This day in history September 2020
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Started by metmike - Sept. 6, 2020, 12:04 a.m.

Read and learn about history. Pick out a good one for us!

September 5th

1960   – Muhammad Ali (then known as Cassius Clay) wins the gold medal in the light heavyweight boxing competition at the Olympic Games in Rome.

1978Camp David Accords: Menachem Begin and Anwar Sadat begin peace discussions at Camp David, Maryland.

1996Hurricane Fran makes landfall near Cape Fear, North Carolina as a Category 3 storm with 115 mph sustained winds. Fran caused over $3 billion in damage and killed 27 people.

By metmike - Sept. 6, 2020, 12:09 a.m.
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"Cassius Clay" and "Mohammad Ali" redirect here. For other uses, see Cassius Clay (disambiguation) and Mohammad Ali (disambiguation).


    Medal record[hide]
US National Championships
Chicago Golden Gloves
Intercity Golden Gloves
Olympic Games
Representing   United States 
Men's amateur boxing

Gold medal – first place 1960 Rome Light-heavyweight
Gold medal – first place 1959 ChicagoLight-heavyweight
Gold medal – first place 1960 New YorkHeavyweight
Gold medal – first place 1959 ChicagoLight-heavyweight
Gold medal – first place 1960 ChicagoLight-heavyweight
Gold medal – first place 1959 ToledoLight-heavyweight
Gold medal – first place 1960 ToledoLight-heavyweight
Boxing record
Muhammad Ali
Muhammad Ali NYWTS.jpgAli in 1967
BornCassius Marcellus Clay Jr.
January 17, 1942
Louisville, Kentucky, U.S.
DiedJune 3, 2016 (aged 74)
Scottsdale, Arizona, U.S.
Resting placeCave Hill Cemetery, Louisville, Kentucky
EducationCentral High School (1958)
Children9, including Laila Ali
RelativesRahman Ali (brother)
AwardsAwards and accolades
Boxing career
Height6 ft 3 in (191 cm)[2]
Reach78 in (198 cm)[2]
Total fights61
Wins by KO37

Muhammad Ali (/ɑːˈl/;[3] born Cassius Marcellus Clay Jr.;[4] January 17, 1942 – June 3, 2016) was an American professional boxer, activist, and philanthropist. Nicknamed "The Greatest", he is widely regarded as one of the most significant and celebrated figures of the 20th century and as one of the greatest boxers of all time.

By metmike - Sept. 7, 2020, 2:01 a.m.
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I missed this one to start the month!

      Started by metmike - Sept. 1, 2019, 11:27 a.m.            


Welcome to September!  Read and learn about history and pick out a good one. Active day for sure!!!

1859 – One of the largest coronal mass ejections ever recorded, later to be known as the Carrington Event, occurs.

1939   – Adolf Hitler signs an order to begin the systematic euthanasia of mentally ill and disabled people.

1941 – 2,500 Jews  shot in Ostroh, Ukraine.

1972 – In Reykjavík, Iceland, American Bobby Fischer beats Russian Boris Spassky to become the world chess champion.

1974 – The SR-71 Blackbird sets (and holds) the record for flying from New York to London in the time of 1 hour, 54 minutes and 56.4 seconds at a speed of 1,435.587 miles per hour (2,310.353 km/h).


By metmike - Sept. 7, 2020, 2:04 a.m.
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Bobby Fischer

World Chess Championship 1972

Wonderful story about the world chess champ:

Mozart of Chess: Magnus Carlsen

One of the world's greastest female chess players, great documentary:

By metmike - Sept. 7, 2020, 2:08 a.m.
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Solar storm of 1859

The solar storm of 1859 (also known as the Carrington Event)[1] was a powerful geomagnetic storm during solar cycle 10 (1855–1867). A solar coronal mass ejection (CME) hit Earth's magnetosphere and induced one of the largest geomagnetic storms on record, September 1–2, 1859. The associated "white light flare" in the solar photosphere was observed and recorded by British astronomers Richard C. Carrington (1826–1875) and Richard Hodgson (1804–1872).  The storm caused strong auroral displays and wrought havoc with telegraph systems. The now-standard unique IAU identifier for this flare is SOL1859-09-01.

A solar storm of this magnitude occurring today would cause widespread electrical disruptions, blackouts and damage due to extended outages of the electrical grid.[2][3] The solar storm of 2012 was of similar magnitude, but it passed Earth's orbit without striking the planet, missing by nine days.

On September 1–2, 1859, one of the largest recorded geomagnetic storms (as recorded by ground-based magnetometers) occurred. Auroras were seen around the world, those in the northern hemisphere as far south as the Caribbean; those over the Rocky Mountains in the U.S. were so bright that the glow woke gold miners, who began preparing breakfast because they thought it was morning.[7] People in the northeastern United States could read a newspaper by the aurora's light.[13] The aurora was visible from the poles to the low latitude area,[14] such as south-central Mexico,[15]Queensland, Cuba, Hawaii,[16] southern Japan and China,[17] and even at lower latitudes very close to the equator, such as in Colombia.[18] Estimates of the storm strength range from −800 nT to −1750 nT.[19]

Telegraph systems all over Europe and North America failed, in some cases giving telegraph operators electric shocks.[20] Telegraph pylons threw sparks.[21] Some telegraph operators could continue to send and receive messages despite having disconnected their power supplies.[22]


What Was The Carrington Event?

