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Weather in northwest Orange County for Friday, August 30, 2019:

Today:

Partly sunny, then gradually becoming sunny, with a high near 85. Light south wind becoming southwest 5 to 10 mph in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 20 mph.

Tonight:

Increasing clouds, with a low around 66.

Temperatures are expected to remain in the mid 80s.

Courtesy of HistoryNet:

  • 1781 The French fleet arrives in the Chesapeake Bay to aid the American Revolution.
  • 1813 Creek Indians massacre over 500 whites at Fort Mims, Alabama.
  • 1860 The first British tramway is inaugurated at Birkenhead by an American, George Francis Train.
  • 1861 Union General John Fremont declares martial law throughout Missouri and makes his own emancipation proclamation to free slaves in the state. President Lincoln overrules the general.
  • 1892 The Moravia, a passenger ship arriving from Germany, brings cholera to the United States.
  • 1893 Birth of Huey P. Long, Louisiana politician who served as governor and U.S. senator, known as “The Kingfish.”
  • 1918 Birth of Ted Williams, Hall of Fame outfielder for the Boston Red Sox, the last man to hit .400 in a season.
  • 1961 President John F. Kennedy appoints General Lucius D. Clay as his personal representative in Berlin.
  • 1963 Hot Line communications link installed between Moscow and Washington, DC.
  • 1967 US Senate confirms Thurgood Marshall as first African-American Supreme Court justice.
  • 1976 Tom Brokaw becomes news anchor of Today Show.
  • 1983 Lieutenant Colonel Guion S. Bluford, Jr., becomes the first African-American astronaut to travel in space.
  • 1986 KGB arrests journalist Nicholas Daniloff (US News World Report) on a charge of spying and hold him for 13 days.