Weather in northwest Orange County for Saturday, October 28, 2017:
Patchy dense fog before 11am. Otherwise, sunny, with a high near 86. Calm wind becoming southwest around 5 mph in the afternoon.
Increasing clouds, with a low around 59. Southwest wind around 5 mph becoming calm in the evening.
High temperatures are expected to drop sharply in the new week, with highs in the 70s and the returning marine layer causing overcast in the mornings.
The article above is based on information released by the National Weather Service.
Courtesy of HistoryNet:
- 1636 Harvard College, the oldest institution of higher learning in the United States, is founded in Cambridge, Mass.
- 1768 Germans and Acadians join French Creoles in their armed revolt against the Spanish governor of New Orleans.
- 1793 Eli Whitney applies for a patent on the cotton gin, a machine which cleans the tight-clinging seeds from short-staple cotton easily and effectively — a job which was previously done by hand.
- 1863 In a rare night attack, Confederates under Gen. James Longstreet attack a Federal force near Chattanooga, Tennessee, hoping to cut their supply line, the “cracker line.” They fail.
- 1875 Birth of Gilbert Grosvenor, editor, turned the National Geographic Society’s irregularly published pamphlet into a periodical with a circulation of nearly two million.
- 1886 The Statue of Liberty, originally named Liberty Enlightening the World, is dedicated at Liberty Island, New York, formerly Bedloe’s Island, by President Grover Cleveland
- 1901 Race riots sparked by Booker T. Washington’s visit to the White House kill 34.
- 1904 The St. Louis police try a new investigation method: fingerprints.
- 1914 George Eastman announces the invention of the color photographic process.
- 1914 Birth of Jonas Salk, US scientist who developed the first vaccine against polio.
- 1919 Over President Woodrow Wilson‘s veto, Congress passes the National Prohibition Act, or Volstead Act, named after its promoter, Congressman Andrew J. Volstead. It provides enforcement guidelines for the Prohibition Amendment.
- 1927 Pan American Airways launches the first scheduled international flight.
- 1944 The first B-29 Superfortress bomber mission flies from the airfields in the Mariana Islands in a strike against the Japanese base at Truk.
- 1960 In a note to the OAS (Organization of American States), the United States charges that Cuba has been receiving “substantial quantities of arms and numbers of military technicians” from the Soviet bloc.
- 1962 Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev orders Soviet missiles removed from Cuba, ending the Cuban Missile Crisis.
- 1965 Construction is completed on the St. Louis Arch; at 630 feet (192m), it is the world’s tallest arch.
- 2005 Libby “Scooter” Lewis, chief of staff to Vice President Dick Cheney, resigns after being indicted for “outing” CIA agent Valerie Plame.