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Monday, September 11, 2023

News and Weather Briefing for Monday, September 11, 2023





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GENERAL OUTLOOK

Warm and humid conditions are expected through Wednesday with increasing chances of showers and thunderstorms as a cold front moves in from the west. Dry, cooler and more fall-like weather moves in behind the front and continues into the weekend.

Monday, Sept 11th 8:30am to 9:30am

9/11 Remembrance

Join us for "9/11Remembrance" Monday September 11th (Franklin, NC Town Square 8:30am) as we honor those who lost their lives on September 11, 2001. We will remember those who gave their lives to save others or lost their lives from this terrorist attack.

Chief Devin Holland of Franklin Police Department & Chief Ben Ormond of Franklin Fire & Rescue and other special guests will read the time frame of the attacks of Tuesday September 11, 2001.

Various special guests will join the event in remembering and reminding the guests of the event to "Never Forget." We will have a moment of silent at the end of the program to honor those lives lost on September 11, 2001 and celebrate their lives on "Patriot Day" through music and prayer.





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Local Weather

General Forecast Through Wednesday Night







Franklin Area

Today

Widespread dense fog, mainly before 8am. Otherwise, partly sunny, then gradually becoming sunny, with highs in the lower 80s. Calm winds in the morning increasing to come out of the northwest around 5 mph in the afternoon.

Tonight

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

Tuesday

A chance of showers in the afternoon. Areas of fog before 9am. Otherwise, partly sunny, with highs near 80. Calm winds in the morning increasing to come out of the west around 5 mph in the afternoon. Chance of rain is 50%. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

Tuesday Night

A chance of showers and thunderstorms before 11pm, then a slight chance of showers between 11pm and 1am. Mostly cloudy, with lows around 60. Light winds out of the northwest. Chance of rain is 30%.

Wednesday

A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after 2pm. Partly sunny, with highs in the upper 70s.

Wednesday Night

Partly cloudy, with lows in the lower 50s.


`Highlands Plateau

Today

Widespread dense fog, mainly before 8am. Otherwise, mostly sunny, with highs in the mid 70s. Winds out of the northwest 3 to 6 mph.

Tonight

Mostly clear, with lows in the upper 80s. Light and variable winds in the morning increasing to come out of the north around 5 mph.

Tuesday

A chance of showers before 2pm, then a chance of showers and thunderstorms between 2pm and 4pm, then showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm after 4pm. Widespread fog before 9am. Otherwise, partly sunny, with highs in the low-to-mid 70s. Winds out of the southwest 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain is 60%. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

Tuesday Night

A chance of showers and thunderstorms before midnight, then a slight chance of showers between midnight and 3am. Mostly cloudy, with lows in the mid 60s. Winds out of the northwest 5 to 10 mph becoming calm after midnight. Chance of rain is 40%.

Wednesday

A slight chance of showers in the afternoon. Partly sunny, with highs near 70. Chance of rain is 30%.

Wednesday Night

A 30 percent chance of showers before 7pm. Partly cloudy, with lows in the lower 50s.


Otto and South Central Macon County

Today

Widespread dense fog, mainly before 8am. Otherwise, partly sunny, then gradually becoming sunny, with highs in the lower 80s. Calm winds in the morning increasing to come out of the north around 5 mph in the afternoon.

Tonight

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

Tuesday

A chance of showers in the afternoon. Areas of fog before 9am. Otherwise, partly sunny, with highs near 80. Calm winds in he morning increasing to come out of the west around 5 mph in the afternoon. Chance of rain is 50%. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

Tuesday Night

A chance of showers and thunderstorms before 11pm, then a slight chance of showers between 11pm and 1am. Mostly cloudy, with lows around 60. Light winds out of the northwest. Chance of rain is 30%.

Wednesday

A slight chance of showers, then a chance of showers and thunderstorms after 2pm. Partly sunny, with highs in the upper 70s. Chance of rain is 30%.

Wednesday Night

Partly cloudy, with lows in the mid 50s.


Nantahala Area

Today

Widespread dense fog, mainly before 8am. Otherwise, mostly sunny, with highs in the mid-to-upper 70s. Calm winds in the morning increasing to come out of the northwest around 5 mph in the afternoon.

