Nehru as vice president with the powers of a Prime Minister.

1952 - NC History: The Grandfather Mountain Mile-High Swinging Brisge is Dedicated.
• [Official Website]
• [UNC Library: Mile High Milestone]
• [Grandfather Mountain Mile High Swinging Bridge Aerial Views]
• [Full Hike: The Mile High Swinging Bridge on Grandfather Mountain in North Carolina] (video is over 5 hours 30 minutes long)
• [GRANDFATHER MOUNTAIN ✖ INSTA360 ONE X - PART 1: Mile High Swinging Bridge]
• [GRANDFATHER MOUNTAIN ✖ INSTA360 ONE X - PART 2: Grandfather Trail!]
• [Grandfather Mountain NC - 40th - Anniversary - With Hugh Morton & Charles Kuralt]
• [Vintage Video Grandfather Mountain, NC]
• [Hugh Morton and Bill Friday]
• [Exploring North Carolina - Passion For The Land]
• [Wikipedia Bio: Hugh Morton ]

1957 – President Ngô Đình Diệm of South Vietnam becomes the first foreign head of state to make a state visit to Australia.

1958 – A USAF RC-130 is shot down by fighters over Armenia when it strays into Soviet airspace while conducting a sigint mission. All crew members are killed.

1960 – The first election of the Tibetan Parliament-in-Exile. The Tibetan community observes this date as Democracy Day.
• [Parliament of the Central Tibetan Administration]
• [Celebration of 61st Anniversary of Tibetan Democracy Day, Tsuklagkhang]
• [Tibetan Democracy Day song]

1963 – CBS Evening News becomes U.S. network television's first half-hour weeknight news broadcast, when the show is lengthened from 15 to 30 minutes.

1968 – Operation OAU begins during the Nigerian Civil War.

1970 – NASA announces the cancellation of two Apollo missions to the Moon, Apollo 15 (the designation is re-used by a later mission), and Apollo 19.

1984 – Seven people are shot and killed and 12 wounded in the Milperra massacre, a shootout between the rival motorcycle gangs Bandidos and Comancheros in Sydney, Australia.

1985 – Sri Lankan Civil War: Sri Lankan Tamil politicians and former MPs M. Alalasundaram and V. Dharmalingam are shot dead.

1987 – In Moscow, the trial begins for 19-year-old pilot Mathias Rust, who flew his Cessna airplane into Red Square in May.
• [Mathias Rust: the teenager who flew to Red Square]
• [Wikipedia Bio:]
• [Ushanka Show: When The Eagle Has Landed In Moscow. Mathias Rust Story]
• [Russia Beyond Article]
• [Mathias Rust (DR documentary)]
• [Episode 11. Hunt for Mathias Rust]

1990 – Transnistria is unilaterally proclaimed a Soviet republic; the Soviet president Mikhail Gorbachev declares the decision null and void.

1992 – The 7.7 Mw  Nicaragua earthquake affected the west coast of Nicaragua. With a Ms–Mw disparity of half a unit, this tsunami earthquake triggered a tsunami that caused most of the damage and casualties, with at least 116 killed. Typical runup heights were 3–8 meters (9.8–26.2 ft).

1998 – Swissair Flight 111 crashes near Peggy's Cove, Nova Scotia; all 229 people onboard are killed.

1998 – The UN's International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda finds Jean-Paul Akayesu, the former mayor of a small town in Rwanda, guilty of nine counts of genocide.

2009 – The Andhra Pradesh, India helicopter crash occurred near Rudrakonda Hill, 40 nautical miles (74 km) from Kurnool, Andhra Pradesh, India. Fatalities included Y. S. Rajasekhara Reddy, the Chief Minister of the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh.

2010 – Israel-Palestinian conflict: the 2010 Israeli-Palestinian peace talks are launched by the United States.

2013 – The Eastern span replacement of the San Francisco–Oakland Bay Bridge opens at 10:15 PM at a cost of $6.4 billion, after the 1989 Loma Prieta earthquake damaged the old span.

2019 – Hurricane Dorian, a category 5 hurricane, devastates the Bahamas, killing at least five.

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Published at 5:00am on Saturday, September 02, 2023
Author: Bobby Coggins

Resources used to compile the information in this article include, but are not limited to rthe following websites or books:,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, This Day in North Carolina History, World War II Day By Day, The Holocaust Encyclopedia, The Timetables of History, The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich, The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, The World History and Book of Facts (multiple years), On This Day In History: Over 4,000 facts, The NASA Archives. 60 Years in Space, This Day in North Carolina History, The Smithsonian History of Space Exploration: From the Ancient World to the Extraterrestrial Future, Spaceflight, 2nd Edition: The Complete Story from Sputnik to Curiousity, The Story of Civilization (11 volumes), The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire, American History, Volume 1: 1492-1877, American History, Volume 2: 1877 - Present, A Complete Chronolgy of the Second World War. Weather and Almanac data and information sources: Sources (except where otherwise credited):, Ian Webster's Github, National Centers for Environmental Prediction, The National Weather Service, National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration, National Hurricane Center, Penn State University Electronic Wall Map, The State Climate Office of North Carolina, Storm Prediction Center, U.S. Naval Observatory, University of Utah Department of Atmospheric Sciences, and the Weather Prediction Center. 


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