I’m talking about solar storms, of course, tremendous blasts of particles and radiation from the Sun which can interact with the Earth’s magnetosphere and overwhelm anything with a wire.

Aurora activity erupted across the entire planet. We’re not talking about those rare Northern Lights enjoyed by the Alaskans, Canadians and Northern Europeans in the audience. We’re talking about everyone, everywhere on Earth. Even in the tropics.

In fact, the brilliant auroras were so bright you could read a book to them.

The beautiful night time auroras was just one effect from the monster solar flare. The other impact was that telegraph lines and electrical grids were overwhelmed by the electricity pushed through their wires. Operators got electrical shocks from their telegraph machines, and the telegraph paper lit on fire.

What happened? The most powerful solar flare ever observed is what happened.


The solar storm of 2012 that almost sent us back to a post-apocalyptic Stone Age

                                       A solar flare captured by the Solar Dynamics Observatory, with Earth for scale                               

While you didn’t see it, feel it, or even read about it in the newspapers, Earth was almost knocked back to the Stone Age on July 23, 2012. It wasn’t some crazed dictator with his finger on the thermonuclear button or a giant asteroid that came close to wiping out civilization as we know it, though — no, what nearly ended us was a massive solar storm. Almost two years ago to the day, our most bounteous and fantastical celestial body — the Sun — kicked out one of the largest solar flares and coronal mass ejections ever recorded. And it missed Earth by a whisker. “If it had hit, we would still be picking up the pieces,” says Daniel Baker, who led the research into the massive storm.

The interdependency of different systems in the US. If the power fails, so does everything else.

Power systems that would be affected by a large geomagnetic storm in the US


We had a near miss in 2012!

Solar storm of 2012

The solar storm of 2012 was an unusually large and strong coronal mass ejection (CME) event that occurred on July 23 that year. It missed the Earth with a margin of approximately nine days, as the equator of the Sun rotates around its own axis with a period of about 25 days.[1] The region that produced the outburst was thus not pointed directly towards the Earth at that time. The strength of the eruption was comparable to the 1859 Carrington event that caused damage to electric equipment worldwide, which at that time consisted mostly of telegraph stations.[2]

The eruption tore through Earth's orbit, hitting the STEREO-A spacecraft. The spacecraft is a solar observatory equipped to measure such activity, and  because it was far away from the Earth and thus not exposed to the strong electrical currents that can be induced when a CME hits the Earth's magnetosphere,[2] it survived the encounter and provided researchers with valuable data.


The Carrington Event: September 1st, 1859

Three New EMP Commission Reports Released

On May 8, 2018 the Department of Defense released three new EMP Commissionreports.  The “Commission to Assess the Threat to the United States from Electromagnetic Pulse (EMP) Attack” is a Congressional chartered commission that has been studying EMP, GMD and other threats to the electric grid and critical infrastructures since 2000.


By metmike - Sept. 8, 2020, 2:27 a.m.
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September 7th:

1927 – The first fully electronic television system is achieved by Philo Farnsworth.

1963 – The Pro Football Hall of Fame opens in Canton, Ohio with 17 charter members.

2008 – The United States government takes control of the two largest mortgage financing companies in the US, Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac.

By metmike - Sept. 8, 2020, 2:30 a.m.
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Philo Taylor Farnsworth (August 19, 1906 – March 11, 1971) was an American inventor and television pioneer.[2][3] He made many crucial contributions to the early development of all-electronic television.[4] He is best known for his 1927 invention of the first fully functional all-electronic image pickup device (video camera tube), the image dissector, as well as the first fully functional and complete all-electronic television system.[5][6] Farnsworth developed a television system complete with receiver and camera—which he produced commercially through the Farnsworth Television and Radio Corporation from 1938 to 1951, in Fort Wayne, Indiana.[7][8]

In later life, Farnsworth invented a small nuclear fusion device, the Farnsworth–Hirsch fusor, employing inertial electrostatic confinement (IEC). It was not a practical device for generating nuclear power, though it provides a viable source of neutrons.[9]  The design of this device has been the inspiration for other fusion approaches, including the Polywell reactor concept.[10]  Farnsworth held 300 patents, mostly in radio and television.

By metmike - Sept. 8, 2020, 2:31 a.m.
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The Pro Football Hall of Fame is the hall of fame for professional American football, located in Canton, Ohio. Opened in 1963, the Hall of Fame enshrines exceptional figures in the sport of professional football, including players, coaches, franchise owners, and front-office personnel, almost all of whom made their primary contributions to the game in the National Football League (NFL); the Hall inducts between four and eight new enshrinees each year.