Tonight

Mostly clear, with lows around 60. Calm winds.

Tuesday

A chance of showers in the afternoon. Widespread fog before 9am. Otherwise, partly sunny, with highs in the mid 70s. Calm winds in the morning increasing to come out of the west around 5 mph in the afternoon. Chance of rain is 50%. New rainfall amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.

Tuesday Night

A chance of showers and thunderstorms before 11pm, then a slight chance of showers between 11pm and 1am. Mostly cloudy, with lows around 60. Calm winds. Chance of rain is 30%.

Wednesday

A slight chance of showers in the afternoon. Partly sunny, with highs near 70. Chance of rain is 20%.

Wednesday Night

Partly cloudy, with lows in the mid 50s.




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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]

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 Mon Sep 11 2023

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

Active Systems:
The National Hurricane Center is issuing advisories on Hurricane Lee, located a few hundred miles north of the northern Leeward Islands, and on Tropical Storm Margot, located over the central subtropical Atlantic.

1. Eastern Tropical Atlantic (AL97):
A weak area of low pressure located several hundred miles to the west-southwest of the Cabo Verde Islands is producing limited and disorganized shower and thunderstorm activity well to the west of its center. Additional development of this system is becoming increasingly unlikely before it merges with a tropical wave to its east during the next couple of days.

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

2. Eastern and Central Tropical Atlantic:
A tropical wave located over the far eastern tropical Atlantic between the Cabo Verde Islands and the west coast of Africa is producing some disorganized showers and thunderstorms. Environmental conditions appear conducive for gradual development of this system during the latter part of the week, and a tropical depression could form by the weekend while it moves westward to west-northwestward at 15 to 20 mph over the central tropical Atlantic.

* Formation chance through 48 hours...low...near 0 percent.
* Formation chance through 7 days...medium...50 percent.




Big Week Ahead as We Track Lee and a Busy Tropics (September 10th, 2023) | hurricanetrack





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Almanac









PM2.5 AQI is 45 (GOOD/CODE GREEN) for most of the county, and the ridges and other higher elevations PM2.5 AQI is 45 (GOOD/CODE GREEN)


Fire and Smoke Map




Local Air Monitor

Pollen

Pollen levels are expected to be in the medium-high range (8.7 out of 12) today with Ragweed, Chenopods, Grasses being the main culprits. Tomorrow is expected to be in the medium-high range (8.4 out of 12).



Record Weather Events for September 11th

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

Highest Temperature 93°F in Highlands in 1925
Lowest Temperature 37°F at the Coweeta Experimental Station in 1976
Greatest Rainfall 4.14 inches in Highlands in 1893
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 September 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 September 11th in North Carolina

Highest Temperature 102°F in Kinston, Lenoir County in 1983
Lowest Temperature 32°F in Laurel Springs, Ashe County in 1969
Greatest One-Day Rain 6.08 inches in Wilmington, New Hanover County in 1960
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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Macon Calendar
(send your event to calendar@maconmedia.com)

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
Web: MountainFindings.org

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



Wake Co. Board of Elections hosts photo I.D. event | WRAL-TV (Raleigh, NC)



• How they voted: NC congressional votes for the week ending Sept. 7 [WRAL-TV (Raleigh, NC)]

• NC’s months-late state budget with raises hits another hurdle. Delay could be over by Monday [Raleigh News and Observer]

• Paying tribute to lives lost on 9/11, several agencies, towns around WNC will hold ceremonies [WLOS-TV (Asheville, NC)]

• Endangered butterflies, bats return to natural habitat after WNC nonprofit restorations [Asheville Citizen-Times]

• Gov. Roy Cooper praises organized labor in wake of recent closures [BPR]

---Recent News Recap---
September 08, 2023

Delayed budget leaves man without Medicaid, in need of life-saving surgery | WRAL-TV (Raleigh, NC)



• Not enough GOP votes for expanded gaming in budget, NC House Speaker says Details still secret, support unclear as top lawmakers push to add casino expansion, video lottery legalization, to state budget. Votes planned for next week. [WRAL-TV (Raleigh, NC)]

