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Weather in northwest Orange County for Friday, September 6, 2019:

Today:

Sunny, with a high near 92. Light and variable wind becoming southwest 5 to 10 mph in the afternoon.

Tonight:

Patchy fog after 11pm. Otherwise, partly cloudy, with a low around 70. South wind 5 to 10 mph becoming light in the evening.

Temperatures are forecast to drop fairly sharply into the low 80s for the new week.

Courtesy of HistoryNet:

  • 1757 Marie Joseph du Motier, Marquis de LaFayette, French soldier and statesman who aided George Washington during the American Revolution.
  • 1847 Henry David Thoreau leaves Walden Pond and moves back into town, to Concord, Massachusetts.
  • 1860 Birth of Jane Adams, known for her work as a social reformer, pacifist, and founder of Hull House in Chicago in
  • 1889, first American woman to receive the Nobel Peace Prize (1931).
  • 1861 Union General Ulysses S. Grant’s forces capture Paducah, Kentucky from Confederate forces.
  • 1899 Birth of Billy Rose, songwriter famous for “It’s Only a Paper Moon,” and “Me and My Shadow”.
  • 1901 President William McKinley is shot while attending a reception at the Pan-American Exposition in Buffalo, New York, by 28-year-old anarchist Leon Czolgosz. McKinley dies eight days later, the third American president assassinated.
  • 1907 The luxury liner Lusitania leaves London for New York on her maiden voyage.
  • 1943 The United States asks the Chinese Nationals to join with the Communists to present a common front to the Japanese.
  • 1953 The last American and Korean prisoners are exchanged in Operation Big Switch, the last official act of the Korean War.
  • 1976 Lieutenant Viktor Belenko, a Soviet air force pilot defects, flying a MiG-25 jet fighter to Japan and requesting political asylum in US.
  • 1988 Lee Roy Young becomes the first African-American Texas Ranger in the force’s 165-year history.
  • 1995 Baltimore Orioles’ Cal Ripken Jr. plays in his 2,131st consecutive game, breaking a 56-year MLB record held by Lou Gehrig; in 2007 fans voted this achievement the most memorable moment in MLB history.