As of 2020, there are a total of 346 members of the Hall of Fame,[2] 189 of whom are living. Members are referred to as "Gold Jackets" due to the distinctive gold jackets they receive during the induction ceremony. Between four and eight new inductees are normally enshrined every year. There will be no event in 2020 because of the coronavirus pandemic.  For 2021, an additional 15 members, known as the "Centennial Slate", were inducted into the Hall of Fame to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the NFL

By metmike - Sept. 11, 2020, 12:01 a.m.
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September 10, 2020.......tomorrow is the date that we all remember )-:

1960 – At the Summer Olympics in Rome, Abebe Bikila becomes the first sub-Saharan African to win a gold medal, winning the marathon in bare feet.

2017Hurricane Irma makes landfall on Cudjoe Key, Florida as a Category 4, after causing catastrophic damage throughout the Caribbean. Irma resulted in 134 deaths and $64.76 billion (2017 USD) in damage.

By metmike - Sept. 13, 2020, 12:46 a.m.
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September 12, 2020

Read and learn about history. Pick out a good one:

1988Hurricane Gilbert devastates Jamaica; it turns towards Mexico's Yucatán Peninsula two days later, causing an estimated $5 billion in damage.

Noteworthy hurricanes from September 11 that got pushed aside to focus on the terrorist attacks anniversary:

By metmike - Sept. 13, 2020, 12:49 a.m.
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Hurricane Gilbert


Source: HURD
Most intense Atlantic hurricanes
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By metmike - Sept. 15, 2020, 2:16 a.m.
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September 14, 2020

1901 – U.S. President William McKinley dies after being mortally wounded on September 6 by anarchist Leon Czolgosz and is succeeded by Vice President Theodore Roosevelt.

1994 – The Major League Baseball season is canceled because of a strike.

By metmike - Sept. 20, 2020, 3:06 a.m.
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September 20, 2020

  • 2007 – Between 15,000 and 20,000 protesters marched on Jena, Louisiana, in support of six black youths who had been convicted of assaulting a white classmate..

  • 2011 – The United States military ends its "Don't ask, don't tell" policy, allowing gay men and women to serve openly for the first time.

By metmike - Sept. 20, 2020, 3:10 a.m.
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On Greta and the fake climate crisis:

 Finally a real expert telling us the truth about Covid19: Greta on CNN. Scaring and converting children into the climate crisis cult.  Eco-anxiety in children. Greta controlled as the United Nation's climate activist puppet. Failed predictions of the UN and past climate crisis religion high priests, like Al Gore. Showing the truth with actual data/observations vs telling people to listen to the fake science. May 2020.

What the "Climate Crisis" is really all about:   Greta Thunberg is a Marxist. Climate religion(fake climate emergency) and the propaganda is all about converting us to global socialism.  December 2019           

Teen Climate Activist Speaks To Congress:   Blatant scientific fraudulence and child abuse used as the latest scheme to push the extreme propaganda. September 2019           

More climate truths/facts here:

By metmike - Sept. 24, 2020, 2:51 a.m.
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September 24, 2020

  • 1929Jimmy Doolittle performs the first flight without a window, proving that full instrument flying from take off to landing is possible.
  • 1932 – Gandhi and Dr. Ambedkar agree to the Poona Pact, which reserved seats in the Indian provincial legislatures for the "Depressed Classes" (Untouchables).

1996 – Representatives of 71 nations sign the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty at the United Nations.

2005Hurricane Rita makes landfall in the United States, devastating portions of southwestern Louisiana and extreme southeastern Texas.

2019 – An impeachment inquiry is initiated by the United States House of Representatives against President Donald Trump.

James Harold Doolittle (December 14, 1896 – September 27, 1993) was an American military general and aviation pioneer. He made early coast-to-coast flights, won many flying races, and helped develop instrument flying.[1]

By metmike - Sept. 28, 2020, 1:56 a.m.
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September 29, 2020

2004 – The asteroid 4179 Toutatis passes within four lunar distances of Earth.

4179 Toutatis, provisional designation 1989 AC, is an elongated, stony asteroid and slow rotator, classified as near-Earth object and potentially hazardous asteroid of the Apollo and Alinda group, approximately 2.5 kilometers in diameter. Discovered by French astronomer Christian Pollas at Caussols in 1989, the asteroid was named after Toutatis from Celtic mythology.[1][2]

By metmike - Sept. 30, 2020, 11:06 p.m.
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September 30, 2020

1882 – Thomas Edison's first commercial hydroelectric power plant (later known as Appleton Edison Light Company) begins operation.

1962James Meredith enters the University of Mississippi, defying racial segregation rules.

1968 – The Boeing 747 is rolled out and shown to the public for the first time.

2016Hurricane Matthew becomes a Category 5 hurricane, making it the strongest hurricane to form in the Caribbean Sea since 2007