• GOP push to open new casinos in NC draws rare rebukes from Donald Trump Jr. and CPAC [Raleigh News and observer]

• Hicks wins fourth term as Cherokee chief [Smoky Mountain News]

• High hopes: Cherokee tribe says 'yes' to exploring legal recreational marijuana use [WLOS-TV (Asheville, NC)]

• State Board of Education fights to retain oversight of charter schools [BPR]

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

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

---NORTH CAROLINA BUDGET PROCESS---

• 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

Meet the Press full broadcast — Sept. 10 | NBC News



Face The Nation: Harris, McKenzie, Sanger - Sept 10



• New Mexico governor issues order suspending the right to carry firearms in public across Albuquerque [AP News]

• The FBI seized a woman's life savings. Here's what she had to do to get it back [Fox News]

• Federal railroad inspectors find alarming number of defects on Union Pacific this summer [ABC News]

• Phoenix breaks heat record as city hits 110F on 54th day this year [The Guardian (UK)]

• ‘MORONS!!!’ Trump Rages At WSJ And Fox News For Questions On His Age And ‘Mentality’: ‘Where Did That Come From?’ [MEDIAITE]

International News Headlines

Strongest earthquake in Morocco has killed more than 2,100 people and injured hundreds of others | Al Jazeera



PM Modi and Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince to push for Middle-East corridor implementation | News Alert | WION



• Liveblog: Morocco rescuers dig with bare hands as foreign aid sent [BBC News]

• Afghanistan is the fastest-growing maker of methamphetamine, UN drug agency says [AP News]

• Taiwan says Chinese carrier group in Western Pacific for training [Taiwan News]

• S. Korea's defense ministry sees 'possibility' of Kim-Putin summit in Russia [Yonhap News Agency]

• Ethiopia finishes filling reservoir of contentious mega-dam [DW News]

Global National: Sept. 10, 2023 | Race against time to rescue Morocco earthquake survivors



NBC Nightly News Full Broadcast - September 10


PBS NewsHour full episode, (September 10, 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 12:20pm CEST, 30 August 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 12:20pm CEST, 30 August 2023, there have been 770,085,713 confirmed cases of COVID-19, including 6,956,173 deaths, reported to WHO. As of 27 August 2023, a total of 13,499,983,736 vaccine doses have been administered.


Current COVID Risk Assessment: BA.2.86 Variant, Boosters, and More | MedCram - Medical Lectures Explained CLEARLY



• Smart people first in line for COVID-19 vaccines, study suggests [University of Minnesota: CIDRAP]

• FDA could greenlight new Covid boosters as early as Friday [NBC News]

• Given together, COVID and flu vaccines appear safe, immune-boosting [University of Minnesota: CIDRAP]

• 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 8 to 15: The Moon, Venus, and the bees [Astronomy Magazine]

• Comet Nishimura is brightening and moving fast: See it now! [Astronomy Magazine]

NASA's Plan to Build A Telescope on the Moon | Real Engineering



• According to Elon Musk’s own math, the company formerly known as Twitter has lost 90% of its value and could be worth just $4 billion [Yahoo FInance]

• X is suing California over social media content moderation law [engadget]

• Lithium discovery in US volcano could be biggest deposit ever found [Chemistry World]

• Another real estate software company sued over apartment price-fixing claims [Dallas Morning News]

• Meta Is Developing a New, More Powerful AI System as Technology Race Escalates [Wall Street JOurnal]

• 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

National Semiconductor: "Animals of Silicon Valley" | Asianometry



Web3: World-changing tech or just a scam? | Sabine Hossenfelder



What Adam Savage Thinks About AI | Adam Savage's Tested



LUP 527: Framing Brent | Jupiter Broadcasting



Plasma 6 release date, new Ubuntu App Store, GNOME breaks extensions: Linux & Open Source News | The Linux Experiment



Here's What Apple Unveils on Tuesday | Bloomberg Television



Shilling SponCon - Elon Musk Biography, Google Anti-trust, Clubhouse | TWiT TV



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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)

Can the F-16 be a Game Changer for Ukraine in the War Against Russia? | Kings and Generals



• Ukraine offensive could have only 30 days left - US Army chief [BBC News]

