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Weather in northwest Orange County for Monday, October 28, 2019:

Today:

Sunny, with a high near 78. East wind 10 to 15 mph becoming northwest 5 to 10 mph in the morning. Winds could gust as high as 25 mph.

Tonight:

Mostly clear, with a low around 54. West wind around 5 mph becoming calm.

Daily high temperatures are expected to remain in the 70s, fluctuating mostly between the mid and upper 70s, with lows dropping into the lower 50s.

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, N. Y., 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 Birth of Jonas Salk, U.S. scientist who developed the first vaccine against polio.
  • 1914 George Eastman announces the invention of the color photographic process.
  • 1919 Over President 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 completed on 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.