Weather in northwest Orange County for Saturday, August 12, 2017:
Mostly sunny, with a high near 85. Light south wind becoming southwest 5 to 10 mph in the afternoon.
Increasing clouds, with a low around 68. South wind 5 to 10 mph
The article above is based on information released by the National Weather Service.
Courtesy of HistoryNet:
- 1781 Birth of Robert Mills, architect and engineer whose designs include the Washington Monument, the National Portrait Gallery and the US Treasury Building.
- 1859 Birth of Katherine Bates, composer of “America the Beautiful.”
- 1863 Confederate raider William Quantrill leads a massacre of 150 men and boys in Lawrence, Kansas.
- 1864 After a week of heavy raiding, the Confederate cruiser Tallahassee claims six Union ships captured.
- 1881 Birth of Cecil B. DeMille, American film director, producer and screenwriter, famous for epic productions.
- 1896 Gold is discovered near Dawson City, Yukon Territory, Canada. After word reaches the United States in June of 1897, thousands of Americans head to the Klondike to seek their fortunes.
- 1898 The Spanish American War officially ends after three months and 22 days of hostilities.
- 1908 Henry Ford’s first Model T rolls off the assembly line.
- 1922 The home of Frederick Douglass in Washington, D.C. is dedicated as a memorial.
- 1935 President Franklin Roosevelt signs the Social Security Bill.
- 1969 American installations at Quan-Loi, Vietnam, come under Viet Cong attack.
- 1972 As US troops leave Vietnam, B-52s make their largest strike of the war.
- 1981 Computer giant IBM introduces its first personal computer.
- 1992 The North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) is concluded between the United States, Canada and Mexico, creating the world’s wealthiest trade bloc.