Weather in northwest Orange County for Wednesday, September 13, 2017:
Patchy fog before 11am. Otherwise, mostly cloudy, then gradually becoming sunny, with a high near 81. Light west wind becoming southwest 5 to 10 mph in the afternoon.
Patchy drizzle after 11pm. Increasing clouds, with a low around 65. West wind 5 to 10 mph becoming light and variable in the evening.
Temperatures are expected to drop into the upper 70s to low 80s, with morning clouds followed by afternoon sun.
The article above is based on information released by the National Weather Service.
Courtesy of HistoryNet:
- 1564 On the verge of attacking Pedro Menendez’s Spanish settlement at San Agostin, Florida, Jean Ribault’s French fleet is scattered by a devastating storm.
- 1788 The Constitutional Convention authorizes the first federal election resolving that electors in all the states will be appointed on January 7, 1789.
- 1846 General Winfield Scott takes Chapultepec, removing the last obstacle to U.S. troops moving on Mexico City.
- 1847 Birth of Milton Hershey, founder of the famous candy company.
- 1851 Birth of Walter Reed, U.S. Army doctor who discovered a cure for yellow fever.
- 1860 Birth of John J. Pershing, “Black Jack” who led the campaign against Pancho Villa in Mexico and Commanded the American Expeditionary Force in France during World War I.
- 1862 Union troops in Frederick, Maryland, discover General Robert E. Lee‘s attack plans for the invasion of Maryland wrapped around a pack of cigars. They give the plans to General George B. McClellan who sends the Army of the Potomac to confront Lee but only after a delay of more than half a day.
- 1863 The Loudoun County Rangers route a company of Confederate cavalry at Catoctin Mountain in Virginia.
- 1886 Birth of Alain Locke, writer and first African-American Rhodes scholar.
- 1905 U.S. warships head to Nicaragua on behalf of American William Albers, who was accused of evading tobacco taxes.
- 1918 U.S. and French forces take St. Mihiel, France in America’s first action as a standing army.
- 1951 In Korea, U.S. Army troops begin their assault in Heartbreak Ridge. The month-long struggle will cost 3,700 casualties.
- 1961 An unmanned Mercury capsule is orbited and recovered by NASA in a test.
- 1976 The United States announces it will veto Vietnam’s UN bid.
- 1988 Hurricane Gilbert becomes the strongest hurricane ever recorded in the Western Hemisphere, based on barometric pressure. Hurricane Wilma will break that record in 2005.
- 2008 Hurricane Ike makes landfall in Texas; it had already been the most costly storm in Cuba’s history and becomes the third costliest in the US.