• Russia-Ukraine war: List of key events, day 565 [Al Jazeera]

• Russian Offensive Campaign Assessment, September 10, 2023 [Institute for the Study of War]

• Ukraine updates: Germany's Baerbock visits Kyiv [DW News]

• AS IT HAPPENED: Russia launches drone attack over Kyiv region, say Ukrainian authorities [France 24]

How Poland is Preparing for War Against Russia and Other Countries Against Russia | The Military Show



Russian mortar position taken out by a drone bomb run | Military Mind



Ukraine war: Russia targets Kyiv with barrage of drones | Al Jazeera



How Ukraine’s Secret Boat Raids Are Exposing Cracks in Russian Front | WSJ



Russia hails unexpected G20 'milestone' as Ukraine fumes | BBC News




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

Col Douglas Macgregor: The Russians Are Breaking Through | Straight Calls with Douglas Macgregor



• Here’s why Ukraine’s defeat could mean the end of NATO in its current form [Russia Today]

• Depleted uranium shells will turn Ukraine into radioactive burial ground. The West does not care [Pravda]

• Russian air defense destroyed Ukrainian drones over Belgorod Region [TASS Russian News Agency]

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On This Day

September 11 is the 254th day of the year (255th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar; 111 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)


394 – Battle of the Frigidus: Roman Emperor Theodosius I defeats and kills Eugenius the usurper. His Frankish magister militum Arbogast escapes but commits suicide two days later.
• [Battle of the Frigidus]
• [Battle of Frigidus 394 - End of the Pagan Rome]
• [Weapons and Warfare: Battle of the Frigidus]





9 – The Battle of the Teutoburg Forest ends: The Roman Empire suffers the greatest defeat of its history and the Rhine is established as the border between the Empire and the so-called barbarians for the next four hundred years.

1185 – Isaac II Angelos kills Stephen Hagiochristophorites and then appeals to the people, resulting in the revolt that deposes Andronikos I Komnenos and places Isaac on the throne of the Byzantine Empire.

1297 – Battle of Stirling Bridge: Scots jointly led by William Wallace and Andrew Moray defeat the English.

1390 – Lithuanian Civil War (1389–92): The Teutonic Knights begin a five-week siege of Vilnius.

1541 – Santiago, Chile, is attacked by indigenous warriors, led by Michimalonco, to free eight indigenous chiefs held captive by the Spaniards.

1565 – Ottoman forces retreat from Malta ending the Great Siege of Malta.

1609 – Henry Hudson arrives on Manhattan Island and meets the indigenous people living there.

1649 – Siege of Drogheda ends: Oliver Cromwell's Parliamentarian troops take the town and execute its garrison.

1683 – Battle of Vienna: Coalition forces, including the famous winged Hussars, led by Polish King John III Sobieski lift the siege laid by Ottoman forces.

1697 – Battle of Zenta: a major engagement in the Great Turkish War (1683–1699) and one of the most decisive defeats in Ottoman history.

1708 – Charles XII of Sweden stops his march to conquer Moscow outside Smolensk, marking the turning point in the Great Northern War. The army is defeated nine months later in the Battle of Poltava, and the Swedish Empire ceases to be a major power.

1709 – Battle of Malplaquet: Great Britain, Netherlands, and Austria fight against France.

1714 – Siege of Barcelona: Barcelona, capital city of Catalonia, surrenders to Spanish and French Bourbon armies in the War of the Spanish Succession.

1758 – Battle of Saint Cast: France repels British invasion during the Seven Years' War.

1775 – Benedict Arnold's expedition to Quebec leaves Cambridge, Massachusetts.

1776 – British–American peace conference on Staten Island fails to stop nascent American Revolutionary War.

1777 – American Revolutionary War: Battle of Brandywine: The British celebrate a major victory in Chester County, Pennsylvania.

1780 – American Revolutionary War: Sugarloaf massacre: A small detachment of militia from Northampton County, Pennsylvania, are attacked by Native Americans and Loyalists near Little Nescopeck Creek.

1786 – The beginning of the Annapolis Convention.[8]

1789 – Alexander Hamilton is appointed the first United States Secretary of the Treasury.

1792 – The Hope Diamond is stolen along with other French crown jewels when six men break into the house where they are stored.

1800 – The Maltese National Congress Battalions are disbanded by British Civil Commissioner Alexander Ball.

1802 – France annexes the Kingdom of Piedmont.

1803 – Battle of Delhi, during the Second Anglo-Maratha War, between British troops under General Lake, and Marathas of Scindia's army under General Louis Bourquin.

1813 – War of 1812: British troops arrive in Mount Vernon and prepare to march to and invade Washington, D.C.

1814 – War of 1812: The climax of the Battle of Plattsburgh, a major United States victory in the war.

1826 – Captain William Morgan, an ex-freemason is arrested in Batavia, New York for debt after declaring that he would publish The Mysteries of Free Masonry, a book against Freemasonry. This sets into motion the events that led to his mysterious disappearance.

1829 – An expedition led by Isidro Barradas at Tampico, sent by the Spanish crown to retake Mexico, surrenders at the Battle of Tampico, marking the effective end of Mexico's campaign for independence.

1830 – Anti-Masonic Party convention; one of the first American political party conventions.

1836 – The Riograndense Republic is proclaimed by rebels after defeating Empire of Brazil's troops in the Battle of Seival, during the Ragamuffin War.

1851 – Christiana Resistance: Escaped slaves led by William Parker fight off and kill a slave owner who, with a federal marshal and an armed party, sought to seize three of his former slaves in Christiana, Pennsylvania, thereby creating a cause célèbre between slavery proponents and abolitionists.

1852 – Outbreak of Revolution of September 11 resulting in the State of Buenos Aires declaring independence as a Republic.

1857 – The Mountain Meadows massacre: Mormon settlers and Paiutes massacre 120 pioneers at Mountain Meadows, Utah.

1881 – In the Swiss state of Glarus, a rockslide buries parts of the village of Elm, destroying 83 buildings and killing 115 people.

1897 – After months of pursuit, generals of Menelik II of Ethiopia capture Gaki Sherocho, the last king of the Kaffa.

1903 – The first race at the Milwaukee Mile in West Allis, Wisconsin is held. It is the oldest major speedway in the world.

1905 – The Ninth Avenue derailment occurs in New York City, killing 13.

1914 – World War I: Australia invades German New Guinea, defeating a German contingent at the Battle of Bita Paka.

1914 – The Second Period of Russification: The teaching of the Russian language and Russian history in Finnish schools was ordered to be considerably increased as part of the forced Russification program in Finland run by Tsar Nicholas II.

1916 – The Quebec Bridge's central span collapses, killing 11 men. The bridge previously collapsed completely on August 29, 1907.

1919 – United States Marine Corps invades Honduras.

1921 – Nahalal, the first moshav in Palestine, is settled as part of a Zionist plan of creating a Jewish state, later to be Israel.

1922 – The Treaty of Kars is ratified in Yerevan, Armenia.

1941 – Construction begins on The Pentagon.

1941 – Charles Lindbergh's Des Moines Speech accusing the British, Jews and FDR's administration of pressing for war with Germany.

1943 – World War II: German troops occupy Corsica and Kosovo-Metohija ending the Italian occupation of Corsica.

1944 – World War II: The Western Allied invasion of Germany begins near the city of Aachen.

1944 – World War II: RAF bombing raid on Darmstadt and the following firestorm kill 11,500.

1945 – World War II: Australian 9th Division forces liberate the Japanese-run Batu Lintang camp, a POW and civilian internment camp on the island of Borneo.

1954 – Hurricane Edna hits New England (United States) as a Category 2 hurricane, causing significant damage and 29 deaths.

1961 – Hurricane Carla strikes the Texas coast as a Category 4 hurricane, the second strongest storm ever to hit the state.

1965 – Indo-Pakistani War: The Indian Army captures the town of Burki, just southeast of Lahore.

1967 – China's People's Liberation Army (PLA) launched an attack on Indian posts at Nathu La, Sikkim, India, which resulted in military clashes.

1968 – Air France Flight 1611 crashes off Nice, France, killing 89 passengers and six crew.

1970 – The Dawson's Field hijackers release 88 of their hostages. The remaining hostages, mostly Jews and Israeli citizens, are held until September 25.

1971 – The Egyptian Constitution becomes official.

1972 – The San Francisco Bay Area Rapid Transit system begins passenger service.

1973 – A coup in Chile, headed by General Augusto Pinochet, topples the democratically elected president Salvador Allende. Pinochet exercises dictatorial power until ousted in a referendum in 1988, staying in power until 1990.

1973 – JAT Airways Flight 769 crashes into the Maganik mountain range while on approach to Titograd Airport, killing 35 passengers and six crew.

1974 – Eastern Air Lines Flight 212 crashes in Charlotte, North Carolina, killing 69 passengers and two crew.

1976 – A bomb planted by a Croatian terrorist, Zvonko Bušić, is found at New York's Grand Central Terminal; one NYPD officer is killed trying to defuse it.

1980 – A new constitution of Chile is established under the influence of then Chilean dictator Augusto Pinochet, which is subject to controversy in Chile today.

1982 – The international forces that were guaranteeing the safety of Palestinian refugees following Israel's 1982 Invasion of Lebanon leave Beirut. Five days later, several thousand refugees are massacred in the Sabra and Shatila refugee camps by Phalange forces.

1989 – Hungary announces that the East German refugees who had been housed in temporary camps were free to leave for West Germany.

1990 – A Faucett Boeing 727 disappears in the Atlantic Ocean while being flown from Malta to Peru.

1991 – Continental Express Flight 2574 crashes in Colorado County, Texas, near Eagle Lake, killing 11 passengers and three crew.[

1992 – Hurricane Iniki, one of the most damaging hurricanes in United States history, devastates the Hawaiian Islands of Kauai and Oahu.

1997 – NASA's Mars Global Surveyor reaches Mars.

1997 – Kurkse tragedy: Fourteen Estonian soldiers of the Baltic Battalion are drowned or die of hypothermia during a training exercise in the Kurkse Strait.

1997 – After a nationwide referendum, Scotland votes to establish a devolved parliament within the United Kingdom.

2001 – The September 11 attacks, a series of coordinated terrorist attacks killing 2,996 people using four aircraft hijacked by 19 members of al-Qaeda. Two aircraft crash into the World Trade Center in New York City, a third crashes into The Pentagon in Arlington County, Virginia, and a fourth into a field near Shanksville, Pennsylvania. 9/11 attacks in realtime (dashboard) 7:46am-12:00pm |



9/11 Attacks in Real Time





2007 – Russia tests the largest conventional weapon ever, the Father of All Bombs.

2008 – A major Channel Tunnel fire breaks out on a freight train, resulting in the closure of part of the tunnel for six months.

2011 – A dedication ceremony is held at the United States National September 11 Memorial on the 10th anniversary of the September 11 attacks in New York City, and the memorial opens to family members.

2012 – A total of 315 people are killed in two garment factory fires in Pakistan.

2012 – The U.S. embassy in Benghazi, Libya is attacked, resulting in four deaths.

2015 – A crane collapses onto the Masjid al-Haram mosque in Saudi Arabia, killing 111 people and injuring 394 others.
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Published at 5:00am on Monday, September 11, 2023
Author: Bobby Coggins


Resources used to compile the information in this article include, but are not limited to rthe following websites or books: MaconMedia.com, youtube.com, weather.gov, airnow.gov, wikipedia.com, onthisday.com, ncdcr.gov, ncsu.edu, utah.edu, https://www.microbe.tv/twiv/, wolfram.com, biorxiv.org, aps.org, nejm.org, plos.org, cell.com, researchsquare.com, cureus.com, spc.noaa.gov, nhc.noaa.gov, ncdenr.org, medrxiv.org, archive.org, ncpedia.org, nasa.gov, https://ww2days.com, nih.gov, carolinapublicpress.org, microbe.tv, smokymountainnews.com, psypost.org, blogspot.com, pollen.com, franklinnc.com, maconnc.org, spaceweather.com, solarham.com, loc.gov, ncleg.net, senate.gov, house.gov, whitehouse.gov, drudgereport.com, politico.com, realclearpolitics.com, ushmm.org, 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): heavens-above.com, 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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